For all those looking for the ultimate muscle car experience, the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat comes as a perfect choice. This 2-door, 5-passenger legend perfectly blends vintage muscle-car flavor with advanced technology and features. The upcoming Hellcat harkens back to the glory days of muscle cars, while still offering something that will surely attract the new audience.
With a beastly engine and a number of upgrades and innovations, this car will prove more than a match for the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang.
2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat – Exterior look, Design and Styling
One thing is for certain; nobody can mistake the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat for any other model out there. The Challenger has kept the same design for more than 40 years, and the 2018 edition will be no different.
From its retro details and a wide stance to the short deck proportions and a long hood, the Hellcat proudly carries that vintage feeling. With optional stripes, badging, and hood scoops, it literally mimics the classic Challengers that ruled the racetracks back in the day.
However, the 2018 edition is not all about feeling vintage. It also sports a good number of modern and sleek features as well. With a longer, more aerodynamic hood and a slightly revamped front bumper, the Challenger will assume an even more aggressive stance. Aside from these, we will also see new, 20-inch wheels, subtly redesigned taillights and a wide array of color options.
Moving in the Interior
On the inside, the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is highly functional, comfortable and enjoyable. Thanks to some major upgrades introduced last year, this muscle car now feels almost like a luxury coupe. A new dashboard dominates the front of the cabin, with new materials and a slightly revamped styling.
Despite having one of the most powerful and noisiest engines, the Hellcat’s cabin will be very quiet, thanks to the implementation of acoustic glass and other sound-deadening features. In addition to the retro-style gauges, we will see a few modern additions, such as a massive information screen.
When it comes to the available space, potential customers should not expect plenty of room in the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This is, after all, a performance-oriented car. However, it will still be capable of accommodating up to 5 passengers. In the tech department, the Hellcat will not disappoint. We will see the UConnect infotainment suite, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, SiriusXM apps, a 6-speaker sound system, USB, a dual-zone climate control and more.
Engine Specs and Fuel Economy
Unsurprisingly, the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will have one hellishly powerful engine under its hood. The engine in question is a beastly 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. This engine is capable of producing 707 hp @ 6.000 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque @ 4.000 rpm. With it, the Hellcat will reach a top speed of almost 200 mph and go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.
However, all this power comes with a price in the form of a less-than-stellar fuel efficiency, which sits at 13/22 mpg. Last, but not least, the engine will come coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Availability and Price of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The upcoming 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will most likely become available during the 4th quarter of 2017. Those interested in purchasing this muscle car should expect a price of no less than $63.000.