Dodge has finally revealed the new Charger Hellcat and Scat Pack Widebody packages that make the world’s fastest production sedan even faster.
Sadly, the Widebody treatment did not provide the Charger with the Hellcat Redeye’s 797 horsepower engine. We’ll have to make do with the standard Hellcat supercharged HEMI V8 with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The same can be said for the Scat Pack Widebody, which retains the same 6.4-L (392-cubic-inch) HEMI V8 with 485 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque.
The rest of these cars mostly follow the Widebody formula from the Challenger, adding new front and rear fascias with larger air intakes, a new rear spoiler, and wider fender flares that combine with the bigger tires to add 3.5-inches of width.
Because a Widebody Charger is for owning the parking lot, not for going grocery shopping.
As with the Challenger, the Charger Hellcat Widebody receives 20x11-inch wheels with wider Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. A set of 6-piston Brembo calipers combine with larger 15.4-inch two-piece rotors in the front for extra stopping power. Bilstein 3-mode adaptive damping comes along with 32% stiffer springs on the Hellcat and 29% stiffer springs on the Scat Pack.
The Hellcat receives larger anti-roll bars in the front and back, while the Scat Pack makes do with just a larger rear anti-roll bar.
New electric power steering (EPS) can be controlled from the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen along with selectable drive modes to control horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction, and suspension settings. There are also some drag race goodies in the form of Line Lock, Launch Control, Launch Assist, and Race Cooldown to keep the car’s intercooler pump and radiator fan running even after the engine is shut off.
Dodge says this is the "quickest and best-handling production Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ever" with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 10.96 seconds. The Scat Pack can manage 0-60 in 4.2 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 12.4 seconds.
Orders for the new fat cat and Scat Pack widebody start in the fall, with deliveries expected in early 2020. Expect pricing to follow the Challenger Widebody and be somewhat more expensive than stock.