Dodge enthusiasts have been excited about the addition of the 797 horsepower 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody to the brand’s four-door muscle car lineup. But there still were a lot of people who grabbed at the chance to get the 707 horsepower version of the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, once the big sedan earned its widebody option and that version of the car is nothing to laugh at.
Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 that delivers 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody can run a 0-60 mph time in 3.6 seconds and a quarter-mile elapsed time (ET) in 10.96 seconds. The big Dodge also can pull .96 g on the skidpad and has a top speed of 196 mph (a decrease of 8 mph over the non-Widebody version from 2019), if you have enough room.
Many of us have dreamed to see just how fast the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody can reach, but normal motor vehicle laws in the United States and Canada prevent us from finding out. However, for those who are in Germany, there are select areas of the German Autobahn, which allow those who are brave enough to find out.
The ZF-based 8HP90 TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic makes sure to deliver the supercharged HEMI’s power to the ground for some fastest passes. In the first run, the supercharged four-door hits a 239 kph (or 148 mph). While a second run wasn’t as successful, the third run pushed the 4,587 lbs. monster to a top speed of 313 kph (or 195 mph), only 1 mph short of Dodge’s 196 mph rating.
It an exciting video and makes us wonder just how well the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody would fair in the same conditions. Even though the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody does get a bump of 10 additional horsepower to 717 horsepower thanks to the new SRT Performance Hood, the 2021 model still has the same top speed rating. The additional 80 horsepower and 57 lb.-ft. of torque allow the Redeye model to have a top speed of 203 mph.