It seems Ma Mopar doesn’t know when to quit, and that’s a very, very good thing for Mopar enthusiasts. We’ve been doing some research and have found out that there will be more Hellcats coming in future months.
While the current crop of Hellcats is limited to the Challenger and upcoming Charger, the buck doesn’t stop there. We’re told by reliable sources that we can expect a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat and possiblya Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat to follow. The particular truck in question was actually a quad-cab test mule, but we aren’t certain whether the two or four-door version will get the Hellcat Hemi.
We’ve also heard that the sources within Hellcat Hemi Heaven are ramped up to produce about 15,000 Hellcat Hemi powerplants in the coming year, so we can expect to see numerous vehicles with 707 horsepower between the fenders.
While some sources are telling people that “Trackhawk” is the code name for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, we’ve been told that all vehicles powered by the potent supercharged Hemi will be badged with the SRT Hellcat name.
With the new four-link rear suspension in the full size RAM trucks, that will give the best suspension to support the extra power coming from the potent 6.2 liter Hemi. This will give Dodge, Jeep, and RAM a very potent powerplant to drive sales and get hearts pumping. It also opens the door to compete with the likes of the Raptor and the Reaper.
But this also leaves one question to be answered that Chrysler has yet to address: Are we going to see a 201X Chrysler 300C SRT Hellcat? Chrysler is the only division left out of the Hellcat equation, and if FCA listens to its customers the way they did with the Challenger and Charger, we should see one there as well.
As you might recall, early rumors stated that only 1,200 Hellcat Challengers would be produced, then we heard it was 1,500 – then more – to which CEO Tim Kuniskis remarked that he doesn’t know where that number came from.
These are very exciting times for gearheads, and we already know that there will be naysayers and complainers, but all this does is open the door for others to jump aboard the performance train. What else should they be putting the Hellcat Hemi into? Let’s just be sure we don’t see any Jeeps like this poor guy.