- the 2020 dodge charger srt hellcat now features a standard widebody kit; it's optional on the 2020 dodge charger r/t scat pack.
- the new look widens the sedans by 3.5 inches and includes a host of performance upgrades.
- dodge claims the widebody enhancements help make the 2020 charger stickier and quicker around a racetrack than the model it replaces.
dodge has officially revealed widebody versions of its most powerful charger models. the setup is standard on every 2020 dodge charger srt hellcat, which makes 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque in case anyone forgot, and is optional on the 2020 charger r/t scat pack, which dodge says is its best-selling charger.
the kit widens both sedans by 3.5 inches and includes unique front and rear bumpers that are integrated into the prominent fender flares and lend the badass four-doors an even meaner appearance. the enhancement also brings wider and stickier pirelli p zero rubber that measures 305/35 and wraps 20-by-11-inch rims at all four corners. the widebody chargers also receive updated suspensions with 35 percent stiffer springs as well as thicker front and rear anti-roll bars. the 2020 charger hellcat also swaps its predecessor's hydraulic steering system for its first ever electrically assisted setup that allows adjustable settings.
dodge claims the 2020 charger srt hellcat widebody can rip from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 10.96 seconds. in our hands, the last charger srt hellcat we tested managed a 3.4-second zero-to-60-mph time, so dodge's estimate for the new one appears to be conservative. the automaker also says the widebody hellcat can pull 0.96 g on the skidpad, which is highly impressive for what is essentially a rocket-fueled family sedan. the automaker also says the 2020 charger hellcat widebody was 2.1 seconds faster than the outgoing model around a 2.1-mile racetrack.
dodge hasn't released pricing yet, but the extra performance should be worth whatever premium the automaker tacks on for 2020. we expect the 2020 charger lineup to hit dealerships before the end of 2019.