Video: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Widebody
Dodge has unveiled 2018 Challenger Hellcat Widebody, which brings the same fender flares and front lip spoiler introduced on 2018 Dodge Demon. The wider fender flares add 3.5 inches to the car’s overall width, covering the new 20 x 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke aluminum wheels, which ride on new, wider 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires with a new tread pattern. In addition to its wider, more menacing stance, this new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody delivers improved lap times, lateral grip, acceleration and braking. A new electric power steering (EPS) system with SRT Drive Modes adds a new selectable steering tuning for the first time on a Hellcat model.
Under the hood is the same 6.2-liter V8 engine, which still continues to make 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (881 Newton-meters) of torque. But, thanks to the aforementioned fat tires, the Hellcat Widebody faster in a straight line and in the corners. It sprints from rest to 60 mph in sec 3.4 ( improvement by 0.1 second over standard Hellcat). The gap expands at the quarter mile – time drops to 10.9 seconds – 0.3 seconds quicker than the regular model. Lateral skid pad grip has been increased by .04 g (.97 g in Widebody vs. .93 g in standard Hellcat). Stopping comes from Brembo brakes with 15.4-inch two-piece rotors and six-piston front calipers.
Inside there’s a new red instrument panel badge, Laguna leather sport seats, a leather-wrapped heated, flat-bottom steering wheel and the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system that features a with faster startup time.
2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody model has a starting Retail Price of $71,495 (including $1,700 gas guzzler tax, excluding $1,095 destination).