The next time some hackneyed old Boomer drones on about the 'good old days' of cars and horsepower, please point them to this news article.
Dodge, master of the tease, dropped a new video today that alludes to the impending introduction of a Charger Widebody variant. While this isn't the first time such a machine
has been speculated about on these digital pages, it is the first time we have official video from the manufacturer.
The quick clips starts off in typical teaser fashion, with the thin veneer of a silk sheet covering the body of what is clearly a Dodge Charger. Its grille-mounted SRT badge is familiar, but those wheel arches portend something much more delicious.
Alert readers will recall Dodge showed off a Charger Widebody Concept
earlier this year at a SpringFest fan expo. Clad in all manner of camo, the brand's head of performance said it was just a 'prototype.' Yep, mmhmm
. And the Raptors' victory celebration was just a small party.
Predictably, the video cuts off before we get a chance to see any of the good stuff, not unlike when someone picked up the phone during the days of dial-up just as the good pictures were about to load onto the screen. There's every chance in the world we'll see multiple Widebody variations once production starts, ranging from Scat Pack to Redeye.
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What? Redeye? Yes, gossip is rife that it's not only the body that will be puffed up like a kid on a field trip who got stung by a bee and forgot his EpiPen. Rumours are flying that this, or potentially another variant, will be packing Redeye power under its bulging bonnet. That means we are about to live in a world where one can waltz into a showroom and buy a 797-horsepower sedan with factory warranty.
Trust us folks, these
are the 'good old days'. We should know more about this beast on Thursday.