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.


DFF’s ‘Foodie Experiences’ has something for everyone

Updated 22 February 2020

DFF’s ‘Foodie Experiences’ has something for everyone

Whether you fancy yourself as the next winner of TV’s MasterChef, need to know more about sustainable eating or just want to enjoy a one-off dining experience, Dubai Food Festival’s “Foodie Experiences” offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

Dubai Food Festival 2020 — the 18-day citywide culinary celebration — is hosting its second edition of “Foodie Experiences,” bringing a whole new realm of memorable activities to the festival.

Ahmed Al-Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “Dubai holds a unique position in culinary terms — we have some of the world’s most renowned restaurateurs, chefs and culinary entrepreneurs operating right here on our doorstep, coupled with a strong culture of fostering innovation and an ever-growing multi-cultural population. These three factors have successfully merged to create a memorable, exciting and interesting series of adventures in food, many of which will never be repeated.”

He added: “The 2020 edition of Foodie Experiences is not only a chance for chefs to showcase their expertise, but also represents an opportunity for residents and visitors to develop greater insight into Emirati culture, taste new foods and develop new interests through our master classes.”

Here’s a selection of some of the foodie experiences on offer:

Master Classes

Guests can learn how to cook like a MasterChef with the chance to learn from Head Chef Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs at MasterChef, the world-first TV Experience restaurant in the Millennium Place Marina hotel. Sushi lovers can learn how to make their favorite Japanese dish in the award-winning Wakame Sushi Master Class. Jumeirah’s Culinary Boutique is throwing three master classes into the mixing bowl — a cake decorating class, seafood cooking and one for kids.

Chef’s Tables

The Chef’s Table offers diners the chance to try out some one-off menus and unusual dishes up close and personal with the chefs. 

Head down to Akiba Dori in D3 for a night of Japanese Italian fusion — featuring an off-menu exclusive Tokyo-style Neapolitan pizza tasting menu, prepared by Pizzaiolo Luigi. 

DIFC’s BOCA is hosting a “Tapas Forward” Chef’s Table, billed as a one-off eight course responsible tasting experience, featuring Spanish, French and Italian cuisines. This tasting experience will embrace lesser-known local crops, sustainable seafood, and artisanal and ethical produce from local farmers and from friends abroad.

Experiential dining

Join local travel experts Platinum Heritage for experiential dining in the desert. This Bedouin Cuisine Masterclass and Experience takes place under the stars at an authentic Bedouin village, where guests can learn about Bedouin recipes and traditions.

Ladies can enjoy a Charlotte Tilbury themed afternoon tea in Penrose Lounge (Four Seasons, DIFC). The experience includes an exclusive makeup tutorial with one of Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup artists. The afternoon will be complete with a takeaway of Charlotte Tilbury goodies.