Dodge Magnum Comes To Life For The Modern Era

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Should it be put into production?

From 2004 to 2008, Dodge sold a wagon called the Magnum, which was based on the Chrysler LX platform (the same underpinnings used by the Charger and 300). Though it lived a short life, Dodge did offer an SRT-8 version powered by a 6.1-liter V8 with 425 horsepower. The cult classic wagon has received some attention as of late after a Nevada-based tuning shop announced it would be converting a Magnum into a Hellcat Widebody.

The shop will effectively take the old Magnum and graft on the front clip from a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, then install a 707-hp supercharged Hemi V8. This project is still in its infancy and although it may be a while before it reaches completion, Brazilian rendering artist Kleber Silva has imagined what a modern Magnum could look like.

Kleber Silva
Kleber Silva
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Rather than base his creation on a Hellcat, Silva chose instead to render a Magnum as a Daytona. Dodge has recently offered a Daytona Edition of the Charger Hellcat though, so there is no reason to believe this rendering couldn't be powered by a supercharged V8. Even if it did "only" have the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 producing 485 hp, this modern-day Magnum would be one of the fastest wagons on the planet (below the Audi RS6 and Mercedes-AMG E63 S).

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 Front Angle View Dodge
2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 Rear Angle View Dodge
2008 Dodge Magnum Steering Wheel Dodge

Creating a homebrew Magnum would be pretty tricky, as it would require fabrication work on the front and rear ends, fenders, and under the hood (if a new engine was desired). The current Charger is based on the Chrysler LD platform, which was released in 2011 and is heavily based on the old LX platform. We aren't saying it would be easy for Dodge to introduce the Magnum today, since it would require crash testing, but we would love to see the company build it.

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Front Angle View CarBuzz
2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Rear Angle View CarBuzz
Source Credits: Kleber Silva

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