More on the Dodge Charger Widebody
Dodge announced that the automaker was going to join Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and put SRT powertrains to rest. Muscle car automaker Dodge is going electric, and before they do, they have one last model year to deliver the best muscle cars they can. They showed us what performance can do with the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, possibly the final high-performance vehicle coming from Dodge that breaks the original SRT Hellcat numbers. Dodge also shared the love of high-performance with the SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack with new components and the Widebody package. Then Dodge talked about adding the Widebody package to the next Dodge Charger model year, and the crowd went absolutely bananas!
It’s still a hard-boiled rumor, but the more we see about the 2020 Dodge Charger, the more we see evidence that a Widebody Charger is making rounds. At the end of March, a promotional vehicle found its way onto the internet with a walkaround of the 2020 Dodge Charger. Sporting an extra space for air intake between the grille and the bottom lip, a new spoiler, new side sills, a ton of SRT graphics do well to give it some style, but the obvious wider wheel arches and beefier bumpers give it away. We were looking at a four-door SRT Hellcat Widebody.
A five-second video now popped up on Instagram, posted by user eviil_srt and first unearthed by MoparInsiders. It’s not much to go on, but there are the usual specs to look forward to. The 2019 Dodge Charger received some upgrades in looks on its own merit, especially with the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The new front grille design with a nostril-intake integrated adjacent to the SRT Hellcat log, the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets a bit more horsepower to the vehicle. Also powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat can generate a total of 717 horsepower. A tweaked suspension setup, standard electric power steering, and 20-inch wheels also greeted the 2019 model.
Now just take all of that and add on the Widebody package of the Dodge Challenger. We’re looking at 20-inch “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels, extended fender flares that are added to the body, a blacked-out rear lip spoiler, and a scalloped hood. If 2020 is the last year of the high-performance Dodge Charger than what better way to send it off than to remind the auto industry that it’s older sibling is the Dodge Challenger, and by all means, this four-door passenger is just as much muscle car as it is “family sedan”. It’s one of the most popular vehicles in America, and with all the information popping up on the internet, it definitely looks like Dodge Charger will be getting a send-off it deserves.
We may not see the Dodge Charger Widebody until later in 2019, but with the 2019 2019 New York International Auto Show going on, there are plenty of great vehicles on display. Nothing new from Dodge, but the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is there donning a Triple Nickel silver paint job, accompanied by a Dodge Challenger R/T with the Shaker package in TorRed, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (also in Triple Nickel), the Dodge Durango R/T, the 1968 Dodge Supercharger concept car from 2018 SEMA, and of course a little something by Mopar – they brought the 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI engine and their 1,000-horsepower “Hellephant” crate engine.
The New York International Auto Show lasts all week, so stay tuned to Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media to learn what else Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have in store. Check out the new 2019 Dodge Charger when you stop by for a test drive.