Perhaps to the untrained eye, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat looks no different from a standard V6 model. And you know what? Maybe that is a little subtle in the grand scheme of things, given the flood of power lurking under the hood. This particular charger does not suffer from such anonymity. Even for those who don’t know anything about cars, this hellkitty looks like Frankenstein on wheels.
This is a 2016 Charger SRT Hellcat fresh from the garage of S. Bader Karosserie und Lack, a tuning company based in Germany. Owner Sebastian Bader has a penchant for enhancing American muscle to terrorize German streets and this Bader-modified Charger does just that.
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Absolutely not missing is the big widebody kit that extends well beyond the wheel arches, covering part of the front doors and half of the rear. The kit also adds side sills, a front splitter, extensions for the rear fascia and a surprisingly modest ducktail spoiler on the trunk. Up front, a Redeye-spec hood replaces the stock one.
To make the most of the extra room, Bader installs 21-inch five-spoke wheels wrapped in 295/35-series tires up front and absurd 355/25-series meats in the rear. For the record, that’s bigger than the steamrollers of the first-generation Lamborghini Countach and a draw for the Bugatti Chiron. Even then, longer axles and 25mm wheel spacers are required to properly fill out the fenders. The suspension gains adjustable coil springs for a healthy drop, and other underbody components are upgraded to align with the wider Charger stance.
With 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts) already powering a stock 2016 Hellcat Charger, there’s not much need for upgrades, but that’s not stopping Bader. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 gets a cold air intake, bigger throttle and upgraded exhaust to make sure everyone hears the monster coming. A new horsepower rating isn’t mentioned, but it’s safe to say that this car is plenty fast.
The Charger Widebody Kit is listed on Bader’s website for 3,990 euros, which currently translates to just over $4,000.