Spied: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Prototype

The evidence is mounting for a high-horsepower Hellcat version of the 2015 Dodge Charger sedan, and our spy photographer has now spotted what looks like a prototype of this 707-hp supercharged muscle sedan in the flesh. A few key similarities like the wheels, tires, and grille tip us off that this test mule may be a Hellcat rather than a standard 2015 Dodge Charger SRT.

The big clue that this 2015 Dodge Charger SRT prototype is packing the same 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 as the Challenger Hellcat is the wheel and tire package. Both of these red and white Charger prototypes are sporting the same huge Pirelli P-Zero tires as the Challenger Hellcat, along with the multi-spoke wheels that look identical to those on the 707-hp two-door musclecar.

Secondly, if you look carefully through the camouflage obscuring the front end of this 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat prototype, it’s clear that this car has a different grille insert than all other versions of the 2015 Dodge Charger. Rather than the traditional Dodge crosshair grille, we can see a glimpse of a blacked-out, honeycomb grille insert that looks just like the grille insert seen on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

These visual cues, along with last week’s report that Dodge has an SAE certification for the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 in both Challenger and Charger applications, means that the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is all but confirmed. Even though a Dodge spokesperson couldn’t comment on this report, Dodge’s recent five-year plan did include a Charger SRT with a supercharged V-8 as part of the future product timeline. Stay tuned for more news about this Hemi-powered beast of a sedan, which could become the most powerful four-door car ever.

Look for the Charger SRT Hellcat to debut sometime during the 2014-2015 auto show season, with the production model possibly going on sale sometime early next year along with the rest of the updated 2015 Dodge Charger lineup.

the_roadrunner
Last year's front end was a lot better.  Big bold grille.  Making your flagship look like a giant Dart was stupid.
Jeremy Epstein
Why do I feel like this is only car being posted about the last 3 weeks. It's a Dodge Charger with a huge engine. Every cop and radar detector happy state trooper will have a new Dodge Charger to boot. I'll keep my Cayman S now thank you. Although the new GTS is looking really tempting...
John Alexander
Watch out for Police version.
Mark Wentlandt
Holding out for the reintroduced Neon Hellcat.
Vinay Saharan
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HH60M
It's sad, a '68 Charger is roughly 8 inches longer than a 2011 4 door sedan, yet many people say "it wouldn't look good as a 2 door, you'd have to make it shorter"...Come on Dodge, build a real one!
Scott Funke
Will this version come with door lock rods that rattle and an annoying glove box squeak?
Enrique Alberto Alarcón Gómez
Era de esperarse jajaja a ver si en este no la riegan con las llantas
Alonso Xavier
Enrique
Danny Baker
1968-1970 are the best looking Chargers!
Danny Baker
Hope Buick doesn't notice that Buick had a Hellcat in 1947! It was a Tank.! Copyright infringement lawsuit!
Jonathan Love
Can we get 800 articles about this one too?
Ken Dal
Wow.. they improved from their original "darty" looking design with covers! Much better this way!
Nikolaos Kountouris
σκατα!
Glenn Brown
Why? It's an ugly car.
John Vitellaro
Haters:
Rob Eckaus
A low 11second sedan isn't impressive. Ok.
Mitch Jackson
They ruined the front end.
Jonathan Howell
Eh not impressed. Awd I would be extremely impressed.
Thomas Abbott
My question is why did they have to make the Charger look more like the Dart?
Tae-Joon Park
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Jack Geerer
Cue the weight comments, asking if it can turn or brake, can it do anything besides burnouts, etc.
the_roadrunner
beats a bunch of articles about porsches where they change the tires or the air intake and call it a new model.
HH60M
It might be if they changed the name to Coronet...
HH60M
It looks nothing like a Dart (and neither does the 2013 car that Dodge is selling now...)
HH60M
Could care less about any of those things...will it come with 2 doors finally?

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