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RUMOR: Charger Widebody Could Make It’s Debut Very Soon:

Three Widebody Models Could Be Making Their First Appearance, In Upcoming Weeks...

We have been bombarded with e-mails over the past few weeks asking us when Dodge might be showing off their upcoming 797 horsepower 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye Widebody. According to our sources, it might be a lot sooner than most people expected.

Former FCA Head of Passenger Car Brands Steve Beahm at the launch of the 2019 Dodge Challenger Widebody lineup. (Dodge).

Every year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) invites select members of the press to the Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan to test their lineup of the next model year’s lineup before their debut in the fall and usually takes place at the end of June. It was at this event last year, that we got our first look at the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye Widebody, updated 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT Widebody, and the debut of the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. Our sources are telling us, there is a very likely chance we could see the new Widebody models debut there.

Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye Design. (MoparInsiders).

We expect the new 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody lineup to follow the same formula as the Challenger lineup. The introduction of the Redeye’s supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 with 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque will, of course, be the biggest news for the Charger, we are told that Dodge’s muscle sedan will the Redeye package in both regular and widebody options. Charger Widebody models, however, will get a different front and rear fascia design to help blend the widebody kit into the body better. An all-new hood design which will feature heat extractors more towards the windshield and a larger hood air intake.

As we reported before, for 2020, Dodge will upgrade the output of its Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT sedan with 717 horsepower and 656 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to a new airbox and the same new hood design as the Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye. The car will be offered in both regular and widebody offerings and should have a new SRT Performance Spoiler like the concept version that made its debut at Spring Fest 14 had earlier this year.

2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody Tester. (MoparInsiders).

The last all-new car for 2020, will be the Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. This car will feature the looks of its SRT HELLCAT and Redeye counterparts, however, it will not get the all-new hood design. Instead, the car will get the Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT hood from 2019 as standard equipment. The hood will also be available on the regular Scat Pack models as well. The R/T Scat Pack Widebody will add 3.5 inches to the overall width of the Charger. The new R/T Scat Pack Widebody rides on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20 x 11-inch forged aluminum wheels. We have seen prototypes running a larger wheel design with a pattern similar to the original 2015 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT wheels, we believe these might be the standard R/T Scat Pack Widebody wheels.

With all being said and done, we have seen the upcoming widebody Charger shooting commercials in California, several prototype models out on public roads testing, so we wouldn’t be surprised if we hear something in the upcoming weeks. So stay tuned.

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Mike Volkmann

Michael Volkmann, a mechanical engineer in the steel industry, autocrossed and road-raced Neons. Michael has drag raced his 1971 Duster 340, 2015 Dodge Charger SRT392, 2009 Challenger R/T, and Neons, of which he’s owned seven — one SRT4, three ACRs, and three Sport Coupes.

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