The invasion of special version of Dodge vehicles, which are currently on display at the Chicago Auto Show, is dominated by the R/T editions of no less than five models. Among them, the Challenger R/T hopes to bring a bit more flavor and power to the line.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The big news for the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is its new 470 horsepower 392 cubic inch HEMI V8 engine, but there's a lot more to the updated Challenger than what's under the hood.
- Challenger SRT8 gets a new engine, improved interior and suspension for 2011
- Price range (including options and gas guzzler tax): $44,380 - $51,170/$46,950 as tested
- Powertrain: 6.4 liter V8, 470 hp, 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive
- EPA fuel economy estimates: 14 MPG city/23 MPG highway (manual), 14/22 (automatic)
- Observed fuel economy: 17.4 MPG
- Best rivals: Chevrolet Camaro SS, Ford Mustang
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The end of the Dodge Viper production has been signaled when its last model rolled off the assembly line recently. It is however not the end of a memorable journey for the journey is to continue with the next generation Dodge models that has been confirmed by the company themselves. Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles has confirmed this bit of news and this was after an official announcement during a private show by Chrysler Dealer.
The next generation Viper would be distinguished with its aggressive design and would have a body work that has been painted 25 times in candy apple red. The general look of the car as per inside sources would be more like a traditional sports car rather than the race car that the present models resemble.
Friday, January 21, 2011
If you were always wondering how concept cars of 1960s looked like, this is it! This particular concept is the one that resulted in the legendary Dodge Charger. And you can now own it as it’ll be going under the hammer at RM Auction’s event at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, on January 20th.
Besides the truly astonishing design, the 1964 Dodge Charger was also way ahead of its time in terms of the powertrain. It’s got an original HEMI race engine with over 600 hp. Granted, even though it’s restored and all it won’t be able to put out that much after 47 years! It also has a 3-speed automatic gearbox. Of course the technicalities are totally overshadowed by the swell looks of this thing. The car has a catalog price in the neighborhood of $1 million, but it’s expected to fetch more than that.
Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche have overwhelmed our cars & girls articles since the very first post.
Today we can show you a new gallery of a model named Stacey flanking an American muscle, a muscle that is no longer in production, although they have announced a successor
Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of the Dodge brand, recently gave an interview offering some fresh information on the replacement for the popular Dodge Viper that went out of production in July. Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, Gilles said that the design of the new car had been inspired by “a naked woman on the beach”.
Short of actually giving us many details, Gilles confirmed only that the Viper will not use an engine from the Ferrari line-up. It looks almost certain that the car will return during 2012 as a 2013 model year car.
Elsewhere, Gilles also talked about the car being pitched in competition against Porsche and the Chevrolet Corvette.