The Charger muscles in on the Challenger’s Widebody game.
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the practicality that goes with having a four-door sedan over a coupe. As awesome as the Dodge Challenger Widebody is, some of us just want a bit more usability. Enter the inevitable Dodge Charger Widebody, which is now standard on the Charger SRT Hellcat and an option on the Scat Pack.
Dodge took the four-door Charger and integrated fender flares, adding a total 3.5 inches over the wheels and tires. That allows for wider 20-inch by 11-inch wheels. On the factory Charger, those wheels are wrapped in 305/35 ZR20 Pirello P-Zero tires, coupled with SRT-tuned Bilstein three-mode adaptive dampers.
Again, the Widebody kit is an option on the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack. Going for that option will get you a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. FCA also says the Charger Scat Pack Widebody can sprint from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds, and run the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds.
Charger Hellcat Widebody now looks more awesome, is still fast as hell
But you don’t want that, do you? That’s where the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody comes in. With 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the car still has the same power level as before. Now, that Widebody kit just makes it look even more badass, and gives it a wider platform for fatter tires. FCA says the Charger Hellcat Widebody can hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, on the way to its 196 mph top speed.
One major change though is in the steering. The new 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody now has electric power steering, which FCA claims offers better steering feel. Drivers can calibrate the steering through the SRT Performance Pages depending on their driving situation. The Charger Hellcat Widebody also gets a new mail-slot grille and revised front fascia. The new side sills also connect the updated front and rear fascias, including a new rear spoiler to give off a more aggressive look.
FCA did not announce pricing for the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody or the rest of the range just yet. That said, the Challenger Widebody kit runs about $6,000 more expensive than the standard model. The Charger Widebody will go on sale in a few months. However, it will come in a wide range of colors. Those include F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, TorRed, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle. I think I’d go for some Hellraisin myself.
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