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I know I'm weird, but I want more info on that white Hellcat pilot widebody with the blue wheels.
 

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He's being held in a secret underground bunker outside Auburn Hills until such time as the Widebody plans are fully revealed by Tim K and his exile can be lifted.

Seriously, not a lot known but did read something saying Widebody would be speed limited to 186 mph, the tire rating. Sounds like BS but Demon will be limited to 168 mph so guess it's possible.

The blue wheels and 275 tires just for assembly line and shipping, dealer to install the correct 20x11 wheels and 305/35-20 tires and send the blue ones back to Brampton. Demon apparently will be treated the same way (see the Granite Crystal Demon below).


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He's being held in a secret underground bunker outside Auburn Hills until such time as the Widebody plans are fully revealed by Tim K and his exile can be lifted.

Seriously, not a lot known but did read something saying Widebody would be speed limited to 186 mph, the tire rating. Sounds like BS but Demon will be limited to 168 mph so guess it's possible.

The blue wheels and 275 tires just for assembly line and shipping, dealer to install the correct 20x11 wheels and 305/35-20 tires and send the blue ones back to Brampton. Demon apparently will be treated the same way (see the Granite Crystal Demon below).


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I read that the demon is speed limited because of the street legal drag tires. The Hellcat WB is getting larger 20" performance tires and wont be speed limited like the regular Hellcat.
 

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He's being held in a secret underground bunker outside Auburn Hills until such time as the Widebody plans are fully revealed by Tim K and his exile can be lifted.

Seriously, not a lot known but did read something saying Widebody would be speed limited to 186 mph, the tire rating. Sounds like BS but Demon will be limited to 168 mph so guess it's possible.

The blue wheels and 275 tires just for assembly line and shipping, dealer to install the correct 20x11 wheels and 305/35-20 tires and send the blue ones back to Brampton. Demon apparently will be treated the same way (see the Granite Crystal Demon below).


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Here's an article about the wheels being to wide for assembly line and where the wide wheels and tires are swapped.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's drag radials are too wide for production line
 

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He's being held in a secret underground bunker outside Auburn Hills until such time as the Widebody plans are fully revealed by Tim K and his exile can be lifted.
I'll be in Auburn Hills this coming weekend - tour through Tech Center (Fri) and C.E.M.A. car show (Sat). We'll see what I can find...;)
 

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Good deal Hal, I've been by SRT before (not inside, I wish!), always cool cars going in and out of there, even found a twin to my car.


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Resumespeed updated his post on the Hellcat forum. http://www.hellcat.org/threads/2018-dodge-challenger-information-thread.48473/


Exclusive information for Hellcat.org
Last updated: June 6, 2017 (exterior colors)

2018 Challenger Production and ordering dates:
(Last day of production for 2017 Challenger: July 2017)

2018 order banks open USA: June/ 2017
2018 order banks open Canada: June 2017
2018 order banks open Demon: TBD
2018 production launch: July 24, 2017
2018 press Launch: September 1, 2017
2018 World debut/press launch SRT Demon: Tuesday April 11, 2017 (New York)
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2018 Challenger model lineup

SXT 3.6L
SXT PLUS 3.6L
GT AWD 3.6L
R/T 5.7L
R/T Shaker 5.7L
R/T PLUS 5.7L
R/T PLUS Shaker 5.7L
T/A 5.7L
T/A 5.7L PLUS
T/A 392
R/T Scat Pack 6.4L
R/T Scat Pack Shaker 392
SRT 392
SRT Hellcat 6.2L
SRT Hellcat 6.2L (with Wide Body Option package)
SRT Demon / ADR (6.2L Wide Body)


What's New: 2018 Challenger

No major changes, same drivetrains as 2017 models (except Demon)
Gun Metal dual center stripes (Hellcat)
Rear seat delete option (Hellcat)

SXT and R/T base trim levels offer new standard content
• New 7.0” Uconnect touchscreen featuring Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay
• ParkView rear backup camera system with body-color spoiler
• 1-touch up windows on all trims

Hellcat badging updates
• New SRT + Hellcat logo featured grille badge
• New Hellcat fender badges
• Illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps standard

Wheels
• SRT 392 – Standard Low Gloss Black “5Deep” lightweight aluminum wheels and optional Brass Monkey “Slingshot” lightweight aluminum wheels
• SRT Hellcat – New optional Nano Steel “5Deep” lightweight aluminum wheels

Interior
• Super Track Pak now comes with Nappa/Alcantara Performance Leather on “Plus” Models
• New Demonic Red interior on Hellcat

Brakes
• Red Brake calipers are now optional on all 5.7L and 392 V8 models
• Orange, Gunmetal and Black optional brake caliper colors on SRT Hellcat

Options
• Performance Handling Group available on R/T Shakers and T/As


New: 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide Body (optional package)

6.2L Supercharged engine
8-speed auto transmission w/paddle shifters (8HP90) / or 6-speed manual
Illuminated Air-Catcher Headlamps
New: Wide Body competition suspension
New: 305/35ZR20 A/S Performance Tires
New: 20X11.0" Forged aluminum wheels
New: Electric power steering


