Spotted: 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye
Dodge often gets a lot of flack for not making major updates to its lineup, but the brand appears to have figured out how to keep customers coming back for more. Largely abiding by the old adage of “if it ain’t broke,” Dodge has expanded its offerings throughout the years without making major overhauls — such as the introduction of the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, Challenger Hellcat, and Charger Widebody among others. The latest round of rumors appears to indicate that there’s a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye in the works. That’s right, Dodge is finally taking the plunge and giving the Charger the same treatment as the Challenger.
With what’s likely to be a serious performance upgrade for the four-door muscle car, Dodge can expect to come out a winner once again. Around the same time last year (March 2019), Dodge was spotted by photographers testing a Charger Widebody that subsequently debuted. This time around, at the 2020 Spring Fest in California, Dodge is expected to really win over the hearts of its devoted enthusiasts with a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. Rumor has it that a prototype has been riding around with a specific covering intended to disguise its hood. The four-door muscle car is expected to be powered by the 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 and offer 797 horsepower and up to 707 lb-ft of torque. Just like on the Challenger Redeye, an eight-speed automatic transmission would be the default option.
Although the prototype spotted featured a hood covering, it’s apparent that there’s a big scoop designed to help channel cool air to the supercharged engine. The rest of the vehicle looks exactly like the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, including the wheels. Additionally, the rear of the vehicle also looks like the Charger Widebody, with one small change. Rather than have polished exhaust outlets, insiders say that the upcoming Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye features exhaust outlets with a rough finish instead.
Rumors about this particular Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye date back to May of last year (2019). An insider at MotorTrend revealed that the model was on the way, but he did not cite any sources and the rumor fizzled out. Speculation ramped up as the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off, but that too was a disappointment when the model was a no-show. Perhaps the funniest part of the rumor cycle about the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye can be attributed to the automaker itself. In January (2020) a Dodge advertisement on Facebook appeared and explicitly mentioned the vehicle, only to quickly vanish once the automaker recognized the error.
For the time being, we’ll just be on the edge of our seats, awaiting the imminent arrival of the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye sometime this spring. Ready to join the “Brotherhood of Muscle?” Visit us at Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and check out the latest offerings from the Dodge lineup. Experience 2020 Dodge Charger and schedule your test drive today! Follow us on Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram social media for the latest news.