Mere hours after letting the rabid feline that is the
2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody
out of its cage for the first time, Dodge has announced that it'll be testing the 707-horsepower car on the slopes of Pikes Peak.
The automaker is teaming up once more with Michigan racers Wesley Motorsports to bring the Hellcat Widebody to the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado.
The team is hopeful that this year, with the new set of wider tires and adjusted fender flares and fascia, the Hellcat will be more nimble than ever.
The stock 2020 Charger Hellcat Widebody has a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 good for those 707 horses and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, and paired to an eight-speed automatic. Top speed is 315 km/h, but that's running on flat ground.
For the sloped test, Dodge and Wesley have added a racing exhaust, upgraded shocks, brakes and tires, stripped the interior for weight, and added roll cage, just in case.
Pro racer and four-time Pikes Peak vetran Randy Pobst will coax the car around the 156 turns and up to the 14,115-foot (4,302-metre) summit of the 2019 Time Attack 1 class this weekend.