2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Confirmed for the Fast & Furious 9
The Dodge Charger vehicles are synonymous with the Fast & Furious franchise as its Dominic Toretto’s signature ride. In the first film, Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, drives a supercharged 1970 Dodge Charger, and in Fate of the Furious a 1968 Charger modified for snow driving in the film’s crazy chase sequence against a submarine is featured. The tradition of the Dodge Charger is set to continue in the upcoming Fast & Furious 9 movie, as Vin Diesel has shared a behind the scenes video of Toretto’s new ride.
In the clip, which Vin Diesel announces alongside his co-star Michelle Rodriguez, filming of Fast & Furious 9 is taking place in London. The clip also confirms that there’s a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody that will be featured in the film, but it isn’t clear what role it will play. If it’s Toretto’s hero car, expect it to function in some over-the-top action sequences.
The Fast & Furious movies are famous for featuring custom cars, and the ninth film will not be an exception at this point. Take a closer look at the vehicle, and you’ll notice it isn’t an ordinary Hellcat Widebody. The car in the movie features a non-Widebody Hellcat front fascia from the 2019 Charger models, a Demon-style 5-spoke lightweight wheels that look even larger than the Demon’s 18-inch versions, a different Widebody kit, and a Demon-style “Air Grabber” hood.
There’s the Hellcat logo which can also be seen on the fenders of the vehicle. Whether there have been any modifications that have been made under the hood, remains to be seen, according to carbuzz.com. Last month, photos were revealed that showed that an orange paint finish Toyota Supra will also be making a return to the franchise, which will be a tribute to the Supra which was driven by Paul Walker in the original Fast & Furious film.
Dodge Vehicles in Fast and the Furious Movies:
1970 Dodge Charger
The 1970 Dodge Charger is not the fastest car in the series by any means, but can you associate with Toretto a more iconic car than his original Dodge Charger from the first Fast and the Furious movie? The “star car,” which was used for close-ups, had a functionally blown Hemi while the other three vehicles, which were wrecked for stunts, used 440 big blocks. To bring that particular characterization to the movie, what made ‘sDom’s black Charger special, was the fact that it stood out amid a sea of brightly colored buzz-boxes; without a doubt, a vehicle that is most beloved in the history of film and it sits as one of the most exemplary cars in the history of Fast and the Furious franchise.
1970 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger R/T from 2 Fast 2 Furious that Tyrese Gibson’s character drives, Roman Pearce, is one of many Mopars to appear in the series. Alongside the equally impressive Yenko Camaro in the same movie, the orange Challenger gets a higher billing only because it started one of the funniest recurring gags of the entire series, which is Tyrese’s deadpan expression after he gets played. That scene is a classic in the franchise.
1968 Dodge Charger:
Later in the films, Dom drives a maroon Dodge Charger Daytona, which is obtained by Tej Parker in London at a car auction. It was not the same car as his signature car the black Charger, but it is a direct nod to The Charger vehicle. The Project Maximus Ultra 1968 Dodge Charger is seen being driven by Toretto.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T:
The 1970 Dodge Charger R/T car is a vital car driven by Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Fast & Furious 9 is in movie theaters May 22, 2020, after several delays. The main cast is expected to replay their roles with the omission of Dwayne Johnson, who will be replaced by John Cena.