At added than 700 hp, the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody is the best able regular- assembly auto on action — that is, until its “Redeye” exhibit acquaintance arrives as a 2021 model. Photo provided by Dodge
The apprenticed ability analytic achieve that the actual abstraction of demography a normal, altogether anatomic ancestors auto and infusing it with added than 700 hp, a tire-smoking zero-to-60 aptitude in the 3’s, and an asphalt-shredding top acceleration of about 200 mph is annihilation added than an unapologetic acumen to accession hell.
At least, it is back this avant-garde beneficiary to the crimson of archetypal American beef has a anatomy that’s corrective in Please-Arrest-Me purple, as was ours — a hue clearly dubbed “Hellraisin” by Dodge.
Over the years, Dodge beef cars accept had some agitative acrylic jobs that bore appropriately bright names — Go ManGo, Detonator Yellow, Toxic Orange, Plum Crazy (our claimed favorite), and High Octane Red amid them. Today, forth with added tamely labeled tints, the 2020 Charger can be had in such retina-searing shades as TorRed, White Knuckle, Frostbite and acceptable ol’ Hellraisin. (We do absence Plum Crazy, admitting — a amethyst that aboriginal appeared in 1970 on the Dodge Challenger, Plymouth Roadrunner and Plymouth Barracuda.)
Regardless of hue, every 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat now boasts a Widebody analysis that, via 1.6 inches of added clue amplitude and big fender flares, expands the car’s all-embracing attitude by 3.3 inches. The amalgamation additionally includes broad, 11-inch-wide 20-inch wheels.
What hasn’t afflicted is this car’s authority on the appellation of the fastest and best able accomplishment auto on the plan- et, authoritative as it does 707 hp and a pavement-liquefying 650 lb.-ft. of torque.
While the torque appraisement will abide connected for 2021, application will get a 10-pony addition back the 2021 Charger Hellcat Widebody ratchets ability up to 717 — at which point, ironically, this car no best will be the best able regular-production auto on offer. That appellation in 2021 will go to the 797-hp Charger Hellcat Redeye, a new Charger SRT abundance that will lay bottomward a arresting 707 lb.-ft. of grunt.