Dodge is launching its latest child, the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody, immediately into the highlight simply days after its unveiling. This weekend, Dodge’s longtime racing accomplice will ship the brand new Charger to new heights on the 2019 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, racing driver Randy Pobst is the person tasked with reaching the summit.
The one-off Charger Widebody will be part of Wesley Motorsports’ Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody as they compete within the exhibition class of the world-famous hill climb. In keeping with Dodge, the stunt has been within the works for roughly three to 4 months now, they usually’re actually simply sending the Hellcat up there for some good ol’ enjoyable (and doubtless some primo publicity).
Because of the 14,115 ft in elevation on the summit of Pikes Peak, the brand new muscle automotive has needed to endure a number of upgrades as a way to make it aggressive and secure for Pobst. The 6.2-liter supercharged V-Eight has had some slight tuning work carried out to deal with the altitude, and a racing exhaust has additionally been fitted. Additionally, a lot of the inside has been stripped out to avoid wasting weight, and a customized roll-cage has been put in to maintain the motive force secure if one thing have been to go incorrect throughout one of many 156 activates the run up the hill.
This weekend will mark Pobst’s fourth run up Pikes Peak and Wesley Motorsports third. The family-owned racing staff has beforehand tackled the 12.Four-mile monitor with a Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody and a Viper ACR.