2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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The new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is arguably the most powerful Challenger ever with its 707 horsepower and 650 pounds-ft. of torque produced by its undoubtedly stonking supercharged 6.2L HEMI engine. It is an authentic muscle car that needs no introduction in the muscle car planet. In addition to its powerful engine, it also comes with a surprising practicality. Some of the pros that define it include an enormous trunk, a relatively supple ride quality, ample features for the money, a touchscreen interface, and tons of customization options. Its release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2018, if the latest news reports are anything to be trusted.

“With an all-new driver-focused interior and the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission system, the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car that is able to unleash the true GT functionality,” said Tim Kuniskis – Dodge CEO and President.

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Whether you are want to purchase the SRT Hellcat for on-track or on-road use, there’re several drive modes that offer the kind of customization that buyers look for. These modes alter the suspension, traction, paddle shifters, steering, transmission shift speeds, and horsepower. The available drive-modes include Custom, Default, Sport, and Track. The Custom mode allows driver’s own personalization in terms of performance. The Sport allows increased performance. The Track mode improves driving performance over smooth, dry surfaces, while the Default mode automatically detects the prevailing road conditions and adjusts accordingly.

For Dodge fans who have been waiting for the Challenger SRT Hellcat with baited breadth, we have only thing to say to this end – the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is downright awesome! My crystal ball tells me the latter statement above comes as an affirmation than a surprise. While no one may be surprised by the stonking performance offered by the SRT Hellcat, one thing that perhaps sips through unnoticed is its practicality. It offers a voluptuous trunk that would make any sedan envious.

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In addition to the features above, other salient features that define the new SRT Hellcat include a slew of safety features, versatility, comfort, and tons of entertainment and convenience features. This is especially true considering the new model is the top-of-the-line model for the larger 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup.

Yet, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2018 isn’t the only vehicle in the segment that offers exemplary performance. Prime suspects that can challenge the SRT Hellcat ‘supremo’ tag include the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. The other option is Dodge’s own Charger.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Release Date & Price

The new SRT Hellcat release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2018, at least according to credible reports. Dodge is yet to announce the 2018 pricing structure, but until then, rumors allege the new model will cost around $65,000 – a slight difference relative to the existing model.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exterior

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According to sources in the know, engineers and designers spent about 35-percent more time on the latest 2018 SRT Hellcat than on the previous model. This time was mostly directed towards further refining the exterior of the vehicle. The result is a more aerodynamic vehicle for both race track and on-road spirited driving. The 1971 inspiration still carries on the front fascia that results in a vertical-split grille, larger air intakes, and improved visual styling cues.

To ensure minimal air turbulence and effective removal of heat, the hood of the engine comes with dual air extractors. The hoods are also made exclusively of aluminum and are available in Satin Black finish.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Interior Review

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The interior is especially designed for a driving enthusiast thanks to plenty of technology, and classy materials. It is artistic and organic styled and inspired by the 1971 Challenger. Buyers are spoil for choice when it comes to the available standard and optional accessories. The display, is almost infinitely customizable and features an innovative 7-inch driver-selectable information display. The seats comes with improved cushioning and comfortable contours thanks to the redesigned seats. More details about its standard and optional technologies will be available on its release date.

Engine Specs

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is atop the larger Dodge Challenger trim lineup and comes with a mammoth supercharged 6.2L V8 engine good for 707 horsepower and 650 pounds-ft. of torque.

0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.8 seconds. The top speed is estimated to be 200 mph.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 116,2 in
Length: 197.5 in
Width: 75.7 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 16.2 cu ft
Curb weight: 4469 lb
Top Speed: 200 mph
0-60: 4,8 sec
MPG: 13/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: B5 Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat Pearl, Pitch Black Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

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Safety

Details about the model’s safety are yet to be offered by the NHTSA. However, we expect pristine impact crash test scores once the official figures are available.

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