Hellcat all the items. These 4 phrases have turn out to be a slogan for fans and served as Dodge’s common working process in current many years.

Hellcats are surely the most strong but not the ideal Dodges on sale right now.

Hear me out. I enjoy Hellcats and their 700-plus horsepower as significantly as the up coming man, but all that energy is basically as well significantly. It is the definition of extra. Energy is excellent, but only if it helps make it to the ground.

In the 2020 Dodge Charger lineup, the R/T Scat Pack Widebody is in reality the ideal selection.

I invested a week with a Frostbite Blue model and came to terms with what the 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody is and is not.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Hit: It has usable energy

Yes, 707 and 797 horsepower are amazing, but that energy is irrelevant if you can not handle it. Even in Widebody type with 305-mm Pirelli P Zero sat every corner the Hellcats want to spin their tires. “Spinning is not winning,” Tim Kuniskis, worldwide head of Dodge and SRT, informed Motor Authority at the reveal of the 2020 Dodge Challenger Super Stock. Tim’s appropriate. With a six.four-liter V-eight making 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, the Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody has a lot more than ample energy for each day, or even track, use, and it is simpler to handle. The 305s have a much better opportunity of sticking to the pavement and placing the energy down than the narrow body’s 275s. The actuality is your foot most likely can not handle the Hellcat’s wheelspin to attain its three.six-2nd -60 mph time and if it can your inner Vbox most likely can not come to feel the variation from the Scat’s Pack’s four.three-2nd -60 mph run.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Miss: That width demands focus

The Widebody’s extra three.five inches of width helps make a variation when driving the Charger day in and day out. The extra width comes from wheel flares. On narrow city or suburban streets, the wider entire body demands further focus to keep in your lane. That goes double for when pulling in or out of a garage. Parking up coming to a curb? Really do not overlook the wheels stick out farther than you consider (no wheels have been curbed to carry you this report). Getting to have to spend so significantly focus to how far the fender flares and wheels stick out can be tedious, specifically due to the fact you can not see the front wheel flares from within the automobile. Fail to remember about them, however, and you will hear a crunch.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Hit and Miss: You will hear it just before you see it

“Your car’s right here. I can hear it,” my wife, Karen, stated. With the very same two.75-inch straight-via lively exhaust program and four-inch shops as the Charger Hellcat, the Charger R/T Scatpack Widebody is just as loud as Dodge’s kittens from the underworld. On cold-start off it can vibrate a garage and be heard within the home as its lively exhaust valves continue to be open until finally the engine warms up. It is hilarious, my youngsters loved it, and it can very easily make a grown guy giggle. Wives really do not often react so positively.

Purchase a Charger Hellcat or R/T Scat Pack and you will never ever sneak out of your home early in the morning for a automobile meet or to make that early flight (keep in mind flying?) due to the fact you will wake the total home and potentially your neighbors.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Hit: Steering with heft

In an era of overboosted electrical energy steering methods the Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody is a breath of fresh, hefty air. The car’s Street, Sport, and Track steering inputs can be described as hefty, heavier, and heaviest. I favored Street mode—even for the duration of my time on Sonoma Raceway in prior experiences—as dialing in a lot more heft basically created it more difficult to flip the wheel even though delivering no further come to feel. Street mode offers a lot more resistance than is discovered in most sport sedans, with just ample heft to acknowledge this is a muscle automobile, not a Corolla. Hard guys and robust guys, come to feel totally free to drive with the steering in Track mode every single day.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Miss: Broad tires meet the actual planet

On a smooth racetrack or California pavement, the broad P Zeros at every corner of the R/T Scat Pack Widebody are amazing. But their is a cost to be paid for their grip. I reside in the actual planet the place it rains and pavement crumbles. Right here in Minnesota (or Detroit, or Chicago, or any other Midwest state), the broad tires can be a nightmare in the rain and problematic on pockmarked roads and the freeway. Consumers ought to be conscious these tires look for out and comply with highway seams, locate a lot more bumps and ruts, and hydroplane very easily. At least they are not as negative as the sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s on the Ford Mustang GT Efficiency Package deal Degree two.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Hit: It is a balanced worth

The R/T Scat Pack Widebody fees $47,990 (which includes location), however my tester rang in at $fifty five,955 thanks to optional wheels, navigation, and carbon-fiber trim. The R/T Scat Pack Widebody is the 2nd most high-priced Charger on sale right now, but it is $25,600 much less than a Charger Hellcat, which only comes in a Widebody.

The Charger RT Scat Pack Widebody weighs 214 lbs much less than a Charger Hellcat and has somewhat much better excess weight distribution of fifty five/45 versus 56/44. It is challenging to argue why an individual would devote the further funds for 312 hp and 214 pound-feet of torque. I’d rather have the Scat Pack and a Honda Accord Sport.

At $98.94 per horsepower, the 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is not the most strong 4-door muscle automobile you can get, but it is the a single that ought to prime your purchasing listing except if drag racing or bragging rights are the prime priority. Lengthy reside the Hellcats, but let’s not Hellcat every thing.

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2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody
Base cost: $37,890
Price tag as examined: $fifty five,955
EPA fuel economic system: 15/24/18 mpg
The hits: Terrific powertrain, effectively-weighted steering, loud exhaust, a worth.
The misses: It is loud, it is broad, it is tiring.