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We’ve never had any delusions about the cinematic standing of the Fast and Furious franchise in our minds. The first one was awesome. The next two were horrible. And the last two have been all right.

But we don’t watch the movie because of Vin Diesel’s abnormally large pectorals or Paul Walker’s comical hitches; we watch the movie because of the cars. Yep. Those shiny, fast, and powerful co-stars that never seem to get the credit they deserve for being an integral part in turning the movies into a bona fide franchise.

The 6th installment of Fast and Furious is scheduled to hit cinemas in May, but as early as now, we’re being given hints of what to look out for when the movie opens.

We’ve already shown you the heavily customized GT-R that will appear in the movie. Now, it looks like Vin Diesel will once again take the wheel of an American muscle car in the form of a Dodge Charger Daytona . At least that’s according to the above screenshot, which is rumored to be from the upcoming trailer for the movie.

Can’t say we’re surprised about that choice, considering that Diesel’s character, Dom Torretto, seems to have a big preference for American muscle.

In addition to that bit of information, we’ve also learned that a trailer for Fast and Furious 6 — possibly the one the screenshot is from — will be shown during the Super Bowl. That’s something to look forward to, folks.

During a recent interview at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Ralph Gilles — President and CEO of the SRT Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler Group LLC — has confirmed that big updates are being prepared for Dodge Challenger muscle car. His statement is not such a big surprise considering that previous rumors suggest that a new-generation Challenger is already in the works.

This decision comes as a response to those who consider the "Challenger is going to die and go away." Marchionne said that Challenger is a car that served the company pretty well and as a response, the company is going to take care of it. And after all these updates, "enthusiasts won’t be disappointed."

"The Challenger is the oldest interior of the whole group; the electronics are the oldest in the group. There’s a lot of potential – I’ll leave it at that." By the sounds of that, we are in for some serious interior updates and maybe some new gadgets to play around with in the next Challenger.

Previous rumors suggested that the next-generation Challenger will arrive on the market early in 2015, so stay tuned for more details!

Source: WardsAuto

Dodge is expanding its Blacktop lineup with the addition of a new special edition based on the Durango . The new Durango Blacktop Edition is based on the Rallye and the R/T trim levels, and adds $295 to the SUV’s total price.

The model can be ordered in Bright White, Brilliant Black, Granite Crystal, Billet Silver and Redline Red, and is combined with a distinctive gloss-black crosshair grille and gloss-black 20-inch aluminum wheels with gloss-black center caps.

For the interior, the Blacktop models receive premium Digital Suede seat inserts complemented by Capri bolsters and red accent stitching. A power 12-way driver’s seat with power lumbar is available for an additional $595.

Under the hood, the Durango keeps the usual 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers a total of 295 horsepower on the Rallye models and a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces a hefty 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque on the R/T versions.

Yesterday we saw the latest addition to the Dodge Dart lineup in the form of the new GT version and today we get to see what appears to be the first leaked image of the most awaited version — the SRT4 . This version has been rumored ever since Dodge unveiled the standard Dart at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

All we had until now were rumors, but it appears that this is the final rendering of the SRT4 model that was posted online by a Chrysler employer. He also announced that the SRT4 model will be unveiled in March or April.

The upcoming Dart SRT4 is rumored to feature a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter engine with its output raised to the 285-horsepower range. Additionally, the SRT4 will be distinguished from the rest of the lineup by a meaner and sportier appearance.

The Dodge Dart SRT4 is rumored to be priced at under $30k.

Source: Carscoop

The Dodge Dart ended up being a very successful model, so is no surprise that Dodge will expand the lineup by as much as possible. Along with the SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models, the current Dart lineup will be expanded to include a new GT version. The new model will make its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale at a price of $20,995.

The new GT version will be built on the well-equipped Dart Limited trim level and will add a series of performance enhancements that will make it even more impressive. These updates will include an even more powerful engine, a unique front fascia, a set of 18-inch wheels and a dual exhaust system.

The interior will also be updated with a pretty impressive list of standard equipment, including unique premium Nappa perforated leather seats in Black with Ruby Red stitching and of course numerous GT badges.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Dart GT.

The latest episode of the famous Jay Leno Garage show brings another cool model to the front page, a 570 horsepower supercharged Dodge Challenger SRT8 specially developed by Hurst Performance Vehicles. Along with Jay Leno, you will see Ron Flint, president of Hurt Performance Vehicles, who is offering a few more details on this amazing car.

