News Chrysler may be testing a Hellcat 300

19:20  19 may  2017
19:20  19 may  2017 Source:   Autoblog

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat The tease for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon continues with a new video posted to www.ifyouknowyouknow.com. The video, titled “Reduction,” reveals that the Demon trims more than 200 pounds from the curb weight of its Hellcat sibling. Dodge says the Challenger Demon will be the brand’s performance halo car, and though it hasn’t revealedDodge says the Challenger Demon will be the brand's performance halo car, and though it hasn't revealed numbers yet, we expect the new model's output to eclipse the Challenger Hellcat's 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Filed under: Spy Photos, Chrysler ,Australia,Middle East,Sedan,Performance It may be for foreign markets.Continue reading Chrysler may be testing a Hellcat 300 Chrysler That's not all we have to go on, though, since our spy photographer says it sounded like it had Hellcat power under the hood.

Another day goes by, and another mysterious, undisguised SRT prototype comes out of FCA. This time we have a Chrysler 300 SRT that looks nearly stock except for its footwear. Our spy photographer got up close and personal with this machine

Another day goes by, and another mysterious, undisguised SRT prototype comes out of FCA. This time we have a Chrysler 300 SRT that looks nearly stock except for its footwear. Our spy photographer got up close and personal with this machine, and found that it has the same wheels with 315-mm tires that were on the early Dodge Demon prototypes. The only difference is the wheels on this 300 have Chrysler-branded center caps. All that extra width means these wheels stick pretty far out from the wheel wells, which would suggest that any production car running this setup would have flares to cover the wheels. Behind those wheels are four-piston Brembo calipers and slotted discs that looks similar to those on the current 300 SRT.

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  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sheds seats and insulation to drop weight Losing weight doesn't bedevil Dodge.The Demon loses 113 pounds by making the front passenger seat with its seatbelt (58 pounds) and back seat (55 pounds including restraints and floor mats) optional, which accounts for a large chunk of the weight loss compare to the Hellcat.

I’d make a big deal of dyno- testing the Hellcat engines as they come off the line in Hermosillo — they do it anyway — and I’d make an even bigger deal of the fact that the most powerful Hellcat engines are assigned to duty in the 300 C. The time is always right for a Chrysler 300 Hellcat .

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We doubt that Chrysler is building a Demonized version of the 300, but the tires do suggest that this is a much more potent 300 than the current SRT, which was discontinued in the US in 2015 but is still sold in the Middle East and Australia. That's not all we have to go on, though, since our spy photographer says it sounded like it had Hellcat power under the hood. Equipping a 300 with a Hellcat engine would be a breeze, too, since the engine is already in the Charger, which is virtually identical mechanically.

What you may be wondering is why Chrysler is adding a Hellcat version of the 300 SRT when that model hasn't been available in the US since 2015. One possible reason is that this would finally allow Aussies access to the 707-horsepower machine. Dodge is not a brand offered Down Under, so it doesn't get the Charger Hellcat, leaving the 300 as the only V8, rear-drive Mopar available. And for the Middle East, if the normal 300 SRT was selling well, it would only make sense to offer another variant. It shouldn't cost Chrysler too much to develop this model either, since the 300, mechanically, is virtually identical to the Charger.

Widebody Challenger Hellcat spotted with no camouflage .
More powerful Hellcat, or AWD Hellcat?Well this is a mightily mysterious muscle car. One of our photographers caught this Dodge Challenger out testing without any camouflage. At first glance it looks like an SRT Demon, since it has the same widebody flares and front spoiler of the hellacious Challenger. However, the hood is from a garden-variety Hellcat (as if such a thing existed...), the rear spoiler has an SRT Hellcat badge, and the wheels don't come from the kitty or the Hellspawn.

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