2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Gets Enhanced Handling Upgrade
It would be difficult for you to separate a 2015 Charger from a 2019 model if you don’t take a close look at the vehicle. That’s what the trend has been with the car since the last major design update happened in 2015. The 2020 model would see few cosmetic changes here and there on the body. We must give credit to the team at Dodge that has been able to keep the car so refreshingly new with few minor design tweaks.
The 2020 SRT Hellcat model though would get a new widebody package increasing the body width by 3.5 inches. The mail-slot grille on the new Hellcat would enhance cooling and add a new design characteristic to the vehicle. This is one of the biggest news for Hellcat fans as the 2020 model would see major handling upgrade. It has always been touted as supercharged V8 that sells at the price of an I4 turbocharged. The bargain came with poor handling characteristics on the vehicle especially while negotiating the corners.
We got to see the new Widebody package in the Challenger last year and its Charger’s turn in 2020. With this drivers would be able to push the car from 0-6 in 3.6 seconds. Add to this the front springs which have been made stiffer and improved suspension geometry the Charger would feel great to take around the corners which has always been one of its shortcomings. Under the hood specs remain the same as year before and the V8 would continue to put out 707 horsepower along with 650 lb-ft of torque. Experts have already given thumbs up to the new upgrade and have been singing praises for its improved handling characteristics.
It remains to be seen how the market reacts to the enhanced handling and does it make all the right noises when it hits the road early 2020.