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Dodge Charger Hellcat 2019 spied testing


The last hurrah for Dodge’s performance sedan flagship looks to be a minor one.

Aside from the Demon-spec Charger we’d all love to see, the current Hellcat version is pretty much the ultimate four-door muscle car. These spy photos suggest that Dodge’s work isn’t done, however.

Snapped around the outskirts of SRT's headquarters in Detroit, this Charger Hellcat development mule was spotted wearing minimal camouflage over its fascia and badging.

This suggests that the update is going to be relatively simple, but we can see revised daytime-running lights which appear to be scaled back from the current ring of light to a singular strike. 

While the front bumper appears unchanged, the fact that the entire front end is camouflaged suggests the grille is in line for some attention.

FCA has previously ruled out right-hand drive versions of the current generation.

The Hellcat badge on the front guard has also been covered, which means the cranky cat motif might be getting a facelift as well.

The single-scoop bonnet appears unchanged, unlike the twin-scoop design destined for its Challenger Hellcat mechanical twin at about the same time.

The Hellcat-specific five-spoke wheels appear to carry over from the existing model, along with the all side and rear details.

It is still unclear whether the 527kW/881Nm 6.2-litre supercharged V8 drivetrain will score a boost, but those rear tyres are under plenty of stress.

With an all-new Alfa Guilia-based Charger expected to in 2021, this will likely be the last update for the current generation which dates back to 2005.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has previously ruled out right-hand drive versions of the current generation, which has kept it from local showrooms.

A right-hand drive ready Guilia platform could hopefully change this next time around.

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