(By Tom Lohnes) – The Dodge Challenger widebody has been Dodge’s kind of low impact competitor against the Chevy Camaro 1LE and For Mustang Performance Pack 1 and 2. Although more aesthetically pleasing than the Camaro and Mustang, the stats don’t add up. Only adding beefier suspension and wider tires, it doesn’t really come close to what those harder core and more refined packages offer. And if you want to be a mega poseur now, you can get it on lower model trims.
Since 2018 when the widebody package came out, it only applied to the Hellcat and Scat Pack models, but now for 2021, you can get it on every trim besides the SXT, GT, and GT AWD. That’s right if you want to put even more weight on a heavy car, the almost 100-pound kit will be sure to lower the already subpar power-to-weight ratio of the Challenger R/T.
With that being said, the widebody package will give you more handling prowess over the slim Challenger, and it adds a nice bit of muscle to the look, really driving the point home that you have the dinkiest V8 that FCA offers. The package will cost about $2,000, and add some really nice fender flares, a “track style” splitter up front, and a very nice-looking g ducktail spoiler on the back. So, if you want the best-looking Muscle/Pony car but you’re on a budget, the R/T widebody is the way to go.