Numerous test mules spotted in the US spark rumours of a new 'Hellcat' engine, producing over 600bhp
4 December 2013

The 2015 Dodge Challenger has been spotted testing in the US.

These latest spy shots show a new prototype for the Challenger, with a heavy camouflage scheme suggesting development on the new car is still in the early stages.

At the front, extensive camouflage covers the front bumper and grille, suggesting changes to the front bumper and fascia design for the 2015 model year. Extra cladding around the hood is believed to hide yet more changes.

The rear also sports new camouflage, extending over the rear bumper and rear light clusters. While new rear light cluster designs are expected, there are no signs of LED lighting - as used on the current Dodge model range - on this model.

Our spy photographers report that while a new interior is expected on the 2015 Challenger, this test model sported an unchanged cabin.

While work on the standard 2015 Challenger continues, reports continue to suggest development is also proceeding on the performance-based Challenger SRT8, with that model tipped to receive a new 600-plus bhp supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 engine.

The car, nicknamed 'Hellcat' is Chrysler's answer to the high-performance Ford Mustang GT500 and Chevrolet Camaro Z/38 muscle cars. Several prototypes of the car have been caught on camera testing in Death Valley.

Front-end camouflage on these test mules hides what is believed to be a lower air intake, while a new exhaust design at the rear suggests a new rear bumper design may also be on the way.

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Our Verdict

Dodge Challenger SRT  Hellcat

The 707bhp SRT Hellcat is an extreme beast that would make little sense on British roads, but we're glad it exists, likewise the entire Dodge Challenger range

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12 August 2013

Very strange people - these Americans..........

Here is a new Challenger - with a semi transparent Car Bra.

Not a disguise - but hardly a promotion of the finished product either................

 

Malo Mori Quam Foedari

4 December 2013
[quote=RPrior]

Very strange people - these Americans..........

Here is a new Challenger - with a semi transparent Car Bra.

Not a disguise - but hardly a promotion of the finished product either................

 

[/quote] Very strange comment- How is the camouflage choice on a Dodge test mule an indictment of American "strangeness"?

12 August 2013

Must have pretty good cooling to drive through Death Valley with the radiator partly restricted.

Always a good looking car, but it really needs is RHD. 

12 August 2013

Bus anyone...?

Peter Cavellini.

12 August 2013

Isn't it time the Americans moved on from building 60s muscle cars?

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

289

12 August 2013

....... Not if the buying public still have an appetite for them!

 

13 August 2013

This is a really nice good looking car how I wish I can have something like this.

 

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4 December 2013
The current Challenger, like the original, has an awful stance. This doesn't look like it's any better. Opportunity lost.

4 December 2013
Proof, if any were needed, that there are no 'spy' shots anymore. Shots of the new Challenger spotted testing......the day before the release of the new Mustang?!!? Yeah right, it's all carefully managed now. Are there still guys hiding in trees for days??


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