Back in June of this year, we got a video from our friend showing us a modified Chrysler 300 with Brembo brakes and new rear facia. He told us it sounded pretty healthy, and from the looks of it we wondered if it could be a new Scat Pack version of the Chrysler 300 that has left the SRT brand behind with the much wanted Hemi. Chrysler seemed to opt for making the 300 a family/luxury sedan again, much to the dismay of the very loyal fans that are equally disappointed that the new 2015 model is only powered by a V6.
So when Chrysler brought a new 300 Super S to SEMA, you can imagine that social media has completely lit up with pictures and comments, and the usual, “Time to trade in my current car” promises from those fans. The details from Chrylser state that the power “mimics the Scat Pack Charger R/T” and sure enough, that 5.7 Hemi was under the hood and returned the 300 to a place where fans can feel good again. But the big question is: will they make it? We know SEMA is a great test bed to get feedback, but many times those vehicles don’t see the light of day, save for a few test laps and romps around town to tease us all once more.
Could the 300 Super S with Hemi power and Scat Pack tuning possibility hit showroom floors? Seeing one in California would be a tough call because Scat Pack kits aren’t legal in California. Did Chrysler create a car that can’t be built, just to tease us all at SEMA? That remains to be seen. We did love the fact that the rotary shifter was missing from this show car (hint hint, FCA).
The other star of the Mopar show is the Challenger GT AWD concept, with reportedly 450 horsepower in its all-wheel drive layout. While this seems to be a great way to add some handling power to the already un-trackworthy Challenger, it’s yet another tease for SEMA that may not actually make it to production. This is what SEMA is all about for manufacturers, however, sometimes those teases become reality. It didn’t happen with “Juiced“, but we sure would have loved to have that one hit the showroom floors back in 2013.
And finally, the Charger R/T was a very cool looking vehicle that might be a little more realistic for Mopar fans, with a great paint/trim package that really sets it off. We can just see this paint scheme showing up at Mopar car shows across the country. Well done, Dodge, this one surely can make it to showroom floors, and we’ll be looking for it.