By Patrick Rall
The Chrysler Group and Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis have announced that there will be a big debut on August 16th at the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise near Detroit and that model – teased as the “next ultimate performance vehicle” – will be introduced to invited media next Wednesday, August 13th. No other information of any kind has been offered but it is widely expected that this new ultimate performance vehicle will be the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. However, with no other hints as to what might be debuting on the week of the Woodward Dream Cruise, there is no guarantee that the 707hp Charger will debut next week.
If not the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, there is a chance that it could be the Dodge Dart SRT or the Dodge Journey SRT – both of which are slated to arrive within the next few years. Since it is supposed to be at least a couple of years before those SRT models arrive, anything along those lines would likely just be a concept model. Then again, are either of those going to be ultimate performance models? Im guessing no.
The other option – and possibly the most likely aside from the Hellcat Charger, would be the next Dodge Viper. It has been promised that there would be a refreshed Viper in 2015 and maybe the company has moved that debut up to late 2014. Of course, this mystery car could also be the Dodge Viper Roadster…as we are expecting that model to arrive soon as well.
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