Thanks to the Auto Nation Group, the official distributor of Dodge, RAM, Jeep, and Chrysler products in the Philippines, you can now buy the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye locally, the most agile version of the Dodge Challenger ever.
On top of being powerful, the retro modern styling on the Redeye looks really good too
Notice that we called it the “most agile?” Well, that’s because this version of the Dodge Challenger is road-course capable, unlike the limited-edition Challenger SRT Demon, which was optimized for drag racing.
So what does the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye offer? First, let’s talk about its mechanicals; the stuff that makes it roar.
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: It’s essentially a GT car
Under the hood, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is powered by a supercharged, 6.2 liter Hemi V8. The said engine makes a staggering 808 horsepower and 959 Nm of torque.
Sure, the Demon makes more, but what makes the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye special is number 1) it comes with the largest supercharger for a production car ever, and 2) it can actually handle well on a race track and on public roads.
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Why? Think of it this way: the Demon was built to be like the muscle cars of old, which were optimized for brutal straight-line acceleration.
The Redeye on the other hand comes with a more versatile suspension system, and a set of better, larger Brembo brakes. This of course makes it behave more like a GT car than a muscle car.
You can also say that if the Demon is a hammer, the Redeye is a knife
The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye also shares the same 10-speed automatic with the Demon. It is however adjusted for continuous on or off hard throttling for taking on corners.
Do note however that with that kind of power and a rear-wheel-drive layout, we’d rather like to think that you’ll still need some bit of driving experience first before handling this monster on public roads.
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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Interior amenities
Inside, you’ll find that the Redeye also works for long road trips. It has sufficient sound insulation, blind-spot monitoring, and even adaptive cruise control.
And again, the suspension has been tuned in such a way that it’s actually suited to long-distance touring. And yes, the Redeye actually has comfortable rear seats that can actually accommodate two adults.
Imagine going on a road trip here in the Philippines with an 800 horsepower car
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Pricing
For the Philippine release of the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, it is priced at P7.890 million. If you want better rear-seat access, there’s also the four-door Charger SRT Hellcat, which is priced at P7.990 million.
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Know more about Dodge Challenger 2022
The Dodge Challenger is a rear-wheel-drive muscle car that comes in a 2-door coupe body style. Locally, this model has three different variants. There’s the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 6.4 AT, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 6.4 AT, and the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
For prices, the regular R/T Scat Pack is priced at Php 4,590,000, and the widebody variant can be had for Php 4,990,000. If you want the price for the top-spec Hellcat widebody variant meanwhile, one should contact your nearest Dodge Dealership.
For engines, the Philippine-spec Challenger has two options. For the Scat Pack variants, these use a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that can make up to 485 horsepower and 644 Nm of torque. For the Hellcat trim meanwhile, it uses a more powerful 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 that’s good for 717 horsepower and 889 Nm of torque. All trims then use an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Size-wise, the Challenger Scat Pack variants are 5,017mm long, and 1,465mm in height. The non-widebody version is 1,923mm wide, while the widebody version is 1,990mm wide. The Hellcat then sits lower with a height of 1,461mm.
Locally, the Dodge Challenger competes against the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Nissan 370Z, BMW 2 Series Coupe, among others.
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