2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is Official
Sneak peek after sneak peek at the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody has surfaced and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) continued to hint at its debut. Now, the wait is finally coming to a close. Officially being added to the 2020 Dodge Charger lineup, a new Widebody package is now available for the four-door muscle car on the SRT Hellcat and Scat Pack trims. The latter trim has been getting much love in the 2019 Dodge Challenger model lineup, and it makes sense that it would also get some overflow in the Charger lineup. Before the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody becomes official, however, the original concept will be joining race-prepped Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody on its run up Pikes Peak.
Pike’s Peak Race
It’s all about the challenge, and the world-renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado is the run to complete if looking to prove what a car can do. A route consisting of 156 turns over 12.4 miles, precise handling and top-notch braking are all that stand between the driver and a 14,115 feet drop – the total height at the finish line. The concept will be wearing the distinctive red/black/gray/white SRT livery created by the FCA US Product Design Office and first previewed in late March.
“When you look at a Charger, you, of course, think ‘muscle car,’ but maybe not ‘Pike’s Peak contender…So we did what we do; we threw big horsepower, big rubber and big brakes at it. It’s just that easy to make a Dodge race ready. And the best part, most of what we did is available off the showroom floor in the new 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.” – Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.
No one thinks of the Dodge Charger when thinking of racing up a mountain, but that’s why this is a one-off concept specifically designed to contend with the Challenger. A specially tuned supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 engine is under the hood of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. To help maintain power at the upper altitudes of the Pikes Peak run, the race exhaust and customized engine calibration have been optimized, along with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with SRT-developed high-performance calibration. Along with handling, drivers need to be able to stop on a dime and get six-piston Brembo brake calipers for the front wheels and four-piston Brembo calipers for the rear. This brake system is in addition to the Pagid RST 1 racing brake pads and high-temperature brake fluid for sustained stopping power. The concept has also been equipped with Toyo Proxes RR DOT Competition Tires on 20-inch by 11-inch production wheels to provide the grip needed for the extreme mountainous race conditions.
This concept may just be a one-off to boost the power of the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with a Widebody package, but don’t let that bring you down. The Widebody package is coming to the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 196 mph. These specs are thanks to a 3.5-inch wider body with new integrated fender flares, new 20-inch by 11-inch Carbon Black forged wheels, stickier Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires, an SRT-tuned Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping competition suspension, new electric power steering (EPS), stiffer springs, larger sway bars, retuned shocks, several race-inspired technologies, and Brembo brakes. These additions also come with the Widebody package when added onto the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack, able to accelerate 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds.
There’s so much to talk about for the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. Join the discussion on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media. Orders for the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody begin in fall 2019 and vehicles will start arriving in dealerships in early 2020.