Four Best Performance Features of the 2018 Dodge Hellcat Widebody

May 17th, 2018 by

Dodge HellcatThe 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the extremely exclusive version of the Challenger Hellcat that has attracted widespread attention from the media and car buyers alike. These are some of the best performance features you can expect on the 2018 Dodge Hellcat Widebody.


The 2018 Dodge Hellcat Widebody boasts an impressive 6.2-liter V8 supercharged HEMI engine that produces 707 horsepower with a maximum of 650 pound-feet of torque power. If you are not used to this amount of drive power, it might take some getting used to. The Challenger Hellcat Widebody markets an impressive 0-to-60 speed of just 2.9 seconds. 


You might be surprised getting behind the wheel of the Dodge Hellcat Widebody. Despite its enormous power capabilities, it also handles well. The upgraded wider tires give it added grip and traction even when turning the tightest of track corners. Not only does this improve drivability, but it also makes it one of the best track-made vehicles on the market.

The Hellcat Widebody also allows you to change between drive modes, further expanding the drivability. Driving in sport mode turns off the traction control, giving you less grip but more power. The six-speed or eight-speed automatic paddle shifters are upgraded and work with the Torque Flight transmission to efficiently and smoothly change between the different drive modes.

Exterior Design

Even the exterior of the Hellcat Widebody is designed for optimal speed and performance. It includes larger fender flares borrowed from the Demon model, Pirelli P-Zero tires, and power electric steering. This will be the first Hellcat ever to have power electric steering. You will also see a bit more of the Demon with the front splitter bumper. As its name implies, it is wider overall. In fact, its width is 3.5 inches wider. While you might have difficulty fitting in local parking spaces, you will not have any trouble bringing it to the track.

These exterior changes are said to significantly improve both the feel and the power of the 2018 Challenger Hellcat Widebody. It seems that these claims might be accurate as Dodge has shaved off two seconds on a 1.7-mile track time and dropped 0.3 seconds on the quarter mile performance.

Interior Design

Most drivers do not buy the Hellcat Widebody for its interior. This doesn’t mean it is not equipped with an accommodating and comfortable interior. The wide exterior of the vehicle gives you added cargo and storage space on the inside. The decor is sporty and clean without too many technological features cluttering up the dashboard. Fortunately, you can easily access needed vehicle controls via the center dash app screen. The performance displays are placed front and center, ensuring you know your maximum speed at all times.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody can be described as extremely powerful. It is fun to look at and even more entertaining to drive. Come by Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to view the available inventory of 2018 Dodge Challengers.

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