Dodge hints at Charger Widebody with fat-fendered concept

Dodge Charger SF14 concept head on

Dodge showed off its Charger Widebody concept last weekend during that Spring Fest 14 gathering of the Mopar faithful. Safe to say the car was a hit, and although folks expect Dodge to build it, design chief Mark Trostle called the beefy Charger a “concept” in an Instagram post.

The speculation started as soon as people saw a Dodge Charger Hellcat, not at all discreetly camouflaged, with wide flares and a more aggressive stance cruising Detroit last week. Given that Dodge already offered widebody editions of the Challenger, which shares the Charger’s platform, everyone assumed a similarly outfitted Charger is a sure thing.

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Dodge Charger SF14 concept

The generously-hipped Charger is based on the Hellcat Charger and it’s 707-horsepower supercharged engine, which is what we’d want to see under the hood. But, as with the Widebody Challenger, Dodge could offer it with the naturally aspirated, 485-horsepower 392-cubic-inch Hemi, or even the totally crazy 797-hp Hellcat Redeye.

Beyond the wide fenders, front splitter and rear spoiler, we’d expect a Charger Widebody to get the same mechanical upgrades as its smaller sibling. That car got wider 305-mm Pirelli P-Zero tires, stiffer front springs, larger anti-roll bars at both ends, SRT-tuned adaptive shock absorbers, and six-piston Brembo brake calipers. All of which leaves us with one thing to say:

Build it. Now.