Dodge Challenger and Charger get fully unlocked with 807-hp Jailbreak models
An electric revolution may be on the horizon for the horsepower maniacs at Dodge’s SRT team, but that doesn’t mean they’re sitting around idly in the meantime. Meet the 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak siblings, which promise to be as powerful as their names are long. Thanks to a revised powertrain calibration, output from the Hellcat Redeye’s 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 jumps from 797 hp to a whopping 807 hp. The “Jailbreak” moniker comes from all of the personalization options that springing for these models can unlock, says Dodge.
“We are going to let customers run free through the styling archives,” says Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer. “We’re taking most of the parts and pieces we’ve used over the years, adding a few new ones and letting customers build their own ‘One of One.’ So, if you’re dreaming about owning a Stinger Yellow Challenger with Brass Monkey wheels, Hammerhead Grey seats, blue Brembos and red badges, I’m not sure we should, but we’ll build it for you.”
We like the sound of that! He’s not kidding about the possibilities, either. On the Challenger Hellcat Redeye version, opting for the jailbreak gives you the green light to choose from the following: seven options for seats, stripes, and wheels; six options for brake caliper colors; five different exterior badging finishes, and four options for steering wheels, seat belt color, and floor mat color.
If you’re in need of four doors, the Charger Hellcat Redeye variant still gets an absurd amount of stylistic options, though not quite as many as its Challenger brother. On tap for Charger Jailbreak customers: seven wheel options; six exterior stripe and brake caliper color choices, five varieties of seats; five exterior badge finishes; and four choices apiece for seat belt colors, steering wheels, and floor mats.
More than just a wide-open book for existing options, the Jailbreak models also introduce a handful of exclusive new options. There are new Hammerhead Grey Laguna leather seats, similarly-colored floor mats and seatbelts, two additional seatbelt tones, new 20 x 11-inch Warp Speed Satin Carbon wheels, fancy new Brass Monkey, Satin Chrome, and Red exterior badging finish, and more.
Perhaps you’re worried about paralysis by analysis with the order books for the Jailbreak twins. Fret not, because Dodge has also seen fit to offer a few pre-made combinations courtesy of the Dodge Product Design office. Will you have your Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak [gasp] in “Old School” (pictured below on the Challenger) or “Brass Funkey” (shown on the Charger below)?
Dodge says that orders for the new Jailbreak variants of the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody will begin late this quarter. It also says that specially-designated “Power Broker” dealerships (part of Dodge’s returning Direct Connection program) will have access to order and stock Jailbreak models on their showroom floors, independent of a special order from a customer.
Regardless of your stylistic takes, it’s genuinely impressive to watch Dodge continue to invent interesting variants of cars on a platform that is more than a decade old. The Jailbreak duo are part of a new two-year campaign from Dodge called the “Never Lift” campaign, which Dodge says will help launch new models and initiatives over the next 24 months. (We’ve already seen one such effort—the aforementioned Direct Connection program.) Hell yeah, Dodge. Smoke ’em if you got em.