Far from a preliminary mule, this model looks well flushed out and we’d be really surprised if it doesn’t officially appear at the New York Auto Show later this month. Since there has been no announcement from Chrysler, we are left to speculate on package content, based on what we can see here and other logical assumptions.
Certainly, this SRT8 sedan would be missing the boat without the 392cui HEMI on board. Folks simply don’t buy SRT product for its inherent fuel economy. That it may or may not have cylinder deactivation just isn’t a deal breaker for most looking at this car.
The wheels showing in the photos could be what it rolls on, but that’s far from assured as there are a lot of choices available and they’re easy enough to switch between, prior to final production approval.
The dual exhaust with chromed, rolled tips looks like a lock-in to us, as does the updated front fascia. With the new styling this model inherits from the base car, it’s hard not to mess something up and so we the tail lights and headlights remaining unchanged – for now, at least.
One open question, in our minds, will be the transmission choice(s) made. That direction, when finally announced could be a strong indicator of both future direction and future compromise by Chrysler. It can be argued that 16-speed, auto-slap, multi-plate, millisecond shifting, autonuclear transmissions are the way of the future.