Just one day after spy shots of the updated 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat surfaced online, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has decided to tease the high-performance sedan’s fresh new face with a closeup shot of its redesigned upper grille. The new grille has a great big inlet on either side, and what appear to be small side grilles taking up some of the space formerly used by the headlamps. In a release, FCA says the all-new grille design is meant to “extend the sinister-looking front end to accentuate visual width,” but we wouldn’t be surprised if Dodge had some new, higher performance targets in mind, too.
Yesterday’s spy shots did a good job of keeping the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat’s tweaked front end obscured, but the hood was left completely uncovered. FCA has already confirmed that the Challenger SRT Hellcat will be receiving a new, dual-snorkel hood for 2019, but it looks as though its four-door counterpart will carry on with the same single-snout piece.
Still more changes “inside and out” are planned for the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, though mum’s the word on what those changes entail. Rumor has it that peak engine output could swell from its current 707 horsepower to 725, but the claim is unsubstantiated for now. It also remains to be seen whether the rumored “Drag Pack”, which will reportedly include as much as 75 percent of the SRT Demon’s unique mechanical content, will be available on the 2019 Dodge Charger – if it materializes at all.
More information on the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will come this summer, says FCA.