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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT widebody...

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

  1. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    Renderings? FCA built Dart hatch's and sold them in China as the Fiat Ottimo



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  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Tomorrow I’ll render a two-door Dodge Charger, shortened a little, and given, say, a mix of 1970-71 E-body styling ;)
     
  3. dakrt99

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    I used the word "challenge" in my post. 305s will certainly improve it's track performance. How many times do you read a comment like, "If car A had better tires, it would beat or tie car B." I honestly believe it will challenge the ZL1. Being able to put the power down is a fundamental characteristic of good track performance. Coming off a curve and being able to get on the throttle more quickly leads to better times. As usual, time will tell.
     
  4. Muther

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    The ZL1 is a very competent car. It had a ton of power, and is (somewhat) lighter than WBHC will be. They will have similar cross section tires, and brakes and shocks will be a wash.

    The SRT is certain to have better manners, because: SRT (is anyone going do doubt that?).

    The Chally will weigh more, but have power power everywhere, and is very likely to deliver that power more adroitly. Folks I know who have tracked the latest high performance Camaros are impressed. They are good fast cars.

    I suspect it will be like I have said before, Camro will be faster at "grip" tracks like Sonoma (the track formerly known as Sears Point, and Lime Rock). I am damned certain that WBHC will dust any Camaro at power tracks like Road America, and Road Atlanta. At tracks like Watkins Glen, and Laguna Seca it's much harder to say; those would more likely be driver dependent.
     
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  5. Muther

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    I don't know enough about the GT350, but it IS a very good car. I doubt it will have the juice under the hood to compete with Widebody, though. At grip tracks I have heard third/fourth hand that they are phenomenal cars (once the engine Trans cooling issues are dealt with).

    I have heard from extremely reliable sources, and have first hand knowledge that the Fords and Chevy's just cannot handle a beat down like Hellcat can. They will be sidelined with overheated calipers (boiled brake fluid), and boiled everything else, long before Hellcat. Hellcat will show cords on the tires, and rivets on the brake pads before it will get too hot.

    I have so much respect for the SRT folks, for delivering cars that are so competent, and can take such a beating. Just like what brought me to Mopar all those years ago. ("You'll never win a race from behind the pit wall", some famous stock car racer whom I can't remember.)
     
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  6. tf34mech

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    On The Grand Tour the current Hellcat came within 3 tenths of an Aston Martin's time. I'm thinking the widebody would beat it by at least the same margin.
     
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  7. oh2o

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    and like the Demon, the HCWB will have electric power steering (but with widebody competition suspension).
     
  8. MoparDanno

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    Insert Tim Allen 'UnnnUGH?!!'
     
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  9. oh2o

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    RUMOR has it that it also might come with a crate...


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  10. Countfarussi

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    Mag shocks/dampers ?
     
  11. Muther

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    Yeah, THAT!


    Nothing like having oh2o toss a grenade into the room...
     
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  12. Muther

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    OOH DAAAAAH - ling? Doooo go on?
     
  13. dakrt99

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    Hellcat crate, maybe most of the Demons crate? NY is going to be a damn good one, maybe as Good as Ford's 2015 Detroit.
     
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    Wow, the Challenger was so quick off the line, I would swear to you it left early. Or is the Camro just that slow? She definitely caught him sleeping.
     
  16. Mike V.

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    I believe they said papa had some
    Issues with the car
     
  18. MoparGuy413

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    What are the odds that FCA brings the widebody Hellcat (non Demon) to New York or waits until say, Woodward Dream Cruise, to drop that bomb?
     
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  19. sickboy

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    There has been little to no mention of timeline on this car. I wonder if the lack of coverage is because it might be more special than just a wide body kit?
     
  20. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    It's simply because Demon is taking the spotlight right now. When you have a 1,000+ horsepower car coming out compared to a 707 horsepower car well.. all the attention moves on. This is the vehicle you may see at the Woodward Dream Cruise this year making its debut officially.
     

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