Dodge says its 2018 muscle car range is now complete, with the arrival in the US of a new option pack for the Challenger.
Called the WideBody, the pack complements the Challenger SRT Hellcat and promises more than just stickers and body addenda.
If the widened fenders look familiar, that’s because Dodge has already used them on the Demon. They add 3.5 inches to the Challenger’s overall width, and come matched with 20-inch ‘Devil’ alloy wheels wearing 11-inch wide Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
To assist with the new stance and wider rubber, the WideBody comes with a new electric power steering system.
Dodge says the WideBody isn’t just for show. On a 1.7-mile race track, the carmaker says you’ll be 13 car lengths ahead in the WideBody verses the standard Hellcat after just one lap - or around two seconds.
To that end, the WideBody is 0.1 seconds faster than the standard Hellcat in the 0-60MPH sprint at 3.4 seconds, and the quarter mile rolls by 0.3 seconds faster.
Power comes from a supercharged 6.2 litre Hemi petrol V8 making 527kW and 881Nm, matched with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Prices in the US start from around US$72,000 (AU$94,000), but don’t expect to see this one in Australia in an official capacity anytime soon.
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