U Spy An Odd Looking Dodge Charger And Challenger

An assortment of different vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been spotted in Colorado by Carscoops reader Brett Borgard.

In remains unclear what they were doing in the state but most of them look relatively stock except for the addition of charging lugs and recovery hooks. However, the most notable changes can be seen on the Charger and Challenger as they are equipped with an exhaust system with tips that extend far beyond the rear bumper. This could suggest the company is planning some performance upgrades but nothing is official as of yet.

While Dodge hasn’t go into details, the brand has already confirmed the Charger is “doubling down with upgrades inside and out for the 2019 model year.” Additional information will be released this summer but the company has confirmed high-performance variants – including the Charger SRT Hellcat – will feature an all-new grille.

The Challenger in also due for some upgrades as Dodge recently revealed the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat will have a fully functional dual-snorkel hood. The company has said the hood “looks even more sinister” and provides additional air to the car’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine.

Besides the cars, there were both new and old versions of the Ram 1500. The new truck appears to be a Laramie variant that features black wheels with off-road tires.

The group of vehicles also included a Jeep Renegade. While the photos don’t reveal much, the model is due for a minor facelift. Previous spy photos have shown the updated Renegade will have a new front bumper, a modestly revised grille and LED headlights that mimic those on the 2018 Wrangler.

The interior isn’t expect to change much as the model recently received updated fabrics, additional storage compartments and a revised Selec-Terrain shifter.

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Photo credit: Brett Borgard

  • Six_Tymes

    test mules for sure.

    • Matt

      They don’t look like mules to me, because they’re running production bodywork.

      • LWOAP

        Camouflage is too expensive lol

      • Jarosław Kotowicz

        It’s the mule purpose lol

        • Matt

          A mule is when they use a different model to disguise the platform underneath. This is just a pre-production prototype.

  • brn

    Barracuda?

    • Bash

      We all wish.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Is there not even going to be a new Barracuda? I’ve heard rumors for a new Barracuda five-six years ago but nothing ever surfaced.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Well, since Plymouth has been dead for years, my guess is no. And bringing back under the Dodge name would just be silly…although car companies do a lot of silly things. Especially American car companies with dead names.

    • LWOAP

      Still no word on that. I lost all hope in that thing given how FCA can’t seem to stick to their own plans.

  • Wyatt Cahoon

    Maybe some serious awd rally packages??

  • Those steel wheels, could it be the Police version?

  • Christian

    I call it… 2-liter Turbo..

  • TreyPound910

    Fake news 😑

    • Eythan Aldrich

      get lost

      • TreyPound910

        U feel better for saying that? Lame ass

        • Jason Miller

          Speaking of.

    • LWOAP

      How is it fake news?

  • Winter*in* Vegas

    They should be testing new cars here in Vegas where we have all different kinds of weather and temperatures that fluctuate like crazy especially in the spring. I moved from northern NV to Vegas and my Dodge Magnum all of a sudden started having problem after stupid problem. I blame the change of climate and dryness here that wouldn’t be an issue on any vehicle located anywhere in the country if products were made to withstand the dry desert and heat.

    • big_will95

      They do.. I used to work for a company in Vegas we took the cars to Death Valley and Indian Springs

    • Jason Miller

      This is likely high altitude testing.

  • S3XY

    Just generic dirty vehicles. Nothing odd here.

    • TreyPound910

      100% agreed. This was a clickbait article in my opinion.

    • Jason Miller

      Exhaust tips are definitely not normal.

  • Moveon Libtards

    #Q Anon was here.

  • Leconte Dave

    The 3.6 is getting replace by a turbo 4

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