VIDEO: Dodge Charger SRT Widebody Filming A Commercial- Maybe

April 30th, 2019 by

There’s already a video on the Dodge Charger Widebody. The Widebody has been spotted completely unwrapped. This is the closest and the best look of the sedan that has been seen as of yet. (The video is a short 8 seconds and not of the best quality. However, it still provides a true glimpse of what the newest Dodge creation looks like.)

The Dodge Charger Widebody, the vehicle that everyone has been anxiously awaiting ever since it was revealed at the Spring Fest 14 by the head design for Dodge and SRT Mark Trostle on March 23rd. But there have been hints of the wide Charger for much longer than the official debut. The car’s rumored existence with its 700-plus-horsepower supercharged Hemi V8 for a few months.    

The Widebody was seen in an Instagram post by eviil_srt in which the vehicle can be seen in an upcoming production presumably filming for an official television commercial debut. After seeing the vehicle for the first time in March, every enthusiast is excited about the latest new version of the sporty sedan which joins the range. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the test prototype gives us strong indications about the work underway and that the debut is imminent.

Now, a month later, with the Instagram post, there’s another chance to see the vehicle. It’s a short clip, but it’s enough to see the deep diffuser punctuated by sizeable dual exhaust tips, big rear wing, and vented bumper cover. It’s clear as day that there are some extensive tires in the front and rear of the vehicle.

The Dodge Challenger Widebody available now has 485-horsepower in the R/T Scat Pack trim level, the SRT Hellcat trim level has a horsepower of 717, and the 797-horsepower Hellcat Redeye trim level. Dodge hasn’t extended the powerful Redeye engine to the Charger line. The Widebody’s initiation might be the perfect opportunity to design the Charger Redeye.

Transforming the Challenger to a widebody design gained a change in the handling department. The tires and wider stance offer superior cornering in the Challenger and the Charger Widebody, and there should be no difference when the car launches in 2020. We discussed it in greater detail when we spoke about the 2020 Dodge Charger earlier.  

The video shows the upcoming sedan having lightly modified bumpers and a trunk-mounted spoiler. Although the details are a bit blurred in the sneak-peek, the car has a body-colored number plate, which is what is commonly used when filming promotional material. A tactic used to divert the viewers away from the plate and more towards the vehicle itself.    

Dodge hasn’t mentioned a single detail about the widebody Challenger which is 3.5 inches which is wider than the standard model. The vehicle is equipped with a competition suspension and 20-inch wheels wrapped in 305/35ZR20 tires. The widebody option available on the Charger Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat models and the entry-level Widebody will have a 6.4-liter V8 engine which produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque.

The similarities between the camouflaged concept and the one that’s been spotted in the streets are not that different. The rear bumper and wheels match up nearly perfectly, which goes the same for the shape of the fender arches and wheel fitment. The decklid spoiler, which can be seen on the vehicle, appears to be of similar shape, but not quite as large as the one featured on the Spring Fest concept.

The performance sedan is about to get small but stylish visual tweaks. Aside from the noticeable wider wheel arches and beefier bumpers, and there’s also a new body-colored spoiler. There is a set of wider wheels and a massive diffuser at the back with two integrated exhaust pipes complete the kit.

Dodge is creating promotional material for the vehicle, but that doesn’t mean that it will be unveiled any time soon. Previous reports say that the Charger Widebody is set to debut on August 17th at the Woodward Dream Cruise. We will have to wait and see.

Price hasn’t been determined, but the widebody is offered as a $6,000 (plus destination) which comes as an option for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Hellcat. If you’re interested in test-driving Dodge Charger vehicle near Fort Myers, make sure to check them out at the Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership.

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