Now we have been saying for some time that the Dodge brand will be launching a Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye model sometime in 2020. If you might remember, Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT, FCA – North America, said “I mentioned how engaged the Dodge fans were. They’re also not afraid to call us out on social media. So they quickly noticed that scales were tipped in the favor of the Challenger and not as much in the favor of the Charger. So today is step one in rectifying that”, during the unveiling of the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody amongst the media at the Chelsea Proving Grounds.
Fast forward almost seven months and the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody has begun to arrive in dealer showrooms. Yet, there still hasn’t been official word on Dodge’s intent to produce a 797 horsepower four-door Charger model. However, we have gotten a lot of e-mails recently surrounding a “sponsored” post from the official Dodge Facebook account, with seems to be a simple mistake but has sparked a lot of talk inside the Mopar community.
The ad that began running last week and has been taken down since featured a picture of a white 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat model drifting into a turn. The caption on the advertisement stated, “Turn some heads with every turn with the aggressive styling of the Charger SRT© Hellcat Redeye.” Its common knowledge that most companies usually use an advertising company to post various things on social media, it has really had the fans excited from the vast amounts of e-mail we have gotten.
Our own MoparInsiders.com contributor R/T Life recently did a video showcasing the mistake on his YouTube channel.
So we reached out to some of our sources, to hear if they had heard anything new surrounding the proposed 797 horsepower Dodge Charger. According to several of them, the project is still alive and well and we should be hearing something possibly around this summer.
Now, we wouldn’t put it past Dodge to unveil such a car at either their “What’s New” event for the media at Chelsea Proving Grounds as they did for the 2020 Charger Scat Pack and Hellcat Widebodies and the 2019 Dodge Challenger Widebody lineup a couple of years ago. Dodge has also had a knack for showing off special edition Challenger and Charger models at the Woodward Dream Cruise in August.
Over the past several months, our spy photographers have shot several Dodge Charger Widebody models testing around the Metro Detroit area without any badging on the cars and yet they have seen dozens of 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Scat Pack Widebody models in full production attire. So could these be Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye models hidden in plain sight? We wouldn’t put it past Dodge engineers for doing so.
To us, it makes no sense for the American performance brand not to build such a car considering how much interest there is surrounding it. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest information as it breaks on the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat lineup.