2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat on the Track, Doing a Massive Burnout
Earlier this week, I had a chance to spend a day at Sonoma Raceway in California, testing the 2020 Dodge Charger with the new widebody package. We spent time driving the R/T Scat Pack, the Hellcat and the 50th Anniversary Edition Daytona Hellcat, some on the street and all of them on the track, and needless to say, it was a whole lot of fun. I’m not allowed to discuss my driving impressions of the widebody Charger until next week, but I am allowed to show off my video footage from the event.
As you can see below, this includes two videos of my track time in the Charger SRT Hellcat widebody, one from my helmet camera and one from the inside of the windshield, while the third video shows the new super-sedan in Triple Nickel doing a huge burnout.
2020 Dodge Charger Road Course Testing
First up, we have the first two videos of my test time in the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat widebody. This testing was held on the Indy Car circuit at Sonoma Raceway in California, which is a fantastic track with lots of tight turns, short straights and a ton of elevation change – all of which work together to help show off the capabilities of the widebody Charger.
Again, we can’t talk about the test time just yet, but my first drive review will be coming in the middle of next week. However, you can ride along with me as I make a handful of laps around the track with one of their professional instructors providing me with insight on how to get around the track as quickly and as safely as possible.
As you can see, one video is captured from my helmet camera and the second is on the inside of the windshield, showing two different runs. On each, the first lap is a warmup lap while the second lap is wide open. We went onto the track in groups of four with a staggered start, as they didn’t want us passing on the tight, curvy track, but in one of the videos, you can see that I am quickly closing on a white Hellcat Charger.
This was my first time on this track, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
Finally, the day was ended by SRT engineer Jim Wilder doing a big, nasty burnout with a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with the now-standard widebody kit. He didn’t want to tear Sonoma’s pit road up too badly, so he does a rolling burnout rather than staying in one spot, but it is a remarkable smoke show.
My apologies for the “upright” video for the burnout, but this was originally captured on my Instagram App.