2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Wins Pure Power Award


Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Credit: Dodge SRT
The Dodge Challenger Redeye is celebrating a recent award from the New England Motor Press Association. It’s received the organization’s Pure Power Award at its annual Ragtop Awards.

The 2020 Challenger Redeye is making news as the winner of the New England Motor Press Association’s (NEMPA) Pure Power Award at its annual Ragtop Awards.

"The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye easily earned the NEMPA Pure Power Award, with nearly 800 horsepower on tap, quarter-mile times just over 10 seconds and a top speed over 200 miles per hour, this is one unique ride,” said John Paul, NEMPA President. “In a world of powerful four-cylinder engines, there is still no substitute for cubic inches and torque. To steal the title from Ray Bradbury, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' describes the 6.2 liters of supercharged performance of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and why it deserved the title of NEMPA Pure Power."

The heart of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye comes from its limited-production big brother – the SRT Demon. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 engine is rated at 797-horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

Here’s what you can expect in terms of numbers:

  • 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration of 3.4 seconds
  • Quarter-mile elapsed time of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph
  • 203 mph top speed

Dodge is taking the Pure Power Award and adding even more performance for 2020 with the new 808-horsepower Challenger SRT Super Stock, the newest Dodge drag-racing machine.

If you have never seen my Challenger Redeye burnout, click here to see how I almost passed out from smoke inhalation:

Dodge is taking the Pure Power Award and adding even more performance for 2020 with the new 808-horsepower Challenger SRT Super Stock, the newest Dodge drag-racing machine.

From the new Challenger SRT Super Stock to the “Demon-possessed” 797-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye to 303-horsepower V-6 efficiency and class-exclusive all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability, Dodge says the Challenger is unrivaled when it comes to sheer horsepower, all-weather capability and overall interior roominess.

A true GT car, its heritage design, unmatched power and everyday livability combine to make this authentic but modern Dodge muscle car every bit as beloved and relevant to today’s consumer as the first generation was 50 years ago.
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