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Dodge Unveils 707-HP Widebody Hellcat & 485-HP Scat Pack for 2020 Charger

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You have to admire the automaker that wonders, “Does the performance market really need a four-door entry with 707 horses of Hellcat engine power to get families to their destinations faster and louder than all other families?” and then decides: Yes. Yes it does.

The new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Charger Scat Pack models—capable of generating 707 hp and 485 hp, respectively—will feature a Widebody package that adds 3.5 inches of body width, accommodating new wider 20-inch by 11-inch Pirelli tires.

Fiat Chrysler unveiled the new high performance four-door sedan on June 27, unabashedly calling the new SRT Hellcat Widebody “the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.”

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody tops out at 196 miles per hour, which would have undoubtedly come in handy for Clark W. Griswold when he was trying to pass that troublesome pickup truck at the beginning of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

The Hellcat engine is the same spunky powerplant Mopar enthusiasts already know and love. The supercharged 6.2L Hemi Hellcat makes 707 hp and 650 ft.-lbs. of torque. It will be mated to a TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new Widebody exterior features new front and rear fascias with integrated wide fender flares.

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According to Fiat Chrysler, the Charger Hellcat Widebody runs 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and throws down 10.96-second quarter-mile passes. (The new Charger Scat Pack runs 12.4 seconds in the quarter-mile.)

FCA officials say the 392 c.i.d. Hemi’s 485 hp powering the 2020 Scat Pack Widebody delivers the most muscle per dollar.

Implying that the primary selling point of the Hellcat Widebody is that it melts faces and makes grown men weep.

The two cars will be available to order this fall, and will arrive at Dodge dealerships in early 2020.

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