SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 19, May 8, 2014

Spy Shots—SRT Challenger "Hellcat" Reveals Viper-Inspired Hood Scoop

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Behold the first undisguised look at the SRT Challenger, powered by the supercharged "Hellcat" V8 engine. While the lesser Challenger variants have been unveiled at the New York Auto Show, numerous "Hellcat-powered" Challengers are still running with heavy camouflage. However, the shooters at KGP Photography caught two "Hellcat" prototypes without a shred of meaningful camo, providing a near-showroom-ready look at the invigorated musclecar that is looking to answer the new challenges brought forth by the new Mustang GT500 and the Camaro ZL1 and Z/28.

Months ago, the shooters at KGP Photography caught a Hellcat prototype with its hood raised, revealing its massive supercharger for the first, and only, time. Now, with these latest shots, the powerful bodywork that will be covering the massive engine is evident. The hood gets a beefy, sweetly sculpted center-mounted air scoop that takes some inspiration from the SRT Viper—the brand's halo car. There are some reports that the "Hellcat" supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is capable of generating more power than the Viper, so it will be interesting to see what the final power numbers are when the car makes its official debut.

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Photo credit: KGP Photography

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