2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack And SRT Hellcat Widebody Debut With Up To 707 HP

Following a teaser earlier this week, Dodge has unveiled the 2020 Charger Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat Widebody.

Available on the Scat Pack and standard on the Hellcat, the Widebody package features fender flares that extend the width of the body by 3.5 inches (89 mm). Thanks to the wider stance, the models are now fitted with 20- by 11-inch wheels that are wrapped in 305/35ZR20 tires.

Other highlights include a uniquely tuned suspension with three-mode adaptive damping from Bilstein. The cars have also been equipped with a high-performance braking system that features six-piston Brembo front calipers and two-piece front rotors.

The Charger Scat Pack Widebody is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that produces 485 hp (362 kW / 492 PS). It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds and run the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds at 111 mph (179 km/h).

Opting for the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody rewards buyers with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 707 hp (527 kW / 717 PS) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.  It enables the sedan to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.6 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h).  Dodge says this makes the model the “most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.”

Speaking of performance, the model comes with four “race-inspired technologies” this year.  They include Launch Control and a Launch Assist function which “uses wheel speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and, in milliseconds, modifies the engine torque to regain full grip.”  Other features include a burnout-friendly Line Lock system and a Race Cooldown function which runs the intercooler pump and radiator fan even after the engine has been shut off.

Besides the aforementioned changes, the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody has a new electric power steering system.  The system is adjustable and there are four different modes called Street, Sport, Track and Custom.  The latter allows owners to fine tune the steering to meet their own individual preferences.

The Hellcat also boasts some minor styling changes for 2020.  Updates include a new “mail-slot” grille and revised side skirts.  The model also has a new rear spoiler and two-piece Satin Chrome SRT Hellcat badges.

Inside, the Hellcat comes nicely equipped with heated / ventilated Laguna leather front seats featuring embossed Hellcat logos.  Drivers will also find a heated flat-bottom steering wheel and a new “SRT Hellcat” badge with a black and red finish.  Customers can also order a new Carbon & Suede Package which adds carbon fiber trim and Dynamica suede upholstery to the headliner, sun visors and A-pillars.

Dealers will begin accepting orders this fall and the first deliveries are slated to begin early next year.

 

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  • Mr. EP9

    I’ll wait for the red eye if that’s still coming.

  • Bo Hanan

    Well, that answers my question; they did it for handling (and high speed stability). Good move Dodge.

  • kachuks

    Tastefully done.

  • Sovereignty

    That’s beautiful.

  • exeptor

    Currently I’m on EV wave (especially the new Zoe or 208 electric), but boy, I’m in love with this car (especially the blue one). It is so anti-EV, probably “ancient” tech, but I want it desperately … not sure to look or drive it.

  • aaronbbrown

    Y’all know I’m no Chrysler fan But I have to say I like the way these look, particularly the front end, and the wheels are really nice too.

  • john1168

    This thing is FREAKIN AWESOME! I love that new front end and the wide body. Heck, I’d be happy with just the n/a 6.4L in it.

  • ejd1984

    Meanwhile over at Chevrolet…………..The Crickets are Chirping

  • Salih Ahzem

    This is, ladies and gentleman, how you make an ancient platform still attractive and sell well.

    • Matt

      So if Dodge put some fender flares on the Grand Caravan they could technically sell it forever?

  • Jason Panamera

    This blue colors looks perfect.

  • Leconte Dave

    Perfection

  • B.Stokes

    Sign me up!

  • aaronbbrown

    I would definitely take one of these over a Mustang. With the right tire, drive and suspension set up an 800 hp 4000 lbs car can will run 9s all day long. A streetcar that runs 9s, A daily driver that run 9s, A pony car, a fat pony car ,that runs 9s. With 4 passengers 10s. ?

    Put that engine in a 3200 pound car and it’ll run 8s.

    Better put some wheelie bars on that b. 😉

    • donald seymour

      Aaron, I haven’t seen you on here in a while. What’s good with you?

      • Matt

        Judging by his profile pic I’d say he’s been on the inside after straying too close to a kindergarten.

        • donald seymour

          Really Matt?

  • Merc1

    Love it. Where is GM and Ford?

    M

    • Matt

      Don’t you find it a bit low-rent? Normally your standards are quite high, yet this is an ancient model with some fender flares and a pretty poor interior.

      I like this for what it is – but I’m sure you’d be harder on it if it was a GM product.

      • Ben

        You sound hurt.

        • Matt

          Uh no, I’m definitely not. You must have read my post wrong.

  • Tabs Luther

    the interior still looks playskool. When is dodge going to replace these dinosaurs..

    • seriously

      when people stop buying them i guess lol, its odd honestly these cars with less weight would be more useful than more power and they are super old at this point but I guess you cant argue with sales.

  • Vassilis

    Car looks awesome with the wide body.

    • Jay

      You mean with fender flares from the Dodge Journey? Someone needs to tell them this crap doesn’t count as wide body ?

      • seriously

        lol fender flares from the journey? im guessing youve never seen a journey before smh

        • Jay

          Yes it’s a fleet car and being as in on the road over 10 hours a day I’ve seen plenty. The fender flares are very much Dodge Journey sorry to hurt the wide body bubble for everyone ? . Installing fender flares is a half assed way of making it wide body. I admit that it looks good but it’s a bit lazy.

      • Vassilis

        Well, technically, its body is wider :p

        • Jay

          Yes and technically when the manufacture installs wider fenders or aero kits they don’t call them wide body’s.

  • salamOOn

    this is not a (proper) widebody, it looks more like some cheap tuning….

  • Marc Gruben

    Sure it’s an old platform, sure it’s crude, blah-blah-blah. This car is meant to be driven just as you see in the video – hooned constantly, whenever and wherever possible. It’s meant to make you laugh out loud, it’s meant to be noisy and ridiculous. It’s meant to offend enviroweenies and intimidate Priuses. It’s meant to be a real-life Hot Wheels car, something that makes all of us remember when we were little boys playing with our toy cars and making what we thought were badass car sounds. It’s an automotive fountain of youth and yes, I want one. Bad!

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