New Dodge Demon VS Hellcat Redeye Specs
New Dodge Demon VS Hellcat Redeye Specs – Probably most people already know the difference between challenger redeye and dodge demon. Today, however, we will see the main component that makes these two Mopar unique, although in their veins the same blue blood flows.
Challenger Redeye is powered by a detachable 376 cubic inch HEMI small-block SRT Demon V8 engine. Unlike the Demon, the engine with the 2.7-liter Supercharger “only” produces 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. torque and is equipped with an eight-speed TorqueFlite 8HP90 automatic transmission. The front has 6-piston Brembo brakes and 11-inch SRT × wheels.
Dodge Demon VS Hellcat Redeye
On the other hand, The Dodge Demon also has a small V8 engine block SRT 370 cubic inches Supercharged. His 2.7-liter supercharger can produce 14.5 pounds of power and produce 840 horsepower and 770 lb. -ft. torque.
The engine is paired with an 8-speed TorqueFlight 8HP90 transmission. The front has Brembo 4 pistons and 11X18 inch Wheels. Also from the factory is equipped with radial drag Nitto NT05R which is legal on the road.
The Challenger Redeye can do it, from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. A 1/4 mile run can pass in 10.8 seconds and has a top speed of 203 mph.
The Dodge Demon, fueled in 100 octanes and ECU, takes just 2.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, and 9.65 seconds 1/4 mile at 140 mph. In the end, we can see that the Demon is superior to Redeye, but Redeye is more “driver-friendly”.
When it was released in 2008, the Dodge Challenger shared much of the base with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210 chassis made between 1996-2002.
And while today, in 2019, there are still a few bits and bobs left of that original platform, let me assure you that like the Porsche 911, the Dodge Challenger has evolved into what may be the last real great American touring car.
Basically, I was a Mopar guy, because I had some classic B-body and also an old Jeep. My most recent acquisition, however, occurred in early 2018 when The House Of Muscle, an event I held on YouTube, came out and bought a new Dodge Demon.
For me, it was the perfect complement to the kind of vehicle the show highlighted, and if I’m really honest, it’s arguably one of, if not, the greatest muscle cars ever made. (Haters’ fire settings are on.)
Out of the gate, we’re talking about the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 which, with 100-octane fuel, produces 840 hp of power and 770 lb-ft of torque (808 hp and 717 lb-ft at octane 91).
The fastest quarter-mile run in stock is 9.65 seconds at 140 mph on a fully prepared drag strip with a professional driver behind the wheel, along with a powertrain control module (PCM) and skinny front tires that form part of the $1 Demon Chest. So far, my personal best is 10.40 at 132 mph — a time that makes me happy. Plus, just knowing the car would run within nine seconds made me smile and gave me a goal every time I hit the strip.
Besides machines, there’s a lot of the first production in The Demon armory. TransBrake, 315-series DOT drag slick at all four angles, drag-tuned suspension, skinnies at the front, and PCM used for fuel racing all broke the mold for the production car. , do everything right, and the Demon will even pull the wheelie.
Did you know the old adage that muscle cars are only good in straight lines? Demons fall into that category. Initial reports said it would pull 0.97 g on the skidpad, and that would happen, but that was with a slick drag series of 315/40 points on an 18-inch stock wheel.
I doubt, however, that, once warm, that figure will be sustainable. In fact, the Demon suspension is super padded. In Road Mode and on the highway, travel is no different from a 1960s muscle car or Cadillac from the late ’70s. Bumps and screams of the road mean the Demon
floats with his nose sliding up and down like an old cruiser. It’s fun and comfortable with a trip that will take you back in time (if you’re old enough). One must also understand that there is no shame in this because that’s how demons are engineered to behave. Most owners love it.
Switch to Sport mode and go up. However, at its core, the Demon
is a straight-line machine that if pushed will wallow through bends like an elephant on stage. In our car, we even installed highway wheels from Mopar to improve handling, but to be honest, the handling was better with the original 18-inch setting. The owner of the Demon: take heed.
The control systems of traction, brakes, and transmission compared to the Red Eye are very different. In terms of grip, the Demon
will only turn on the antic tires you like (except on the prepared surface), and this with the system on the kill and when running radial drag. Choose Pirelli road wheels and tires, and you might as well put two plastic lunch trays back there, as you will burn them as soon as you set foot. It’s funny and fun, but it becomes expensive quickly.
In terms of interior, the two cars are exactly the same. They come with comfortable seats, stereos, and the option to take off the back seat if you want. The difference is the Demon logo versus the Hellcat logo on the front seat, the addition of a passenger HVAC vent pointing to the last four digits of the Demon VIN, and the Demon logo on the center startup screen and on the SRT Performance Page. Otherwise, that’s it.
The exterior and engine spaces have some more differences, starting with a special 18-inch Demon wheel and a large one-port hood scoop (compared to the dual snorkeling setting on the redeye).
There’s also the Demon logo on the front quarter panel, four calipers compared to the six pistons under the front wheels, the Demon logo that lights up in the air intake headlights, and my personal favorite, the 1970 Challenger chart at the bottom. driver’s windshield at the side corner.
Take a good look, and you’ll see the Demon emitting smoke from the rear tire where Redeye isn’t—cold, isn’t it? Under the hood, there are some differences that have nothing to do with performance (remember, the engine is the same). They consist of a Han Solo-Esque Demon badge on a blower, a red valve cover (not black) on the demon.
In the end, you have to figure out what you really want. If you’re a drag racer and have a second car, then buy the Demon, because there’s nothing better—period. If you’re looking for a very comfortable 200 mph daily driver and it will give you a smile every time you get into it for under $80,000, Redeye is the right one for you. After all, you can’t lose.