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How Fast Is The Hellcat REDEYE?

Feb 27, 2020
Hi everyone, I'm Brenton with Tune and Performance and today we're going to talk a little bit specifically about a Dodge Hellcat Red Eye. We receive many inquiries. Can you make a video about a red eye? Can you tell us a bit? about that today we are going to cover what is a dodge

hellcat

red eye what does a red eye cost how much power does a red eye have how

fast

is a red eye tell us a little about a

hellcat

vs a red eye tell us a little about a demon vs a red eye so let's go over a few things about this specific car, so what is a red eye dodge hellcat?
how fast is the hellcat redeye
It's basically a Dodge Challenger Hellcat with the diamond powertrain, so the name Red Eye basically comes from them saying the Hellcat was possessed by the devil. Hellcat's emblem has the red eye. It's a bit of a reproduction, so the Hellcat came with an engine that was an orange engine block. Hemi colors and when the demon came out the engine the block was red the valve covers were red kind of significant red demon so what they did on the red eye uses the entire powertrain of the demon so the the demon's engine fan broadcasts the full nine yards but the engine block is black and the valve covers are black and the Hellcat emblem on the fender the eyeball of the Hellcat is red sort of a reproduction of the red accents on the demon so the demon was a limited production vehicle introduced in 2018 it was a challenger it was a variant of the regular hellcat it was the first challenger to debut and a wide body setup it looked very similar but it was a hellcat specific vehicle Drag, okay, so the Hellcat was a more versatile vehicle, still kind of like a typical, you know, typical straight muscle car. line car but it wasn't horrible on the track there would be plenty of cars that would be better lighter and so on but the demon was the tried and true drag specific vehicle that featured a totally revised drive eline and we've already talked about that in previous videos but different engine blocks, different cylinder heads, had the same displacement engine but everything was stronger, had about 14 and a half pounds of boost and instead of the Hellcat that was around. 11.6 something like that the hellcat supercharger on a 2.4 liter supercharger the demon had a 2.7 liter supercharger which I believe is the highest displacement supercharger on any production vehicle today Dodge made 3300 units of this demon after they stopped making Hell they did it for a 2018 model year they developed all this technology and what they did and honestly I think it's a really smart move.
how fast is the hellcat redeye

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how fast is the hellcat redeye...

They freed up the red eye and took all the drivetrain components out of the demon and put them into a red eye. There was a couple. different things a couple of things you didn't know include so the demon had very soft drag specific suspension which wasn't very good for everyday driving it wasn't a very good hand ling car it was strictly set up for quarter mile straight you know the demon had a trans brake you'd only use on a race track so they put out those few different characteristics and everything else they moved to the red eye the demon had 808 horsepower and had a high octane button on the race gas gave you the ability to do about 840 horsepower the demon had a very specific ram air hood it was much bigger than the 2019 hellcat hood the regular hellcat got a new hood and was the same hood you see here on this Rhetta and they refer to this as a snorkel twin obviously ya know and the 2019 Hellcat had the same engine as the previous Hellcats but where the others had 707 horsepower now the horsepower went up to 717 and that's strictly because this hood design that went out with the devil because it was a quarter mile specific car had a top speed of 168 miles per hour because in a quarter the devils don't they're going to exceed that so that didn't need to go

fast

er than that their only purpose was the quarter mile and that hood they had forced a lot of air in the engine department the problem was when you know the red eye isn't specifically set up because a drag track has the top formed at two hundred and three miles an hour and that huge bonnet of BB actually caused a lot of lift in the front of the car which they didn't want so they had to come up with something plus. so they came up with this twin snorkel hood and put it on the red eye and the hell cap didn't breathe as efficiently as the demon hood but it didn't have the lift problem that the big ram air intake had. on the demon even though the red eye has the same engine and everything as the demon it dropped the horsepower a bit to 797 so on a normal hellcat that stunned this hood i actually got a horsepower increase of about 10 horsepower someone from 707 to 717 just for this hood so the red eye came in two different configurations it came in a regular body or a wide body you see here the wide body is the same as the demon in my opinion a stock body red eye is kind of useless the main problem with these cars is trying to get enough traction they have a tremendous amount of power a lot of torque so getting enough traction getting power to the ground is always a problem it's ok so we have the 2019 Hellcat wide body which has 717 horsepower and we have the 2019 Hellcat red eye with 797 horsepower the red eye only comes with an automatic transmission so if you're a hey guy I want a gear stick.
how fast is the hellcat redeye
I don't like automatic transmission etc you can't get a manual transmission in a hellcat it's because it uses the demon's powertrain and of course the demon never came with a manual transmission so if you're a tried and true I want a manual gearbox then a Hellcat might be a better option for you because you can still get a Hellcat and a stock body or a w Honestly the ide body setup is the difference in power between it and the gwad bodied Hellcat and the wide body

