You might remember back in May of last year, MoparInsiders was the first to break the information about Dodge//SRT’s plans to release a new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. While we did go into detail about what to expect of the upcoming 797 horsepower sedan for quite some time, people were getting skeptical about its launch as the 2020 model year had continued on. It was until earlier this month when our spy photographers caught the first pictures of the new high-performance sedan out testing on the streets of Metro Detroit. Now, we are getting our best look yet, thanks to one of our anonymous sources.
You might recall in our original article regarding the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, we discussed that the car would feature a unique hood that would feature a larger hood scoop and the addition of a new set of heat extractors. Based on details given by our sources, the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye hood was rendered by one of our photoshop artists. While the spy shots did confirm the vents were close to renderings layout, this new leaked image of the car shows us exactly how the new hood layout will look on the car.
The car will feature very similar looks to the standard 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, except for the hood and the Redeye badges on the side fenders, grille, and rear decklid. Just like the standard car, it is expected that the Redeye model will come only as a Widebody model. But you may be wondering what else makes it different from the standard 707 horsepower model, and here are some details…
- Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI High-Output V-8 engine (797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque)
- TorqueFlite 8HP90 Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
- 2.7-liter IHI Supercharger
- 6,500 RPM Limit (compared to Hellcat’s 6,200 RPM limit)
- Increased Boost Pressure of 14.5 PSI (Hellcat has 11.6 PSI)
- Two Dual-Stage Fuel Pumps (Hellcat has one)
- New Larger Induction Hood Scoop For More Air
- Only Factory Sedan With Both SRT Power Chiller™ and After-Run Chiller
- High-Strength Steel Prop Shifts (15% increase in torque capacity)
- 41-Spline Half-Shafts (20% increase in torque capacity)
Compared to the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody maybe faster down the quarter-mile and on a road course, but the addition of the Widebody kit did drop the top speed of the car from a 204 MPH rating down to a 196 MPH. That shouldn’t be an issue for the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody and its 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque, as it should push the large four-door sedan back around its 204 MPH rating.
We still believe this car will make its debut at the FCA What’s New media event, sometime this summer. We are expecting the car will make its debut as a 2021 model year product, instead of being a 2020 model like its other Charger Widebody siblings. We can’t wait to see the car in person and we are sure Dodge//SRT will be teasing the car before its official launch.