The Demon is done, but the Redeye takes its place. There’s likely not a more horsepower-crazy domestic car company than Dodge. For 2018, the dragstrip-focused (but street-legal) Challenger Demon took center stage with up to 840 mind-blowing horsepower. Dodge has retired that model, but has replaced it with the more well-rounded SRT Hellcat Redeye that adds a full 80 horsepower to the “regular” Hellcat’s 717 horses (up 10 for 2019) for a total of 797. How? It’s essentially the Demon’s engine. The vehicle is available in both regular and widebody versions that were originally part of the Demon’s kit. For something much tamer that you can drive in any weather, check out the all-wheel-drive Challenger SXT and GT. Each is equipped with a 305-horsepower V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel-drive V-6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 (standard with R/T and widebody trims) Challengers return unaltered, as does the 6.4-liter V-8 used to power the Challenger SRT 392. All Hemi-powered models come with an electronically controlled “active exhaust system” that lets you, and anyone near you, know what’s under the hood.

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