The current generation of Dodge’s legendary nameplate has been around for a very long time but it still impresses the automotive world. That’s mostly because of the amazing powertrain offer, which includes a couple of pretty incredible choices. The 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye sits at the top of the offer, with the monstrous supercharged V8 engine. However, the engine isn’t the only about this sedan. There are many more great things that make this Charger so desirable.
Of course, there are few exclusive styling details, while the cabin comes with unique features and lots of standard equipment. Add to this typical Charger qualities, such as spacious cabin and generous cargo area, and you get one of the most versatile cars on the market today. However, all these amazing features cost, so it’s no wonder that the 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye is nearly three times more expensive than the base Charger.
2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Design
Design-wise, the 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye relies heavily on the base model. Of course, this refers to the overall design, which is based on the old Mercedes-Benz platform from the 1990s. With 120 inches in wheelbase, it’s probably the largest high-performance car around and what we really like about this car is that the styling is quite subtle and that there are just a couple of details that accentuate the model’s high-performance character.
However, things are significantly different under the skin. There, you can find a full load of upgrades on the suspension and chassis in general. Some of the exclusive upgrades are goodies like widebody styling, Brembo brakes, an SRT-tuned Bilstein suspension. Of course, the wheels are exclusive, as well as some color options.
2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Engine and Performance
Yes, the Hellcat Redeye looks amazing from the outside, but its main quality is its engine and overall performance. This car comes with the upgraded version of the well-known 6.2-liter Supercharged V8, which puts out around 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. This incredible amount of power ensures excellent performance. Despite the size and weight, this large sedan needs just 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph, while the quarter-mile time goes around 11.5 seconds, at the speed of 126 mph.
One of the reasons for such an impressive performance is Charger’s transmission. This engine comes in pair with the excellent 8-speed, ZF-sourced transmission, which offers super-fast shifts and works incredibly smooth.
If you care is about fuel economy, here are the numbers – 12 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. For a performance car, that’s not bad at all.
Besides numerous mechanical and styling upgrades, this model also comes with lots of interesting upgrades on the inside. Some of the first things you are about to notice are Laguna leather upholstery, as well as a 200-mph speedometer. Furthermore, you can opt for things like heated and ventilated front seats, as well as for a Carbon & Suede package. The latter adds goodies like real carbon-fiber interior trim and a faux-suede headline.
In terms of practicality and overall functionality, this model is like any other Charger. With 120 inches in wheelbase, it’s pretty clear that there is plenty of legroom and that both rows accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, the trunk space goes around 16.5 cubic feet, which is pretty respectable for the class.
Also, there is a generous list of standard equipment. You get things like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting etc. Also, you can opt for the premium 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system. This version also comes with a couple of extras on the list of standard safety features, such as blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye will hit the market in the next few weeks, with the starting price that goes slightly under 85.000 dollars.