Dodge Challenger Hellcat ‘Sleighs’ at 2018 L.A. Auto Show

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat RedEye Sleigh LA Auto Show

Thanks to Dodge, Santa’s got a brand new 797-horsepower bag that will jingle the hell outta your bells.

To ring in the holidays this year, the crafty elves at Dodge built the big bearded guy a custom Challenger Hellcat Redeye. And it is crazy. We were lucky enough to see this sick sleigh up close at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show and the chopped Challenger is all we want for Christmas.

We first saw the hardcore American muscle sleigh, dubbed “the Redeye Express,” for Dodge’s commercial “Upgrade” starring WWE star Goldberg as St. Nick. The modified Challenger has two hulking metal runners attached to transform it into the coolest sled ever.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat RedEye Sleigh LA Auto Show

Custom details include adding antlers to the Hellcat logo. Rudolph has never looker tougher. Exclude him from reindeer games at your own peril.

The widebody Challenger Hellcat was modded for merrymaking, by lopping off the roof and removing the doors.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat RedEye Sleigh LA Auto Show

With a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 powering the sleigh, 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque is able to stuff every stocking with more power. Four chrome exhaust pipes add to the decidedly rugged style.

The interior strikes a perfect balance of muscle and luxury, and seats seven. Maybe more, if you’re driving with elves.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat RedEye Sleigh LA Auto Show

Of course, Dodge built a custom trunk for Kris Kringle to carrying extra cargo, presents, and coal.

The custom build actually does work, that SRT supercharged engine fires right up. A very fun and badass build by Dodge. Santa Claus is coming to town. And he means business.

Photos for Dodge Forum by Derin Richardson

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected].

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