Dodge has unveiled the new Charger Widebody concept at this years SoCal LX Spring Fest 14.
If you’ve never been to Spring Fest, it’s basically where a bunch of Dodge enthusiasts can all get together in Southern California and have a big tailgate party with their modern muscle cars. Mopar, Dodge, and FCA reps also show up to show off the next big thing, and the next big thing in the Dodge world is most certainly the upcoming Widebody versions of the Dodge Charger.
Last month we heard rumors that a new Charger would arrive with wider hips and a bit more flare. It’d also get new suspension and tires to go along with its wider stance, as well as a “dual-snorkel” grille.
Well, now we get our first look at the conceptualized version of this Widebody Charger, and we can see that most of the what the rumors said was true.
First, we head over to R/T Life on YouTube (by way of YouTuber Mission Flyer) for the full walkaround tour of the Charger Widebody. Right off the bat, we can see that the wider fender flares are 100% confirmed. Also confirmed is the new dual-snorkel grille, which seems to be referring to the split air intakes just above the bumper that give the Widebody Charger a very Durango SRT vibe.
Note the wider front means more room for air intakes, which seem to have popped up on either side of the lower grille where normally you’d get a pair of fog lights.
SRT decals covered the car from head to toe so it’s a little difficult to get the full picture of the car’s new lines, but we can plainly confirm another rumor, which is new 5-spoke wheels. They’re really more 10-spokes paired in two sets of 5 spokes, but whatever--you can call them 5-spoke wheels if you really want to.
In the back, there’s a new spoiler and bigger rear vents to go along with the wider body.
Mark Trostle, design head for Dodge SRT, also posted several photos to his Instagram account to get the ball rolling.
According to Autoblog, company reps were quick to point out this is a concept only and not confirmation of the final vehicle--or even if a production version will come. "We are taking a Charger design concept to Spring Fest to gauge feedback from the huge Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Chrysler 300 enthusiast base that attends the California event each year."
But c’mon, this is probably the whole show. Rumors previously stated an August reveal, and we’re sticking to it.