“Mr. Source” has provided new photographs of the 2015 Dodge Challenger , which reveal a grille similar to the one seen in KGP Photography’s spy shots from earlier this week. The grille appears to be derived from the 1971 Dodge Challenger look, and is fairly similar to current models (but with somewhat more chrome). The headlights look different, though that may partly be an artifact of the camouflate.
Tail-lights are harder to nail down; camouflaged Challengers with tail-lights showing have been photographed, but it’s hard to tell exactly what’s back there. The body shape looks very similar to the current model.
Exactly what has changed between the current “LC” body and the new “LA” is unknown; the primary reason for change is to fit the eight-speed automatic into the car, which will dramatically boost acceleration and gas mileage for the V6 models, while helping the Hemis move faster and more efficiently as well. The new cars are expected to be teased or unveiled at the LX Club’s big show this year, with production starting in July or August. The Charger and 300 are also due for updates during calendar-year 2014.
For performance buffs with deep wallets, the big news for 2014 will be the release of the new Hellcat 6.2 V8 engine, poised to break the record for most powerful production V8. With an expected price upwards of $80,000, the Hellcat-equipped Challenger is aimed at the top Mustang (technically a Shelby) and Camaro. Mopar engineers have reportedly been optimistic about beating the Ford/Shelby and GM muscle cars, despite the larger size of the Challenger.
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