What to Drive After That Fresh Cut: July Whips

Hop in these powerful and stylish summertime-approved fresh whips to match your fresh taper!
Dennis Malcolm Byron A.K.A. Ale Sharpton
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2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Courtesy Dodge

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a straight monster.

The word “Hellcat” already reflects legendary power with the Dodge Charger, but adding “Redeye” takes it to the next level. This 2021 version hits you in the head with a 6.2-Liter HEMI engine with a mind-blowing 797 horsepower, 707 lb.-feet of torque and a top speed of 203 mph. Other upgrades this year include the fender flares getting 3.5 inches of more width to the widebody platform along with the award-winning SRT “Power Chiller” to keep the heart cool under the hood. Want more? How about everything from the transmission shift speeds, to the paddle shifters, steering, traction and suspension settings can be controlled by the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen? Add the three SRT Drive Modes—Street (Auto), Sport and Track—and your driving experience is truly unprecedented.

Test out the standard Brembo brake system on a nearby track or ball out and hit up Dodge’s sponsored Bondurant High Performance Driving School based in Chandler, AZ, to learn how to tame this beast.

What the sticker says: $69,995 (MSRP); $86,865 with all options listed above.

For more information, visit Dodge.com.

Photos courtesy of Dodge.

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Summertime got right with this stunner.

Drop the top and in about 11 seconds you are combating the heat with this stunning 2021 Lexus LC 500 convertible. The custom “Flare Yellow” won over a lot of onlookers sitting on 21-inch alloy wheels with gloss black accents, but there are certainly a lot more paint choices to dress this bad boy in. Powered by a V8, 32-valve, 5.0 engine whipping 471 horses, you will get to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and tipping 168 mph overall. The Touring Package and Inspiration Series upgrades come highly recommended, which bring you a banging Mark Levinson 915-watt sound system, the All-Weather package, the aforementioned wheels, a “Climate Concierge” seat temperature system, and numerous cabin enhancements to name a few. You also go high-tech with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto, plus WiFi and Lexus Enform Remote to provide control of the car’s amenities through your smartphone. And we’re just getting started. Lexus is bringing it with this one.

What the sticker says: Starting around $100,000

For more information, visit Lexus.com.

Photos by Ale Sharpton and Lexus.