Dodge Introduces the Challenger Hellcat Redeye Super Stock
Over the past few years, Dodge has introduced an array of firsts among American performance cars. The Hellcat Challenger and Charger were the first full production road cars with more than 700 horsepower. The 2018 Challenger Demon was the first road car to lift the front tires in stock form along with being the first to come with an engine tune designed to run on 100-octane racing fuel. It was also the first stock American car to cover the quarter mile in the 9-second range.
For the 2020 model year, Dodge has become the first American brand to offer a full production car with more than 800 horsepower and that car is the Challenger Hellcat Redeye Super Stock. Based on the previous Challenger Redeye, the Super Stock version has some extra power, factory-equipped drag radials, lightweight brakes and a 3.09 rear differential – all of which make this car the quickest of the Hellcat cars. In stock form, the Redeye Super Stock will dash from a stop to 60 in just 3.25 seconds while covering the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 miles per hour.
However, while this new Challenger trim line has some components from the 2018 Demon, this is not a redo on that limited production car. Instead, it is a Redeye with a little more power and the ability to comfortably run 18-inch wheels wrapped in fat drag radials.
“I swore that we’d never build another Demon and we won’t,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “But I also said that every Challenger Hellcat and Redeye comes with an unspoken commitment to uphold the brand and the new Challenger SRT Super Stock is engineered to do just that.”
Challenger Redeye Super Stock Details
The 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Super Stock is based on the current Challenger Redeye Widebody. It is powered by the same supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi, but a unique calibration lifts the output to 807 horsepower while torque remains at 707 lb-ft. That power is sent to the rear wheels by means of an 8-speed automatic transmission, but unlike the Demon, there is no TransBrake. This package does come with Launch Assist, Launch Control, Line Lock, Torque Reserve, Race Cooldown mode and the SRT Power Chiller. Of course, the Super Stock package also includes the adaptive Bilstein suspension with a unique Track mode that transfers the weight to the rear wheels on a hard launch.
Next, the Redeye Super Stock package adds 18-by-11-inch wheels wrapped in 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials at all four corners. To allow those wheels to fit, this package also includes a lightweight Brembo braking package with four piston calipers and smaller rotors than the original Redeye. Finally, the 3.09 gear seat is standard, improving low end acceleration.
As mentioned above, the culmination of these features is a Dodge Challenger that will scoot from a stop to 60 in just 3.25 seconds while rocketing down the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. That is 3 tenths of a second quicker than the original Redeye Challenger, although the top speed is limited to 168 miles per hour due to the speed rating of the drag radial tires.
“Ask anyone who has ever driven a street car on low-profile performance tires and then back to back on drag radials with increased sidewall, and they will tell you the difference is game-changing,” Kuniskis added. “The SRT Super Stock package allows the Challenger Redeye to launch harder and pick-up three car lengths in the quarter-mile.”
Price and Availability
Unfortunately, pricing for the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Super Stock has not been announced, but we know that the orders banks will open sometime this summer with production scheduled to begin this fall. Production will not be limited for 2020, but if you don’t get one this year, the package will be continued into 2021.
The 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Super Stock will be available in 13 exterior colors, F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Granite, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, Smoke Show, TorRed, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle. On the inside, buyers can pick from Black, Red or Sepia.
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