It was just last week that we jokingly suggested the guys and girls over at SRT may have a slight addiction horsepower – but we may have to start taking those claims a bit more seriously. Yet another wild SRT prototype has been spied roaming the streets of Michigan, but rather unexpectedly, this one is based on the Chrysler 300.
Said prototype looks like your every day Chrysler 300 SRT, however in place of the standard wheels and tires are some smaller and wider pre-production-looking gloss black wheels shod in the chunky Nitto drag radials from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It seems highly unlikely a 300 SRT variant is destined to get the 808 horsepower Demon engine, but we don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume FCA could drop the 707 horsepower 6.2-liter Hellcat engine under the hood.
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If such a prototype were to exist, we could see it adopting the all-wheel drive system from the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This would differentiate the Hellcat-powered 300 from the rear-wheel drive Dodge Charger Hellcat and would serve as a less expensive yet more powerful alternative to vehicles like the all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S. The prototype in question could also be a mule for a coming Dodge Charger SRT variant, with a Charger prototype sporting a similar look having been spotted early last month. We’re just speculating here, of course, but it does seem as though SRT is working on some sort of performance four-door project.
Check out the spy shots over at Autoblog.