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Attitude during Altitude: One-off Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept Aims for a Top of Pikes Peak

June 27, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The world-renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado is all about challenges. Drivers contingency negotiate 156 turns over 12.4 miles – a lane that puts a reward on doing and top-notch braking. The atmosphere is skinny during a 9,390-foot start and gets thinner on a mount to a finish line during 14,115 feet, inspiring a engine’s outlay and a driver’s stamina.
In short, it’s a pursuit for an SRT Hellcat – specifically, a race-prepped, judgment appurtenance formed on a just-announced 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. The judgment wears particular red/black/gray/white SRT clothing combined by a FCA US Product Design Office and initial previewed during SpringFest 14 in April.
“When we demeanour during a Charger, we of march think ‘muscle car,’ but maybe not ‘Pike’s Peak contender,'” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “So we did what we do; we threw large horsepower, large rubber and large brakes during it. It’s usually that easy to make a Dodge foe ready. And a best part, many of what we did is accessible off a salon building in a new 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.”
Dodge//SRT engineers teamed with Wesley Motorsports to make changes to a Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody prolongation specs, tailoring a sedan for a unique, exhausting rigors of Pikes Peak:

  • Under a concept’s hood is a specifically tuned supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine
  • A foe empty and customized engine calibration are quite important, enabling this special race-prepped Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody to say energy during a tip altitudes of a Pikes Peak run
  • Bilstein startle absorbers and prolongation SRT cessation tuning are befitting for a heated high-speed conditions
  • Toyo Proxes RR DOT Competition Tires on 20-inch by 11-inch prolongation wheels, Pagid RST 1 racing stop pads and high-temperature stop liquid yield a hold and postulated interlude energy for a impassioned alpine foe conditions seen during Pike’s Peak
  • For motorist reserve underneath all racing circumstances, a judgment is versed with an FIA-spec hurl cage, racing chair and a fuel dungeon replacing a prolongation fuel tank

While a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody for Pikes Peak is a one-off concept, it carries many of a batch apparatus used for a prolongation chronicle of a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, including:

  • Six-piston Brembo stop calipers for a front wheels and four-piston Brembo calipers for a rear
  • Crisp-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed involuntary delivery with SRT-developed high-performance calibration

The Pikes Peak Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody judgment even carries an atmosphere conditioning compressor, customary apparatus on a prolongation counterpart, to say a production-car credit for a competition.
Award-winning motorist Randy Pobst, a three-time “Race to a Clouds” maestro and proprietor consultant exam motorist for Motor Trend magazine, will be in a driver’s chair of this special Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept, race-prepped by Wesley Motorsports of Lansing, Michigan. The 97th using of a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set for Sunday, Jun 30. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody judgment will contest in a Exhibition Class.  
“I’m anxious to run Pikes Peak in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept foe car,” pronounced professional race car driver Randy Pobst. “The pushing plea is like no other on Earth. This specifically prepared Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody judgment has a 3 ‘must haves’ for this towering climb: lots of horsepower and torque to strike 120 mph and on a sweepers; great handling with a wider wheels and tires, since there is absolutely no room for mistakes on a towering road; and the superb brakes to transport that puppy down for 20-mph hairpin turns.”  
The Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody judgment joins a race-prepped Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody during this year’s event. This will be a Challenger’s second year adult a towering in a Time Attack 1 class. Kevin Wesley will be behind a wheel.
This will be a third year that Wesley Motorsports has campaigned a modern, specifically prepared Dodge//SRT high-performance automobile during Pikes Peak:

  • 2016: Viper ACR sets a Class TA2 subordinate record; finished second on foe day
  • 2018: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody competent fifth in Class TA1. Finished 11th due to involuntary issues

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Race Concept formed on new prolongation model
Dodge is literally expanding a high-performance Charger models for 2020, adding a Widebody package to America’s usually four-door flesh car.
Designed and engineered to pull a bounds of what a four-door family sedan can be, a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is powered by a proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, that delivers best-in-class 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, corresponding to a customary TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed involuntary transmission. With a tip speed of 196 mph, a Charger SRT Hellcat maintains a explain as a many absolute and fastest mass-produced sedan in a world.
It is also a quickest and best-handling prolongation Charger SRT Hellcat ever, as a 3.5-inch wider physique creates room for new 20-inch by 11-inch Carbon Black fake wheels roving on wider, stickier Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires.
SRT engineers took this wider, stickier savage to a lane to see what it can do. The result: softened opening on a street, frame and highway course. The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody runs 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, has quarter-mile elapsed time (ET) in 10.96 seconds and pulls .96 g on a movement pad. It also delivers a highway march path time 2.1 seconds faster than a automobile it replaces after one path of a 2.1-mile track. That is equal to 13 automobile lengths per lap.
About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s opening code and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded a code in 1914. Their change continues today. New for 2019, a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is hexed by a Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine creates it a many powerful, quickest and fastest flesh car, reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds, and a fastest GT prolongation automobile with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds during 131 mph. It also reaches a new tip speed of 203 mph.

Joining a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with a some-more absolute 717-horsepower engine, and a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, featuring buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody, that supplement 3.5 inches of breadth to a 485-horsepower Scat Pack’s customary body. Also new for 2019 is a Challenger R/T Scat Pak 1320 with disdainful drag frame record from a iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal flesh automobile and a vacant board for a critical grassroots drag racer. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV with a best-in-class draw rating of 8,700 lbs., completes a brand’s opening lineup. These abdominal opening models join a 2019 code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a salon that offers opening during each cost point.
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