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

Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept Joins Race-prepped Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

Joining the BILSTEIN-equipped Wesley Motorsports Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, will be an exciting one-off 2020 concept vehicle. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept will be taking on the 97th PPIHC in the Exhibition class.

As a celebration of the new 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody production car, the hill climb will be the perfect proving ground for the most powerful and fastest mass-produced production sedan in the world.

Technical specs that comprise the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody were developed in tandem with Wesley Motorsports. BILSTEIN shock absorbers and production SRT suspension tuning are well-suited for the intense high-speed conditions.

Power is delivered from a specially tuned, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine which delivers best-in-class 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Putting power to the ground is a crisp-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with SRT-developed high-performance calibration.

Widebody treatment adds 3.5 inches to the Dodge Charger’s body width, enabling 20-inch by 11-inch wheels and wide, competition-spec Toyo Proxes RR DOT tires to fit under the fenders.

Award-winning driver Randy Pobst, a three-time “Race to the Clouds” veteran and resident expert test driver for Motor Trend magazine, will be in the driver’s seat of this special Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept, race-prepped by Wesley Motorsports of Lansing, Michigan. The 97th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set for Sunday, June 30. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept will compete in the Exhibition Class.

“I’m thrilled to run Pikes Peak in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept race car,” said professional race car driver Randy Pobst. “The driving challenge is like no other on Earth. This specially prepared Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept has the three ‘must haves’ for this hill climb: lots of horsepower and torque to hit 120 mph plus on the sweepers; great handling with the wider wheels and tires, because there is absolutely no room for mistakes on a mountain road; and the superb brakes to haul that puppy down for 20-mph hairpin turns.”

The Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody concept joins a race-prepped Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody at this year’s event. This will be the Challenger’s second year up the mountain in the Time Attack 1 class. Kevin Wesley will be behind the wheel.