Should you’re of the thoughts good time is all concerning the girth, then the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody ought to fulfill. The newest iteration of Dodge’s two-door muscle automobile, the Widebody appears to its horsepower-blessed sibling, the SRT Demon, for inspiration. No, it won’t have the identical efficiency beneath the hood, but it surely definitely appears the half.
That’s courtesy of the fender flares from the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, including three.5-inches of width to the coupe. The place the Demon is all about straight-line velocity – we’re speaking a few automobile with a user-fitted drag racing equipment, in any case – the Hellcat Widebody makes an try to provide the notoriously skittish kitty some additional grip.
Dodge’s reply is to fill these bulging arches with additional rubber. Particularly, new 20 x 11-inch “Satan’s Rim” break up 5 spoke aluminum wheels, shod in 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero efficiency tires. There’s additionally a brand new electrical energy steering system, with the SRT Drive Modes now supporting customizable steering tuning to the automobile. You’ll have the ability to swap between Avenue, Sport, and Observe modes.
Throw in a brand new tread sample for the ties, and you’ve got a automobile which is measurably higher on the monitor. Dodge says the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody bested its common Hellcat sibling by roughly 2 seconds per lap on a 1.7 mile monitor. That provides up quick: round 13 automobile lengths after one lap alone.
The quarter mile run is improved, too, the Hellcat Widebody getting its energy down extra successfully and trimming Zero.three seconds off the common Hellcat’s time. Zero-60 mph acceleration is lower too, from three.5 seconds in the usual automobile, to three.Four seconds within the Widebody. High velocity is 195 mph.
For anybody who has pushed the Hellcat in earnest and inexplicably discovered themselves touring sideways as an alternative, nonetheless, it’s the lateral grip that would be the largest benefit. On a skid pad, the Widebody’s grip hits Zero.97g, Dodge says, a rise of Zero.04g over the common automobile.
If it’s primarily appears you care about, there’s extra than simply the beefier fenders. The Hellcat Widebody packs a power-bulge aluminum hood with a middle consumption and twin warmth extractors, illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps that suck in air by means of the parking lamps, and a mix of the Demon’s entrance splitter and the Hellcat’s rear spoiler. There’s additionally a brand new, Hellcat-exclusive grille and fender badging, quad projector headlamps, and a regular Brembo brake system with two-piece 15.Four-inch rotors and six-piston entrance calipers.
You’ll in all probability want them, given the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. That’s placing out 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque; Dodge will promote it to you with both a Tremec six-speed handbook or a TorqueFlite eight-speed automated. Manufacturing of the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody kicks off this summer time, with deliveries to sellers in Q3 2017. Should you’re able to take the girth, count on to pay $71,495 (plus $1,095 vacation spot).