When a associate spotted me in the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in a parking lot on Signal Mountain recently, he anon began walking agilely in my direction.
“Did you breach bottomward and buy this?” he asked, eyes wide, accoutrements spread.
“I wish,” I said. “No, it’s a tester.”
“Well, if you had assertive your wife to let you buy this, I was activity to borrow your script,” he said.
Alas, for abounding men of my generation, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is an unattainable article of amore — not clashing those posters of Farrah Fawcett that acclimated to adorn our abode apartment in the 1970s. At $76,615, though, our tester is acutely a toy for the affluent.
The 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat has been alluring auto enthusiasts, old and young, back debuting in 2015. And here’s the celebrity part: Because it has four doors, you can allegedly alarm it a “family sedan.” OK, maybe alone if your family’s name is Allison, Elliott or Petty.
However, if your ancestors needs to go 0-60 mph in 3.6 abnormal or adventure out to Hamilton Place capital at a top acceleration of 196 afar per hour, this is absolutely the car for you.
* Model: 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody
* Exterior color: TorRed
* Autogenous color: Black/caramel
* Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged V-8
* Horsepower: 707
* Transmission: 8-speed automatic
* Fuel economy: NA
* Local Dealer: Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT in Chattanooga and Mountain View Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Ringgold, Ga.
* Amount (as tested): $76,615
The account surrounding the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is that it is now accessible with the “Widebody” amalgamation which includes: added fender flares, appropriate wheels, a race-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and electronically assisted steering, amid added features.
Dodge automobiles are accessible locally at Crown Dodge in Chattanooga and Mountain View Dodge in Ringgold, Georgia.
WHAT IS IT?
The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a five-passenger auto with a massive 6.2-liter, 707-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our tester has a abject amount of $69,645 but additionally comes with a host of options, such as appropriate three-season tires ($695), carbon cilia and suede autogenous ($1,595), red anchor calipers ($595), Harmon Kardon audio ($1,595) and aeronautics ($995).
WHAT WE LIKE?
Hellcat, how do we adulation thee? Let us calculation the ways. Well, let’s alpha with that deep-throated, cavernous V-8, which is the assault affection of this beast. We admired that alot. The widebody kit, with it’s fender extentions takes a car that’s already alarming and makes it attending maniacal.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
In a absolute world, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody would appear with a lifetime accumulation of tires. On a 700-horsepower car, tires accept a way of evaporating.
The Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is absolutely adequate in around-town diving. It’s not one of those cars that’s adamantine to authority beneath the acceleration limit. But back you’re accessible to barrage — whoa, baby!
Nobody needs a Hellcat. But affluence of bodies — like me — appetite one. The aftermost time I looked the Powerball jackpot tonight was aloof beneath $300 million. I can’t anticipate of a bigger acumen to run out and buy a action admission than the achievability of owning a Charger SRT Charger Hellcat Widebody.
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