One-Off Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept Aims for the Top of Pikes Peak

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”Race-prepped Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye will compete in the Time Attack 1 class in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2019"

One-off Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept Aims for the Top of Pikes Peak

Race-prepped, one-off concept version of newly unveiled 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is competing in the Exhibition Class of the world-renowned 97th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on Sunday, June 30

Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept Joins Race-prepped Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody on Its Run Up the Mountain This Year

  • Race-prepped, one-off concept 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody to compete in the Exhibition class at the 97th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado
  • Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept is powered by a specially tuned version of the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, mated to crisp-shifting TorqueFlite high performance eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Widebody treatment adds 3.5 inches to Dodge Charger’s body width, enables 20-inch by 11-inch wheels and wide, competition-spec tires
  • Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept adds safety gear, shocks and brake pads tailored to the extreme demands of racing on Pikes Peak
  • Award-winning driver Randy Pobst making his fourth career run at “Race to the Clouds”
  • Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept prepared with Pikes Peak veterans from SRT Engineering  and the Wesley Motorsports team
  • Celebrates the arrival of Dodge’s new-for-2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody production car – the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world and the quickest, best-handling production Charger SRT Hellcat ever

The world-renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado is all about challenges. 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 the driver’s stamina.

Race-prepped, one-off concept version of newly unveiled 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is competing in the Exhibition Class of the world-renowned 97th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on Sunday, June 30

In short, it’s a job for an SRT Hellcat – specifically, a race-prepped, concept machine based on the just-announced 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. The concept wears distinctive red/black/gray/white SRT livery created by the FCA US Product Design Office and first previewed at SpringFest 14 in April.

“When you look at a Charger, you of course 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 big horsepower, big rubber and big brakes at it. It’s just that easy to make a Dodge race ready. And the best part, most of what we did is available off the showroom floor in the new 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.”

Race-prepped, one-off concept version of newly unveiled 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is competing in the Exhibition Class of the world-renowned 97th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on Sunday, June 30

Dodge//SRT engineers teamed with Wesley Motorsports to make changes to the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody production specs, tailoring the sedan for the unique, grueling rigors of Pikes Peak:

  • Under the concept’s hood is the specially tuned supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine
  • A race exhaust and customized engine calibration are particularly important, enabling this special race-prepped Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody to maintain power at the upper altitudes of the Pikes Peak run
  • Bilstein shock absorbers and production SRT suspension tuning are well-suited for the intense high-speed conditions
  • Toyo Proxes RR DOT Competition Tires on 20-inch by 11-inch production wheels, Pagid RST 1 racing brake pads and high-temperature brake fluid provide the grip and sustained stopping power for the extreme mountainous race conditions seen at Pike’s Peak
  • For driver safety under all racing circumstances, the concept is equipped with an FIA-spec roll cage, racing seat and a fuel cell replacing the production fuel tank

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