Auto123 reviews the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, you know, just in case anyone’s thinking of putting it on their Christmas wish list.
The Dodge Charger was originally born a coupe, and what we have here is a four-door sedan so, literally, they don’t make ‘em like they used to.
They certainly do not, but in the case of this particular Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, they make them better. They make them louder. They make them bigger. And above all else, they make them… insaner? That’s not a word, I know, but forgive me as my brain is still a little scrambled after experiencing what is probably the most off-the-wall car I’ve ever driven when not on a track. Heck, I don’t think I’ve driven anything this crazy when on the track either.
Those that have been following Dodge’s SRT division as of late will know that they’ve been up to some pretty bonkers you-know-what over the last half decade or so. The Scat Packs, Demons, TRXes, 392s and yes, the Hellcats they’ve been building have become the standard in the car world – well, the domestic car world, anyway – when it comes to how far you can push “showroom spec”, to the point where the SRT folks seem to genuinely not care about what anyone thinks. They’re going to push the ultra-powerful internal combustion engine to the brink for as long as they can, and nothing short of government regulation – which is coming, make no bones about it – can stop them.