A few weeks ago, we broke the word to the Mopar community that the Dodge brand has some big plans for the 2020 Dodge Charger. Dodge will be offering their four-door muscle car with a widebody variant. However it wouldn’t be just for the SRT HELLCAT model, but an R/T Scat Pack variant as well. Over the weekend someone leaked an image onto Instagram of the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCATs front end. Now we have a video of the new SRT HELLCAT Widebody, thanks to another eagle-eyed automotive enthusiast.
Our friend “ZL1_dre_2c”, caught the widebody muscle car this morning in Southfield, Michigan during his early drive commute. The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody in the video, shares the same graphics as the car found on Instagram from this past weekend. Fenders are nicely molded into the Charger’s curvy body.
The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody will feature very similar running gear to its Challenger widebody siblings. The car will wear 20-inch x 11-inch aluminum wheels riding on 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero performance tires. The new Widebody Chargers will also feature standard electric power steering (EPS) system with SRT Drive Modes that add new selectable steering tuning to the Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody. This will help manage increased grip for improved acceleration and handling performance. Our sources have confirmed that the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT models will receive an official upgraded horsepower rating of 717, just like its Challenger sibling this year.
Rumors have been hitting the web hard this past week about a Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody making its debut at this weekend’s SoCal LX Club Spring Fest 14 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. That would explain all the fancy graphics on this car. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Product Design Office, loves to take new ideas to the annual Spring Fest events.
One thing that has thrown everyone off about this car is the fact that it is wearing a Florida license plate instead of the usual manufacturer plate from Michigan. A while back, one of our sources relayed some information that Dodge was trying to keep the Charger widebody quiet and that the company was testing the car at its secret 531-acre testing facility near Naples, Florida. The track was previously owned by Ford and then by Harley Davidson, before being purchased in 2013 by FCA.
Be sure to stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com, as we will bring you all the information on this new widebody Charger as it breaks from Spring Fest this weekend.