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    The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody: All About That Grip

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    The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is reaching dealerships around the country and while some people online insist that the wider tires can’t make any real difference, more than a thousand miles in the gorgeous Octane Red Mopar muscle car above proves otherwise – as this car offers far better traction than the “normal” Hellcat Challenger. Reprinted from TorqueNews.

    When I first drove the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, it was at a media drive event in Indianapolis. We drove the widened Hellcat Challenger on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and on local roads around the area. This combination of track time and road time left me with little doubt that the 305mm-wide tires at all four corners make a big difference in both launch grip and cornering grip, but at the end of the day, I “only” put about 100 miles on the car.

    However, I recently spent two glorious weeks with the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody living at my house and during that time, I put well over a thousand miles on the 707 horsepower muscle car. During those action-packed test miles, I learned that the big rear tires on the Widebody Hellcat do make a big difference in launch grip. They help with cornering as well, but let’s be honest – far more people buying a Hellcat car are going to be more concerned with grip on a hard launch and in that area, the widened Challenger shines.

    Details on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

    Before getting into my views on the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, here is a quick look at the features and pricing of the newest Mopar muscle car to hit the market.

    The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody has the same 707 horsepower Hemi and the same option of either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The suspension system has been retuned for the wider tires and a new electronic steering system replaces the hydraulic system in the normal Hellcat Challenger, but for the most part, the Widebody Hellcat is mechanically identical to the original Hellcat Challenger.
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    I don't know, personally when I heard about the widebody Hellcat Challenger I started having fantasies of a Z/28 crushing track monster...
    His: 2006 MSRT8, K&N CAI, built and tuned by MPR Motorsports (WhiteHemi), forged pistons and a HHP Stg 2r cam, HHP HEMITUNER TCM, Paramount Stg 2 valve body, Mopar Performance high stall converter, Flowmaster Super 10s, 180° t-stat, Tranzformer, Street Edge coilovers, 275/35/20 Continental ExtremeContact DW (square), otherwise bone stock.
    Personal best 8.473 in the 1/8 and spinning like a fool, on old Toyos, pre Tranzformer, old suspension, and old stock engine, new times to come.

    Hers: 2010 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, bone stock and slow as a rock...

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