Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye roars into Kingdom

The 797-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is able to go from 0-100 kilometers per hour in just 3.4 seconds.
Updated 15 September 2019

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye roars into Kingdom

Dodge Middle East has introduced the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, with 797 hp, which is now available at all United Motors showrooms, the sole distributor for Dodge brand in the Kingdom.
“Following a record-setting year with the introduction of the limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car ever — Dodge SRT is going back to its muscle car roots by taking its biggest, most powerful engine — the supercharged HEMI Demon V-8 — and leveraging its enormous power output to boost the performance of the Hellcat. The result: The 797-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, which is able to go from 0-100 kilometers per hour in just 3.4 seconds,” the company said.
Like its Demon brethren, it has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valve train, fuel injection system and improved lubrication system. Compared with the standard SRT Hellcat engine, the Redeye’s supercharged high-output engine features:

•Largest factory supercharger of any production car — 2.7 liters versus 2.4 liters
•Increased boost pressure: 14.5 psi versus 11.6 psi
•Higher rpm limit: 6,500 rpm versus 6,200 rpm
•Fuel: Two dual-stage fuel pumps versus one
•At full throttle, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s high-output engine consumes 5.4 liters/min of fuel — enough to drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes, yet is still rated at 10.692 liter/100km when driven in normal highway conditions
•Larger induction air box with three sources of intake air: New dual-snorkel hood, driver-side air catcher headlamp, and inlet near the wheel liner.

Additional features from the SRT Demon include:
•Torque reserve delivers up to 3.9 psi of boost at launch and up to 55 percent more engine torque.
•Only factory production car with both SRT power chiller and after-run chiller.
•High-strength steel prop shafts provide a 15 percent increase in torque capacity.
•41-spline half shafts provide a 20 percent increase in torque capacity.

The vehicle offers two final drive ratios, a standard 2.62:1 or available 3.09:1 for enhanced launch capability.


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.