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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT widebody...

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by redriderbob, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    2018 will be a big year for the Dodge Challenger...

    We all have been talking about the SRT Demon, but there will be a SRT HELLCAT widebody option offered for 2018.

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    New: 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide Body (optional package)

    6.2L Supercharged engine
    8-speed auto transmission w/paddle shifters / or 6-speed manual
    Illuminated Air-Catcher Headlamps
    New: Wide Body competition suspension
    New: 305/35ZR20 A/S Performance Tires
    New: 20X11.0" Forged aluminum wheels

    This vehicle unlike the SRT Demon will be offered with both 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions. This vehicle unlike the SRT Demon will not have a line lock feature, nor will it have any of the SRT Demon's Drag Mode or Race Fuel settings. The SRT HELLCAT widebody will have 20" rims compared to the 18" rims on SRT Demon. SRT HELLCAT widebody will also have tires rated at 186mph speed rating, compared to the drag ready tires on the SRT Demon which will rated at 168mph.

    SRT HELLCAT widebody will NOT get any of the SRT Demon engine upgrades as well. Quarter mile times should be a .2 of a second faster than the SRT HELLCAT on its 305/35ZR20 A/S Performance radials. It will also have a slightly faster 0-60mph than the Challenger SRT HELLCAT because it will be able to the put the 707 horsepower better to the ground.
     
  2. Devildodge

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    Awesome, more hot wheel cars for me and the boy to collect. I am so excited for all these wonderful products from Dodge.

    Disclaimer: bank account is not large enough to enjoy the actual product...but there is Chrysler @ Carlisle which allows me to for 12 bucks.
     
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  3. MoparGuy413

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    Not gonna lie, way more excited for the widebody Hellcat now than the Demon

    Especially if the widebody car is setup for autocross/road course type suspension
     
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  4. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    Massive W00t!!!:D:D:D

    This the "other" one I have been hearing about for so long. Very interested in this car!!! Very!!!

    Are they doing anything for weight savings?
     
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  6. wilbur

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    Now here is the car to run against the ZL1...

    Great updates to the Hellcat!
     
  7. Illegal Machine

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    Wait, it's getting the twin intake but not getting a little bump in HP?

    Or maybe not an "official" bump in hp?
     
  8. MoparDanno

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    Or they could just bump it up to what its really making... lol.

    The Hellcats have been underrated all along. The numbers are a worst case scenario type of thing.
     
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  9. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    So true.
     
  10. Illegal Machine

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    Indeed. I remember the first few dynos that came out. Absurdly underrated.
     
  11. 73chargerse

    73chargerse Well-Known Member

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    Hasn't that always been the Mopar way? I've always heard the original 426 Hemi's were well underrated by the factory.
     
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  12. MoparDanno

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    Yes, it has been a recurring theme. The 340's were underrated as well.
     
  13. TTO_XODJ

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    20x11??? very interesting..:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  14. Moparian

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    SRT-4's were severely underrated too.
     
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  15. jam1

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    I hope it is okay ask these questions without causing anyone any issues, but the list of things going on has me a little confused...... seeking clarification please. So the future Hellcats will have engine upgrades? What for example? And I keep hearing the current Hellcat is under-rated..... what is the 2016 TRUE rating at the engine and rear wheels for example? The 2018 Hellcat will have @0's WITH the widebody? I suppose this last question's answer revolves around the Demon being more track(dragstrip) oriented and the Hellcat more of a balanced vehicle??
    Just wish to be more educated if okay to ask.
     
  16. jam1

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    ps. I'm so excited about all this stuff going on..... am like a kid in a candy store. I lived through decades where performance was not present and folks wondered where we were heading...... I know there's thing to still be concerned about but I see more good than bad right now.
     
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  17. Mike V.

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    Two supercharged Challengers for 2018...

    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Challenger SRT Demon

    The Challenger SRT Hellcat gets an option for a "wide body" which includes the items discussed in the first post of this thread.

    All Challenger SRT Hellcat's 2015-2017 are officially rated at 707 hp. Many owners have dyno'd their cars and believe, based on common drivetrain losses, that the Hellcat is actually making more HP than advertised. The number varies quite a bit so I won't post anything because it's not official.

    The official HP of the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat has not been officially announced... it may or may not stay at 707hp. The official HP of the Challenger SRT Demon has not been announced.

    Caught up now?

    Mike
     
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  18. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT stays at 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft of torque. It will get illuminated twin air headlight ducts for the 2018 model year. Widebody option will have radial tires, and same wide body kit as SRT Demon. The wide body HELLCAT will keep the standard HELLCAT spoiler and hood from what I am told.
     
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  19. dakrt99

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    This Hellcat is wrapping up to be the car that many were wanting them to build, a Hellcat with more meat underneath it. They are literally copy/paste what the forums have been asking for. I have never seen a company respond to a particular group of enthusiast like Dodge is. Guys are asking for it and are now getting it. Everyone wanted a Hellcat with thick meats, boom, SRT delivers. It's amazing to watch. Guys want a "drag pack" legal car, boom, here comes the Demon. It is literally the coolest thing I have seen, they are giving us what we want and then some.
     
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    I believe that only the 2 WB's will get the illuminated twin ducts, I will check.
     
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