The Dodge Challenger Hellcat accounts for three of the 17 trim packages for this muscle car series. The second-most powerful version, the Hellcat is available in SRT, widebody and new for 2019 the Redeye. This two-door, five-passenger stylish powerhouse offers comfort as well as all you could want under the hood. US News and World Report give the Challenger a #5 ranking among sports cars with an 8.2/10 rating. The magazine cites the car's power, spacious trunk, and rear seat and user-friendly information and entertainment systems.
What can you tell me about that powerful Hellcat engine?
The Hellcat comes with a standard supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine with 707 hp. The new Hellcat Redeye features a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that produces 797 hp. Both engines sport SRT drive modes that allows the engine to switch to a more fuel-efficient mode when less power is needed.
What about the transmission?
The Hellcat features a choice of an eight-speed automatic transmission with an optional manual mode or six-speed manual transmission. The Hellcat Redeye is only offered with an automatic transmission. Dodge maintains the automatic transmission improves performance.
What type of gas mileage does the Hellcat get?
I know you're not looking to buy a Hellcat for its fuel economy, but this muscle car actually does a little better on gas consumption than you might imagine. According to the EPA, the Challenger Hellcat gets 13 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The engine is designed to switch to a fuel-conserving mode when less power is needed.
What colors is the Hellcat available in?
Hellcat buyers have their choice of 13 colors, including two shades of red, black, plum, green, billet, mango, two shades of blue, two shades of gray and yellow. Interior choices include black, sepia or red leather.
What are some of the entertainment options on the Hellcat?
Standard features on the Hellcat include an 18-speaker premium audio system, UConnect 4C Nav system with an 8.4" display screen, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, Google Android Auto and Apple Car Play capability, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, two USB ports and integrated voice command.
Can you tell me a little about the safety features on the Hellcat?
Safety features on the Hellcat include all-wheel traction control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, electronic stability control, hill start assist, a rear back-up camera, keyless entry, and a theft deterrent system.
What are a few of the specs on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat?
The Hellcat SRT is 195.7" long, 75.7" wide and 57" high. It sits 4.5" front the ground and weighs 4,498 pounds. According to Dodge the Redeye is capable of going from zero to 60 in just 3.4 seconds.
What are a few of the interior highlights on the Hellcat?
In addition to the information and entertainment features, the Hellcat features a rear window defroster, dual zone climate control, heated front seats, a cooled driver's seat, a heated leather-clad steering wheel, a 12-volt center console power outlet, illuminated cup holders, a leather-wrapped shift knob and a universal garage door opener.
What are a few of the exterior highlights on the Hellcat?
On the outside, the Hellcat is equipped with 20" aluminum rims; exterior heated mirrors, illuminated door handles, a rear spoiler and gloss black front grill, an optional sun/moon roof, and Hellcat badges.
How much does the Hellcat cost?
The MSRP on the Hellcat SRT starts at $65,995. The widebody version starts at $71,995, and the Redeye starts at 71,350. Dodge covers all of their Challengers with a three-year/36,000 mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000 powertrain warranty. This is comparable to what is offered on most other sports cars.
What's new for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat for 2019?
In addition to the release of the Hellcat Redeye version, Dodge has added "dual snorkel" air extractors and the option to delete the rear seating - for less weight and more power.