Now that the highly-anticipated 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody has been formally introduced, Charger fans are excited that their favorite four-door sedan is now on par with the popular two-door Challenger coupe. But just because the car has been unveiled, it doesn’t mean Dodge//SRT engineers aren’t still at work tuning the car as it gets ready to start production. This beautiful 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody in the new exterior color called “Smoke Show”, was caught testing off of historic Woodward Avenue along with the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat we showed you the other day.
With the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V8, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody cranks out 797 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 707 lb.-ft. torque at 4,500 rpm mated to the quick-shifting TorqueFlite HP90 8-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
Internal changes to the transmission in the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody include an upgraded torque converter. The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody’s torque converter delivers an 18% increase in torque multiplication when compared with the standard 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on which it’s based, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody’s engine has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valve train, fuel injection system, and improved lubrication system.
The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is unmistakably Dodge, featuring the aggressive, planted Widebody, standard, with 3.5 inches of added width paired with its wider wheels and tires. New, wider 20-by-11-inch Lightweight Carbon Black wheels ride on wide Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. The Pirelli 305/35ZR20 all-season performance tires are standard; three-season tires are also available.
Beyond its menacing stance, the newly designed performance hood on the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody looks even more sinister and provides maximum air intake to the supercharged power plant from the functional hood scoop to boost power. This hood takes full advantage of the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody’s air intake system and is sealed to the airbox.
The front fascia on the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody includes the mail-slot grille, providing for additional cool air to travel into the radiator to help maintain ideal operating temperature even in the hottest conditions. Side sills connect the front and rear fascias to help amplify the integrated design.
Dodge continues to push the limits of the world’s only four-door muscle car with results, including:
- World’s fastest mass-produced sedan with a top speed of 203 mph
- Quickest production Charger ever with a quarter-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.6 seconds at 129 mph
- Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody runs 1.2 seconds faster than the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody on a 2.1-mile road course, equal to about 7 car lengths after one lap
The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody has a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $78,595 (excluding a $1,495 destination charge). For our Canadian friends, the 797 horsepower super sedan has a starting MSRP of $103,545 (excluding a $2,595 destination charge for the SRT models).
Dealer orders for the 2021 Dodge Charger open in this month with initial deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealerships scheduled to begin in early 2021.