Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody – Thrills Galore!
The Widebody performance package available for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is taking the modern sports car to new heights. With a scalloped hood, a blacked-out rear-lip spoiler, extended fender flares, 20-inch “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels, and Pirelli P-Zero tires, it’s not hard to see why the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody is such an attractive car. We’d be doing consumers a disservice if we didn’t dive right into what makes this car so powerful – the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine generating a whopping 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
An available six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters sends power to the rear wheels. The added Pirelli P-Zero tires that come with the Widebody performance package offer solid grip so that drivers can remain in control of all the power generated. The traction control in this car serves as a security blanket for drivers that may initially be out of their element. The wider track and tires also help tremendously with the handling of this car, along with the adaptive three-mode suspension, working in tandem to reduce the amount of body roll.
The SRT performance pages app gives drivers the tools to generate real-time performance information, including engine performance, G-force, timers, and gauges. Also, the pages app allows for drivers to customize the suspension, transmission, traction control, and steering settings of the vehicle – all serve to enhance the performance of the car, and in turn the enjoyment of driving it. Customizing the steering and suspension to the firmest settings make the Hellcat a modern performance machine wrapped in the body of an unruly muscle car of the past.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat has a starting price of $63,795 (plus destination fee), more than double the base price of the SXT trim at $27,925. The Widebody package adds another $6,000, and an automatic transmission will pile $2,995 on top of that, but the Hellcat Widebody is a ridiculous creature that makes performance and comfort almost an art. With features like heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, an 18-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, 8.4-inch infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Hellcat Widebody raises the muscle car to new heights.
Also standard on the Challenger Hellcat Widebody are the multistage driver and front passenger airbags, supplemental front and rear side-curtain airbags, daytime LEDs, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, a backup camera, rear cross-traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control. Dodge offers three years or 36,000 miles of factory warranty coverage and 5 years or 60,000 miles of powertrain coverage. The Widebody grips harder and gives drivers more cornering confidence than the standard Hellcat, and the added thrills are borderline impossible to resists. Who can say no to bulging fenders and classic creases that make heads turn as the Hellcat Widebody makes its way down the street?
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