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Kings of the Road: The 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT Widebody and SRT Scat Pack Widebody

Just when it seems the American performance sedan is dead, Dodge introduces the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody and the Scat Pack Widebody. The widebody, standard on the Charger SRT Hellcat and optional on the Charger Scat Pack, proves the genre isn’t dead just yet. In fact, it’s alive and well according to Dodge.

“People say, ‘no one wants cars anymore.’ I would tell you that the 40,000 people who bought a Dodge Charger so far this year would probably agree, because to them, the Charger isn’t just a car. The Charger’s reach extends beyond body-style practicalities and it can’t be defined by average industry shifts,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Can you buy a vehicle that is dollar for dollar more practical than a Charger Widebody? Absolutely, but there are also more than 1,000 flavors of ice cream and vanilla is only one of them. If the ‘average’ person will own six cars in their lifetime, our cars need to connect so strongly that people can’t help, but turn around and take a second look before walking away.”

The widebody adds 3.5 inches of width and includes fender flares that allow for the use of 20×11-inch wheels and Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. Brembo six-piston front calipers with two-piece brake rotors, and a special suspension with Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping, are also part of the mojo that gives the widebody a leg up on the competition. Moreover, the Hellcat Widebody is 2.1 seconds faster than before and with a 0 to 60 time of 3.6 seconds, it’s the fastest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ever created.

The Charger Scat Pack Widebody features a 392 cubic-inch Hemi with 485 horsepower when paired with the TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed transmission. This duo is good for a 0 to 60 time of 4.3 seconds and a quarter mile time of 12.4 seconds at 111 mph. Bringing this power to a standstill is courtesy of a Brembo braking system with two-piece 15.4-inch front brake rotors with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers. Stopping distance with this system is 107 feet from 60 to 0 mph.

“Since we first launched Scat Pack in 2014, the sales mix of our high-performance models has increased from four percent to more than 25 percent,” Kuniskis added. “Charger Scat Pack models deliver more muscle for the dollar than any car out there. Offering a Widebody Package on Charger Scat Pack gives us the opportunity to build on that momentum.”

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and Scat Pack Widebody will be available for ordering this fall with delivery expected in early 2020. Pricing has yet to be announced.

Photo credit: media.fcanorthamerica.com

 

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