Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

  The Dodge Charger has appeared in three different platforms since it was produced in 1966. The first was a pony car produced from 1966-1978, the second was a subcompact car made from 1983-1987, and the third and final version is the current sports sedan which began production in 2006. The Charger combines Hemi power with rear-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension. The current model is powered by a choice of four different engines, but the obvious choice would be the top of the line 6.1L V8 providing 425HP and 420 lb-ft of torque. Other options include a 178HP, 190 lb-ft of torque 2.7L V6 engine, a 250HP, 250 lb-ft of torque 3.5L V6, and a 368/372HP, 391/401 lb-ft of torque 5.7L V8 engine. These engines are mated to either a 4- or 5-speed automatic transmission.

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The original Dodge Charger had been somewhat of a failure for Chrysler. It sold in large numbers to the public, but remained without a win in racing. The year 1969 was the time Chrysler and Dodge Dodge decided to pull out all the stops and turn the Challenger into a formidable racing machine. What emerged was the Dayton model that looked like a mix between an airplane and the original Charger .

This #6 car for sale through Canepa Design holds a special place in the racing record books, being the first car to break the 200mph mark. The car led that race for over 100 laps until another car put it into a spin knocking it out of the race. These 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona models are very rare and sought after by collectors. Even fewer were built with the Hemi engine such as this car and none have the same race history. If you would like to own a piece of history than expect to pay over six figures when this car hits the block.

Hit the jump for more details on the Dodge Charger Daytona.

Source: Canepa

In this day and age, the Dodge Charger is the type of car that falls into a category filled with many others just like it, but the first Charger produced was unlike anything created during its time. With a 600 HP V8 and a three-speed automatic transmission, the Dodge Hemi Charger was a muscle car that embarrassed most of the muscle cars back in the day, and now that attention-craving coupe is going to be put on auction by RM Auctions at the Automobiles of Arizona event held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on January 20, 2011. The car is expected to fetch somewhere between $750,000 to $1,000,000.

This particular Dodge Charger being put to auction was a concept car that spent a lot of time at auto shows before ending up in the hands of a Dodge dealership owner. The owner then passed it along to his son who spent 35 years restoring it. Next came noted concept car collector, Joe Bortz, who located and purchased the car to then have it restored by multiple award-winner, Fran Roxas. The engine was the only thing left so Bortz enlisted the help of Hemi expert, John Arruzza, who was able to fit it with one of the original 15 Chrysler race Hemi engines. This is also the first Dodge to be fitted with the “Charger” nameplate.

The 1964 Dodge Charger ended up as part of the late John M. O’Quinn’s car collection in 2007 and is now ready to find its new owner.

Hit the jump to get more details on the 1964 Dodge Charger Concept car.

Source: RM Auctions

Dodge has unveiled the NASCAR Dodge Charger that will be used for the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season. In fact not all the car, but only the announcement that its nose has been approved. The development of the Charger nose has been a cooperative effort by Dodge Motorsports Engineering and Penske Racing and gives Dodge better brand identify for the Charger while remaining within the NASCAR approval process.

"With the introduction of the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger for the street, we worked closely with Penske Racing to develop the Dodge brand identity while maintaining neutral aerodynamics within the NASCAR rules,"said Dave Bailey, Senior Manager of Dodge Motorsports Engineering. "Coupled with NASCAR’s new common lower nose for 2011, the revised front end carries the image and character of the Charger forward in true Dodge performance fashion."

The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will be the sixty-third season of professional stock car racing in the United States. Beginning at Daytona International Speedway, the season will include thirty-six races and two exhibition races.

Lost in the overly hyped Mustang versus Camaro tug-of-war is the Dodge
Charger, Chrysler’s muscle-bound mayhem machine. It may not have the
cache of its two competitors, but the 2011 Charger is anything but a
push-over.

So what happens when you give the boys at Mopar Underground a 2011
Dodge Charger and let them work their magic on it?

Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles answered it best. “We let the designers of the
production car and their friends at Mopar rip. I wanted them to show
us what they would do with this vehicle if it were their own dream
car.”

The result, ladies and gentlemen, is the 2011 Dodge RedLine Charger.

Continued after the jump.

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The latest Hollywood flick targeting car nuts like ourselves, again sees Nicolas Cage in the lead, but this time, he’s escaped from hell to save his granddaughter.

The story centers on Milton (Nicolas Cage), and his hell-bent obsession at redemption. After his daughter was killed by a cult and her baby kidnapped for evil purposes, Milton breaks out of hell (that’s what the storyline says) in search of his grand daughter and the cult leader responsible for his daughters’ death. To complicate matters, he is also on the run from the police, and Satan’s hitman, “The Accountant” No, really, that’s what he’s called.

Expect an explosion every minute and enough destruction and devastation to rival Katrina. The best bits for us are the nostalgic muscle cars – a sinister black Dodge Charger leads off the carnage with numerous other classics making an appearance, and judging from the plot, they’ll be experiencing fiery deaths along the way. There is, of course, the obligatory hot blonde in the sultry form of Amber Heard, who plays a sexy waitress called Piper, Miton’s super hot sidekick. If you’re thinking this film is a cross between Gone in 60 seconds and Ghost Rider, you’d be on the money. Drive Angry 3D premieres in theaters February 11, 2011. We can’t wait!

Press release and full trailer after the jump

Looks like Dodge really did their homework in redesigning the 2011 Charger .

