A Redeye-powered version of the Dodge Widebody is coming.
We are receiving a treasure trove of rumors from Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman. First, we found out that a performance version of the Urus is in development and is likely to be even faster than the Urus already is. Then he told us that Porsche’s SUV, the Cayenne Coupe, is also getting a fast version thanks to Porsche’s Motorsports division.
And now a Redeye-powered Widebody Charger? Be still our beating hearts!
If you’ll recall, the Redeye was Dodge’s answer to the Demon’s retirement. It’s a little less hardcore and a little more livable than the Demon, although it sacrifices none of the cool drag racing technology that the Demon came with. It has slightly fewer ponies corralled in its 6.2-L supercharged HEMI--797 instead of 840--but it retains all of the Demon’s attitude.
The Charger Widebody concept was debuted last March at the SoCal LX Spring Fest, and it was very well received. It features the wider fender flares, of course, but also a dual-snorkel grille, a new spoiler, and larger and more obvious venting for additional cooling. Cooling that might be needed if it were to come with a 797 Redeye engine, for example.
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Redeye Charger is coming. I’ve been sitting on this one for a bit, but no big surprise, Dodge will make a 797 horsepower version of the widebody Charger. Because duh. They’d be deaf, numb, and blind not to. Let’s remember why we love the Redeye. After years of EVERYONE saying, “We love the 707 hp supercharged engine, but the car needs better brakes, better suspension, and needs to lose 500 pounds,” Dodge responds with, “Uh huh, uh huh, we hear you. Here’s MOAR POWER!!!” Anyhow, not sure when we’ll see the Charger Redeye (LA show?), but rest assured it’s coming. Pictured is the Widebody Charger Concept from a month ago. I can’t wait. Thoughts? #dodge #chargerredeye #hellcat @dodgeofficial 🇺🇸🔥🔥🔥🇺🇸
Lieberman doesn’t even bother providing us with a source this time, but says he’s been “sitting on this one for a bit.” He suspects a Los Angeles Auto Show reveal, which means late November. The Charger Widebody is rumored to debut sometime this August, so that’s plenty of time to work out the kinks.
The current fastest Charger is the Hellcat, which features the famous 6.2-L HEMI V8 in 707 hp form. Giving it an extra 90 horses would likely require some improvements to the brakes and suspension, but who are we kidding? This is Dodge we’re talking about. Their motto is “stopping is for losers,” and “who needs to turn in a drag race?”
We’ll keep an eye out for more on this story. Hopefully Dodge gives us a teaser in the coming weeks.