Spy-Shots of Cars

The 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT has been captured running about on the streets of Detroit with nary a hint of camouflage on its pre-production body. Rejuvenated for the 2016 model year, the 300 SRT roughly apes its vanilla sibling’s looks by featuring a revised front grille and additional LEDs nestled in the lower bumper.

Other exterior hints include the obvious SRT tag on said grille, slotted brake discs gripped by Brembo calipers, twin circular exhaust outlets and a relatively subtle lip rear spoiler. Under the bonnet, expect a 6.4 litre HEMI V8 engine from the Dodge Challenger and Charger siblings. Employed in the Challenger, the mill puts out a total 485 hp 644 Nm of torque, likely paired to an eight-speed automatic.

Spy-Shots of Cars

All this, however, pales in comparison to the perceived significance this model would bring to the US market should it go on sale there. See, when the Chrysler 300 was facelifted for the 2015 model year, the hi-po SRT variant was dropped in the US – the car soldiered on in the Middle Eastern market.

As a result, this particular sighting could be the biggest hint yet that the 300 SRT is due to make a return into the American market. Officially, no word has been mentioned on whether or not this is to happen but should the Chrysler 300 SRT return, expect it to be introduced as a 2016 model.

GALLERY: 2015 Chrysler 300