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Photo of the day: the Dodge Challenger Redeye is loose

Beware: the 800bhp Demon-infused Redeye is now rolling off production lines

Published: 03 Oct 2018
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Got a decent sofa? Good. You might want to hide behind it. At least if you live in the US. Dodge has started production of the Challenger SRT Redeye today, and it may be worth giving it a wide berth.

That’s because someone at Dodge looked at the quite frankly mad Demon – all 797bhp of it – and decided we needed more of its kind on the roads. So the Redeye takes all of the Demon’s, um, demonic power upgrades and applies them to lesser Challenger Hellcats, before adding a liberal dose of red detailing and a speedo that goes up to 220mph.

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Unlike a Demon, you can’t pay a nominal $1 extra to add a load of drag strip-only wheels and mods, so this is an experience confined to regular roads and race tracks. We’d recommend the latter if you’re seeking its 3.4sec 0-60mph time or 203mph top speed.

“On the track it stays remarkably composed for something weighing 4,500lb and with nearly 800bhp,” said TG’s Pat Devereux when he drove the Challenger Redeye in August. “Make sure you get behind the wheel of a Challenger soon – true muscle cars with looks and performance like this just can’t exist that much longer and we should be enjoying them while we still can.”

Perhaps it’s time to come out from behind the sofa, then…

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