FCA's 'menacing' Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye goes 203 mph, will start at $80K (2023)

No pandemic can stop speed and power junkies who have been waiting for this day.

The 797-horsepower 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, "with the most powerful production V-8 engine, a quarter-mile elapsed time of10.6 seconds and a top speed of 203 miles per hour" will startat$80,090, Dodge announced Monday.

The revered and feared Hellcat has been called a "thug," a "hoodlum"and a "bully" by thefastlanecar.com.

FCA's 'menacing' Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye goes 203 mph, will start at $80K (1)

"As America's only four-door muscle car, the 2021 Dodge Charger does what no other sedan does delivers power, performance, all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability and the ability to carry the family or friends," said Tim Kuniskis, global head of Alfa Romeo and head of Passenger Cars-Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat, FCA-North America, in a statement released Monday.

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"And for about $100 per horse, you get the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world with the new 797-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye," he said.

Dodge unveiled prices for its full Charger lineup, which range from $29,995 to $78,595 U.S.manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), not including the destination charge.

Below are prices with destination fees added separately for clarity:

  • Charger SXT is $29,995 + $1,495 = $31,490
  • Charger SXT AWD is $33,595 + $1,495 = $35,090
  • Charger GT is $31,995 + $1,495 = $33,490
  • Charger GT AWD is $34,995 + $1,495 = $36,490
  • Charger R/T is $36,995 + $1,495 = $38,490
  • Charger Scat Pack is$41,095 + $1,495 = $42,590
  • Charger Scat Pack Widebody is $46,595 + $1,495 = $48,090
  • Charger SRT Hellcat is$69,995 + $1,495 = $71,490
  • Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is $78,595 + $1,495 = $80,090

Dealers begin accepting orders on Sept. 4. Deliveries to dealerships areexpected to begin in early 2021, Dodge said.

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FCA's 'menacing' Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye goes 203 mph, will start at $80K (2)

Dodge spotlighted special featuresin the new vehicles:

  • The "supercharged" 6.2 liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine on the Charger SRT Hellcat has increased standard output to 717 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
  • The 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine on the Charger Scat Pack"offers the most horsepower per dollar of any sedan in the industry, boasting a best-in-class naturally aspirated 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque."
  • The "legendary" 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 on the Charger R/Tdelivers 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque
  • The "award-winning 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6delivers up to 30 mpg on SXT and GT and up to 27 mpg on SXT AWD and GT AWD models paired with the segment's "most advanced AWD system" — up to 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque is standard on ChargerSXT AWD, GT and GT AWD models "thanks to a unique cold-air induction system, sport tuned exhaust and engine calibration."

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In addition to the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Charger AWD models get an upgrade with new 20-inch wheels "delivering a confident muscle car look year-round," Dodge said.

The 20-inch by 8-inch wheels finished in Satin Carbon are standard on the Charger GT AWD and available on the SXT AWD, Dodge said.


"The heart of the new 2021 Dodge ChargerSRT Hellcat Redeye comes from the limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon," Dodge said in its statement. "With the supercharged 6.2 liter HEMI high-output V-8, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye cranks out 797 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 707 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm ... "

FCA's 'menacing' Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye goes 203 mph, will start at $80K (3)

Meanwhile, internal changes to the transmission in the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye include an upgraded torque converter, delivering "an 18% increase in torque multiplication when compared withthe standard Charger SRT Hellcat," Dodge said.

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"Like its Demon brethren, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye's engine has 25 major component upgrades, includinga larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valve train, fuel injection system and improved lubrication system."

Dodge describes thelook of the new Hellcat Redeye as "menacing" and "sinister."

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How many mph can a Hellcat Redeye go? ›

The top speed for the Hellcat is 203 MPH. Thanks to the aerodynamics of this car, it is very stable at high speeds and can handle well in most conditions.

How much is the 2023 Hellcat Redeye jailbreak? ›

The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak has a 797-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 and the Jailbreak package liberates unique color combos and breaks the shackles off ordering restrictions. It costs $71,630. The SRT Redeye Jailbreak lands at $80,235, while the SRT Super Stock Widebody climbs to $88,240.

What is the 1 4 mile time for a 2023 Hellcat Redeye? ›

Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the last Challenger SRT Redeye Widebody we tested roared to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds at 125 mph. We've driven several Hellcats and—as expected—never got tired of tapping into the endless power supply.

