Dodge has revealed the Charger SRT Widebody, a wider, more muscular version of its popular sports sedan.
Thanks to the new flared arches, widebody-equipped Chargers are 89mm wider than their standard counterparts. They also benefit from a number of other styling changes, including a redesigned front bumper (with more aggressive intakes), new side skirts, updated rear spoilers and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The widebody kit is available with two different engine choices. It comes standard on the top-trim Hellcat, which packs a fire-breathing 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 good for 527kW of power and 881Nm of torque. The widebody’s wider 305mm Pirelli P Zero tyres allow it to complete the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) sprint in 3.6 seconds, do the quarter mile in 10.94 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 315km/h (down 13km/h).
The mid-level Scat Pack can also be had as a widebody, though the kit is offered as an option on this variant. Under the bonnet is a 6.4-litre naturally-aspirated Hemi V8, producing 362kW and 644Nm. Dodge claims it’ll do 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds, toward a 12.4-second quarter mile time.
Both variants are only available with eight-speed automatic transmissions – those looking for a manual-equipped widebody Dodge must look to the related Challenger coupe.
Under the skin, the American brand has fitted three-mode adaptive Bilstein dampers with stiffened springs, in addition to larger sway bars, variable electric power steering and 390mm front Brembo brakes.
First deliveries of the new Dodge Charger Widebody begin in early 2020.