With a mere horsepower yes, I said it — driving a horsepower muscle car shifts your perception a bit from the Hemi V8, this lesser Challenger lends itself to lead-footed thrashing of the throttle on exit. Always wear your seat belt and obey posted speed limits. They were not willing to try to negotiate to get the sale. The Redeye's refined Bilstein suspension with adaptive damping lends a nice sense of balance in a corner. Perhaps more importantly, its production won't be limited to the 3, units that the Demon was, the end of which allows the Redeye to claim superlatives like "most powerful production V8" and "quickest production muscle car. It has the same displacement Hemi with a 2. That said, Dodge has ensured that Demon reigns supreme in the Challenger hierarchy.
With its handful of configurable settings in Street mode, the revs are kept low, shifts smooth, and suspension surprisingly pliant — though steering feel still remains hefty in its lightest setting. It wasn't until I shifted to Sport and felt the suspension tighten up that I noticed how much Street mode really cushions occupants from the bumps, cracks, and undulations in the road.
At speed in Sport transmission mode, the engine drones loudly as it holds slightly higher revs, and the shifts give you a gentle kick in the small of your back. With traction set to Sport — or, even better, Track — the Redeye will happily spin its rear tires pulling away from a stop sign to the delight of the bored construction crew egging you on.
The palpable difference between the Redeye's drive modes had me exploring the different combinations and marveling at the differences in the SRT Drive Mode screen, — particularly since the Custom setting lets you individually adjust the transmission, traction, suspension or steering. In a car with such a broad spectrum of behaviors and capabilities, one day of driving wasn't enough to exhaust my curiosity.
Despite my self-discipline on the public roads, I still got to experience the nigh-supernatural thrills of a coupe drenched in black magic. You don't have to double the speed limit to appreciate the way the Redeye Widebody claws its way to an instant sprint, shifting as fast as you could snap your fingers if only you could loosen your grip of the steering wheel.
The way this car gums itself to the road as you throw lateral Gs at it is a ham-fisted riot. This car just clobbers its surroundings — asphalt, air, and human senses alike. Eventually, I made my way to Club Motorsports, a beautiful and challenging circuit built into the hillside.
It's the same place I tested the Genesis G70 last month, so I was excited for another opportunity to tackle it in a much different vehicle. As it turns out, restraint is just as important behind the wheel of the Redeye on track as it is on the road, but for different reasons.
Have you ever tried typing with boxing gloves on? The Hellcat Redeye is a tricky car to drive, simply because of the gnarly amount of power it can put down with a little pressure from the right foot. I found that I had to make a serious, concerted effort to slow myself down in order to actually be faster: Then comes the hard part: Imagine Andre the Giant trying to squeeze juice from an orange directly into a highball glass without making a mess.
That's how you have to get on the Redeye's throttle after passing the apex, caressing the throttle until the lateral forces have mostly subsided. Only then could I apply full forward force to the wide patch of rubber keeping the Challenger in contact with the pavement to avoid a chaotic cacophony free-spinning rubber. With a mere horsepower yes, I said it — driving a horsepower muscle car shifts your perception a bit from the Hemi V8, this lesser Challenger lends itself to lead-footed thrashing of the throttle on exit.
It'll do a little jig for you, but won't chasten you with a bawling, sideways slide if you aren't diligent with your hand- and footwork. It also won't get you around the track as quickly. The Redeye's refined Bilstein suspension with adaptive damping lends a nice sense of balance in a corner. It feels a subtle smidge easier to muscle the inside front tire toward the apex.
Of course, the higher average speeds make on-the-fly calculations and precision steering just that much more of a challenge.
Though the Redeye is more capable a car, it's also a tough son of a beast to master. For the customers who actually take the Redeye to a track with curves, that'll be a big part of what makes this car cerebrally entertaining for thousands of laps. You get a lot of fun in a manageable package for a lot less dough, and the consensus among Autoblog staff leans toward the as the smart Challenger buy.
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