Chrysler 300 Jumping on the Hellcat Bandwagon?

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been caught testing a Chrysler 300 with a little secret.

Seen in these photos is a 300 prototype wearing wide fender flares, but most importantly, the spy photographer claims that after following the car for some time, there is almost certainly a Hellcat under the hood.

Another tip pointing towards the powertrain are the P315/40R18 wheels and tires that are fitted, the exact same size as those seen on early Dodge Demon mules.

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If this proves true, that means a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with over 700 horsepower will be providing the motivation. It could be as much as 757 hp if FCA uses the tuned version of the engine found in the new Dodge Demon, or it could be the paltry 707 hp offered in the standard Hellcat.

The real question is whether or not the 300 SRT will be returning to the US market, as currently it is only sold in the Middle East. We reached out to Chrysler to see if they have anything to say about the 300 SRTs possible return and have yet to hear back.

Update: Chrysler spokesperson Kristin Starnes says that “there are no plans” to bring a high-performance 300 for North America.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Jeff T Jeff T on May 18, 2017

    Just stupid. The Demon is a car which ruins the daily driveability and will get spanked at the drag strip by any purpose built drag car. Why would you make a four door version? There is an option to only have one seat in the 2dr.