This morning, FCA announced the pricing for the 2021 Dodge Charger lineup, including the numbers for the new, 797-horsepower SRT Hellcat Redeye. Today’s announcement confirms the leaked pricing that we published earlier this month, with the monstrous super-sedan starting at $78,595. That doesn’t include the unavoidable Gas Guzzler Tax or destination fee, but with an MSRP starting under $80,000, the Charger Redeye is substantially less expensive than sedans that offer somewhat comparable performance.
We say “somewhat comparable” because there is no four-door car sold in the world with as much power as the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, but the slightly slower BMW M5 and Tesla S Performance are both in the $100,000 range.
“As America’s only four-door muscle car, the 2021 Dodge Charger does what no other sedan does – delivers power, performance, all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability and the ability to carry the family or friends,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “And for about $100 per horse, you get the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world with the new 797-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye.”
(Note: the above quote from Tim Kuniskis refers to the entire 2021 Charger lineup. The AWD system mentioned is available in the V6 models, not the Hellcat Redeye.)
Charger Redeye Pricing
The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye starting MSRP is $78,595. Provided that the Gas Guzzler Tax is the same as the added charge for the 707-horsepower Charger Hellcat – and we expect that it will be – this will add $2,100 to the bottom line. There is also the $1,495 destination fee that is added to every new Charger sold, so the out-the-door price for the Redeye sedan before any options or discounts starts at $82,190. Again, this confirms our report from August 5th.
For comparison, the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with “only” 717 horsepower starts at $69,995 before Gas Guzzler Tax or destination fees, so the Redeye package effectively adds $8,600 to the bottom line when compared to the original Hellcat package. For those wondering, that $69,995 price for the non-Redeye 2021 Hellcat Charger is unchanged from 2020, even though the package saw an increase in output from 707 to 717 horsepower.
If you are somehow unfamiliar with the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, here is a quick rundown.
This new super-sedan is very similar to the non-Redeye Hellcat Charger in many aspects, including the fact that the widebody treatment is standard equipment. The heart of the Redeye is, of course, the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8, which makes use of a 2.7-liter IHI supercharger while the non-Redeye Hellcat Charger uses a 2.4-liter supercharger. With 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Redeye sedan will sprint from a stop to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds while a quarter mile drag strip pass takes just 10.6 seconds. This large sedan will also reach a top speed of 203 miles per hour, and these performance measurements make the fastest and most powerful four-door production road car in the world. The acceleration numbers make it the quickest gasoline-powered sedan in the world.
In addition to the supercharged engine with nearly 800 horsepower, the 2021 Charger Redeye features massive Brembo brakes, adaptive Bilstein dampers 305-millimeter wide Pirelli PZero tires and an interior layout that rivals European luxury cars. The Redeye sedan is a performance car, but the amenities inside insure that it also serves as a terrific daily driver.
A daily driver with 797 horsepower.
Orders for the 2021 Dodge Charger will open sometime in September and the company expects to deliver the first units in early 2021. Click here for a closer look at the Redeye sedan.
Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Patrick has been sharing his automotive expertise in automotive journalism from Detroit for more than a decade covering the Big Three. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world. Follow Patrick on Youtube and Twitter. Find more of Patrick's stories at Torque News Dodge. Search Torque News Dodge for more Dodge Challenger and Charger coverage from our expert reporters.