Four Things to Know About the 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody
2019 marks the first year that Dodge introduced the Widebody styling on the Challenger model. Not to be left out, the brand also introduced the styling on the Charger for the 2020 model year. What does that mean for the Charger? Here are four things to know about the 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody:
There’s a Daytona 50th Anniversary Special Edition
Dodge is honoring its heritage with a limited run — just 501 units — of the Daytona 50th Anniversary Special Edition trim. Powered by the same engine that powers the SRT Hellcat trim, the 6.2-liter HEMI engine will be specially tuned to deliver 717 horsepower, making it 10 horsepower stronger than the non-special variant. Designed to pay homage to the 1969 Charger Daytona, the 50th Anniversary edition features a unique ”Daytona” decklid and rear-quarter decals. The vehicle only comes in four colors: White Knuckle, Triple Nickel, Pitch Black, and the one-of-a-kind B5 Blue.
Take Your Pick: Scat Pack or SRT Hellcat
The 2020 Charger Widebody will be available in either the Scat Pack or SRT Hellcat trim. The Scat Pack variant will be available on both the standard and Widebody Charger vehicles and come equipped with a 392-cubic-inch HEMI engine that generates 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The SRT Hellcat variant, on the other hand, will only be available on the Widebody for 2020 and is powered by the 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine and offers a whopping 650 lb-ft of torque.
Beyond the Fender Flares
Notorious for its 3.5-inch fender flares and 20-inch by 11-inch wheels, the Widebody Charger is much more than that. Other modifications include sway bars, improved shocks, wide Pirelli tires, modified springs, standard electric power steering, and revised damper calibration. Additionally, the 2020 Charger Widebody also offers a specially-tuned suspension equipped with Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping. The tires alone (and accompanied by SRT tuning) help the vehicle better adhere to the pavement and thus make faster lap times than the standard variants.
Expect More From Dodge in the Future
Matt Huber, the senior manager for Dodge/SRT products, stated that Dodge is committed to releasing a constant stream of products for its speed demon fans. The brand’s main focus will continue to be the amplification of delivering vehicles and products that its consumer base desires. Both Charger and Challenger sales are on the upswing despite either vehicle not having any major design overhaul in over a decade, so it’s safe to say that the brand’s strategy is working. One untapped frontier for the Charger? Something to rival the Challenger Demon trim.
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