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Is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Worth an Extra $10K?

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Edmunds special correspondent Elana Scherr travels to New Hampshire to answer this all-important question: Is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye worth a $10,000-plus premium over the regular Hellcat? You can get a fully loaded Hellcat, boasting 717 horsepower for 2019, for the same money as an entry Redeye. Watch to find out her verdict on the most powerful Challenger available.

What makes the Redeye the Redeye?
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is made up of ingredients from other Dodge Challenger models, namely the Hellcat Widebody and the drag-race-inspired Demon. The Redeye gets the Demon's larger supercharger on a beefed-up 6.2-liter V8 with 808 horsepower. But it does not get the Demon's massive single-scoop hood or available high-octane fuel tune that allows it to make 840 hp. The Redeye has a mere 797 horses.

How fast does the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye do 0-60 mph?
Dodge says the Redeye runs 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and clears the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds at 131 mph. That's 4 mph faster than the Hellcat Widebody, which covers the same distance in 10.9 seconds.

Is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye available with a manual transmission?
Sadly, no. While you can get a six-speed manual transmission in a Hellcat, the Redeye can only be had with an eight-speed automatic because Dodge doesn't have a manual rated for 707 pound-feet of torque.

Read our review First Drive of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye here: https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/first-impressions/2019-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-redeye-first-drive.html

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