Fans of the Dodge SRT Hellcat and HEMIs were saddened to hear that the automaker may be getting rid of these vehicles by 2019. While Hellcat models boast the best power in the industry, Dodge may be cutting the engines that provide these vehicles with their impressive performance.
According to Motor Authority, Dodge SRT Hellcat models get up to 707 horsepower when equipped with the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. However, this engine is most likely going to the chopping block in the near feature, largely because of emissions and performance requirements. By 2019, it may be difficult to get your hands on a pure American muscle car.
“These unconfirmed reports make sense, with impending CAFE requirements that will almost certainly make V-8 engines a rarity–especially for automakers without big electric-car credits to apply against them,” said Joel Feder at Motor Authority.
Though Chrysler has neither confirmed nor denied the future of the Dodge SRT Hellcat models, one thing is for sure: now is the time to buy. If you always dreamed of owning one of the most powerful muscle cars in the world, you should probably buy the new SRT while you have a chance. SRT Hellcat models may just become some of the most iconic and sought-after vehicles around.