Over the few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of wagons being offered for sale in the United States. While they still aren’t high volume sellers by any means, these long roofed family vehicles have garnered their own enthusiast following. With high performance variants like the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes E63 AMG wagon, we can’t help but wonder what a new high-powered American wagon would be like. Las Vegas-based tuner Jaye Fab has taken it upon himself to create such a vehicle with this homebrew Dodge Charger Hellcat Wagon.
To call this build a Dodge Charger Hellcat Wagon might not be entirely accurate, as it is actually a 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 underneath the bodywork. Swapping Charger facia onto a Magnum is not a new thing for Jaye Fab, who sent their Magnum to SEMA in 2015, but this is the first attempt we’ve seen in the style of the factory widebody cars. According to AutoInsiders, Jaye Fab is looking to offer this body kit to customers looking to update their now aging Dodge wagons. Interested parties can buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free bodykit here.
From what we can see so far, the Hellcat Wagon body kit looks rather good on the Magnum, though we wish the taillights were addressed. Jaye Fab’s prototype car isn’t just for show however, as it genuinely carries the 707 horsepower 6.2L supercharged V8 found in the SRT Hellcat lineup. That makes this Hellcat wagon more powerful than both of the aforementioned German uber-wagons.
While we can’t say that there is really a viable business model for such a car, this Magnum build makes us want a genuine Dodge Charger Hellcat Wagon on dealer floors. The mashup of two American automotive icons, the station wagon and the muscle car, is a combination that we the people deserve. That just might be the coolest family car the money could buy.
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