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The Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody is America’s greatest muscle sedan

Locking eyes with a California Highway Patrol officer is rarely a good idea, especially when you’re driving a 717-horsepower super sedan. But it’s too late. We’re basically staring at one another. Wait, he’s not looking at us, he’s looking at our car, and that’s not omnipotence in his eyes, it’s envy. We’re both driving Dodge Chargers. Only his aging black and white is powered by a V-6, and we’re driving the new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/10/09/dodge-charger-hellcat-widebody-americas-greatest-muscle-sedan

I wouldn’t exactly call that “wide”.

At almost 4600 lbs, I don’t know how a car like this could be considered easy to toss around on narrow two lane twistees. A 0.96 G skidpad is impressive, but when you change directions, all that mass isn’t going to want to move “nimbly”. Like most modern cars the interior is cramped and confining with very lousy outside visibility through the slits they still call windows for some reason. These cars feel like driving a dark cave around. Only a convertible version would help solve that problem, but that’s not likely to happen.