You can now buy a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye in the Philippines

May 29, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
It makes about as much as the Dodge Demon but behaves better on the road.

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.

A picture of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye parked near a pier

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.

Countdown | Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye | Dodge

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.

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A picture of several Dodge Challengers parked on the road

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.

A picture of the rear of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

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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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.