Some Chrysler fans have lamented the lack of an SRT model in this generation of the full size sedan but could they soon be in for a treat? Spy photographs from Autoblog shows what could be a special edition of the Chrysler 300 and speculation is that it could be a Chrysler 300 Hellcat test vehicle.
An Autoblog photographer lurking around an FCA plant saw this undisguised Chrysler 300 test vehicle sitting in a lot. While there isn’t a lot to go on, the SRT badge, widebody kit, rear trunk spoiler and wide alloys and tires gives us a hint that this is some kind of performance variant. Behind the wheels are apparently a set of big Brembo brakes with vented discs.
The tires are allegedly the same ones that sit on the SRT Demon but nobody is considering a Demon version of the Chrysler 300. The current thinking is that this could be a Chrysler 300 Hellcat. The reason? That same photographer who took the shot above said he hear a motor that could only have been a big V8, so this could be a Hemi-engined 300.
Given the size of those wheels and tires, it isn’t unreasonable to speculate that this could be a Hellcat variant. The chassis could certainly take that kind of power and we all love a performance sedan, so why not? That chassis and many of the mechanicals are shared with the current Dodge Charger, so there really is no reason why we couldn’t have a Chrysler 300 Hellcat.
2017 Chrysler 300
The 2017 Chrysler 300 is a statement car but for all the right reasons. It is the best 300 ever and has sold exceptionally well as a result. The design is excellent, interior comfortable, engines and drivetrain smooth and the driving experience is very accomplished indeed.
The design is still big and bold but has toned down the brashness a little. Now we have a very attractive full size sedan with rounder edges that still has quite the road presence. On the inside, the size makes a real difference. There is a lot of space in both rows, plenty of headroom and lots of places for storage and cargo in the trunk too.
Build quality is excellent across the range, both inside and out. The 2017 Chrysler 300 is well put together and it shows. Road noise is minimal, there are no rattles or vibrations and the driving and passenger experience is very nice indeed.