2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Released

June 28, 2017

The new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is here and with a 707 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, the Widebody doesn't care if it's new fender flares make it's butt look big.

“The new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody completes our strongest Dodge muscle car lineup in history,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America.

The new Widebody fender flares that add 3.5 inches to the overall width of the Challenger Hellcat, making the Widebody model equal to the Challenger SRT Demon as the widest - and most menacing -Challengers ever.

What it does:

  • Road course lap time on a 1.7-mile track lowered by approximately 2 seconds per lap, approximately 13 car lengths after one lap
  • ¼ mile elapsed time (ET) improved by approximately .3 sec (10.9 ET in Widebody vs. 11.2 ET in standard Hellcat)
  • Lateral skid pad grip increased by .04 g (.97 g in Widebody vs. .93 g in standard Hellcat)
  • 0-60 mph acceleration improved by .1 second (3.4 in Widebody vs. 3.5 in standard Hellcat)
  • Top speed of 195 mph

 What is shows:

  • New 20 x 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke aluminum wheels that ride on 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires
  • Power-bulge aluminum hood with center intake and dual heat extractors
  • Exclusive illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps that feed air directly into the air box and engine bay through the center of the parking lamps
  • Quad projector headlamps give a unique detailed appearance, while the aggressive brow “chops” the upper portion of the lamp design exudes a sinister look
  • Front splitter (shared with Demon) and rear spoiler (from Hellcat) deliver responsive and balanced handling at high speed
  • Hellcat-exclusive new grille and fender badges, along with raised SRT Hellcat badge on the rear spoiler
  • Standard Brembo brake system includes two-piece 15.4-inch rotors and six-piston front calipers provide outstanding heat management/thermal capacity and longevity

A new electric power steering (EPS) system with SRT Drive Modes adds new selectable steering tuning for the first time on a Hellcat model.

The Hellcat engine features additional cooling measures including a low-temperature circuit with two air/coolant heat exchangers integrated into the supercharger housing. This setup is designed to keep air temperatures below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, under extreme ambient conditions, while enabling air flow of up to 30,000 liters per minute.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody will be available 15 exterior colors and will arrive at Dodge//SRT dealers in the fall. MSRP is $71,495.

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