Hurst equipped a standard Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a Vortec supercharger that increases the car’s power up to 570 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque, a huge increase from the standard 425 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

Along with the engine upgrade, the Challenger has also received a set of Hurst gold and chrome alloy wheels and an Eibach coilover suspension setup. Hurst is only offering two exterior color combinations: white and gold — the one reviewed by Jay Leno — or black and gold.

Watch the video and let us know what you think about this amazing Hurst Challenger .

Our ears are still ringing from all the firecrackers signaling the New Year, but we couldn’t help but notice a new project from Ultimate Auto involving a Dodge Challenger . Admittedly, we didn’t need our ears to appreciate this beauty of a project, especially when you look at the menacing stance the program gives to an already imposing muscle car.

Ultimate Auto’s custom wide-body kit comes with plenty of new components, which includes composite body panels, a new front and rear bumper, and a clear plexiglass window on the hood to show off the Challenger’s shiny and new supercharger system.

The custom two-tone finish also adds a touch of panache while wider, vented fenders with matching side skirts, a boot lid spoiler, new headlamps and front grille, and a set of enormous 24-inch Savini forged wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires round out the exterior modifications.

As for the aforementioned supercharger, Ultimate Auto installed a Magnavox blower on the Challenger’s V-8 engine. Also added in is a new Magnaflow exhaust system, completing what we can only imagine to be a doozy of a program for the American classic. Unfortunately, Ultimate Auto didn’t hint us in on what kind of output this updated Challenger has, but it’s safe to assume it’s a significant boost over its stock 470 horsepower.

End of the World Cruise from Christopher Mayer on Vimeo.

Well, the “end of the world” came and went without a hitch and we are all still here.

A group of Dodge Challenger owners, however, went about by their possible final days organizing a special joyride over the last weekend before the end of the Mayan calendar. They even went so far as to call it the "End of the World" Cruise, which pretty much hits the point of why they’re doing it.

The joyride happened in California and was organized by the West Coast Challengers Car Club. To pay homage to the magnitude of the impending apocalypse, the group decided to find a destination that carried a rich Indian history.

Their choice was the Agua Caliente Casino and Resort that’s owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Maybe they were trying to get some special favors so they would be spared from the possible Armageddon. Or maybe they were just making the most of their time left to give their American muscles one last flexing.

Either way, it’s a pretty entertaining video to watch.

Source: Vimeo

Winter is upon us and Dodge has launched a special-edition Charger specially developed for all driving conditions. The Dodge Charger AWD Sport will be offered with a choice of two engines – a V-6 and a V-8 – plus an updated exterior look.

As it name suggests, the new Charger AWD Sport will be offered with a new "Sport Mode" that will allow driver to change transmission’s gears a little bit quicker. The model will comes with a specially designed gloss-black split-crosshair grille, a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels in gloss black, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters with “Sport Mode” and a new rear spoiler.

The new special edition Charger will be built on the 2013 SXT, SXT Plus, R/T and R/T Plus models, and will carry a slight price increase over their respective base.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport.

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While the all-new SRT Viper hogs all the limelight, most have forgotten that there was a predecessor that served as a halo car to generate some excitement, in an otherwise boring lineup of cars from Dodge. We haven’t forgotten and neither did Superior Auto Design.

The last Viper to wear the Dodge badge with pride, the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 , was considered the last hurrah of the ultimate muscle car in its era, before SRT made plans to resurrect it and give it a facelift, making the original Viper design more modern.

The main goal of Superior Auto Design for this build was to make the Dodge Viper SRT10 cool and wicked, even by today’s standard. Judging by the pictures we have for you, they have hit bull’s eye on that aspect.

This custom build includes a revamped interior that includes new leather with diamond tufts and contrast stitching, painted center stack, new shift gear and e-brake boot. The exterior features a matte-black 3M wrap with gloss and carbon-fiber black accents. To increase the cool factor, SAD added red accents to certain elements of the exterior. To us, this custom Dodge Viper is what Bruce Wayne would’ve been driving if he had a fetish for American muscle cars.

The wicked-looking hood comes from the insanely evil Dodge Viper ACR and, to complement the whole build, SAD has fitted 20-inch black forged wheels with a red stripe on the outer lip, thereby wrapping up the whole custom build.

Under the hood, SAD left the 8.4-liter V-10 engine to its own devices. You can’t fault the tuner, as this engine is good for 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, and sprinted the Viper to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Oh yeah, it was a Ferrari and Lambo killer in its heyday.

Overall, despite not being a custom build of the latest SRT Viper, it still grabs attention wherever it goes, like the original Viper used to back in ’ 92. Plus, this one has a top and outside door handles – two things that the 1992 Viper lacked.


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