New: 2018 Challenger SRT Demon / ADR Wide Body

6.2L Supercharged engine (modified)
8-speed auto transmission w/paddle shifters (8HP90)
Illuminated Air-Catcher Headlamps
New: Drag race suspension
New: Nitto 315/40R18 drag radial tires
New: 18X11.0" Forged aluminum "hole-shot" wheels
New: 3.09 axle ratio
New: Limited Edition numbered dash plaque
New: More than 200 pounds lighter than Hellcat
New: Line Lock launch control
New: Upgraded prop shaft
New: Upgraded differential housing
Mew: Upgraded 41-spline half shafts
New: Launch Assist (to reduce wheel hop)
New: four-point harness bar mounting points
New: 35 percent lower rate front springs/28 percent lower rate rear springs
New: 75 percent lower rate hollow front sway bar/44 percent lower rate rear sway bar
New: Drag-tuned Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks
New: Approximately 18 percent increase in converter torque multiplication
New: Approximately 18 percent increase in rear axle torque multiplication
New: more than 35 percent higher launch force vs Hellcat
New: 45 square inch “Air Grabber” cold air intake
New: Larger air box, sealed and ducted to hood scoop
New: Available cloth or leather seats
New: Electric power steering
New: After shut-down "Chiller" cooling system

Demon Performance Pages:

New: Real-time graphic display of engine horsepower and torque with gear changes plotted
New: Real-time display of the supercharger intercooler coolant temperature
New: Driver-selectable line-lock, rpm-adjustable launch control and by-individual-gear-adjustable shift light in the instrument cluster
New: Timers for reaction time; 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile elapsed time and vehicle speed
New: Display of instantaneous and peak lateral and longitudinal g-forces
New: Gauge read-outs for engine oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, transmission fluid temperature, intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio, intercooler coolant temperature, boost pressure and battery voltage

Auto (Street) Mode options:
Multiple levels of engine performance
Three levels of suspension “feel and response”
Three levels of steering “feel and response”
Drag Mode options:
Multiple levels of engine performance
One level of transmission shifting “speed and firmness”
One level of traction control
One level of suspension “feel and response”
One level of steering “feel and response”
Custom Mode options:

Nearly every combination of options available in Auto (Street) or Drag can be configured in the Custom Drive Mode


2018 initial exterior Colors:

B5 BLUE (Late Availability)
BILLET METALLIC
BRIGHT WHITE
DESTROYER GREY
F8 GREEN (Late Availability)
GO MANGO
GRANITE CRYSTAL METALLIC
INDIGO BLUE (Late Availability)
MAXIMUM STEEL METALLIC
OCTANE RED
PITCH BLACK
PLUM CRAZY (Late Availability)
REDLINE TRI-COAT PEARL
TORRED
YELLOW JACKET

One touch up windows, glad i waited for 18!.

Wonder what the performance handling group is.
 

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The biggest take away for me was the new one touch up windows on All trim levels!!! I hope I can figure out a way to put hear in my current cars, doubtful as it's prolly a computer thing and not just a switch.
 

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What is this "Performance Handling Group" that will be available on ALL R/T Shakers and T/As?
 

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What is this "Performance Handling Group" that will be available on ALL R/T Shakers and T/As?
I wonder when he states "R/T Shakers and T/As" he means the 5.7 versions as the 6.4s would be referred to as "R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392"?

Possibly some 392 suspension/brake upgrades on a 5.7? I'm totally guessing on that.
 

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Resumespeed updated his post on the Hellcat forum. 2018 Dodge Challenger information thread | SRT Hellcat Forum





One touch up windows, glad i waited for 18!.

Wonder what the performance handling group is.
RS is posting some conflicting information on the exterior paint colors. On the 2018 paint thread he indicated that Plum Crazy and B5 were only Demon colors. I wonder which it is. I was hoping to order a PCP car this coming year. Post and link below:
2018 Challenger initial exterior Colors:

B5 BLUE (Demon, Late Availability
BILLET METALLIC
BRIGHT WHITE
DESTROYER GREY
F8 GREEN (Late Availability)
GO MANGO
GRANITE CRYSTAL METALLIC
INDIGO BLUE (Late Availability)
MAXIMUM STEEL METALLIC
OCTANE RED
PITCH BLACK
PLUM CRAZY (Demon)
REDLINE TRI-COAT PEARL
TORRED
YELLOW JACKET

-RS

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f19/what-colours-will-carry-over-2018-a-574441/index10.html
 

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That post was a day after his info update on hellcat forum so that is the latest news.

I wonder why they would do that, not like a color is going to sell a Demon. B5 and Plum are such iconic popular colors on the modern challengers.
 

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That post was a day after his info update on hellcat forum so that is the latest news.

I wonder why they would do that, not like a color is going to sell a Demon. B5 and Plum are such iconic popular colors on the modern challengers.
B5 and PCP are definitely available on the Demon per the FCA news release. The Question I have : is the Plumb Crazy Pearl still late availability? I think he just screwed up.
 

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That post was a day after his info update on hellcat forum so that is the latest news.

I wonder why they would do that, not like a color is going to sell a Demon. B5 and Plum are such iconic popular colors on the modern challengers.
I sounds like B5 and PCP wouldn't be offered for '18 but since the Demon is a 1 year only run, they wanted to make those cars available in those two vintage colors. Surprised they aren't offering Hemi Orange as well for the Demon. I guess Go Mango is indeed one of the original HIP colors, at least by name.
 
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