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    3 Ways Dodge could Improve the Hellcat Challenger, Charger for 2018

    3 Ways Dodge could Improve the Hellcat Challenger, Charger for 2018-dsc_1518-jpg

    We don’t have any official information on the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat or 2018 Charger SRT Hellcat, but based on a few other 2018 model year vehicles from FCA – there are three seemingly simple ways for Dodge to improve the Hellcat cars for the next model year.

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are both relatively unrivaled in terms of real world performance capabilities, with only the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 posing a real challenge for the coupe while the 707hp Mopar sedan continues to be unrivaled by anything with four doors. The Hellcat Challenger and Charger are incredible performance machines from the factory and they have proven to be even more impressive with relatively minor aftermarket modifications, so those Hellcat owners who demand better performance can gain that extra power through a variety of channels.

    However, even without any real competition for the Hellcat Challenger or Hellcat Charger, it is likely that Dodge will want to continue to improve the performance attributes of these two Mopar machines. There has been no word from FCA about changes coming to the 707hp Challenger or Charger for 2018, but based on some other 2018 model year vehicles, there are a few simple features which could go a long way in making the Hellcat cars even more impressive without adding more power.


    1. A Wide Body Package
    2. The Torque Reserve System
    3. Weight Reduction
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    All three would be a good start.
    And if so, I will seriously consider upgrading my 2015 Charger Hellcat to a 2018 model.
    Terry

    2005 Magnum RT load runner 2.6: Inertia Motorsports 419 Stroker, Predator Tune: 475rwhp & 465rwtq, Crower Cam, Kook's Headers, 3 inch "Custom" Exhaust, Tunable Induction Intake, NAG1-HTC Tranny, 3.55 Gears, 600hp DSS Half-Shafts, TrueFiber Challenger Hood, Enkei Wheels 18"x9", MT 28.00" / 12.00" x 18" radials on rear, Paneled Rear Side Windows, GoManGo Front Seats, Eibach Springs/Dampers, Wilwood Calipers, Rear Wiper Removed, Billet Technology enhancments.
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    Not sure why they would bother with weight reduction at the expense of comfort... The crazy thing about these cars is that they are 700+hp daily drivers. Start stripping things out and you'll have to deal with stupid comparisons to much lighter cars around a track... Really doubtful that 200 lbs will make a measurable difference in 0-60 times.

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