Looking Into the Dodge Hellcat Widebody and Scat Pack Trims

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The landscape of muscle cars has few options that can compete on a race track better than a Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger. A performance muscle car with a design that is instantly recognizable, fantastic especially in its Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat incarnations. A new Hellcat Widebody was added to the Charger and has perks that shine for owners, enthusiasts, and those looking to jump-start some excitement in both their garage and on the road. Let us look at the Widebody and Scat Pack trims and various packages that make these vehicles stand out.

Dodge Widebody Rules

New for Dodge is the addition of the Widebody to every single Dodge Charger Hellcat made. Dodge has done its part to provide the Widebody trims with a stellar suspension upgrade. The muscle cars by Dodge can go quite fast in a straight line, but moves on corners with far more confidence than ever before thanks to its wider tires and frame built to grip and maneuver through the air more efficiently. Thanks to those massive 20-inch wheels that are wrapped with 305/35R-20 Pirelli tires; the Scat Pack carries the same tires. The rear wheels on the Scat Pack and Hellcat Widebody both hit the same measurement at 11 inches in width. The previous Hellcat offered 9.5-inch-wide rear wheels previously. The new Hellcat Widebody exterior design was changed to offer more intense front and rear fascias, reshaped rocker-panel extensions as well as a new look rear spoiler. 

“My main goal was to make the cars look badass. It was my job to give these cars attitude. I think they look freakin’ pissed off. Next to the big Dodge, a BMW M5 looks relatively meek,” said Mark Trostle, FCA’s Head of Performance, Passenger, and Utility Vehicle Design.

Comparing the Scat Pack to Hellcat

The difference in the Scat Pack, which is offered for both the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger for the 2020 model year, is the Hellcat Widebody delivers far superior horsepower. The Scat Pack offers 485 horsepower in the R/T Scat Pack trim, versus 707 horsepower with the SRT Hellcat Widebody. Few vehicles will have an engine found in the Scat Pack, a powerful 6.4-Liter V8. This engine is amazing and yet still overshadowed by a powertrain even more robust and entertaining. Drivers who opt for the Scat Pack Widebody can experience going from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds. Owners of the Hellcat Widebody will find a supercharged 6.2-Liter Hemi V8, posting a remarkable 3.6 seconds for the same 0-60 mph time. 

The Widebody also throws some technology to allow owners to have a better drive when putting the pedal to the metal. Adaptive shock absorbers, larger sway bars and significantly stiffer springs give the Charger Widebody models the added poise an owner should feel when driving a muscle car at moderate to high speeds. Keep in mind, the steering in both versions of the Charger is solid for any driver to enjoy. Dodge went to tremendous lengths to ensure both of these trims offer minimal cabin noise despite having tremendous power. Looking to drive some new high-performance machinery? 

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