Brenda Priddy spotted this Dodge Challenger driving down the highway. She wrote:
Major changes are expected to the Challenger lineup for the 2015 model year – including renaming the car Barracuda. But in the meantime – and based on these photos – a mid-cycle facelift will be taking place very shortly. These two SRT8 Challengers were very camera shy and we could hardly see through their dark bar, but looking close – it appears the updated Challenger may be getting more a a Charger-type/Dodge-styled grille (the center-vertical bar is visible through the camouflage), updated headlamps and a larger air intake down low.
Of interest, one might see an SRT Barracuda in the new grille treatment. While most of the car is pure 2012 Challenger, dropping the two large parking lights (or moving them behind the grille) and — possibly, it’s hard to tell underneath the grille — seems to result in a 1970 Barracuda-styled grille.
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts
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