After a couple of years of rumors that Dodge would be releasing a widebody version of the Charger as a companion to the Challenger R/T Scat Pack WideBody, Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, it seems that this will now come to pass for the 2020 model year.
According to credible sources, the SRT Charger Hellcat and Charger R/T Scat Pack will be available in widebody treatment. It is understood that both cars will receive drastically different looking front and rear fascias so as to incorporate the Charger bodylines with the new widebody fender flares. The side sills are also being redesigned for the widebody cars.
The new for 2019 dual-snorkel grille will be redesigned just for the Widebody cars, and will feature smaller intakes lower in the corners of the upper grille. The current Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat hood will be retained and fitted on both cars.
Just as in the case of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody and 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody models, both versions of the Charger will be equipped with retuned suspension specific to those models. Electronic power steering will be standard.
Another feature to expect on these exciting new Charger models will be unique, dual five-spoke, 20-inch x 11-inch aluminum wheels shod with 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires just like the Challenger Widebody models.
One thing enthusiasts should not expect though is the fitment of the rumored 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) Hemi V8. The venerable 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque will return for duty in the R/T Scat Pack Widebody.
While rumors have suggested that the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s high output 797 horsepower 6.2-liter Supercharged Hemi V8 would find its way into the Charger SRT, don’t expect that to happen just yet.
It’s unclear precisely when Dodge might show the car off to the public, however a debut at the week of the Woodward Dream Cruise in August would not be a surprise.
Stay tuned for more news…