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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
When you get a call from an aftermarket company looking for help on what kind of wheel setup to put on its project, you had better step up to the plate and hit a homerun.
That’s exactly what D2Forged Wheels did when it got the call from Big Power Racing asking to finish off its Challenger SRT8 project with a brand-spanking-new set of wheels. D2 took up the challenge and prepared its 20/22” D2Forged FMS-01 package. This setup consists of a classic mesh design, bathed in brushed aluminum and finished in chrome, providing the perfect contrast to the bright orange paint of the mighty Challenger.
What D2Forged wasn’t expecting about BPR’s Challenger program was the level of nasty it had hiding under its hood. Thanks to BPR’s package, which includes an RT8 426-cubic-inch engine, a ProTorque torque converter, a 9-inch Ford rear conversion locking diff, Stainless Works headers, a ProCharger F1A supercharger, a Southern Hot Rod transmission, and a full exhaust system the already stout Challenger SRT8 was treated to an insane spike in output.
How insane, you ask?
Try 880 horsepower that runs on pump fuel E85 ethanol.
You want to talk about a fire-breathing monster? This is it.
Back in the day, the Dodge Charger Daytona was one of the most popular trims in the Charger lineup. It was so popular that it was affectionately referred to as the “winged warrior.” From 2006 to 2009, the Charger Daytona brought with it a cult-like, but it was inexplicably dropped in 2010. After three years of hibernation, Dodge is bringing back the iconic Charger Daytona and, just like its predecessors, the 2013 model brings with it a racing pedigree with one-of-a-kind styling and performance.
"With its 370 horsepower HEMI V-8, rear-wheel drive and iconic design, the 2013 Dodge Charger is a modern day muscle car, and the new Charger Daytona takes it to a new level by paying homage to the historic ’Daytona’ nameplate," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand.
"It starts with a legendary Hemi underfoot and one-of-a-kind interior and exterior styling enhancements that perfectly combine heritage, performance and value, starting under $33,000 MSRP."
There’s a whole lot to love about the Dodge Charger Daytona, so much so that we invite you to go past the jump to find out more about Dodge’s returning muscle car trim. Full story
When the last model for the previous generation Dodge Viper rolled off the assembly line, many of us took comfort in knowing that the next generation had already been confirmed for production. The new generation SRT Viper was rumored and teased for a good amount of time, building up the suspense for the new design and powerful engine. Now, it’s finally here, bringing its new look and ditching the Dodge title in the process.
The new SRT Viper has received an all-new, timeless exterior design with a new carbon-fiber hood, roof, decklid, and aluminum door panels. As a first, the Viper will be offered with LED taillamps that integrate stop-and-turn illumination in one element.
Under the hood, the new Viper features a new 8.4-liter all-aluminum, V-10 overhead-valve engine that will deliver a total of 640 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque. The new engine will be mated to an improved Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.
For the new generation, the Viper will be offered in two different versions: standard and GTS. The GTS will offer more technologically advanced solutions, like two-mode active suspension for those clients who want to enjoy it on the race track.
UPDATE 04/24/2012: SRT has unveiled another video for their new Viper. This time, the company goes into detail about the history of their gorgeous sports car. Check it out!
UPDATE 09/11/12: Are you wondering how much the SRT Viper is going to cost? Wonder no more because SRT has released the official price of the iconic American sports car. Find out how much it’ll burn a hole in your wallets after the jump.
UPDATE 09/12/12: Chrysler has unveiled a new video of the new SRT Viper during its automotive test drive at Gingerman Speedway, South Haven, Michigan.
UPDATE 11/21/12: We have just added a series of 110 new high res images to our SRT Viper picture gallery. SRT also announced today the official performance numbers for the SRT Viper. It features a top speed of 206 mph and a 0-to-60 mph time in low-3-second range. The Viper launches through the 1/4-mile in the mid-11-second range. It is capable of running a 0-to-100-to-0 mph relay less than 12 seconds and boasts braking distance from 60 to 0 mph of 106 feet. Lastly, the SRT Viper’s coefficient of drag (Cd) is a slippery 0.369.
UPDATE 12/05/12: SRT has released a new video of their 640-horsepower serpent, complete with awesome background music that further ramps up the awesomeness of the American sports car! Check it out by clicking the photo above.
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With its 470 horsepower, the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine from Dodge is one of the most awesome engines offered by the company. Most of you will agree that 470 horsepower is enough for the likes of the Challenger SRT8, the folks over Hennessey are offering a supercharger kit that will increase the V-8 engine’s output up to an impressive 800 horsepower.
The kit comes in three different power levels and the first one is the HPE600. As its name suggests, this package delivers a total of 600 horsepower and includes a TVS2300 supercharger system, HPE air induction system, an ECU recalibration and new fuel injectors.
Next there is the HPE650. It takes the power level up to an impressive 650 horsepower and over the HPE600 package it adds in headers and high-flow catalytic converters.
The most powerful version is the HPE800. As you probably guessed, this version delivers a total of 800 horsepower. This package adds new forged aluminum pistons, forged steel connecting rods, cylinder head porting, balancing and blueprinting, fuel injectors, a twin turbo system, and a new exhaust system.
Along with the engine upgrades, each package will offer optional upgrades for the transmission, exhaust and braking systems. Hennessey will also be offering exterior and interior changes, plus a new set of wheels and tires.