Here's Dodge's Widebody Charger

It's just a concept for now, but it sure looks production-ready to us.

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As far as we can tell, the current Dodge Charger (along with its two-door sibling, the Challenger) has got a few years of life left in it. That means Dodge will probably crank out a few more variants before its done to keep things fresh. Perhaps a widebody? Well, Dodge just built a concept that debuted over the weekend at LX Spring Festival in Pomona, California. And while it's called a "concept," it certainly looks production-ready, or close to it.

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Dodge first started offering a Demon-esque Widebody package for the Challenger Hellcat back in 2017, and last year, it rolled out an R/T Scat Pack Widebody. The Widebody kit helped solve one of the biggest problems facing the Challenger Scat Pack and Widebody—traction. The biggest set of tires Dodge fits under a regular narrow-body Challenger are 275s, which are just enough to handle the Scat Pack's 485 hp and outmatched by the Hellcat's 717 hp, to say nothing of the 797-hp Redeye.

But so far, Dodge hasn't offered a Widebody package for the Charger. It seems that might change if this concept provides any indication of Dodge's future plans.

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It's also worth noting that this Charger Widebody concept has an extra opening just below the grille that's not seen on any other Charger. Dodge didn't say what engine was powering this concept, but perhaps that extra vent is there to flow more air to the upgraded 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 offered in the current Challenger Hellcat and Redeye—the current Charger Hellcat still has to make due with 707 hp. We sure do hope so.

If this car does make production, we wouldn't be surprised to see it in both Scat Pack and Hellcat guises. Dodge does like to mix and match parts, after all.

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