Over the weekend, we told you that according to our sources that the all-new 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody was going to be making its first debut in the upcoming weeks. This morning, Dodge just confirmed we were right with a new teaser video of the all-new 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody on their social media platforms with the text “coming soon” at the end of the video.
While we can’t tell you if it’s a standard Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody or the ultra high-performance Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye Widebody, we can say we are very confident that this is the same B5 Blue Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody that was caught shooting a commercial in California back in April.
According to our sources, Dodge will be releasing three Widebody models for the 2020 model year Dodge Charger lineup. The Charger lineup will mimic the 2019 Dodge Challenger performance lineup, with the introduction of a 485 horsepower Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, a 717 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody, and a 797 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye Widebody. While we do know the Widebody models will get unique front and rear fascias, the HELLCAT and HELLCAT Redeye models will receive an all-new hood design for the new model year. The R/T Scat Pack Widebody and non-Widebody models will be getting the current HELLCAT hood with heat extractors that the Charger SRT HELLCAT has had since to 2015, as standard equipment.
We have also seen that Dodge might be giving its different Widebody models different wheel options, depending on trim through spy photos that MoparInsiders.com had obtained before anyone else.
We have been getting a lot of e-mails regarding if Dodge will build a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye non-Widebody model. The answer is yes! For those who aren’t a fan of the Widebody treatment, Dodge will offer non-Widebody variants of all their performance models for 2020.
As for pricing, it is a safe bet to say, that for those wishing to equip their new 2020 Dodge Charger performance model with the Widebody option that it will be similar in cost to the Challenger Widebody as a $5,000 USD premium.
But here is what we do know, the Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye will offer two final drive ratios, a standard 2.62:1 or available 3.09:1 for enhanced launch capability. When the Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye made its debut last year, the additional 90 horsepower over the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT improved the top speed of the Challenger from 199 mph to 203 mph. Currently, the 707 horsepower 2019 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT has an average top speed of 204 mph and is the fastest four-door sedan in the world. But expect that to change and get about another 4 to 6 mph out of its top speed with the Redeye package.
For those who have been waiting to see that the Charger gets its fair share of upgrades like its Challenger sibling, the time is almost here. Rest assure, Dodge won’t disappoint Charger enthusiasts for the 2020 model year. Be sure to stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com for all the latest information on the all-new 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody.