Sedans sales are slow and car companies are cutting them from their lineups. That doesn’t mean sedans are dead, so the folks at Dodge are doubling-down with the new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
While there are other performance choices for people who want plenty of power under the hood, the Charger is unique in that it’s a full-size sedan. Need room for the kids? Need to pack luggage or groceries in the trunk? The Charger is you muscle car.
Power for this fantastic beast comes from a 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It has a top speed of 196 mph, which makes it the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. This car will do 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 10.96 seconds. It’s fast.
The Widebody adds new front and rear fascias with a new mail-slot grille for direct cooling and to ensure the right operating temperature no matter how hot it gets outside. Integrated fender flares add an extra 3.5 inches of width.
There are new side sills and a new rear spoiler that creates aerodynamic balance with the new front end and there are new two-piece SRT Hellcat fender badges. It rides on 20-inch by 11-inch wheels and features an SRT-tuned Bilstein three-mode adaptive competition suspension.
Stopping power comes from 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece brake rotors with six-piston front calipers that will take you from 60-0 mph in 107 feet. It also features electric power steering for the first time making it easier to manage in parking lots.
The new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody reinforces Dodge’s commitment to building powerful cars. These aren’t the cars for everyone. They’re the cars for those who crave performance and that’s just fine with Dodge.