2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye essentials: More muscle, more fun

Our Opinion: I like the Dodge Challenger. I think it looks great and is probably the most cruising-oriented pony car on the market. It’s not a track car, unless that track is one-quarter mile and straight as an arrow, but you knew that. Go to Ford or Chevy if you want to be a track day star. Instead, the folks over at Dodge teamed up with SRT to craft the ultimate throwback muscle car. In Hellcat trim, the Challenger already sends a Hemi-rattling 707 hp through the driveline and fills the cabin with blower whine and exhaust noise. How can it get any better?
Well, SRT figured it out and threw on wider wheels and tires, and cranked the horsepower up near Demon levels for this Hellcat Redeye. Powering the Challenger is still a 6.2-liter V8, but now it’s topped with a big, 2.7-liter supercharger. That’s a 0.3-liter increase over the blower you’ll find on a standard Hellcat. The bigger blower means more boost: up to 14.5 psi over the standard Hellcat’s 11.6 psi. Add a higher engine redline (now 6,500 RPM), and that major hardware change nets you almost 100 more horsepower. No maniac worth his or her salt is going to complain about more oomph.