Video: Could This Be A Future Chrysler 300 Scat Pack We Found In LA?

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The Mopar decoder ring said there were some cool cars in the future, but SRT as a brand was gone.

Back when FCA pulled the plug on the SRT division and rolled all SRT models back into Dodge, it left some questions unanswered. The SRT Jeep was their flagship, so we were sure that it was going to stay, and as we mentioned back in February of this year we can expect a Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat to hit showroom floors in the next couple of years.

The biggest unanswered question, though, was why the Chrysler 300 was dropped from the SRT program altogether? The SRT was the flagship model, according to every enthusiast who owned one, and even though there are some great additions to the 2015 lineup, the proverbial chant heard around the world was that Chrysler fans either wanted the SRT back, or they wanted Chrysler to give them a 300C Hellcat. Okay, so that was our April Fool’s Joke this year, but we wanted it to be true just as much as the rest of you.

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It was just a joke; some people fell for it, and a few got mad at us for it. Honestly, it was more wishful thinking than anything.

It’s no secret that last summer Ma Mopar spent several months pimping the Hellcat Challenger, with information released like clockwork every other week, it seemed. This year, beginning with our media drive the weekend of the Festival of LXs, the model that has been getting a lot of attention has been the Scat Pack Challenger and Charger.

With all of this attention to Dodge and Jeep, Chrysler fans are damn angry and they want something more than a fru-fru family sedan with a rotary transmission shifter. Amiright? So when our good friend Wil Morgan (WILHEMI) saw a peculiar Chrysler 300 tooling around town, he snapped a few pictures and some video and sent it off to us.

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The Scat Pack cars were being overshadowed by the Hellcat, so Chrysler asked us to come and drive a few of them.

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One thing we know about the Scat Pack is that the brake system is not that of the Hellcat Challenger, or it’s evil step-brother the SRT 392. Both of these cars have the big, six-pot brake calipers front and rear. The SRT 392 is basically the same car as the Hellcat minus the supercharged 6.4L Hemi. What we know of the 2015 Chrysler300s from the last LA Auto Show is that the 300 has a sliding caliper configuration, as can be seen in many pictures.

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That exhaust is not the same as the 2015 300 exhaust. And where are the badges?

With that said, we find it a bit peculiar to find a Chrysler 300, unbadged, with the Scat Pack-style four-pot, fixed-piston brake calipers, as you can see in the photos below. Further encouraging us to believe that Chrysler has something up its sleeve is the manufacturer’s tags and the device on the right rear roof with all the data cables running down to the rear door.

Does Chrysler have an upgraded 300 to reveal to the world in the next couple of months? It sure looks like it, but who’s to say? All we know is that this particular car is not your typical Chrysler 300, and even that fat exhaust system had a pretty wicked sound to it, according to Mr. Morgan. We’re excited, and with the latest announcement that Dodge is getting a little more horsepower, this only stands to reason because 300 owners want some answers – and this just might be enough to keep them happy. For a while, at least. What are your thoughts?

Michigan tags, round exhaust tubes, four-piston calipers, no emblems. Yeah, Chrysler is out testing again, and we like it!

About the author

Michael Harding

Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
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