“There’s a solution to your problem!” certain dream-crushing folks might tell somebody seeking a Dodge Charger Hellcat pickup truck. And while that statement isn’t totally off track (more on this below), we have yet to come across something that can beat this rendered Charger Hellcat Widebody truck in the real world.
Sure, the Mopar people build the Ram 1500 TRX, which packs the same supercharged 6.2L HEMI as the non-Redeye Charger Hellcat. But the days of road-biased performance trucks (think: Ram SRT-10) are long gone. The TRX, as is the case with its Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 are off-road monsters with limited (yet still fun) road handling abilities and top speeds many city cars can best.
What about the Charger pickup conversion kits that seem to be quite popular online? Most, if not all, UTE conversions we’ve seen come from Road Island-based Smyth Kit Cars. And while these American utility coupes are a joy, we’ve only seen pre-2011 Charger models used due their lower pricing, with no Hellcat apparently in sight.
Of course, the visual bits, as well as the supercharged motivation, could be modded, be it by cutting up a 2015+ Charger—this is when the Hellcat entered production—or by retrofitting one of the Smyth cars with the said body and engine bits. After all, these are the path we discussed when covering the Charger wagon topic (the departed Magnum lives on via these real-world efforts).
A modern-day Dodge Rampage, minus the lackluster performance
However, until that happens, this pixel portrait delivers the Hellcat Widebody utility coupe of our dreams. Besides, such an effort would serve as a spiritual successor to the Dodge Rampage of the early 1980s.
Sharing the L-Body platform with the fifth-generation Charger, the compact FWD small truck wasn’t exactly an enthusiast’s choice, despite its high-energy nameplate—with the help of Carroll Shelby, Dodge did manage to deliver some decent Chargers in that era, though, but these remained FWD efforts with 175 hp being the best scenario.
There’s none of that here, though. Digital artist Oscar Vargas, who recently made the transition to 3D, made sure this Texas-plated Charger utility coupe packs all the proper hardware to match its brany factory-like look.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the pixel master’s 2D era, he was also in love with UTEs back then, as this Fox Body truck digital conversion easily demonstrates (this too is linked to its maker’s history).