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Hellcat or Redeye

All of the 1/4 mile times I have read say the Hellcat is only 1/10th of a second slower than the Redeye. How much of a difference is that, a car length or????
I want more power but care less about the drag strip, other than bragging rights, is the Redeye worth the 8K more?

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Engine power is the difference...the Redeye basically uses the demon engine. I would rather spend an extra $6k on a hellcat widebody, but the redeye does have a lot of component upgrades.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...dge/741383002/


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Engine power is the difference...the Redeye basically uses the demon engine. I would rather spend an extra $6k on a hellcat widebody, but the redeye does have a lot of component upgrades.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...dge/741383002/


+1 Widebody option with the regular hellcat would be my choice too
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To clarify, I would order the wide body on either.
Just find it hard to decide between the Hellcat or Redeye, with the prices I was quoted the Redeye cost $7624. more. I know it has 80 more rated HP and other things that I believe are more of an advantage in racing. I'm not sure they are worth it for street use only.

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It is a tough decision if you plan on doing the widebody. Maybe save the $8k for gas.

“At full throttle, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s high-output engine consumes 1.43 gal/min (5.4 liters/min) of fuel — enough to drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes"
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The Redeye basically replaces the Demon and, although it is street legal, it is intended for the track. If you only intend to use your Challenger for street use, the standard 717 hp Hellcat is the better choice).

FCA says the 797 horsepower Challenger Redeye is now the quickest muscle car with a claimed 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph with a top speed of 203 mph. The Demon, capable of 840 hp. and 770 lb.-ft. on high-octane race fuel, had a claimed 0-to-60 mph in 2.3 seconds.

The Hellcat Redeye's Hemi is paired with an eight-speed automatic. Dodge says the power plant has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger (2.7 liters, up from 2.4) with higher boost pressure (14.5 psi, up from 11.6), strengthened connecting rods, pistons and valve train, high-capacity fuel injection system and improved lubrication. It gets a second fuel pump and a higher redline of 6,500 rpm.

It also has the Torque Reserve system that starts building boost before launching, as well as the air conditioned intercooler to provide extra cool intake air. Both of these were features in the Demon. Furthermore, if the standard 2.62:1 final ratio isn't quick enough for you, Dodge offers a 3.09:1 rear axle.

Externally, the Redeye comes with the Demon and Hellcat Widebody's fat fender flares. With them, you get 3.5-inch-wider wheels (20x11-inch forged "Devil's Rim" aluminum) with Pirelli P Zero 305/35ZR20 tires. It also has the new fully functional dual-snorkel hood. The left snorkel goes straight into the induction system and allows the engine to give the extra 10 hp. and reduce engine temperature by 4 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it does not have the Demon's Drag mode suspension tuning for weight transfer or TransBrake, it does have line lock and 6-piston Brembo brakes up front.


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Damn Cuda 340, You do one hell of a commercial. I want the Wide Body Red Eye even more now

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Thanks everyone for the replies.
However, no one answered the question of 1/10 of a second in the 1/4 mile. How far ahead is the quicker car?
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Thanks everyone for the replies.
However, no one answered the question of 1/10 of a second in the 1/4 mile. How far ahead is the quicker car?


Probably around half a second quicker
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Probably around half a second quicker
umm. no. not a half second quicker.
numbers shown from several sources, including fca, car n driver, road n track, etc, a 1/10th difference between the two cars, body styles being the same (narrow or wide).

yes, 1/10th in most cases is equal to about a car length, or just a little less.

copy from C&R> "Dodge projects that the Widebody models will be 0.3 second quicker to reach the quarter-mile mark than their narrow-body counterparts, saying the Redeye Widebody will do it at 10.8 seconds at 131 mph, followed by the standard Hellcat Widebody at 10.9 seconds at 127 mph.
It quotes quarter-mile runs for the standard-width Hellcat Redeye and Hellcat models at 11.1 seconds at 131 mph and 11.2 at 125. Top-speed claims are 195 mph for the Hellcat Widebody, 199 mph for the narrow-body model, and 203 mph for both Redeye variants"

>>https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...otos-and-info/

>>https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...pictures-info/

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