Initially launched on the dragstrip-focused Demon, Dodge’s Widebody option arrived with its fender flares and steamroller rubber first to the Hellcat Challenger and then the Scat Pack in 2019. Now, Dodge is offering the package on even more of its meanest naturally-aspirated Challengers equipped with the 485-horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V-8.
The R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody comes with the Shaker hood scoop that feeds the engine cool air and allows the driver to see the engine twist on its mounts. The Challenger T/A 392 Widebody channels the Challenger’s Trans Am past with a satin black hood and matching wrap on the roof and decklid. It also adds “Air Catcher” headlamps and T/A stripes on its flanks. Both new variants come standard with a Tremec six-speed manual. A paddle-shifted eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic is optional.
Both new Challenger variants will offer the extra 3.5 inches of overall width afforded by the Widebody treatment, along with 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires and their accompanying 11-inch-wide wheels. These new models will also come with SRT Performance Pages, accessible through the center stack touchscreen. The system offers a line lock to set the front brakes and allows for a pre-race burnout to clean off the extra-wide tires. Dodge says the beefier rubber helps lower lap times and will take two tenths off the Scat Pack’s quarter-mile elapsed time, delivering a 12.1-second ET at 112 mph.
MSRP for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody starts at $47,690, while the T/A 392 Widebody starts at $49,090. Neither of those figures considers the $1495 destination charge or the $1000 gas guzzler tax. Dealers are now taking orders on the Scat Pack Shaker Widebody, with deliveries expected to arrive early in 2021. Ordering for the 392 Widebody will open shortly, with deliveries coming next spring.