With the craze following the new 840bhp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, it’s easy to forget all about the Hellcat. Don’t count it out yet, the Widebody Dodge Challenger Hellcat gives you some Demon goodies to get on track and post faster times.
The widebody addition to the Hellcat bestows some extra grip on track thanks to the wider arches from the Demon which makes it the perfect package for those looking to get some extra track prowess.
But don’t take our word for it. Dodge says the Widebody Dodge Challenger Hellcat gets “improved performance on the street and a bolder, more aggressive new look” with a 3.5 inch extra total width and 20in x 11in ‘Devil’s Rim’ alloys and Pirelli P-Zeros.
The company says “wider, more menacing stance” allows the Widebody Dodge Challenger Hellcat to lap a 1.7-mile track two seconds faster than a standard Hellcat, while it’ll also run a quarter mile 0.3s quicker too – 10.9s vs 11.2s for the regular car.
Acceleration off the line also benefits with a faster time that’s down to 3.5 seconds and a 0.04g improvement in lateral grip (0.97g) – these mini benefits all add up to faster track times.
Besides the wider body, the Hellcat gets electric power steering for the first time, a front splitter from the Demon, a new grille and arch badges with a power-bulge bonnet and air-catcher headlights.
Sadly though, the engine remains the same 6.2-liter Hemi V8 which produces 650 lb-ft of torque and 707-bhp – but then again, extra power was never the point here.
15 exterior colours are available and prices start at $71,495 ($7k more than the regular Hellcat), although we have a feeling not many people are looking to purchase a Hellcat for anything other than straight line performance.