How much horsepower does a 2023 Hellcat jailbreak have? ›

Additionally, every 2023 SRT Hellcat sold will be available with Dodge's Jailbreak upgrade, bumping output to around 807 horsepower.

What is the top speed of a Demon? ›

The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine on the Charger SRT Hellcat, which returns with output at 717 horsepower and 650 lb. -ft. of torque.
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Charger SRT Models1/4-mile Elapsed Time/SpeedTop Speed
Redeye Widebody10.6 seconds @ 129 mph203 mph
Hellcat Widebody10.96 seconds @ 125 mph196 mph
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Which is faster Hellcat redeye or Demon? ›

Regarding top speed, the Demon is slightly faster, with a staggering top speed of 211 mph, while the Hellcat has a top speed of 202 mph. However, both cars are capable of reaching high speeds very quickly and are sure to deliver an exhilarating ride.

What does a Jailbreak Hellcat mean? ›

The Jailbreak is one trim level above the Hellcat Redeye Widebody. Which means its full name is “Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak”. The basic premise of the Jailbreak package is to unlock everything that was previously exclusive to different trim levels, production years or special editions.

How much HP is the Jailbreak Hellcat? ›

There's no point in reviewing the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak. Its 800-plus horsepower and more than $110,000 price tag are either something you want and are willing to pay for or they aren't.

What does a Hellcat crate engine cost? ›

The Mopar® Hellephant crate engine starts at $29,995.

How fast is the Hellcat jailbreak? ›

The Jailbreak can reach a top speed of 203 mph and run the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds traveling at 129 mph. Standard power and drivetrain features include adaptive damping suspension (with Track, Auto, and Sport Modes), Brembo six-piston fixed front-caliper brakes, Launch Assist, Launch Control, and Line Lock.

What's the 0 to 60 in a Hellcat Redeye? ›

In fact, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 0-60 acceleration clocks in at just 3.5 seconds.

Is a Hellcat Redeye faster than a Lamborghini? ›

Is Lambo faster than Hellcat? As the third and fourth rows show, the Hellcat is certainly a quick and enjoyable vehicle to drive at its price point, but it can't quite compete with the Aventador. The Lamborghini hits 60 miles per hour 7 tenths of a second faster and can run the quarter mile in almost a second less.

How fast is a 1000hp Hellcat? ›

It can zoom from nil to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and finish a quarter-mile run in just 10.8 seconds.

How much HP is the Jailbreak? ›

With 807 supercharged horsepower under the hood, it's easy to lead. 2022 Dodge Charger SRT® Jailbreak makes sure no one follows, offering you countless customization options to ensure your ride is yours, and yours alone.

How much HP can a Hellcat block handle? ›

Challenger SRT Hellcat Models Can Make Up To 750 Horsepower...

How fast is 840 horsepower? ›

The 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon runs like a bat out of hell. We knew the SRT® Demon would be setting records, but 211.227 mph? Watch this fearless driver take the new world record for the factory version of this beast.

What is faster Demon or Tesla? ›

The Tesla Model S Plaid is a fast car. We know this. It has a claimed 0-60 time of 1.98 seconds. The Dodge Demon comes in a little slower, with a 0-60 time of 2.3 seconds.

Who has the fastest Dodge Demon? ›

HPJ is proud to announce customer Dale Arnold has broke the Dodge Demon record. This isn't a micro record this "is" the fastest Dodge Demon in the country going 8.53 at 160 mph.

Can a Tesla beat a Hellcat redeye? ›

With its horsepower and torque advantage over the Dodge, plus an all-important traction advantage, the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid is quicker than not just the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, but literally every other car we've tested.

Is Dodge Demon faster than Corvette? ›

He explains that the Demon really starts to pick up speed by the quarter mile line, and it could have beaten the Corvette if it had an extra 10-20 feet of track. But crucially, it still needed race gas, extended tire prep, and traction management at every stage of the race to get to that position.

What is faster a Demon or a jailbreak? ›

That power travels to the ground via the rear wheels mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. You realize this makes Jailbreak faster than the Challenger Super Stock and just one horse slower than the venerable 808-hp Challenger SRT Demon.

How much does a Dodge Jailbreak cost? ›

Prices for a new 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak currently range from $98,616 to $129,995. Find new 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak inventory at a TrueCar Certified Dealership near you by entering your zip code and seeing the best matches in your area.

