The engine of the final version of the Dodge Challenger or Charger Hellcat should have a power of 900 horsepower.
- The 2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye would push the boundaries in terms of power and performance.
- With 909 horsepower, it would be the most powerful vehicle ever developed by Dodge.
As Dodge prepares to go electric and introduce the first model of its kind, rumor has it that the manufacturer is preparing an ultimate Hellcat, an anthology vehicle that collectors will certainly snap up, a Hellcat vehicle whose engine would develop a power of more than 900 horsepower.
This is what the Mopar Insiders site learned from a source qualified as reliable. According to the site, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye would push the limits in terms of power and performance.
Early predictions put the output at 850 horsepower, but the source confirmed the result would be higher. Since Dodge has accustomed us to a series of numbers following a certain logic, 707 horsepower, 808 horsepower, the media asked if the power could amount to 909 horsepower, to which the source replied “Bingo”! Of course, the manufacturer has not confirmed anything, and these are still rumors, but the manufacturer will want to strike a blow before definitively eliminating its thermal “Muscle cars”.
However, at 909 horsepower, it would be the most powerful vehicle ever developed by Dodge, at the moment it is the special edition of the Dodge Demon produced in 2018; its 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine produced an impressive 808 horsepower when running in racing fuel. The model has also been banned from the drag strips since it does not have a safety cage, an element required for vehicles capable of completing the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds.
Many people would have liked the vehicle to smash the 1,000 horsepower mark, but it would have had to adopt a much larger displacement to achieve this, such as the 7-liter engine of the Dodge Helephant, an engine sold separately and which develops a power of 1000 horsepower.
According to what we know, the vehicle will be officially unveiled during the week of the Woodward Dream Cruise, in Detroit, which will take place from August 20.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat symbolizes a past that is unfortunately already over; but one day, we will get bored of this type of vehicle. When our kids or grandkids ride in their self-driving vehicles, they’ll be told how you skidded around a corner with the front wheels pointing in the opposite direction.