2020 Dodge Charger Widebody: Building Our Dream Super-Sedan Online
We have talked quite a bit about the 2020 Dodge Charger over the past few months, from the initial debut of the new widebody package this summer to the details of non-widebody models to the slow rollout of the new model year on Dodge.com. We have looked at pricing figures as they became available, but now that the Build and Price feature is fully operational on the brand’s website, we can completely configure our ideal super sedan with pricing.
While you can head to Dodge.com to build and price your ideal 2020 Charger, here is a look at how I would build one, having spent time on the road and track with the widebody sedan. While some people might lean towards the Scat Pack, today we are focusing on the big cat – the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Building My Ideal 2020 Charger
When you go to Dodge.com and pick the option to build and price a 2020 Charger, you begin by selecting the trim level. I will be building a Hellcat, which starts at $73,240, including the $2,100 Gas Guzzler Fee and the $1,495 Destination Fee. That price includes the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat Hemi with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
When I get into the options, I would pick Go Mango exterior paint and the black satin painted hood. You can get the roof and trunk done in black satin as well, but I love the look of the metallic orange body and matte black hood on my Challenger enough that I would get the same look on the Charger. For the wheels, I would stick with the standard split five-spoke design. I would opt for the upgraded wheels with the same design as the original widebody Challenger, but they are only available in Brass Monkey for the 2020 Charger and I don’t like the look of the Brass Monkey wheels on the Go Mango car.
To finish up the exterior, I would stick with the red Brembo calipers and the Pirelli three-season performance tires. I thought about the orange Brembo calipers, but the orange on the brakes isn’t the same shade of orange as the body and I don’t want to have multiple shades of orange on the car. My second choice would be black, but Brembo is known for their red calipers and I like that look best.
On the inside, my ideal 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody would have the Alcantara package in black. I love the red leather interior, but it is not offered with the Go Mango exterior. Next, I would add the Power Convenience Group and the Navigation & Travel Group, as I want to get the most of my UConnect system. I would also add the Harman Kardon sound system, because I love it in my Challenger.
Options that I personally would not get include the sunroof, the red seat belts, the Carbon/Suede Interior Package and the engine block heater.
With the options and packages that I have selected, my ideal 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody has an MSRP of $79,715.
Say that you ordered a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with every available option. A TorRed Charger with the full black graphics package, the Brass Monkey wheels, the black Brembo calipers, the three-season tires, the Harman speakers, the sunroof, the cargo net, the red seat belts, the engine block heater, the Power Convenience Group, the Navigation & Travel Group, the Alcantara Package and the Carbon and Suede Package, you get a loaded MSRP of $87,015.
Of course, if you don’t care about any of the options and you want to get into a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with the smallest MSRP possible, you can order the car without any options with an MSRP of $73,240.
Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Patrick has been sharing his automotive expertise in automotive journalism from Detroit for more than a decade covering the Big Three. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world. Follow Patrick on Youtube and Twitter.