Like a bat out of heck: Auto123 reviews the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
We’re most of us quite familiar with the Dodge Charger, at least from seeing it on our roads; it’s certainly common enough, and the model has been around for many years now. You can get one for starting at $30,895, which is attractive in its own right; for that you get the SXT trim with a V6 engine producing 300 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Six rungs further up the trim ladder, however, you find the RT Hellcat Widebody variant, available at $77,045. This frenzied version develops a gasp-inducing 707 hp and an astronomical 650 lb-ft of torque. Oh boy.
You read that right; a vehicle with over 700 hp, priced at “only” $77,000. To all those looking for a performance car and for whom those vehicles carrying the BMW, Audi or Mercedes name (specifically, those with the M, RS or AMG badging) are simply out of reach, well, that’s where FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) comes in with its Hellcat versions.
Want a car that rips up the pavement and makes you feel humbled in the face of a horde of screaming horses, just chomping at the bit to be let loose in the wilderness? The Hellcat engine will give you great value for your money, not to mention that it won’t go unnoticed. You’ll receive respect from those acquaintances you meet on your journeys.