SEMA News—June 2013
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When It Hits: More Mustang news will become available when the assembled production-spec prototypes are running the streets of Detroit.
Latest Details: These shots prove that new, more-complete prototypes of the next Ford Mustang are now being assembled. The prototype looks undisguised under all that canvas, yielding a look at a prominent lower side sill that helps ground the design. However, the lack of bumpers hampers the ability to comment on its overall stance or
When It Hits: As one of three refreshed SRT models announced by Chrysler earlier this year, this Challenger prototype is the SRT engineering team’s latest evidence of a performance-tuned version.
Latest Details: The prototype’s unique exhaust setup has new piping and round tips that sit differently in the rear fascia, supporting industry rumors that SRT has turned to Eaton to supply a supercharged Challenger to compete with Ford and Chevrolet’s factory-built musclecars. Power estimates for the new Challenger currently stand somewhere between 540 and 570 hp.
When It Hits: The MKC is being fast-tracked to production, which should result in an official debut at the end of this year.
Latest Details: There appear to be clear differences between the production MKC and the version displayed at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The differences include a less-aggressive headlight design and a more delicate wing mirror, and the profile of this production model shows its Escape-based roots a bit more than the concept did.
Dodge Charger SRT8
When It Hits: The Charger SRT8 update is expected to hit the market in the 2014 calendar year as a ’15 model.
Latest Details: Another one of the vehicles in the updated SRT lineup planned by Chrysler, this SRT-tuned Charger’s basic frontal architecture looks similar that of to the current model. However, it’s expected that the SRT stylists will tone down the “gaping maw” effect of the grille. A further refinement of the Dodge crosshairs may also be in the works.