Vin Diesel has confirmed the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody will feature in Fast & Furious 9.
The Dodge Charger is synonymous with the Fast & Furious franchise as Dominic Toretto's signature ride. In the first film, Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, drove a supercharged 1970 Dodge Charger, and Fate of the Furious featured a 1968 Charger modified for snow driving in the film's crazy chase sequence against a submarine. This tradition is set to continue in Fast & Furious 9, as Vin Diesel has shared a behind the scenes video showing off Dominic Toretto's new ride.
In the clip, Vin Diesel announces alongside his co-star Michelle Rodriguez that filming of Fast & Furious 9 is in its 13th week and is currently taking place in London. The clip also confirms that a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody will feature in the film, but it isn't clear what role it will play. If it's Toretto's hero car, expect it to feature in some over-the-top action sequences.
Fast & Furious is famous for featuring custom cars, and the ninth film will be no exception. Take a closer look at the car and you'll notice this isn't an ordinary Hellcat Widebody
The movie car features a non-Widebody Hellcat front fascia from the 2019 Charger models, a different Widebody kit, a Demon-style "Air Grabber" hood, and Demon-style 5-spoke lightweight wheels that look even larger than the Demon's 18-inch versions. The Hellcat logo can also be seen on the fenders. Whether any modifications have been made under the hood remains to be seen.
Last month, photos revealed that the Toyota Supra will also be making a triumphant return to the franchise with an orange paint finish as a homage to the Supra driven by Paul Walker in the original Fast & Furious film. Fast & Furious 9 races into cinemas on May 22, 2020 following several delays. The main cast is expected to reprise their roles with the exception of Dwayne Johnson, who will be replaced by John Cena.