Ever since Dodge refreshed the Challenger SRT Hellcat with a retuned 717-horsepower version of its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, we’ve been wondering when the Charger sedan would get the same 10-horsepower upgrade. Even when the Charger Hellcat widebody was introduced, it had the old 707-horsepower engine. Now, buyers can finally get their hands on a 717-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat from the factory in the form of this new limited-run special edition.
This car’s full name is the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, which is a mouthful. As the name suggests, it’s a tribute based on the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody celebrating 50 years of the Charger nameplate, with design cues echoing that of the original 1969 Charger. It sports a unique rear-section decal, a lip spoiler, and 20-inch wheels finished in a silver color Dodge calls Satin Carbon. It’ll be available in four colors: Pitch Black, Triple Nickel, White Knuckle, and B5 Blue. The latter option, shown in pictures here, is exclusive to the 50th Anniversary Edition car.
Inside, occupants will be greeted to blue stitching throughout, “Daytona” embroidered seats, a suede headliner, and a carbon fiber instrument panel. On the passenger side dash sits a numbered plaque—Dodge is only building 501 examples of the 50th Anniversary Edition to coincide with the production run of the original 1969 Charger.
The car will make its public debut on August 17th, 2019 at the Modern Street Hemi Shootout lot in Pontiac, Michigan during the Woodward Dream Cruise. Dodge has yet to release pricing, but says order books for all 2020 model year Chargers, including the 50th Anniversary Edition, will open in fall 2019, with deliveries starting in early 2020.
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