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Dodge SRT Adds Widebody to Charger SRT Hellcat, Scat Pack

  • Dodge SRT Adds Widebody to Charger SRT Hellcat, Scat Pack

July 9, 2019 - The Dodge brand is expanding its high-performance Charger models for 2020 by adding a Widebody Package to America’s only four-door muscle car.

Powered by the proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody will boast a best-in-class 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering a top speed of 196 miles per hour to maintain its reign as the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.

The Widebody Package, standard on Charger SRT Hellcat and available on Charger Scat Pack, includes new integrated fender flares that add 3.5 inches of body width, creating an even more aggressive, planted stance. The flares make room for the wider 20-inch-by-11-inch wheels and Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires, Brembo six-piston front calipers with two-piece front brake rotors and unique suspension tuning with Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping, all combining to deliver improved performance on the street, strip and road course.

"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,” Kuniskis said.

Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody still world’s most powerful, fastest mass-produced sedan

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat WidebodyThe 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the most powerful and fastest production sedan in the world

Designed and engineered to push the boundaries of what a four-door family sedan can be, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 is mated to a standard TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

For the first time ever, the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody now features standard EPS with selectable steering tuning to better manage increased grip, both improving handling performance and delivering better steering feel and ease of turning efforts at parking lot speeds.

With EPS and standard SRT Drive Modes accessed via the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, drivers can tailor their experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, steering, paddle shifters, traction and suspension settings.

SRT Drive Modes offer selectable settings for Street (Auto), Sport and Track, while the Custom setting enable the driver to select individual preferences.

Additional upgrades designed to improve handling include:
–Increased front spring rates, 32 percent stiffer than previous model
–Larger sway bars, expanding from 32 mm to 34 mm in front and from 19 mm to 22 mm in the rear
–Retuned shocks with revised valving to complement stiffer springs

Dealers will be able to order 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and Scat Pack Widebody models this fall. The new Charger Widebody models will start arriving in Dodge SRT dealerships in early 2020.

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat WidebodyNewly designed front fascia on the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody includes a new mail slot grille opening, providing the most direct route for cool air to travel into the radiator, to maintain ideal operating temperature even in the hottest co

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