American manufacturer, Dodge has recently given the Charger SRT Hellcat a 797-hp Redeye treatment for the 2021 model year, and the new car is going to carry a price tag of $80,090. If put into contrast, that’s more than two and a half times the starting price of the base Charger SXT. The much tamer and less interesting 292-hp rear-wheel-drive model carry a small figure of just $31,490.
“Dodge says that the Redeye is the world’s fastest mass-production sedan, and based on its claimed top speed of 203 mph, no one can really argue with that.”
The Redeye is powered by the revered Hellcat supercharged 6.2-litre V-8 and is also equipped with a larger 2.7-litre supercharger. It also received a few improvements to help the engine churn out 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. The standard 717-hp Charger SRT Hellcat starts at $71,490.
The powerful Hellcats are the top-of-the-line models, and if one isn’t as power-hungry as the folks at Dodge and Jeep these days, they get some slightly more civilized high-performance models, such as the naturally aspirated V-8-powered Scat Pack. Starting at $42,590, or $48,090 when optioned with the Widebody kit, the Scat Pack is powered by Dodge’s 392-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 that produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The Charger R/T, powered by a 370-hp 5.7-litre V-8, starts at $38,490.
Both GT and SXT models are available with either rear- or all-wheel-drive and have a figure of $31,490 for the SXT, $33,490 for the GT, $35,090 for the SXT AWD, and $36,490 for the GT AWD. They are powered by a 3.6-litre V-6. On all-wheel-drive models, engine calibration plus a cold-air intake and a sport exhaust make the engine good for up to 300 horsepower. On rear-wheel-drive models, the V-6 makes 292 horsepower.
The 2021 Dodge Chargers will arrive in dealerships in early 2021.