2020 DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT WIDEBODY FIRST DRIVE: PHOTO GALLERY

The Color Is IndiGo Blue, The Location Is Nicks Cove, California

2020 Dodge Charger
All photos by and exclusively for MuscleCarsandTrucks.com

Since we’re sworn to not disclose driving impressions until later this week, we’ve decided to only share with you a bit of factual specifications on this 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody you see in the photos, which were taken during an official drive program in California, hosted by Dodge.

Under the hood needs no introduction. The supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque remains unrivaled by any muscle car since its 2015 debut, save for the limited-run Demon engine in the Challenger. All of that energy is sent to the rear wheels via a ZF-sourced TorqueFlite 8H90 eight-speed automatic transmission, which remains unchanged from the 2019 model year. Those wheels, however, now measure 11-inches wide in all four corners of the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, which also replaces the standard body style from before. The wheels – here in the $995 Brass Monkey option – are wrapped in 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tires.

FCA says that the added rubber contributes to added grip at launch and during cornering. 0-60 takes just 3.6 seconds while the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s quarter-mile elapsed time comes in at 10.96 seconds. The Hellcat Widebody can also hold .96 g on the skid pad, which combined makes this the quickest and best-handling production Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ever, according to the automaker. To quantify this, the 2020 Dodge Charger Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody runs 2.1 seconds faster than the standard body style around FCA’s 2.1-mile road course at its Chelsea Proving Grounds, or 13 car lengths after one lap.

The front suspension makeup of the 2020 Charger Hellcat Widebody is an independent double wishbone short long arms (SLA) setup. It features a high upper “A” arm, lateral and diagonal lower links, coil springs, monotube shocks, and a 34 mm hollow stabilizer bar. The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody rear suspension is a five-link independent system with coil springs, a link-type 22 millimeter hollow stabilizer bar, Bilstein ADS shock absorbers, and an isolated suspension cradle.

Other options include carbon and suede accents ($1,595) within the Sepia-colored interior, $595 red brake calipers, a $1,595 Harman Kardon audio system, $995 navigation system, and $1,995 sunroof. All in, this IndiGo Blue 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with a Sepia interior is $78,910.

Fuel economy is TBA. If you care.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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