redeye

although there is about an 80 horsepower difference the zero to 60 time is actually the same on both vehicles which a lot of people find surprising it's about 3.4 seconds from zero to 60 the reason The reason for this is that the traction issues with the car that a regular Hellcat has probably has the biggest problem putting power to the ground and when you add 80 more horsepower to it, you still have the same problem if not slightly worse so zero to 60 times in the car are exactly the same quarter mile times in the car between a wide body hellcat and a wide body

redeye

are very very similar to red ice 10.8 at 131 miles per hour a wide body Hellcat is 10.9 at 127 miles per hour and that's strictly because you can see you know if these cars were in a half mile race or a mile race the extra power from the reading what you would see the car pull away little by little and at that point traction stops being an issue and it's strictly the weight of the aerodynamics of the car and the power of the car so you can see in this comparison that the wide-body Hellcat and the wide-body red are pretty close. even though the power difference can a red eye be as fast as hell because and that's a logical question because they have the exact same powertrain and the power is very very slightly different so I mean you could put a demon hood on a red eye, the engine calibration is slightly different because the hood, air intake is a little more restrictive on the red eye and the demon has the stock 18 inch wheels with the stock radial drag tires, while the red eye you see here has 20-inch wheels another big difference between those two is a suspension between a red eye and a demon even if you took the wheels and tires off the demon and put them on a red eye it has the same engine same transmission same everything you would cut the fourth mile time by about three tenths of a second so it's not much you would have it in about instead of 10.8 it would be about d iez point five and it would be at the same mph it would still be at about 131 mph because it didn't really increase the power it just uses the wheels and tires which are lighter the tires have a higher sidewall so it has a little bit better launch the demon however has a quarter mile time of about nine point six five at over a hundred and forty miles an hour a lot of people have a lot of questions about it because that's a drastic difference between you know we're talking about a hellcat widebody or a redeye widebody you know you're hearing like 110 difference in three and four miles per hour which isn't much where the hell which is the same basic car it's drastically faster the reason for that is what we talked about earlier in a video the demon is built from the ground up to be nothing more than a quarter mile drag car the susp La ten The sion is very, very loose, so what happens is that it's very efficient at transferring the load from the vehicle to the rear tires, so traction or getting enough traction should be much less of an issue on a heck of a ride. comparison to a redeye or a hellcat that being said every car has its strengths and weaknesses the redeye is a much more well rounded car you know going around corners following whatever its not the best track car It never will be, but it's a much more complete vehicle than The Demon is.
how fast is the hellcat redeye
Can a Red-Eye be made to be as fast as an unmodified Demon? That is a completely different topic. he's a different wheel and rim setup obviously that would be equal to or better than the stock daemon setup he can change the hoods he can do stuff and obviously here we can do custom engine calibrations and stuff like that so in general. ed eyes a perfectly adequate choice you know we get asked a lot what the red eye does what the hellcat does people criticized it for being heavy the car weighs about 4,500 pounds the devil was a little lighter thats heavy for a sports car but I mean a lot of cars today, like Camaros, they don't get much lighter than that, with all the stuff that the manufacturers put in the car, all the safety features, the power seats and the sunroof. and all that.
It all adds up the car is big and honestly if you've driven one it doesn't drive like a super you know it's a heavy car is it the best handling car on the road? Absolutely not it's like a big hog it can't handle at all no it's honestly very good for the price it costs a red eye you know now they start around low 70's you can get a standard body or a body setup wide the wide body adds about $6,000 and if you cover a red eye completely out of the dealership you would spend d roughly around 91 grand on the car differences between the hellcat and a red eye that i mentioned earlier is basically that the redeye has the diamond powertrain so for any of you that aren't really sure what that is the demon and the red i share the same engine the same blower transmission the whole driveline so you know it is I suppose the differences between the Demon and the Red Eye is that the Demon came equipped with 18 inch wheels which were lighter with a factory radial brake tire