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It actually looks kind of menacing with the smoked aluminum anodized versions. I just created a rear end mockup - check out the original post. Thanks for the comment!

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Just for grins I opened up my software and made up some variations of a fictional 1972 grille in the current 2019 Scat front facia. I can't decide whether I like it or not, but it doesn't look outrageously repugnant - especially in the smoked aluminum versions. I didn't take much time doing these so they could look better in reality I suppose.

NOTE: Revised Post to show rear view I created...

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Wow! The first two grills don't look bad at all. You may very well be onto something. The third one when you carry the loop into the bottom half does look like a big mouth though.:lol: Those rear tail lights....yikes. They just don't have the finished look. Not sure how one would get them to work. Good work, thanks for posting that up.
 

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"The reality is those platforms, and that technology we used does need to move on. They can’t exist as you get into the middle-2020s," Manley said at the Detroit auto show, according to The Detroit News. "New technology is going to drive a load of weight out, so we can think of the powertrains in a different way. And we can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles." - Mike Manley.

The Hellcat will more than likely be gone by mid-2020s and any trim above it. New CEO of FCA didn't agree with Sergio keeping the Mercedes platform and seems to be heavily favoring a smaller, lighter and hybrid dodge challenger/charger in the next 4-6 years. This is why for years I have said the 426 will not be coming as a long term offer but instead a limited production one-year product. Manley literally says that the future of American muscle is a hybrid with a much smaller footprint.
 

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Some recent bits of information from another Challenger forum. If anyone wants to check out the actual thread it is over at Challenger******; General Discussion; 2019 Orders:

"Final order acceptance for 2019 Challengers is 8/1/19, initial orders open 9/19, production starts 11/19 for 2020. That is late that could indicate some big changes coming."

"An acquaintance.. who "knows things"... says a few styling tweaks are coming... but he really didn't elaborate beyond a new "style line"... not sure what that means.. so I just realized my post has a few words but doesn't really say anything... lol.."

"I'm taking a long shot and guessing that it could be some grill and tail light area style changes. Those would be two of the less costly areas for them to modify, yet at the same time drastically change the retro styling of the car...hint, hint ("It's 1972 again!)."

"I'm guessing the style line is the s-curve that runs the length of the car. Dont know why they would change that for a one-year-only 2020 model, unless the supposed new version wont be out for a few more years."
 

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I think they should go to the 70-74 'Cuda styling. That would extend the current platform a few more years, but I don't know if they would change the name. "Dodge 'Cuda"? That would be alright by me if the styling was right!
 

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I like the Challenger as is and there are many variations of the Challenger. I'm sure FCA will be very careful in making changes since the sales of the Challenger are growing each year. I must live in Challenger country they are everywhere around me out here in po-dunk-ville USA.
When they change it up I hope it makes me want the new one since the one i have will be worn out in 3 yrs of my driving. LOL
 

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Just for grins I opened up my software and made up some variations of a fictional 1972 grille in the current 2019 Scat front facia. I can't decide whether I like it or not, but it doesn't look outrageously repugnant - especially in the smoked aluminum versions. I didn't take much time doing these so they could look better in reality I suppose.

NOTE: Revised Post to show rear view I created...

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you did a good job with the photo shop, this is not a comment on your skills or your rendering, more of a comment on the 72-74.... :puke:
 

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Fca allready got lic rights for plymouth cuda.about 6 months ago
if a manufacturer doesn't renew their licensing rights - it becomes public domain or could be claimed by another.
 

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Given that I just purchased an ‘18 Scat Pack, Dodge will probably announce a Hellaphant-powered AWD Challenger that starts at $35k!






Quite Intriguing to speculate on the visual aspects of the 2020 model year Challengers, soon to be rolling off the assembly line, but most of my curiosity is primarily focused on what's going to be under the hood as well. However, that starting price may be just a little low....







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I think I'll go give mine a bath and ponder on what might be in ower future. Do I see 426???
 
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