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Old 02-09-2018, 09:23 PM
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Post 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Press release on the SRT Hellcat Widebody version posted from above...

The 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat adds new grille and fender badges, newly illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps with Hellcat logo, a new Matte Vapor wheel finish option, a new dual gunmetal stripe option, optional black, orange and gunmetal Brembo brake calipers, new Demonic Red Laguna seating and a new red IP badge for 2018.

Dodge also builds on its 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat by adding a new Widebody model for the 2018 model year. Powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, the Dodge Challenger SRT Widebody model boasts fender flares, new 20 x 11-inch aluminum wheels, 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires and electric power steering with selectable steering modes.
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Dodge has gone insane, and we mean that in the best way possible. While the car market has withered, the Charger and Challenger have thrived. In the past 10 years, sales are up 70 percent. It’s starting to seem like the money guys at FCA have given the SRT boys carte blanche to do whatever their collective 16-year-old brains want.

For starters, you’ll be able to get a 797-hp Hellcat called the Redeye using a slightly detuned version of the Demon 6.2-liter supercharged V8. It will get a Widebody version (3.5 inches wider overall, 20x11-inch wheels), as will the R/T Scat Pack. The “regular” Hellcat gets a slight bump to 717 hp, because why not, and both Hellcats now get a new dual snorkel hood. The old Hellcat hood comes on the SRT and R/Ts.

To make nearly 800 hp, or 840 in the Demon, the 6.2-liter V8 in the Redeye gets a bigger supercharger than the Hellcat’s, from 2.4 to 2.7 liters, more boost and a higher engine redline. It has two dual-stage fuel pumps, as opposed to the Hellcat’s one, and a larger airbox.

Now, in a physics-proving bit of statistics, the extra 80 hp in the Redeye gets you just one-tenth in the quarter-mile, 10.8 to 10.9 seconds, and 8 more mph (203 mph to 195).



Inside, you can spot a Redeye by the 220-mph red speedometer and its light black chrome instrument panel badge. The keys sport the new badge too, as does the main infotainment screen.

Oh, and no manual in the Redeye, but the rest of the lineup continues with a six-speed option.

Power outputs are the same for the Scat Pack (485-hp, 475 lb-ft) and the R/T (375-hp, 410 lb-ft).

Speaking of, the R/Ts and GT rear-drive models now come standard with the Super Track Pak stuff, including a high-performance suspension, 20-inch granite crystal painted wheels, paddle shifters with the automatic trans, a more aggressive hood and front splitter, as well as bolstered Houndstooth seats.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but Dodge did say the Scat Pack will stay under $40K. The Widebody option on last year’s Hellcat cost $6,000, so we’d expect the new combo to come in around that total. After the Redeye, that’s the one we’re most interested in.


Read more: The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a daily-driver Demon | Autoweek
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I know there are reports of Dodge being in jeopardy, but horrreeee shietttt are they doing it right.

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I know there are reports of Dodge being in jeopardy, but horrreeee shietttt are they doing it right.

Not Dodge. Chrysler and Fiat
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They aren't really doing things right... I mean, it's awesome they're putting stupid amounts of horsepower into their cars... I fuckin love them for that (and they look good too), but they are all so fucking old now. Charger, Challenger, Journey, and the Durango are all old as fuck. Only the caravan has seemingly been updated this decade.

Back in 2015 they were talking about the new Challenger being built on an Alfa platform... that seemingly never transpired.

Chrysler seems no better... 300 is old as fuck... the Pacifica is fairly new, but shit... I didn't realize that's ALL Chrysler makes... just two fucking vehicles and one that doesn't even sell all that much anymore... wtf happened to them!?!?!

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Not Dodge. Chrysler and Fiat
I saw this article and was like.. wutttt...
There was another article talking about not enough or any global market share..

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/06/02/dodge-fiat-chrysler-saved/665702002/
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At the last big shareholders meeting, last month I think, Maricho me decided to nix trying to put dodge on Alfa platforms. Saying he didn’t want to mess with a good thing and what makes those cars THOSE cars. In other words, he didn’t want to give give American muscle a sudden smaller euro feeling. And since sales on those models are strong they don’t need to.
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I saw this article and was like.. wutttt...
There was another article talking about not enough or any global market share..

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ved/665702002/
interesting article.

Im not worried about the Durango. It seems to have good sales. Itís demise was rumored for 2017 and itís still here AND they gave it a SRT model. And if it goes, bummer.

The Journey. Sucks. Needs to evolve or go.
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I know Dodge branched the RAM truck division off
But I was so happy to hear that RAM has decided to make the TRX after quasi-scuttling it

Possibly in showrooms by 2019
I'm really anxious for that bad boy to hit the market

Honestly, the only thing that I see as a real threat to Dodge is the economy and the 4 banger turbo / electric car.
As long as people are making a good living and fuel prices are reasonable, why not.
But if a recession comes and fuel prices go up, it'll be especially hard times for Dodge.

I say electric car because they're getting more affordable and packing lots of performance.
For most people that stop light to 35 mph experience is pretty good with many 2.0T or electric rides.

Then factor in great gas mileage. I mean the Golf R + a 6-7k kit that comes with a home tune is a 10 second ride.
Plus you're still getting +20 mpg. All that for around 40k.. that's pretty bananas to me.

It's those assholes like us who are in it for the more visceral experience.
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There will come a time where this will all go away. Maybe dodge is holding out to go out with a Big Bang.

But its a helluva a bang. Who would have ever though we’d experience a renaissance of big monster power v8s? Especially since the last recession and higher gas prices than the past?

Dodge could shut down tomorrow and if still they were the ballsiest car maker out there right now.
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Any rumors on the charger hellcat getting any widebody? cuz that is the one i am really interested in...
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Any rumors on the charger hellcat getting any widebody? cuz that is the one i am really interested in...
Not likely to happen... Only reason widebody Challenger exists is because the Demon exists.
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I'd prefer just a manual version of the Charger. They have one in the Challenger.
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with the ZF8 it is really not necessary to have a manual in the sedan.... But widebody for the hellcat is actually a necessity.... 275 is too skinny for that much power.
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