The 707bhp Challenger Hellcat gets the wider body of the limited-edition Challenger Demon.
After launching the brutal 840bhp Challenger Demon earlier this year, SRT - Dodge’s performance division, has more to offer. While the Challenger Demon is a bonkers drag racing tool, it is a limited production offering by the company. So, Dodge has now decided to equip the less but still mad powerful Challenger Hellcat with some of the Demon’s goodies.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, as the name suggests, boasts a wider body, which debuted with its aforementioned limited production counterpart. The updated car features wheel flares that add almost 90mm of width to it. The Widebody kit also includes the Demon’s front splitter, those cool illuminated headlamps with integrated air intakes, and a rear spoiler.
According to SRT, this new Hellcat Widebody reduces quarter-mile (0.4 km) elapsed time by 0.3 seconds, increases skid pad grip by 0.04g, and reduces 0-100km/h time by 0.1 second - the 0-100km/h sprint is now completed in just 3.4 seconds. For the first time, the Hellcat sports a new electric power streeing system with different modes - Street, Sport and Track SRT.
The new, massive wheel arches are filled up by the equally massive 20-inch ‘Devil’s Rim’ split-five spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 305/35 R20 Pirelli P Zero performance tyres. Brembo brakes with two-piece rotors and six-piston calipers are present to tame this monster.
For the record, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat packs a 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI V8 petrol engine with massive 707 horses and 881Nm of twist force. This power is transmitted to the rear wheels via either an 8-speed automatic, or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
So much muscle can be all yours for just US $72,590 (Rs. 46.8 lakh), which makes the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody cracking value-for-money. That is only if you happen to live in the US. Rest of the world is pretty much out of luck.