04. 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
Despite running on the same platform since 2008, the Dodge Challenger is still going strong without showing any signs of stopping. Since FCA is inclined to keep it virtually unchanged since at least MY 2021, it would seem we’ll be stuck with yet another familiar Challenger lineup in 2020. However, familiarity only goes that far. Although the hype over the Demon has all but quieted down, FCA already has a replacement. The next most-hyped Challenger model will be sold with familiar Hellcat branding and everything else that comes with it. Unlike the conventional SRT Hellcat models (if the 717-horsepower muscle car and conventional can be put in the same sentence), the all-new for 2019 SRT Hellcat Redeye will max out at a whopping 797 horsepower while offering a number of very distinctive details so everyone else knows what they have to deal with if they accidentally pit themselves against one.
The most distinctive of the above-mentioned details are the Redeye’s massive air intakes. You can find them at the front wheel and at the driver’s side headlight opening, but the most menacing of all are the new dual-snorkel hood intakes. All three air sources combined increase the flow rate by 18 percent over the regular Hellcats. Although the regular Hellcats themselves have already received a power bump, the Redeye models follow suit with an additional 80 ponies and 51 lb-ft of torque, bringing the total to the already stated 797 ponies and 717 pound-feet of twist. The increase in power is, in no small part, a result of an updated fuel-injection system and strengthened engine innards. Needless to say, the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye also gets a number of advanced systems all over the place like the After-Run Chiller which keeps the engine fan running after the engine shutdown. The pleasure of owning one of these babies is measured by around 73,000 units of George Washington-adorned dollar bills, but a number of available options can put the final price tag past the $90k mark. The most expensive of them is the $6,000 wide body kit which, aside from flared wheel arches and beefier tires, sadly, doesn’t offer much.