Is Chrysler Secretly Developing A Hellcat-Powered 300 Super Sedan?

Rumor

Would it even be for the US?

Aside from the all-new Pacifica minivan, Chrysler hasn’t been up to much lately, other than killing off the 200 sedan. As for the larger, rear-wheel-drive 300 sedan, it has, more or less, been left untouched since the SRT trim was discontinued back in 2015. But Autoblog recently got a hold of some spy shots of a 300 test mule that might just indicate Chrysler has something planned for this Dodge Charger corporate twin. Could a new 300 SRT be in the pipeline? Possibly.

The 300 test mule (not pictured) is wearing a set of 315-mm tires, which were also worn by early Dodge Demon prototypes. Because of the wider rubber, the wheels stick out further from the wheel wells, thus making it likely Chrysler will tack on wider fender flares to cover the tires. Also spotted on this particular 300 mule were four-piston Brembo brake calipers, similar to those on the 300 SRT. Autoblog’s spy photographer also claimed this 300 sounded like it had a supercharged Hellcat V8 under its hood. So how can this all be interpreted? Here’s our theory: Chrysler is prepping a 300 Hellcat for the Australian and Middle Eastern markets.

You Might Also Like
These Are The Thirstiest Cars On Sale Today
These Are The Thirstiest Cars On Sale Today
7 Hatchbacks That Are Better Than Their SUV Counterparts
7 Hatchbacks That Are Better Than Their SUV Counterparts

The Dodge brand isn’t sold Down Under, and we all know the Aussies love themselves lots of horsepower. A Hellcat-powered 300 would be the ideal consolation prize due to the lack of Charger Hellcat availability. Ditto for the Middle East, a region where the Chrysler 300 SRT is still on sale. It’s apparently selling well enough, and dropping a Hellcat V8 under its hood makes complete sense. Sadly, however, we predict the Chrysler 300 US lineup will remain as is until the sedan is retired.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$28,995

Related Reviews

First Look: 2011 Chrysler 300
First Look
100
First Look: 2011 Chrysler 300
First Look: Chrysler 300 SRT8
First Look
73
First Look: Chrysler 300 SRT8
2017 Chrysler 300 Review
Model Overview
0
2017 Chrysler 300 Review