Credit goes to Dodge for its ability to take an aging platform and make it better and better each year—for lots of years. Behold, yet another version of the Charger, this time the SRT Hellcat Widebody. And you thought nothing could top a plain vanilla Hellcat?
For those that want to shout it from the mountaintops, the Hellcat may not be to your liking. Minimal badges tell the world your Charger is really a Hellcat. This new Widebody will please you more. Those fat wheel arches and new front and rear fascias announce your sedan is no slouch. And now that we know pricing, it’s surprisingly affordable, too.
And those added body pieces are not just for show. The Widebody needs those to cover the extra-wide wheel and tire combo. Dodge has added almost four extra inches of width. Lateral acceleration is 0.96 g! Even for this two-ton-plus sedan.
From V6 SXT To Hellcat Widebody
So in the hierarchy of everything Charger, you can start with the V6 SXT with a starting list price of $29,895. From there you can move all the way up to the Hellcat Widebody, with a list price just a tad over $70,000 once destination charges are tacked on. But if you thought this was the top-of-the-line for the Dodge Charger you would be wrong.
At the top is the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. That’s its full name. Not only is the price higher at $74,140, but the horsepower is, too. From the standard Hellcat’s 707 hp comes an additional 10 hp for 717 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It’s almost mind-numbing the thought of 717 hp from the factory.
Widebody Is 70-Big
While the Charger is aging, it’s not old in terms of features. And really, a 700+ hp sedan that can handle like the Widebody for around 70-big is a fairly decent deal for what you’re getting. But there are ways of achieving this without all of that cha-cha.
Let MotorBiscuit give you a secret. But keep it to yourself, we don’t want too many to know about this, okay?
Cheaper Than Hellcat Widebody But Same?
If you want a new Charger with around 700 hp for substantially less than 70G, we can help you out. Go to your nearest Dodge dealer and snag a Scat Pak Widebody Charger with the 392 Hemi. Got it? Good!
Now, plunk down an additional $7-8,000 and stab a Whipple supercharger onto it. You probably have close to 700 hp now. So let’s add it up. Around $45,000 for the Scat Pak Widebody plus $8,000 for the supercharger. That’s $53,000. Subtract the $53,000 from $74,000 and you get a net savings of $21,000. Motor Biscuit just saved you $21,000. We’ll bet now we are besties.
You won’t have a limited edition 50th Anniversary Widebody, but so what. Scrape off all of the badges and tell your buddies you removed the markings to be stealth. You wanted stealth and a clean body to show off the sexy curves and bulging Widebody wheel openings.
They’ll never know and we’ll never tell. But if it bothers you then we wholeheartedly recommend you buy a new Charger Hellcat Widebody and be happy.