One Florida Dealer Is Marking Up The 717 HP Muscle Car By Over $25,000

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary NASCAR Sonoma Speedway
photo copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

It goes without saying that we adore the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. There’s simply nothing like it on the market today, and that goes double for the Charger Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, which has 717 horsepower, and a limited run of just 501 units. The low volume makes this four-dour muscle car highly collectable, and there’s a dealer down in Florida that thinks it’s collectable enough to charge an additional $25,000 over the window sticker price.

MoparInsiders discovered the listing, and while we aren’t surprised that a dealership is participating in this frowned upon practice, we certainly are amazed by the sheer amount of the markup. For reference, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition carries an MSRP of $74,140, or $4,495 over the standard 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with 707 horsepower. This fully loaded 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition also comes with $5,480 of additional options, and the petty Gas Guzzler Tax to the tune of $2,100 in this case. In total the sticker of this Charger is $83,215. But the dealer is asking a stern $108,215.

If that’s not bad enough, there’s another 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Daytona 50th Anniversary with the same level of scalping, and is priced at $106,420 (window sticker price is $81,420). Gross.

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is one of the most capable four-door sedans in the world, with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds, a top speed of just under 200 miles per hour, plus the ability to hold .96 g on the skid pad. The Hellcat Widebody actually replaces the standard body style of the Dodge Charger Hellcat in the lineup, and shaves off a couple miles per hour in top speed for the added benefit of more cornering grip and a more intimidating aesthetic than before. When driving it, the added traction of the 4,000+ pound sedan is just as fierce as it is aesthetic.

We expect to see plenty of them in the Detroit area come springtime. But hopefully nobody overpaid for one.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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