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Dodge Unveils 2020 Charger Widebody, Available In Two V8-engined Flavors

Remember the “something big is coming” teaser? Dodge has finally unveiled the fastest mass-produced sedan in the world, namely the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. With it, the Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody joins the lineup with natural aspiration.
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First things first, the visual changes. Going for the wide-bodied option translates to more aggressive front and rear fascias, complemented by integrated fender flares which add 3.5 inches of width over the wider wheels. 20- by 11-inch wheels come standard, wrapped in 305/35-section tires from Pirelli.

Braking comes courtesy of six-piston and two-piece front calipers and rotors, the suspension features Bilstein three-mode damping, and the order books in North America will open in the near future. More to the point, the on-sale date is set for the fall of 2019 for the 2020 model year.

Switching to the Widebody also includes a different electric power steering setup, stiffer springs, larger sway bars, and retuned shock absobers. The SRT Drive Modes accessed through the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system are unchaged from the previous model year. The driving modes provided by Street & Racing Technology are Street (the default setting, a.k.a. auto), Sport, Track, and Custom.

"Can you buy a vehicle that is dollar for dollar more practical than a Charger Widebody? Absolutely,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger cars at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in North America, “but there are also more than 1,000 flavors of ice cream and vanilla is only one of them."

And now, prepare for a bit of disappointment. Instead of upgrading the 6.2-liter Hellcat to 717 horsepower, the supercharged engine soldiers on with 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It’s still the most potent sedan in the class, trumping the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Top speed? 196 miles per hour, thank you!

Going for the 6.4-liter HEMI in the R/T Scat Pack Widebody translates to 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, enough resources to hit 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds and the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds.

 
 
 
 
 

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