New Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Completes Dodge’s Most Powerful Muscle Car Lineup Ever for 2018
New SRT Hellcat Widebody model has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $71,495 (including $1,700 gas guzzler tax, excluding $1,095 destination).
Widebody design brings new fender flares first seen on 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to the Challenger
SRT Hellcat Widebody, adding 3.5 inches of width
New 20 x 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke aluminum wheels riding on 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero
performance tires answer enthusiasts who have been clamoring for a factory-production Hellcat with even more
Road course lap time on a 1.7-mile track lowered by approximately 2 seconds per lap in Widebody vs. standard
Hellcat, approximately 13 car lengths after one lap
New standard electric power steering (EPS) system with SRT Drive Modes add new selectable steering tuning to Hellcat, to help manage increased grip for improved acceleration and handling performance
Powered by proven 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody model is open for dealer orders in July; will start arriving in
dealerships in the third quarter
June 27, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - When the new 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon raced down the drag strip to open the New York Auto Show in April, Dodge unleashed the ultimate street-to-strip car. Today, the
brand is following up on its performance car mantra, introducing the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Widebody, answering enthusiasts who have been clamoring for a factory-production Hellcat with even more grip.
“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. “Our brand,
engineering and design teams poured a ton of effort into making the new SRT Demon the world’s fastest quartermile production car, so now we’re leveraging that know-how, and some of those vital elements and transferring them to the new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody for improved performance on the street and a bolder, more aggressive new look.”
With a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $71,495 (including gas guzzler tax, excluding destination $1,095), the new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody model features the same fender flares first shown on the SRT Demon. These wider fender flares add 3.5 inches to the SRT Hellcat’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. A new electric power steering (EPS) system with SRT Drive Modes adds new selectable steering tuning for the first time on a Hellcat model.
In addition to its wider, more menacing stance, this new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody delivers improved lap
times, lateral grip, acceleration and braking, compared with the already ferocious performance numbers of the
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
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
New EPS – a First for Hellcat
The 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody features a new standard electric power steering (EPS) system – a first
for Hellcat. The system uses SRT Drive Modes with selectable settings for Street (Auto), Sport and Track.
Not only does the EPS system improve handling performance, owners will also notice better steering feel and ease of turning efforts at parking lot speeds.
With EPS and SRT Drive Modes, drivers can tailor their experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift
speeds, steering, paddle shifters (automatic transmission only), traction and suspension. There is also a Custom
setting lets the driver use individual preferences.
Functional and Intimidating Exterior Design
With the new Widebody fender flares that add 3.5 inches to the overall width of the Challenger Hellcat, the Widebody model joins the Challenger SRT Demon as the widest Challengers ever.
The new flares are expertly integrated into the body design with concealed attachments to amplify the Challenger
SRT Hellcat’s menacing stance, while making room for the new 20 x 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke
aluminum wheels that ride on 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires for improved performance while filling the wheel wells for a
stronger planted appearance. The front side marker lights are styled to flow with the shape of the fender flares.
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
Proven Supercharged Hellcat Performance
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is powered by the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 with 707
horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. torque and can be paired to either the Tremec six-speed manual or TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
The proven Hellcat HEMI 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.
So effective is this feature that engine power will not be de-rated due to cooling demands after 20 minutes of hard
driving on a road course at an ambient temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Before the new SRT Demon V-8 engine was introduced, the supercharged Hellcat HEMI V-8 was the most powerful
passenger-car engine ever produced by FCA US, which made the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat models the most powerful and fastest coupe and sedan ever. The new engine was also named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2015.
Race-inspired, High-performance Interior
The cockpit of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody remains true to its performance-oriented design and execution
with world-class materials; high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel with 200-mph speedometer;
Mazda Motorsports begins a new era today with the creation of Mazda Team Joest, which will be the factory Mazda Prototype race team competing in the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under Daytona Prototype international (DPi) rules. The team will make its racing debut at the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
Joest Racing is one of the most successful endurance sports car teams in history, with 16 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans plus multiple wins in prestigious North American races such as the Rolex 24 at Daytona, ten wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring and six titles at Petit Le Mans. Joest found much of its success as the factory team for Audi from 1999 until the manufacturer ended the program after the 2016 season. Prior to that, Joest Racing had multiple Le Mans victories with Porsche, and was the factory team for Opel in DTM, the German touring car series. The German company was created in 1978 by then-factory Porsche driver Reinhold Joest.
NOVITEC refines an electric car for the first time
Naked-carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components, hi-tech forged wheels and carbon-ceramic braking system for the Tesla Model X
NOVITEC refines an electric car for the first time: The German specialist for luxury cars now also offers exclusive customization options for the Tesla Model X.
The product range for the first SUV with electric powertrain comprises aerodynamic-enhancement components with sporty-elegant styling, tailor-made 22-inch hi-tech forged wheels developed in cooperation with American wheel manufacturer Vossen, and a carbon-ceramic high-performance braking system.
Upon customer request, NOVITEC of course also creates exclusive interiors made from leather and Alcantara in any color for the seven-seater.
The styling kit sculpted and optimized in the wind tunnel by the NOVITEC designers for the Tesla Model X is characterized by an equally dynamic and elegant design in combination with outstanding aerodynamic efficiency. Th…