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This Is The Near-800bhp Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody

The all-powerful version of the widebody Charger has been spotted undergoing testing

Remind me later
Dodge - This Is The Near-800bhp Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody - News

There’s a pleasing sense of predictability to Dodge’s performance range. Recent stories to emerge on that front include the addition of Dodge heritage colours, the Charger picking up a similar Widebody option to the Challenger, and massive racing stripes being laid across the Durango SRT.

None of that came as a surprise, and that’ll be just fine for buyers of these things. Dodge knows its audience. So that’s why its next oh-so predictable yet highly satisfying move is to make a Redeye version of the Charger, alongside the existing Challenger Redeye.

Dodge - This Is The Near-800bhp Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody - News

We can’t 100 per cent confirm that’s the car you see here, but what else could this de-badged, lightly camouflaged Charger Widebody test mule be? Given that such a vehicle has been rumoured since late last year (Dodge even mistakenly name-checked the car in a now-deleted advert), it’s a safe bet this is the incoming Charger Redeye in Widebody form.

Dodge - This Is The Near-800bhp Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody - News

The car will follow the recipe of the Challenger Redeye, featuring a Demon-derived 6.2-litre supercharged V8 under that vented bonnet. It’ll be good for 787bhp (797hp), and have a starting price somewhere between $70,000 and $80,000. That’s the kind of bang-for-buck we can only dream of over here in the UK.

Dodge - This Is The Near-800bhp Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody - News

Like the Challenger Redeye, it’s likely to be available in both standard and Widebody styles, although with all that power, paying more for the latter variant (a premium of $6000 in Challenger land) seems like the best bet. Doing so should provide a similar quarter-mile time to the Challenger Redeye Widebody, which can do it in just 10.8 seconds.

Would you have one over the Challenger?