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.

We’ve seen a lot of really cool desktop computers over the years, but never have we encountered something that totally reeks of awesomeness, that is, until we chanced upon this Dodge Charger SRT8 -inspired desktop computer from PC Rides.

This computer is, without question, a must-have for every car-blogging, auto-website surfing piston head on the face of this earth. Seriously. We’re not even kidding.

And it’s not like this desktop is something straight out of a novelty bin. Just like a real Charger SRT8, this desktop has a ton of power under its hood…err…casing. What’s more, you can find all the necessary desktop features at the most amazing of places. For starters, that front bumper is more than just a design, it’s actually the optical drive where you can insert all your CDs and such. The headlights turn on everytime you power up and if that’s not cool enough, at the back of the ‘car’, where the rear lights and exhaust should be, has some of the basic plug-in bases you need in a desktop, including DVI, HDMI, audio and network ports, VGA, and last but not least, six independent USB ports.

And just as if you’re piecing together a real Charger SRT8, the desktop version can be fine tuned depending on your performance preference. Base prices go at around $1,850 with the tricked-out versions hovering in and around $2,495.

It’s a little steep for desktop computer, especially now when prices for PCs are dropping like flies. Nevertheless, the idea of owning one – especially if you consider yourself a pistonhead – sure makes spending over $2,000 on a desktop computer seem worth it.

Source: Autoblog

The Pontiac G8 GXP and Dodge Charger SRT-8 are two of the most powerful modern muscle cars on the road. If you have an extra $35,000 in your pocket – which can be pretty difficult with the current economic situation - you can buy either an American Commodore or an angry Bublebee.
The Pontiac G8 GXP is powered by a 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8, currently rated at 415 hp and 415 lb-ft. of torque. It takes the G8 only 4.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH and can run the quarter-mile in 13.0 seconds flat at 108 mph. Pontiac has priced the high performance sedan at $38,295.

The Dodge Charger SRT-8 is powered by the venerable 6.1 liter Hemi V-8 engine that delivers 425 hp and a peak torque of 420 lb-ft. The Hemi powered machine take a little longer to reach 60 MPH, 5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 165 mph. The Dodge is priced at $41,120, but with cash incentive packages you can pay anywhere from 6 to 7 thousand dollars less.

Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee
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Force Performance answered the question no one asked: what would a two-door Dodge Charger look like? Despite this, the TriCharger does offer several useful modifications.

Dodge TriCharger by Force Performance

The engine was replaced with a new HEMI V8 engine featuring FAST XFI Engine Management Twin GT40 turbochargers and a Magna Charger Supercharger Custom EFI Blower Intake. Due to these components the car was named TriCharger. For better stability the car features a lowered suspension while in order to stop in time a new set of Brembo brakes were added. Although there is no official word about production or pricing, it may just be easier to put the engine in an established (similar-looking) Dodge product, like maybe the CHALLENGER .

It may not be a good idea to try and drag race a Dodge Charger just because it’s ’got Hemi in it’. No matter if you win or lose, you may wind up in jail now that Dodge has introduced its latest Charger police package, including the new-generation 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine.

Dodge Charger Police Edition

With the new 5.7-liter Hemi, the 2009 Dodge Charger produces 368 robber-busting horses and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. Because of cylinder deactivation, the Charger should be able to achieve a fuel rating of 16 city/25 highway.

Dodge claims that the Charger is the only police vehicle that offers best-in-class performance in four key pursuit categories: available power, acceleration, top speed and vehicle dynamics (although Ford and Chevy probably have persuasive arguments for their own paddy wagons as well.) But one thing the other two domestics can’t claim is patrolling the streets of Kuwait .

Press release after the jump.

Chrysler models are no longer a hit among customers and that’s not a secret anymore: sales are down 25 percent this year. To further complicate the situation, although all modes will be priced about $500 higher next year, there are few new products besides the Ram truck scheduled for 2009. So, there next opportunity for true rebound is 2010.

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli confirmed that Chrysler’s full renaissance is two years away. "In the pipeline for 2010: A brand new 300, a brand new Charger ... a brand new Jeep, the pipeline is full, plus we have these smaller vehicles coming through partnerships and alliances," Nardelli said. "I think the product cadence at Chrysler is coming back strong."

The company is also working on a new Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Nissan-made small car in 2010. The automaker also has announced plans to begin selling a hybrid version of its Dodge Ram in 2010. Last week, Chrysler unveiled three electric-drive vehicles, one of which will be ready for market by the end of 2010.

Source: FreeP

Dodge revealed details on the 2009 Charger. This includes the R/T model powered by the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, and an all-wheel-drive model that is now equipped with Active Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect - allowing the car to operate in a pure rear-wheel drive mode.

Dodge Charger

The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models both feature the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 368 hp and 395 lb.-ft. of torque.

Dodge Charger

The 5.7-liter HEMI continues to offer fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology. MDS turns off four cylinders when V-8 power is not needed, improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent. To inform the driver when he or she is in four-cylinder mode, the EVIC now automatically displays “ECO” when the switch is made, providing drivers the opportunity to modify their driving habits in order to achieve better fuel economy in a V8 equipped car.

Press release after the jump.

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How do you chase down speeders in a country full of Ferraris? Hemi power, of course! Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior purchased 150 Dodge Chargers with police packages to use for traffic, security and emergency response. Deputy Ministry of Kuwait’s Interior, Musaed S. Al-Guwainem said that the Charges were chosen for the police because, "speed, handling and functionality are critical to their job.” Now all Dodge has to do is teach the entire Kuwaiti police force how to yell ‘Yee-Haw’ whenever they get in ‘hot pursuit’.

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For all of us that missed Dukesfest, the annual celebration of the Dukes of Hazzard, earlier this month (and I know there’s a lot of us that missed it,) here’s a quick highlight. REMEMBER: close the door to your office before yelling "Yee-Haw".

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Maybe you haven’t heard about Michael Leonhard, but the Dodge Charger prototype will definetely remain in your mind. His design study represents an idea of how the next Charger model will look like. Dubbed the 2010 Dodge Charger Concept, the vehicle is based on the 1968 Charger but with a little refreshment unveiling new design lines and an incredible car. So Chrysler...what are you waiting for? More pictures after the jump!

The 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT models will make their debut today at the Atlanta Auto Show. These special “DUB Edition” vehicles may be ordered today at Chrysler and Dodge dealers and will arrive later this spring.

Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger DUB Edition

Both models are powered by a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick. All 2008 “DUB Edition” models feature a performance-tuned suspension as well as Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Brake Assist.

The limited production run of the 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT includes 1,385 Chrysler models and 2,180 Dodge Dodge models for the U.S. Both models will be built at Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario. Production begins next month and Chrysler and Dodge dealers are now taking orders. MSRP for the 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Chrysler 300 Touring is $33,140, which includes destination. MSRP for the 2008 “DUB Edition” Dodge Charger SXT is $30,235, which includes destination.

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