The current generation of the Dodge Charger sedan enters its eleventh year of production in 2021. While that might seem ludicrous to most in the automotive industry in today’s times where most of the industry runs a six to eight-year production run, Dodge’s four-door muscle car charges on. With its last major update dating back to 2015, the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody continues to tell the classic story, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
For 2021, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody enters production as “the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world”. Putting the toned-down version of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s high-output supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 under the hood, the Hellcat Redeye models produce 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque on premium 91 octane fuel.
Like its Demon brethren, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s engine has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valvetrain, fuel injection system, and improved lubrication system. Compared to the standard SRT Hellcat, the Redeye engine features…
- Largest Factory Supercharger Of Any Production Car – 2.7-liters Compare To Hellcat’s 2.4-liters
- Increased Boost Pressure: 14.5 PSI Compared To 11.6 PSI
- Higher RPM Limited: 6,500 RPM VS 6,200 RPM
- Fuel Pumps: Two Dual-Stage Fuel Pumps VS One
- Larger Induction Airbox With Three Sources Of Intake Air –
- Functional, New SRT Performance Hood
- Mail-Slot Grille Opening
- Airbox Opening Near The Wheel Liner
When at full throttle, the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye consumes 1.43 gal/min (5.4 liters/min) of fuel. That’s enough to drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes, yet the car is still rated at 22 miles per gallon (mpg) when driven in normal highway conditions. Now, that’s impressive.
There are also more powertrain tech features from the Challenger SRT Demon that help the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody earn the title as the most-powerful four-door muscle car…
- Torque Reserve Delivers Up To 3.9 PSI Of Boost At Launch and Up To 55% More Engine Torque
- Only Factory Production Sedan With Both SRT Power Chiller™ and After-Run Chiller
- High-Strength Steel Prop Shafts Provide A 15% Increase In Torque Capacity
- 41-Spline Half-Shafts Provide A 20% Increase In Torque Capacity
All 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody models come standard with the TorqueFlite 8HP90 8-speed automatic transmission. The transmission was giving an upgraded torque converter for Hellcat Redeye duty and delivers an 18% increase in torque multiplication when compared to the standard Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Unlike the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye which is offered in standard and Widebody configurations, the Charger model is only available in its Widebody offering. The Widebody allows Dodge//SRT to stuff large 20-inch x 11-inch Lightweight Carbon Black wheels wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero 305/35ZR20 rubber. It is up to the customer to choose if they want Pirelli all-seasons or three-season rubber.
Weighing in at a robust 4,610 lbs., the Redeye is 15 lbs. heavier than the standard offering. But using Jeremy Clarkson’s methodology, when you throw more power into something, it tends to get better. The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody can run the quarter-mile in 10.6-seconds @ 129 mph (that is 0.36-seconds and 4 mph faster than the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. The top speed of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is also 7 mph faster than the standard Hellcat at 203 mph. But when it comes to the track, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody ran a 1.2-second faster lap around FCA’s 2.1-mile road course (or about 7 car lengths) than the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
As for the exterior, the Hellcat Redeye Widebody is pretty much a clone of the updated 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody we got last year. The car looks aggressive on the street and still looks modern when you consider the greenhouse styling of the Charger has been around for over a decade. The Widebody appearance package which is standard on the SRT Hellcat Redeye makes the car look even more menacing than before and looks a lot more natural molding into the Charger’s styling when compared to the Challenger Widebody, which looks like an afterthought.
For 2021, both SRT Hellcat models get a new SRT Performance hood that not only looks more sinister but provides maximum air intake to the supercharged HEMI from the functional hood scoop to boost power. The new performance hood, mail-slot grille opening, and airbox opening near the wheel liner combine to give the high-output engine an 18% greater air-flow rate than the SRT Hellcat engine (1,134 cubic feet per minute).
Inside, the Charger is much of the same it has been since 2015. The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody does have a few things that set it apart from the standard SRT Hellcat Widebody model. Those features include a red scheme to the gauges, a 220 mph speedometer, Hellcat Redeye logo startup logo on the 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) screen, and a Light Black Chrome instrument panel (I/P) badge featuring the SRT Hellcat Redeye logo.
The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody still continues to be one of the most comfortable cars in the segment. There is plenty of room for four large adults in the car, although those who are tall will have to slouch a bit in the back seat due to the Charger’s aggressive coupe-like rear window. The rear seat still offers a 60/40 fold-down configuration, allowing access to the Charger’s spacious trunk for longer items.
Still using the last-generation 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment touchscreen, the system continues to be one of the best on the market. Graphics continue to be of high-resolution offering a crisp detailed look. making it not only look sharp but very easy to read. Of course, the Uconnect’s easy to use software makes it a breeze to locate functions of the car even if you aren’t familiar with the system.
For audiophiles, the available 19-speaker 900-watt premium Harman Kardon® Logic 7® GreenEdge® surround sound and amplifier are a must. The system has no problem outpacing most aftermarket systems and offers a massive amount of bass for those who are hard rockers.
Dodge//SRT offers 13 exterior colors. Those colors include F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, Smoke Show, TorRed, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle. Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye buyers can order dual-center, full-length, exterior stripes covering the front and rear fascias, roof, decklid in red, blue, silver, Gunmetal Gray, or Carbon. The Satin Black Appearance Package, adds a hand-painted Satin Black hood, roof, decklid, and spoiler, enhancing the Charger’s sinister look.
Dodge//SRT’s newest performance model isn’t cheap, with a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $78,595 and a Canadian MSRP of $103,545 (all prices exclude destination).
The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a welcome addition to the 2021 lineup. Not only does it offer a new model on par with the offerings from the 2021 Dodge Charger, but it allows the Charger to continue on its legacy as the ultimate performance sedan.
|2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Pros Vs Cons:|
|✅||Widebody Appearance Looks Great On Charger|
|✅||797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque (Supercharged HEMI Power)|
|✅||Big Sedan Room – Lots Of Space|
|❌||Not Enough Difference Visually Compared To Standard SRT Hellcat Widebody Model|
|❌||Aging Platform Architecture|
|❌||Cost – $8,600 USD Premium Over Standard SRT Hellcat Widebody Model|
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