At Fiat-Chrysler it appears the mantra is to simply “Hellcat all the things.” The beastly 707 horsepower engine already bestows the Dodge Challenger, Charger and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Apparently, that isn’t enough Hellcats for FCA though.
Automotive News is reporting that FCA is planning to rollout a Chrysler 300 Hellcat in 2018. The news of this possibility is not exactly shocking given the company is going to do everything they can to keep the LX cars relevant until their massively-delayed redesign. Plus, given the 300 shares all of its mechanicals with the Dodge cars, it is probably a fairly easy proposition.
Assuming it pans out, one can expect the massive 707 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 to find its way under the hood of a 300 with a more aggressive design treatment. Even the design treatment could be pulled off the shelf in Auburn Hills as they used to offer an SRT8 version of the 300 back in the day. The SRT model was canceled during the 300’s last design refresh in 2014.
While everyone is slightly annoyed that the LX cars keep seeing product delays, many Mopar fans will likely be delighted by the prospect of a Chrysler 300 Hellcat.