Dodge brought to the world two of the most modern muscle cars the world has seen today, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Charger SRT Hellcat, both were pretty mind-blowing and stayed true to the muscle car DNA – it featured legendary supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8 monsters beneath the hood – those engines however might be history.

Chrysler Group’s most powerful HEMI V8 engines could now be making way for a four-cylinder twin-turbo or a six cylinder twin-turbo mill instead, according to unconfirmed reports. If this is to take place, the whole “muscle car” term could be redefined or even go extinct for that matter.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Supercharged (left) and Dodge Challeng

The engines; a 6.2 litre HEMI Hellcat V8 engine that makes 707 hp and 880 Nm of torque that can be found in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat while a 6.4 litre naturally-aspirated V8 that makes 485 hp and 644 Nm is planted under the bonnet of the Dodge Challenger SRT.

It is said that the engines could be gone by the year 2019, of which the new Dodge lineups will feature the new engines. The decision to go the with smaller cc, turbocharged engines is actually in compliance with the recently newly-reenacted Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in the US.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat