Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Is FCA’s Worst-kept Secret Right Now
Pictures and video of a widebody Dodge Charger and the promise of a concept at SpringFest suggest a Cali debut.
This past weekend, several pictures popped up on Instagram showing what appears to be a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody sporting a wrap that loosely hides the body lines. According to Allpar, those pictures were joined by what appears to be a screen shot from a presentation about the widebody Charger and on Monday, a video of one of these widened Mopar muscle sedans popped up on Instagram.
We reached out to FCA for more information on these cars, and while they wouldn’t specifically address these images, a Dodge representative explained that there will be a Charger design concept on display at the upcoming Spring Festival of LXs in Southern California.
When you combine these pictures and video with the fact that Dodge has announced that a Charger design concept will debut at SpringFest, it seems likely that the concept will be the widebody sport sedan shown here.
The first pictures of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody were posted to Instagram by the accounts of Mopar__Addicts and Sinister_Lifestyle. Mopar__Addicts caught the car from the rear and from the front corner while Sinister_Lifestyle posted more of a square-on shot of the front end. In all of them, there is no question that this is a Charger with Hellcat design cues and a similar widebody design to that of the Challenger.
Next, the graphic below showed up online over the weekend in a variety of Facebook groups without any clear source. It looks like the type of screen that would appear in a slideshow presentation about a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. The graphic lists the unique features of the widened sedan, none of which are a surprise because they are basically the same items that changed when the widebody Challenger was introduced.
This includes a new electronic power steering system, a uniquely-tuned suspension system, tweaked front and rear fascias, new sills running between the wheel flares and 20-by-11-inch wheels wrapped in tires measuring 305/35R/20.
Again, there is no word as to where this graphic came from, so someone could have created it and posted it online without any actual information on the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, but based on the widebody Challenger, the list of features for the Charger makes sense.
Next up, Instagrammer “ZL1_dre_2c” was driving through Metro Detroit when he one of these flashy SRT Chargers rolled past him on the open road. Unfortunately, he has music playing over the video, so we cannot hear the widebody sedan, but there is no question that this is one of the cars originally shown in the teaser images.
In the video, we get a good look at the widebody Charger from the side, including wheels that appear to be different than the wheels on the widebody Challenger. It also appears that this car has the Brembo brakes from the Hellcat cars, but there is no engine designation badge on the fenders, so we don’t know for sure that this car packs a supercharged Hemi.
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Needless to say, if the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody does debut this weekend at SpringFest, you will read about it here on DodgeForum.com.
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