How fast is a Dodge Jailbreak? ›

It's just 10 hp (maybe a huge difference for a 150-200hp hot hatch, but definitely not a difference for a muscle car) and the performance numbers are exactly the same. 3.74+6.85/(3.74+6.85)x12 = 11.50sec quartermile time, or 11.20 with rollout. Trap speed is 135mph.

What is the red key for in Hellcat? ›

The Dodge red key is offered with the Hellcat and produces an additional 300 hp to the engine. That's right. The traditional power via the black key comes in at a whopping 500 hp. The red key brings that up to 797 hp!

What is Jailbreak Dodge? ›

Dodge introduced the Jailbreak package for the 2022 model year Challenger and Charger in SRT® Hellcat Redeye trim, allowing customers to mix and match any collection of interior and exterior appearance options that they wanted.

What is the fastest car is Jailbreak? ›

The fastest vehicle in Roblox Jailbreak is the Torpedo, while the fastest one that is obtainable is the Chiron. As of February 2023, the fastest car in Jailbreak is the Brulee at 403 MPH, and the fastest on sale car is the Concept at 313 MPH.

What is the 0 60 on a 2023 Hellcat jailbreak? ›

The regular Hellcat we tested blasted to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds at 124 mph. The Hellcat Redeye we tested hit 60 mph in 3.5 ticks and covered the quarter in 11.5 seconds at 126 mph.

How much is a Hellephant engine? ›

These engines carry an MSRP of $56,995. If that simply isn't enough, there is also the Direct Connection 1500 HEMI engine, which is the most powerful crate engine ever offered by any American automaker with a whopping 1,500 horsepower and over 1,000 lb-ft of torque on E85.

What does Hemi stand for? ›

The word "hemi" is a shortening of the word "hemispherical," and as it relates to engines, means a type of engine that has a hemispherically shaped combustion chamber.

What engine is in the demon? ›

The Dodge Demon features a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Demon V8 engine. This engine will firmly plant you in the seat with the highest g-force of any production car.

How much gas does a Hellcat jailbreak hold? ›

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak Specs & Features
Fuel & MPG
EPA city/highway MPG13/22 MPG
EPA combined MPG16 MPG
Range in miles (city/hwy)240.5/407.0 mi.
Fuel tank capacity18.5 gal.
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What is the 0 60 time for challenger hellcat Jailbreak? ›

Rear-wheel drive only. Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak 0-60 time: 3.4 seconds. 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody top speed: 203 MPH.

What size supercharger is in the Hellcat jailbreak? ›

The 717-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Jailbreak V-8. The 807-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 on the SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak and 797-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 on the SRT Hellcat Redeye.

What is the 0-60 on a Demon? ›

The car can pump out 840 horsepower on race gas, and do the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Perhaps the most impressive performance claim is the Demon's absurd 2.3-second 0-60 time. Thanks to this latest video from Engineering Explained, we can finally find out how the Demon pulls off that wild number.

How fast does a Tesla go from 0 to 60? ›

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid: 0–60 MPH in 2.07 Seconds.

How much is a hellcat Demon? ›

3-Mile Dodge Challenger Demon Carries $500,000 Price Tag | CarBuzz.

Can a Hellcat beat a Corvette? ›

Simply put, the 2022 C8 Corvette is faster both on paper and IRL than the standard Challenger Hellcat. Although it has a 220-odd horsepower deficit, the 2022 Corvette makes up for that in several ways.

What is Dodge's fastest car? ›

Ruling the road with a top speed of 203 mph, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Redeye Widebody is the fastest mass-produced muscle car( Disclosure4).

What car can beat Hellcat? ›

10 New Performance Cars That Can Beat The Hellcat To 60 MPH
  1. 1 Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) – 2.2 Seconds.
  2. 2 Ferrari SF90 Stradale – 2.4 seconds. ...
  3. 3 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – 2.4 Seconds. ...
  4. 4 2023 Nissan GT-R Nismo – 2.48 seconds. ...
  5. 5 2023 BMW M8 Competition – 2.5 seconds. ...
  6. 6 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) – 2.5 seconds. ...
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How much is a 1000 hp Hellcat? ›

Pricing for the Hennessey Performance Engineering Dodge Challenger Hellcat HPE1000 Upgrade Kit — or any of the other Challenger kits — has yet to be revealed, though we anticipate an MSRP well into six-figure territory based on the donor car's $86,835 starting price.

