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2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Introduce

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2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Introduce https://youtu.be/Hr72p78kyOE

The Charger Hellcat Widebody is a new model year of a familiar sedan with a couple of tweaks, as much of Dodge’s lineup is aging, yet the company keeps us entertained with things like new aesthetic tweaks and special options. (It’s not a hard task, given that so much of the car industry is now crossovers and SUVs.)
Remember that bit about how tweaking the old stuff works? It wasn’t a joke. The Challenger actually outsold the much newer Mustang and Camaro in the third quarter of this year. The Charger sedan doesn’t really even have a direct competitor anymore—not from this country, anyway.

Dodge also recognizes that it hasn’t made over its performance cars recently, with a representative saying at the Charger Hellcat Widebody launch that the company “add[s] packages” but doesn’t feel like it needs to “reinvent” the cars all the time. But buyers felt like the Challenger was getting all of the love, Dodge said, and it was.
That moment comes in the form of new fender flares on the Charger Hellcat, and they won’t just be an option—the Hellcat will only come in wide-body form for the 2020 model year. It won’t be a $6,000 add-on like it generally is on the Challenger Hellcat and other models.

That gives the Charger its spotlight and its body an extra 3.5 inches in width, and wider tires to go along with it.

Aside from the wider stance, the 2020 Charger Hellcat Widebody gets its usual supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. The Challenger Hellcat went to 717 HP recently, but the only way to get that on the new Charger is to go with the optional, limited-run Daytona edition.
Some of its stats dip slightly in terms of speed with the wider stance, with FCA claiming the top speed of the non-flared 2019 Charger Hellcat to be 204 mph compared to the 2020 Widebody’s claimed 196 mph. The Widebody claims a 0-to-60-mph time of 3.6 seconds compared to the 2019 car’s 3.4 seconds, via Car and Driver. But those sacrifices allow for other benefits, such as wider tires with more surface area with which to grip.

The Charger Hellcat starts at $69,645 plus destination, FCA announced recently. The Daytona version can be had for $74,140.

What’s Great
The Charger Hellcat might generally get less of a spotlight than its two-door sibling, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a Hellcat.
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