The same sources who told us in advance about the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody that debuted at the LX Spring Festival in California also mentioned that there were plans for a Redeye version. Upon speaking with them again more recently, they believe that there will be a 797-horsepower version of the Hellcat Charger, but it could be some time before we have a chance to buy one. While our insiders will often provide a vague time frame for the arrival of a new product, the only timing that we can get for the Redeye is that it is coming "eventually".


In other words, it seems as though the Redeye version of the Charger could be in the stars, but our sources believe that there are other models coming to production first. Most notably, they believe that the production version of the Widebody Charger will be introduced in similar SRT Hellcat format to what we saw at Spring Fest. There have been rumors that the Charger Widebody will be offered in both Hellcat and Scat Pack form right away once the package comes to production, but the widened Hellcat is really what many people are hoping to see.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

The fact that a blue Widebody Charger was captured by an Instagrammer out in the wild supports our insiders’ claims that the wider sedan is coming to production, as it seems unlikely that Dodge would be playing with cars of different colors if the new body dressing was truly just a design concept. Also, since the Charger has followed the Challenger in just about every way in terms of offerings during the 2015+ era, a pair of Widebody packages for the sedan makes sense.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Over the past few years, Dodge has done an amazing job of being the most talked-about brand in the American performance world and they have achieved that by rolling out a steady stream of high performance packages. Of course, the Hellcat models have demanded the most attention since being announced in 2014 for the 2015 model year, but along the way, the introduction of the Demon, the Challenger T/A, the Charger Daytona, the Challenger Redeye and the Challenger 1320 have all played a role in making Dodge the top go-fast brand in America.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320

Rolling out a Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody later this year with 707 (or maybe 717) horsepower would put Dodge back in the performance spotlight. The Hellcat Charger was formally announced just before the 2014 Woodward Dream cruise, so perhaps Dodge will use this year’s event in Detroit to roll out the production version of the Widebody Hellcat Charger. From there, if the company follows a similar path to the Challenger, the Redeye version of the Hellcat Charger would be announced after the widebody cars have been on the lots for a while – with a 797-horsepower sedan stealing the performance spotlight in a big way.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Of course, Dodge could speed up the process and roll out the Redeye version with the “normal” Hellcat Widebody Charger, but the brand has done such a great job of spacing out new packages over the past few years, it seems unlikely that they would send three new Charger models (Widebody Hellcat, Widebody Scat Pack and Hellcat Redeye) to production all at once.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Again, while this information is purely provided by unofficial sources (who have routinely proven their information to be accurate), it looks as though the Charger Hellcat Widebody production plans could be announced this summer with the first units arriving by the end of this calendar year and the Redeye version reaching dealerships about a year from now.