This morning, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis made an appearance on a popular Detroit morning radio show, Dave & Chuck The Freak on WRIF 101, to talk up the company's Woodward Dream Cruise display later this month. During the interview, Kuniskis gave the hosts an intriguing exclusive that has us thinking that a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat reveal is just around the corner.

While he stopped short of confirming specifics, Kuniskis told the live radio audience:

"I'm going to break something here that we haven't told anybody yet ... We have a very significant performance announcement coming on Tuesday of Dream Cruise ... And then the car that that performance is associated with will also be on site Saturday, so the first time anyone gets to see it will be here in Detroit at Dream Cruise. We'll announce it Tuesday, then come down Saturday and you can see the car.

All of this happened, incidentally, as Kuniskis was about to get into the passenger seat of a 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat with one of the show's radio personalities for a quick drive of the 707-horsepower coupe.

Given all of this, it certainly sounds like the Charger SRT Hellcat (or at the very least, another performance model or technology), will be announced on Tuesday, August 12, and then the car will be shown for the first time on Saturday, August 16 at Dodge's Woodward Dream Cruise display. Of course, with no more specifics to go on, the reveal could be absolutely anything, right down to a new Mopar striping package for the Dodge Dart. That said, we're thinking Hellcat, especially as prototypes of the supercharged four-door have been spotted prowling area streets for some time now.

We'll know soon, but for now, we can hardly wait.



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      Chayil
      • 4 Months Ago
      I love it that in this day and age of political correctness, oppressive government mandates and extremist environmentalists, we have right here folks a true continuation of the muscle car from the 60s and early 70s. Is it impractical? Yes. Is it more than most people need? Of course. That is the whole point. To be able to buy a car like this in 2014 is nothing short of a miracle in itself. I think back to a 1969 Dodge Superbee with a 440 six pack engine. Big, nose heavy and evil handling. But man oh man, could that car accelerate. While I have always been into small cars with superior handling, I would have made an exception for the Superbee and I would for the Hellcat as well. Well played SRT! You guys rock,
        fuzzyfish6
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Chayil
        This is exactly it, the Hellcat might not be for everyone (or for many, for that matter), but most of us are here for the same reason, we like cars that are more than appliances. Anyone who identify as an enthusiast should be glad these cars exists, regardless of what they personally like. I mean would you rather see a Hellcat on the road or another FWD econobox with a CVT?
        spa2nky1
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Chayil
        But these vehicles are burning cleaner, more efficiently, and much safer than the muscle cars from 40-50 years ago. So even myself with my FWD 5 speed econobox can enjoy the idea!
      bullitt2605
      • 4 Months Ago
      I can finally say I like the Charger now. The front end of the old one never looked good to me, this one does. I would like to see it without the completely blacked out bumper but it looks great!
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Months Ago
      What a beast.
      Bill Burke
      • 4 Months Ago
      I saw a photo of a Charger Hellcat under wraps and it shares much with it's Challenger counterpart. You can bet your Pentastar this will be the big surprise everyone is waiting for from Dodge.
      ragtopdodge
      • 4 Months Ago
      I'd rather see a 750HP Viper.
        Chayil
        • 4 Months Ago
        @ragtopdodge
        I have a feeling that is coming as the new Z06 Corvette could be a strong challenger to the Viper. SRT just won at Indy in the Tudor Series with the Viper. They are a performance division who loves to make over the top cars.
          AnalogJesse
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Chayil
          lol the Z06? How about the stock Stingray, which is as good as the Viper?
          Louis Graniero
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Chayil
          They also are beholden to the bottom line. The 640hp Viper isnt selling. At all. Theres no capital to keep Viper alive let alone R&D on a new power train option.
          Joe
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Chayil
          Join the discussion...the C-5 series vette is actually faster than the new z06. read article in car mag. I have so many I forgot which one it was in
      Jonathan Ippolito Ga
      • 4 Months Ago
      Too bad that the new Hellcat motor won't fit under the hood of the Viper .
      citidriver
      • 4 Months Ago
      2 door hardtop version please. Nobody makes big 2 door hardtops like back in the muscle car days, I miss them.
      Shahul X
      • 4 Months Ago
      how about an SRT4dart? when is that?
      Matt
      • 4 Months Ago
      Saying "We have a very significant performance announcement" when we all have a good idea the Charger Hellcat is a thing is it really that significant? Could they have something else planned that would be equally as exciting? As much as we think it's the Charger Hellcat, it'd be pretty badass if they found a way to sneak the Gen III 426 Hemi into something or have a Viper ACR to show off. Even having a Dart SRT to show would be pretty significant given SRT's first vehicle and Dodge now having an entry level vehicle for would be SRT buyers.
      jich8chy3chah8wurt2thuk3ghy7ly
      I spoke with an SRT (nee Dodge) employee yesterday. That person said in a lot more words that the Hellcat Charger should make an appearance at Woodward. Also said they have the 13th&Woodward, southwest(?) corner. Technically SRT guy did NOT say it WON'T be there. So, the contrapositive is that it WILL be there.
      Joe
      • 4 Months Ago
      when are they going to honor the dodge charger with a 2 door version that it was actually built in during the 60's 70's. Are they afraid it will compete with the challenger??? B-Body people want 2 doors.
      csgill75
      • 4 Months Ago
      A Hellcat in a short bed Ram 1500 and I would probably take one in black.
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