This year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles released the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, joining another creation from hell, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Just recently though, speculations have surfaced that FCA might develop a creation from a place opposite of hell: heaven. This comes as FCA apparently applied to trademark the name “Angel” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As revealed by Fiat Chrysler Authority, FCA applied on July 17, 2017 for the name “Angel” as a trademark to be used for motor vehicles, including passenger automobiles as well as their structural parts, trim, and badges.
The Demon is practically a super-muscle car for FCA’s Dodge brand. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine that could deliver, as standard, 808 horsepower of max output and 717 lb.-ft. of peak torque. A personalized and serialized Demon Crate could unleash the full potential of this Demon V8 engine to 840 hp of max output and 770 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This V8 engine is matched to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. With its looks and power source, the Demon is definitely a hellish ride.
Should FCA bring the Angel to life, this vehicle could still be under the Dodge brand. Of course, other FCA brands may adopt it. However, the Angel would pursue a direction opposite that of the Demon, we assume. It would sport a clear and more streamlined appearance, in contrast to the Demon’s muscular looks.
While the Angel would still boast of high levels of power output and torque to set a certain uniqueness among FCA or Dodge offerings – and to rival the Demon on the run – it wouldn’t be powered by a conventional combustion engine. It’s likely to be a pure electric car with massive power. It could also be a plug-in hybrid, or any electrified offering that boasts of zero or very little emissions.
On the other hand, the Angel could be a sports car with superb aerodynamic capabilities, boasting of a styling that greatly differs from the Demon. It could employ a powertrain similar to the ones used in motorsports.
Of course, the Angel could be an ultra-luxurious car with supreme comfort. It would be laden with a wide array of comfort and convenience creatures and packed with the latest in in-cabin technologies that would rival known premium brands.
Or these could all be wishful thinking. Still, it’s a possibility that FCA may have applied to trademark the Angel name only to prevent its rivals – GM, Ford or other carmakers abroad – to use the moniker to rival the Demon. Just imagine GM creating a Chevrolet Angel, a frightening thought but an exciting one nevertheless.