As much as we loved the Dodge Demon, it had a few quirks. Aside from collectors hoarding them, there was no option for a manual transmission. That’s why we jumped for joy for the 2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody. We spent a week with this stick-shift beast and it did not disappoint.
If you want the power without the aggressive looks, the widebody package is optional. It should be standard thanks to the wider rubber at all corners. Starting with the most obvious aspect, the Tremec transmission was inherited from the Viper. The clutch is numb yet predictable, and the flywheel does a great job of keeping the blower spinning during off-throttle cornering.
2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody Photos
2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody Engine
It easily handles the 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque from the supercharged 6.2L. If you enjoy the occasional drag race, the 8.4″ screen optimizes suspension, enables launch control rpm, and the 2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody has something you won’t expect. A line-lock keeps the front brakes locked to allow the rear rubber to heat up. You will have consistent low 11 second times thanks to the after-run chiller. Once the car is shut down, an auxiliary electric water pump and the fans run for a few minutes to prevent heat soak.
2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody Specs
- Price: $62,190
- Engine: Supercharged 6.2L V8
- Horsepower: 717hp
- Torque: 656 lb-ft
- 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
- Top Speed: 199 mph
2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody Review
After a week of driving, here is our consensus. Seating position and controls are excellent. Visibility is not as bad as the Camaro, but its close. The curb weight of 4,490 lbs is easily upset in the corners, so you need to be ready to wrestle the wheel. The power is incredible. It doesn’t care what gear you are in, the 2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody acceleration is always available. Thirst is only quenched by premium fuel, and we were not able to get above 12 mpg.
2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat Widebody Price
For under $70,000, it could be daily driven if you don’t mind the price of fuel, your mileage may vary. Of course, this car is available as a narrow body, but it looks too close to all the V6 rental Challengers. It is worth the price to have so much fun! Click the link below to browse the great incentives from our dealers and stay with us for more great reviews.
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