Fresh off of releasing the first batch of photos of the 2011 Charger’s exterior, Dodge has gone ahead and given us a glimpse of what to expect with their new muscle car’s exterior. It’s only one photo, but it does give us a nice view of the inside of the new Charger, which has been given its own facelift.

Among the notable changes in the car include a brand-new, three-spoke steering wheel that upon closer inspection also has the new Dodge logo plastered on it. The door panels and the dashboard also seem to have been given their own respective tweaks while the center storage just below the transmission looks to be cleaner and more polished than in past models.

So far, this is the only photo we have of the 2011 Charger’s interior, but we expect more to come out soon as Dodge prepares to drop the cars at dealerships before the end of the year.

Source: Dodge

If you’ve ever seen The Fast and Furious and happened to fall in love with that beastly 1970 Dodge Charger RT Vin Diesel drove in the movie, then you’re in luck. The movie car has been put on sale by the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois.

As all muscle cars go, the Charger RT comes loaded with some spanky additions, including the gargantuan bonnet scoop, a customized – and stripped down – interior, a race steering wheel, and some cool decals on the exterior.

Of course, making such a purchase will require you to have plenty of money in your bank account as the car is being sold at $129,998.

It’s a lot more expensive than getting your hands on a standard issue 1970 Charger, but for that added price, you can brag to all your buddies that you’re driving the same car that Vin Diesel wrecked in the movie. Who knows, those seats might even have his sweat stains on them.

Dodge has unveiled details on the new 2011 Charger that will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2010. The car’s exterior is inspired by the iconic second-generation Charger from the late 1960s. The 2011 Charger gets a lower hood line, faster windshield and radically raked back headlights.

The interior gets a new thick-rimmed three-spoke Dodge steering wheel, premium soft-touch materials and four available distinct interior color combination. The aluminum hood features dual "scallops" that bring a sculptured, performance look to the front end, while large body-side scallops deliver a striking undulating A-line across the doors. The new Charger also gets an all-new signature taillamp design that incorporates 164 illuminating LEDs to form its signature “racetrack” graphic.

The 2011 Charger will be offered in three trim levels: SE and Rallye featuring a new 3.6-liter Pentastar engine and R/T powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI™ V-8 engine with four-cylinder mode FuelSaver Technology.

UPDATE 10/11/2010: Dodge has just dropped a new teaser image of the 2011 Charger’s interior. Check it out in the gallery!

Updated 11/02/2010: The new 2011 Charger will go on sale two trim levels SE and R/T and AWD and RWD versions. Prices are as follow: Charger SE: $25,170; Charger SE (with Rallye Package): $27,420; Charger SE (with Rallye Plus package): $29,170; Charger R/T: $30,170 / $32,320; Charger R/T (with R/T Plus Package): $32,170 / $34,320; Charger R/T (with Road and Track Package): $33,170 / $35,320 and Charger R/T (with Max Package): $35,170 / $37,320.

Press release after the jump.

Technically speaking, the 2011 Dodge Charger has yet to be made official by Chrysler , but despite that, the Charger Pursuit police car based on the 2011 Charger has already been released.

We don’t know if this was intentional on Chrysler’s part or if it was just a bad case of wrong timing, but it does come across as weird that the official car hasn’t been introduced yet and the police-ready version of the same car already has a video circulating of its appearance at the annual Police Fleet Expo.

In this video, which appears to have been taken at the Fleet Expo, the Charger Pursuit police car is shown completely unobstructed, giving us the first in-depth look at the new Charger, including that much talked-about rear end that was, apparently, inspired by the Charger’s cousin in the Dodge family tree, the Challenger .

Check out the video to see what the 2011 Dodge Charger should look like, minus all the police-related decals and features, of course.

More videos after the jump.

Source: You Tube

Here’s some more bad news for the bad guys out there: Chrysler has unveiled the 2011 Charger Pursuit and will begin taking orders for them in September. The new car combines tactical technology, safety, power, efficiency, and an iconic design.

The 2011 Charger Pursuit comes with performance suspension tuning, heavy-duty anti-lock vented-disc brakes (ABS), front- and rear-stabilizer bars, 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels, and two-mode police-specific Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The interior will get a Police Interface Module for easy equipment integration, police-duty front seats, column-mounted automatic transmission with Auto Stick, red/white LED interior lighting for night-vision equipment, and more. Adding to the safety of the vehicle will be multistage driver and front-passenger air bags, seat-mounted side-thorax air bags, supplemental side-curtain air bags for front and rear outboard passengers, driver’s knee bag, tire-pressure monitoring, and more.

The 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit is powered by an all-new standard E-85 capable 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with variable-valve timing (VVT) and available legendary 5.7-liter HEMI™ V-8 engine with fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS).

How do you guys think the Dodge Charger Pursuit will hold up against the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car ? Hit us up in the comments section below.

UPDATE 09/24/2011: During a recent test drive, the Dodge Charger Pursuit established a new record time at Michigan State Police’s (MSP) annual Police Vehicle Evaluation tests. The car ran the Grattan Raceway in an impressive time of 1:33.70.

That wasn’t the only feat either. The new Charger Pursuit also scored impressive sprint times during its evaluation: 0-to-60 mph in 5.83 seconds, 0-to-70 mph in 7.38 seconds, 0-to-80 mph in 9.18 seconds, 0-to-90 mph in 11.43 seconds, and 0-to-100 mph in 13.65 seconds.

Press release after the jump.


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