A report out of Automobile Magazine is claiming that the next-generation Dodge Challenger could see the uber-powerful Hellcat model return for a second-generation. The rumor also includes additional power, in case the current car’s 707 horsepower isn’t quite enough.
The next Challenger is expected to arrive in 2019. Like many of FCA’s products, it will ride on the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s rear-wheel drive platform. The platform change from today’s LX chassis will unquestionably lighten this porky pony car, as well as reduce dimensions overall. While V-6 and V-8 power are expected, Automobile is hearing there will be a Hellcat model with “around 750 horsepower.”
Of course details on this future product are scarce at the moment. However, the report also claims that FCA is considering a convertible variant of the Challenger. More specifically, the convertible would have a unique look and resurrect the Barracuda nameplate.
Nonetheless, FCA product rumors are running wild right now, so time will tell. In the meantime, the idea of a 750 horsepower Dodge Challenger is apparently not totally a pipe-dream.