More fuel to add to the fire about the Hellcat engine due to a recent spy photo surfacing today. The photographer was able to capture a possible Dodge Challenger SRT8 that looks to be using the experimental technology.
According to the rumor, Chrysler has been developing a new engine to give their muscle cars some extra oomph to compete with their rivals. The engine, known as ‘Hellcat’ currently, is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. That would provide for a power range of 560 horsepower to 640 horsepower. The real topper of the rumor is that this will also have the new eight-speed transmission that Chrysler is putting into most of their upcoming vehicles.
The reason why this photo has people thinking it’s the Hellcat is because of a few choice visual clues. The first is that the brakes are enlarged that would allow for increased stopping power. The exhaust in the back are also different and bigger than what’s typically seen on a Challenger SRT8. According to the person who took the photograph, he described the sound coming out of the car as being like “nothing short of thunder.” Also noted is that the car is missing the driver’s side headlights. This might show that the engineers are looking at new ways to help air intake and that it would be right where the headlights are.
Currently, Chrysler is keeping quiet on the Hellcat. They’ve released no official information on what to expect.
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