Dodge is up to something peculiar. Awhile back, we spotted a Dodge Challenger Hellcat with the Demon’s more potent engine. Now, Dodge has been spied testing the same car: a Challenger Demon without the muscle car’s normal widebody kit and massive tires. Or, a Hellcat with Demon power. Whichever way you’d like to describe it works.
Photos of the interior confirm this is not a Challenger Hellcat with the Demon’s “air grabber hood,” but in fact, a Challenger Demon. The most interesting thing about this prototype is the fact it’s missing the massive 315 tires. A Challenger Demon without the wide, sticky tires doesn’t make much sense on paper.
However, this may not actually be a “Demon.” Hear us out. FCA filed to protect the “Angel” name earlier this year, which coincidentally, seems like an alter ego to the Challenger Demon. This prototype could be our first clue to such a car. Or, this might be a new Challenger Hellcat, which may use a slightly detuned version of the Challenger Demon’s supercharged V8 engine.
We likely won’t see a new Charger or Challenger before 2020, so Dodge will have to do all it can to keep the cars relevant for the time being. A refreshed Hellcat that channels the Demon could be a good solution.
Spy shots: Autoblog