Despite that the current generation of Charger is among the oldest models in the class, it remains quite popular even these days, mostly thanks to constant updates. When it comes to the styling, the last time we saw a facelift was in 2015. Since then, we’ve seen yearly updates and one of these updates has brought a hi-performance Hellcat version. Considering that the current generation is getting close to the end of its production cycle, it seems logical not to expect more significant changes for the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat. However, FCA management looks at this slightly differently.
The next year may be quite interesting, as the latest spy shots suggest the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat might come in an even more extreme version. Experts believe that the testing model is actually the Redeye Widebody version, which would come with even more upgrades, both in terms of power and chassis. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation.
2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody might be one of the biggest novelties for the next year. This would be the fastest Charger ever and for that occasion, we would see further engine upgrades. The well-known 6.2-liter unit would be upgraded to 797 horsepower, which promises spectacular performances. According to some estimations, this amount of power would be enough for a 0-60 sprint in 3.4 seconds and 1/4-mile in 10.8 seconds. Add to this a top speed of over 200 miles per hour, and we are talking about some pretty serious performances.
Of course, the 2021 Charger Hellcat would also come with several upgrades. Of course, some of them refer to the chassis, while the others are about the styling. After all, the camouflaged model hides the hood, which clearly indicates a dual-scoop layout, just like it’s the case with the Challenger.
2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Design
Other than the new Redeye morel, we presume that the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat will carry on in the same way. That means a pretty classic design, which hasn’t been changed since 2015, of course, if we exclude those Hellcat upgrades. This is one of the largest sedans on the market these days, which offers generous amounts of space and a muscular look. On the other side, it definitely pays dept to its age, so handling and overall driving characteristics aren’t particularly great. This model is extremely fast on the straight line, but corners definitely aren’t its area of expertise.
The 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat interior will also carry on in the same way. This model comes with a couple of interesting upgrades compared to the rest of the lineup, but the overall cabin layout is essentially the same. This means that you may count on a rather simplistic cabin, with a pretty old-school dashboard design that doesn’t particularly shine in terms of style and opulence. Still, the list of standard tech is quite decent, given the model’s age.
The thing we particularly like about this model is the amount of space. Both rows are very generous in terms of legroom, while the second row is even pretty decent in terms of the headroom. The trunk is also pretty big, as you may count on about 16.5 cubic feet.
The list of standar tech goodies is more than decent, as we already mentioned. You may count on things like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and two USB ports, as well as on goodies like navigation, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and automatic climate control.
2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat sometime late in the year. The base price should go around 72.000 dollars, while the details about the Redeye Widebody are still unavailable.
Dodge Charger Engine Lineup
We’ve already mentioned that one of the strongest points of this sedan is an impressive range of engine options. Besides the powerful 6.2-liter Hellcat unit, there are three more options in the offer.
Base models are equipped with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which delivers around 300 horsepower and returns around 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. It’s a decent daily commuter but the real deal starts with eight cylinders.
The first in the row is a 5.7-liter HEMI unit, which puts out around 370 horsepower. This is more than enough to make your ride enjoyable, while fuel economy isn’t that bad at all. You may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Finally, there is a 6.4-liter unit, which is a perfect sound machine. It also puts out a pretty impressive 485 horsepower. With such power, it needs just about 4.5 seconds to hit 60 mph.