Can the Hellcat go 220 mph? ›

The Demon can go from zero to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, while the Hellcat takes 3.6 seconds. Regarding top speed, the Demon is slightly faster, with a staggering top speed of 211 mph, while the Hellcat has a top speed of 202 mph.

How much HP does a turbo add? ›

A turbocharger works with the exhaust system and can potentially give you gains of 70-150 horsepower. A supercharger is connected directly to the engine intake and could provide an extra 50-100 horsepower.

Will there be a 2023 Jailbreak? ›

For the 2023 model year, Jailbreak will be available across all Charger SRT® models.

How much is a 2023 Jailbreak Charger? ›

The 2023 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak Widebody has a 717-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. It costs $79,935, and the Jailbreak package frees up ordering restrictions and breaks out unique color combos.

What was the first 1 million car in Jailbreak? ›

The Monster Truck was the first vehicle to be in the 1M Dealership.

Can you turbo a Hellcat engine? ›

Yes, compound boost! We mainstreamed this technology over 15 years ago and now we bring it to the Hellcat / Demon / Redeye platform. The design of this system works by keeping the factory supercharger installed and adding twin turbos.

How far can a Hellcat go on a tank of gas? ›

Used 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Specs & Features
Fuel & MPG
EPA city/highway MPG13/21 MPG
EPA combined MPG16 MPG
Range in miles (city/hwy)240.5/388.5 mi.
Fuel tank capacity18.5 gal.
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Is a Hellcat bulletproof? ›

The Hellcat's battery, radiator, fuel tank and ECU also get their share of protective covering, so that the vehicle is harder to disable. Paneling is available in ballistic protection levels ranging from B4 (can withstand a . 30-caliber lead-core softpoint bullet) to B7 (can withstand a 9mm full-copper jacket).

Is a Hellcat Redeye a supercar? ›

American muscle cars began as the first supercars, but now, they are categorized as sports cars. Regardless of what measure you're using, the Challenger Hellcats certainly are among their number. The Challenge Hellcat outstrips many of the cars in the Ferrari lineup, which are held up as quintessential supercars.

How fast does Hellcat jailbreak go? ›

The Jailbreak can reach a top speed of 203 mph and run the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds traveling at 129 mph. Standard power and drivetrain features include adaptive damping suspension (with Track, Auto, and Sport Modes), Brembo six-piston fixed front-caliper brakes, Launch Assist, Launch Control, and Line Lock.

Whats the fastest a Hellcat has gone? ›

In October 2021, the “GRMPYCAT” Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, owned and driven by Kevin Helmick, ran a 6.99 at 200.05 miles per hour, making it the first SRT Hellcat in the 6-second range.

What can beat a red eye Hellcat? ›

Not only will the C8 Stingray beat the Hellcat, but it will do so with relative ease. With the 8th iteration beginning in 2020, the current model holds a 6.2-liter LT2 V8, which churns out 495 horsepower at 7,600 rpm, and 470 lb-ft of peak torque. How does a 495-hp Corvette beat a 797-hp Hellcat, you ask? Well.

What is the world's fastest car? ›

What is the number one fastest car in the world? The fastest production car in the world in terms of projected figures (before an official run has been made) is the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, with a calculated top speed target of over 310mph.

What muscle car has the most HP? ›

The 2022 Dodge Challenger isn't one to be messed with. Thanks to its Supercharged 6.2L High-Output HEMI® V8 engine, the SRT® Super Stock has the highest horsepower of any production car and is the most powerful muscle car( Disclosure3).

Which is faster Hellcat or Z06? ›

The Z06 emerges as a convincing winner in the first of the four eventual runs, posting a time of 11.24 seconds @ 123.94 mph to best the Hellcat's mark of 11.59 @ 122.76 mph. After changing lanes, the two cars square off again, and this time the Hellcat captures a narrow win, 11.49 @ 124.38 mph to 11.5 @125.06 mph.

What is Dodge most powerful car? ›


With its Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8 engine offering up to 797 horsepower, it was born to leave bystanders wondering what just happened.

How fast is a 392 scat pack charger? ›

With the 6.4L 392 HEMI V8 on the Scat Pack trim level, the 2021 Dodge Charger gets a 4.3-second 0–60 mph time and a quarter-mile time of 12.4 seconds, which isn't far behind the Supercharged configuration.


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