was not the best. r drag radial but it was the first production car to come with a NATO made drag radial the demon has very smooth drag specific suspension the red eye has a suspension system set up almost identical to the hellcat so other than that the demon its a quarter mile specific drag car and the red eye is basically like a top variant of the hellcat not much of a difference between the demon and the red to speak of between the hellcat and a red eye they look very similar if you put a 2019 Hellcat widebody next to a 2019 redeye widebody it's very hard to tell them apart in all honesty if you open the hood you could see as we talked about earlier the Hellcat would have an orange engine block and orange valve covers the eye red would have a black engine block on black valve covers small subtle differences the Hellcat emblem on the fender on a Hellcat as always since 2015 on a red eye has a bit of red eye the superchargers the red eye has a 2.7 liter blower and the hellcat has a 2.4 on the outside they look identical you can hardly tell start taking it apart the little plate on top of the red eye actually has a Hellcat with a little red eye on it other than the night you can barely tell their very subtle differences the engine both featured the supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi v8 engine the demon or red eye version features the block being structurally stronger than fe The characteristics in more belts are more rigid The lubrication system is different and the double jetspiston deliver I think 30% more fuel or whatever Crankshaft is stronger Connecting rods can act Pistons are all stronger Camshafts are slightly different Cylinder heads are very very similar just structurally stronger they have less deflection under higher boost than normal hellcat again blower very very similar looks identical its just larger displacement they extended the rotor pack different torque converters the diff is stronger and the devil in the red eye the gears are made from a different component or cut out so the Hellcat always came with a rear gear 262 sounds low for all you hot rod geysers you're used to here at 373 410 411 s is because it has an 8 speed automatic transmission it came out with the daemon a 309 diff was very common for us before the daemon came out to upgrade the Hellcat to a 309 diff because we discovered which did so much better at the track in the red eye you can get the diff it's a hell of a diff as far as strength and stiffness and the casing and everything but you can get it on a 262 that the traditional Hellcat came in or you get it on the 309 good that the demon entered asia apart from the differences in transmission the red eyed hellcat and the normal hellcat are very similar so think of it as a hellcat with a demon transmission and that's the easiest way to compare the two ok so quick let's talk a little performance numbers and again these are all stock vehicles so we said earlier that the devil does a quarter mile and nine point six five at 140 miles per hour . in you know joe bob here ran this and his demon and this and that because we can talk about all day a red eyed wide body does a 10.8 quarter mile and 131 miles an hour the demon would be the fastest in the standard way of the red eyed wide body hellcat would be 2nd fastest the next fastest would be a wide body hellcat its not actually the red eye version so 3rd fastest would be the wide body hellcat which ten point nine seconds ago. at around 127 miles per hour the third fastest would be the red eye standard body and as we mentioned above this is due to traction issues and tire size etc the standard body comes with a rear tire 275 while the widebody comes with a 305 tire so the standard bodied redeye does a 11.1 quarter mile at 131 miles per hour now before I go any further I just said the bodied redeye wide does it at 10.8 at 131 and the standard companion redeye does an eleven point one at 131 ok that's because they still have the same power so overall top speed and quarter mile are the same , the faster time is because of the added traction and gaining ground earlier in the race and last but not least is the standard buddy Hellcat which is 11.2 at 125 miles per hour top speed at red eye is 203, either the normal body or the c wide body the top speed on a wide body hellcat is 199 and the top speed on a standard body hellcat is 195 and the demon top speed finally is 168 it's limited in the PCM and again it's a quarter specific card mile not to exceed 168 miles per hour at the end of a quarter mile which basically sums up what red eye is what red compares to a normal hellcat what it compares to a demon so hopefully this clears up some stuff and answer some questions for y'all we get a lot of these questions all the time so i'm just trying to put a bunch of answers out there to answer as many questions as i can in one video guys we just set up a patreon account , you can look, there's a link in the description, we specifically created this Patreon account so that we can give back everything you have.
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