2019 Challenger Redeye Revealed
The Dodge Challenger has maintained its place at the top of the muscle car segment since its introduction. Every model year the Challenger has brought something new to the table, and in 2019, a new surprise awaits. Dodge has announced the SRT Hellcat Redeye, a true successor to the SRT Demon. Not only does this option give you the power that you’ve come to expect with a Challenger, but a certain flair that only the Redeye and give you. There are many exciting aspects of the Redeye, but you’ll just have to keep reading down below to learn more about the features that make this Challenger wickedly good.
What engine comes with the SRT Hellcat Redeye?
The heart of the Redeye comes directly from last years SRT Demon. That engine is a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 that has been supercharged. It produces around 707 pound-feet of torque and 797 horsepower. You’ll also find that it is mated to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. What makes this engine so special? Well, first off, it comes with a large induction air box that has three different sources of intake air. Those sources include a new dual-snorkel hood, an inlet near the wheel liner, and a driver-side air catcher headlamp. Another impressive aspect is that it is the largest factory supercharger of any kind of production car. The next largest is 2.4-liters, compared to the Redeye’s 2.7-liters. A few other aspects include a higher rpm limit, an increased boost pressure, and two dual-stage fuel pumps. The Demon doesn’t just give the Redeye its engine, it also offers high-strength steel prop shafts, 41-spline half shafts, and Torque Reserve that offers 3.9 psi of boost whenever launching.
What performance features come with the Redeye?
In order to further boost that powerful engine, Dodge has included many performance features. Some of those features include launch assist, SRT performance pages, a larger induction air box, torque reserve, adaptive damping suspension, electric power-steering, line lock, SRT drive modes, and a braking system. The Launch assist system is particularly useful, and it was first launched with the SRT Demon. This system makes getting driveline integrity and clean launches easy, as it uses wheel speed sensors in order to watch for any sign that the tires are actively sticking or slipping. Another important system is the SRT drive modes. This system is accessed through the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen and is perfect for creating the experience that you’re looking for. That means adjusting the steering effort, transmission shift speeds, suspension settings, and even horsepower.
How does the Redeye combat heat?
One of the biggest potential issues for any high-performance vehicle is heat. That is why Dodge has added systems in order to make sure that the Redeye is always performing at its prime. One of the major additions is the SRT Power Chiller, which comes standard with the Redeye. This system diverts air-conditioning refrigerant from the cabin into a chiller unit that is mounted by the low-temperature circuit coolant pump. The chilled coolant that moves through this system flows into the heat exchangers that are located in the supercharger. In short, the SRT Power Chiller reduces the temperature of the intake air and ends up creating an improved performance.
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