With its ultra-powerful engine, quick acceleration, and superb handling, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat delivers an incredible driving experience. The driving capabilities of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was recently on full display when a one-off Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept raced at the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.
Features of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept was a collaboration between Dodge SRT and Wesley Motorsports, with special modifications made to the production version of the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. This includes a specially tuned supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine, Bilstein shock absorbers, production SRT suspension tuning, Toyo Proxes RR DOT Competition Tires on 20-inch by 11-inch production wheels, and an FIA-spec roll cage, racing seat, and a fuel cell replacing the production fuel tank. Also, the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept has a customized engine calibration to help the vehicle maintain power at the upper altitudes of the Pikes Peak run.
2nd Place Finish for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which was held on June 30, 2019, is one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in the world. Drivers must negotiate 156 turns over 12.4 miles — a route that puts a premium on handling and top-notch braking. The air is thin at the 9,390-foot start and gets thinner on the climb to the finish line at 14,115 feet, affecting the engine’s output and stamina of the drivers. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody finished in 2nd place for the Exhibition class for the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.