A widebody kit for a widebody model is just the sort of excess we like.
Dodge's widebody Challenger is a very wide and long car. We've just finished a week in it, and we're astounded that so much space can be occupied by a coupe with such poor rear seating. That's where the widebody Dodge Charger comes in. With 707 hp and four doors, there's not a whole lot you need out of a sedan. However, German tuners S. Bader Karosserie und Lack think you might be able to get more out of the Hellcat. Literally.
That's why this exists: a widebody kit for a widebody car. We're all about this kind of hilarity, and this Charger is now almost wide enough to need the DOT-mandated marker lights you see on trucks like the Ram TRX and Raptor R.
The kit comes courtesy of Lion's Kit, another tuner known for its widebody kits. The package adds 2.3-inch fenders to all four corners, with 3.9-inch fenders at the rear. The result is a vanity plate opportunity waiting to happen: any Charger with a kit like this needs a plate that says something to the effect of "WDE-LDE." We're sure you'll all have better suggestions in the comments. In total, the car is now 82.5 inches wide, or around 6.8 feet.
That means this Charger is now wider than a Cadillac Escalade, Lamborghini Aventador, and Ford Bronco. Visual changes are rounded out by comparatively subtle shifts in design, with a new ducktail spoiler and the hood from the Hellcat Redeye.
Of course, wheels are needed to flesh out those ultra-wide fenders. S. Bader Karosserie und Lack chose a set of bronze Schmidt FL Line three-piece wheels. Tires now measure 235/35/ R21 at the front and 355/35/ R21 at the rear. The math on the wheels didn't quite add up to a flush fit, so a set of 3mm spacers also needed to be fitted. Sitting just behind are some new KW V4 shocks and springs with rebuilt Eibach suspension.
The engine has been tuned to fit the car's hyper-aggro look as well. Upgrades include a new air intake, 4.1-inch Blox throttle body, GME Performance Exhaust, 200-cell cats, and a JXB Performance bearing to support the propshaft. We'd love to tell you this will rival the Dodge Demon, but S. Bader Karosserie und Lack hasn't said how much it makes. For now, anything over 707 hp will do.