At this point the question really should be which cars is Fiat-Chrysler not trying to put the Hellcat engine in?
Recent spy photos have come to light showing a possible Chrysler 300 SRT. The photos showcase a 300 that features similar tires that were on the early Demon prototypes and seem to show a Chrysler 300 that is being made to handle quite some power. Does this mean that the 300 is the next vehicle to get a Hellcat engine?
It’s doubtful that the 300 is being groomed for such a future. As Autoblog notes, the 300 SRT was discontinued in the United States in 2015. However, it is still being sold in the Middle East and in Australia. That could mean that Chrysler is gearing up an international treat to get more 300 SRTs selling in other regions of the world.
Autoblog continues that Dodge is not a brand on sale in Australia. That could make a Hellcat 300 an option for the Aussies. No clue on if this is something that would stand even a remote chance in the US, but I’m sure importers that would want to get their hands on it would find a way. Until then, maybe the 300 is getting a Hellcat engine.
Chrysler must be really getting into the Fast & Furious mind-set. Someone looked at the Challenger and asked for more power.
Rumor has gotten into the news today that Chrysler is developer a Hemi V-8 that is capable of 640 horsepower, putting it on the same level as the SRT Viper’s V-10.
The codename attached to this project is pretty cool, the Hellcat. The expectation is that this be debuted inside the 2015 Dodge Challenger and other vehicles after that.
As of right now, Chrysler is refusing to comment.
If this is indeed true, then it could be one last hurray for such a high-powered gas-guzzling engine. Federal regulations are increasing fuel economy and will lead to companies needing to focus on more fuel efficient vehicles. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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