2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

July 31st, 2018 by

The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a true summer car for many reasons. The muscle-car styling of the Dodge Challenger is more than just a retro aesthetic and a big roar of an engine. No other automaker is doing what Dodge is doing right now in the way of American muscle. The Dodge Challenger combines an insane 707-horsepower engine with gear from other versions of the Challenger to make a modern day muscle car that’s more than the sum of all its parts.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is one for the record books.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is one for the record books.

The Challenger features 20-inch “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero summer tires. Mixed with the extended fender flares, blacked-out rear lip spoiler, and scalloped hood, it makes a major impression. The Challenger comes fully equipped with a 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 engine, which makes 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Power is transported to the rear wheels by either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The power in the Dodge Challenger is incredible. The Pirelli P-Zero tires give the Challenger a pretty solid grip of the ground, but you have to warm them up. If you pull away from a red light with even a hair of power when the tires are cold, you’ll be spinning them far into second gear. Traction control does a pretty good job wrangling in all the power though. It’s never a good idea to drive outside one’s skillset, but in this car, the traction control acts like a security blanket.

The previous Hellcat had a pretty good amount of body roll; if you aren’t a fan of burnouts- the vehicle’s novelty was short lived. The newer, wider Hellcat can actually corner. The SRT performance package gives the driver the option to customize the suspension, transmission, traction control, and steering wheel settings. It also gives you a choice between 707-horsepower and 500-horsepower output settings. If you turn the steering and suspension to the firmest setting, the Hellcat goes from a muscle car to a more modern performance machine.

The fuel economy is 13 miles per gallon in the city, 22 on the highway, and 16 combined. The Hellcat provides many different luxuries, including heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, and an 18-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. It also comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Speed, power, and technology – what more could you want?

What are you waiting for? Come into Bayway today and take one of our beautiful 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcats for a test ride to see how amazing they are for yourself. Once you’re behind the wheel, you won’t believe how fast you fall in love with this amazing car. It’s no surprise that they hit the market running and have been selling extremely fast.

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