3 New Wheel Changes for the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Last month, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat debuted with the new, standard widebody design and since then, the new shape of the body has been the topic of many conversations. Some people love the look, some people hate the look and some people don’t care about the look, focusing instead on the improved performance capabilities of the 707-horsepower sedan.
Over the past few weeks, we have received quite a few questions about the wheels of the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat, as the action shots issued by FCA shown a different wheel design than what the media saw at the debut in June. One of the wheel designs looks familiar and one does not, but neither look like the wheels offered on the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
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Why Wheel Changes for The 2020 Dodge Charger?
Since the wider body requires a wider wheel, many people expected the Charger to share wheel designs with the Challenger, but based on what we have seen on the 2019 Challenger and what we know is coming to the 2020 Charger, Dodge is rolling out three new wheel options for the sedan. Of course, these wheels could be offered on the Challenger Widebody as well and we will have to wait for the official information on the 2020 coupe, but the new Charger is effectively introducing these rollers to the consumer market.
2020 Dodge Charger Wheel Changes
First change is that the standard wheel on the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – which only comes in widebody form – is the 20x11-inch roller shown on the car just above this paragraph. These forged rollers have a split five spoke design and they are finished in low-gloss Carbon Black. This wheel design is also standard on the 2020 Charger R/T Scat Pack with the widebody package, but the Scat Pack’s standard wheels are painted Granite silver with the Carbon Black wheels from the Hellcat being optional.
Next change, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets two optional wheel choices. The first is the design shown below, which was formally introduced at the media debut of the new widebody sedan. Like all of the widebody wheels, this design measures 20x11, but the basic design may look familiar, as this is practically identical to the wheel design of the original Hellcat cars back in 2015. For the 2020 Charger, these wheels are wider than the 2015 wheels and they feature a low-gloss Granite finish.
Finally, the second optional wheel for the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the standard wheel design painted “Brass Monkey”, which is a sort of dark bronze. Dodge has offered a variety of wheels in this unique color since the Hellcat models were introduced for the 2015 model year and for the widened, supercharged sedan, this color allows buyers to keep the simplistic design of the standard wheel while adding a touch of color.
2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Tires
Regardless of the wheel style and color chosen, every 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with the now-standard widebody package comes with Pirelli all-season tires measuring 305-35ZR-20 at all four corners. Those buyers who want better grip and who don’t care about winter driving can option-up to the Pirelli PZero in the same size, and as a Hellcat owner, this is an option that I recommend to every buyer. If you are really going to drive your Hellcat Charger in heavy snow, you are going to want a tire that is more aggressive than the Pirelli all-season, so get the PZeros from the factory and plan to buy something like a Blizzak for winter use. You will thank me later.
Unfortunately, we don’t have pricing for the optional wheel upgrades, but as soon as that information becomes available, you will find it here on TorqueNews.com. See you in the next story.
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