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Yes, Dodge Will Introduce A Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye In 2020!

Performance Brand Will Introduce Trio Of Performance Sedans...

Throughout the week, we have been seeing articles pop up around the internet talking about Dodge getting ready to drop the hammer on a HELLCAT Redeye version of their upcoming Charger Widebody. As you may recall, MoparInsiders.com was the first two announce there would be two versions of the upcoming Charger Widebody for the 2020 model year. While we have been sitting back reading, we can now confirm and shed some details about the third Widebody Charger for the upcoming model year.

Charger SRT HELLCAT Redeye Design. (MoparInsiders).

Yes, that is right. Dodge will indeed be putting the 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 from the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye in its four-door muscle car. The Dodge brand will announce the three cars later this summer, according to our sources.  The performance brand will be showcasing the new Charger Widebody models, very similar to what they did with the Challenger lineup in the 2019 model year.

2019 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody Concept. (Abby Zarate).

So what does this mean? Dodge will introduce an entirely new hood for the HELLCAT and HELLCAT Redeye. No dual-snorkel hood here, the Charger will get a larger center air intake with the hood extractors moving back further up the hood towards the windshield.  R/T Scat Pack models will now get the current SRT HELLCAT hood as standard equipment for 2020. As we said before, the brand will also be featuring an option “SRT Performance Spoiler” like that on the Challenger offerings.

We saw this spoiler on the Charger Widebody Concept shown at the SoCal Spring Fest event earlier this year. The dual five-spoke wheels shown on the Spring Fest concept will also make production in 2020 as well for HELLCAT and HELLCAT Redeye Widebody models. R/T Scat Pack Widebody models we are to believe will get the multi-spoke wheels that we showed you an earlier post. 

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

Not only will the Charger get the update in power from the Redeye engine, but thanks to the same cold air intake system featured on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Charger SRT HELLCAT and Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody will get an official new power rating of 717 horsepower as well. 

Inside, its much of the same. The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT and HELLCAT Redeye models received minor updates with features like Line Lock and improved Launch Control settings. The widebody kit will add an additional 3.5-inches to the body width, while 20-inch x 11-inch wheels equipped with Pirelli PZero 305/35ZR20 tires and larger six-piston Brembo brakes will also be standard on every Widebody model.

Widebody Charger
2019 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody Concept. (FCA).

Here is what our sources are telling us…

2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT & HELLCAT Redeye Widebody:

  • Introduction of the 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque SRT HELLCAT Redeye
  • SRT HELLCAT Redeye will have two-final drive ratios, standard 2.62 or available 3.09
  • New hood design for the 2020 Charger SRT HELLCAT models
  • Power increase to 717 horsepower and 656 lb.-ft. of torque on SRT HELLCAT models
  • Wheels from the Spring Fest Concept will make it to production on HELLCAT models
  • New SRT Performance Spoiler will be available
  • HELLCAT Redeye will feature SRT Power Chiller™ and After-Run Chiller from the Challenger SRT Demon

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody:

  • Widebody will 3.5-inches to the width of Charger models
  • 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20-inch x 11-inch forged aluminum wheels
  • Suspension Upgrades
  • 2019 SRT HELLCAT hood is now standard on R/T Scat Pack
  • Larger six-piston Brembo front brakes
  • SRT Drive Modes and SRT Performance Pages
  • New SRT Performance Spoiler will be available

 

 

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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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