Watch a Toyota Supra, Dodge Demon, and a BMW E30 Go Head to Head in the Desert
You don’t get to see a Dodge Demon every day. Then again, you don’t get to see it as it stretches its muscles during some good ol’ drag racing in the company of a Toyota Supra, a BMW E30, and Savage Garage’s Ford Raptor. Oh, and this is no prep drag-race, by the way, as the whole scenario unfolds in the desert, between bursting clouds of sand.
Now that we have your attention, get ready to be amazed by the Supra, which proves extremely apt at putting down the power and generating enough grip to shoot ahead of its rivals, literally leaving them behind, choking on its dust.
2020 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak by Mopar and SRT
The 2020 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is the fourth-generation drag car based on FCA’s two-door muscle car. Based on the modern Challenger, like all its predecessors since 2008, it features drag-specific upgrades and its certified for NHRA and NMCA competitions. In short, it’s a turnkey package that turns the streetable Challenger into an ideal dragster for both amateur and professional racers. Let’s find out what’s new for the 2020 model year in the review below.
2019 Dodge Lowliner Concept by Mopar
Thanks to shows like SEMA, aftermarket companies are able to exercise their creative sides in bringing out the funkiest concepts which, otherwise, wouldn’t have garnered a lot of attention. And, when the products are from brands like Mopar, you know that you’re in for a treat. Mopar will be bringing two concept trucks to the SEMA – a Dodge D200-series ‘Lowliner’ pickup truck and a 1500 Rebel-based concept. We’ll be talking about the former one here, and to say the least, Dodge sure had fun reimagining this truck from the 1960s.
If This Hint Is Real, The Dodge Charger and Challenger Will Live to Be 15 Years Old
Let’s not hide from the fact that both the outgoing Dodge Challenger and the Charger are old-boned cars by now. Sure, they’ve managed to carve a path of their own, and let’s also remember that the Charger is the best selling full-size sedan in the States, while the Challenger just snatched the sales crown from the Mustang and the Camaro. However, a possible Easter egg might suggest that they might be getting a new generation in 2023.
Life Support Renewed as Dodge Plans a Track-Focused, ACR-Badged Challenger
It first ruled the drag strip, and now it might be time to rule the race circuit. Or at least aim to rule it, provided the recent reports are true. Indeed, we’re talking about the Dodge Challenger, a not-that-new-anymore car that’s been abiding by the Frank Sinatra “I did it my way” credo, which is rumored to receive the ACR badge once wore by the mighty yet now-defunct Dodge Viper.
Watch a Dodge Demon Bring Shame to the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911, and Ferrari 488
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was designed for one thing and one thing only: scare the living bejeezus out of just about any production car that shows up at a dragstrip. With 808 horsepower on 94 octane gas and up to 840 horsepower, if you feed it with 100 octane gas, the Demon blitzes through the quarter-mile the quarter-mile in about 9.6 seconds at over 140 mph, dwarfing the already menacing Challenger SRT Hellcat in the process. It’s also one of the fastest non-electric production cars reaching 60 mph from naught in just 2.3 seconds which is why anything from a Ferrari 458 Italia to a McLaren 720S turns into ground beef when pitted against the 4,255-pound wide-bodied behemoth.
The Best Used Dodge Caravan Ad You Will Ever See
Soccer mom or not, you must appreciate the Dodge Grand Caravan’s extremely versatile interior. The people hauler is more often than not praised for its great gas mileage, comfortable seats, and huge cargo room. Sure, it’s not your Lamborghini Huracan, and reliability could have been better (that also depends on who you ask, to some extent), but all in all, it did the job.
Vin Diesel Gives Us a Sneak Peak at the Dodge Charger from Fast 9
Fast & Furious 9 is hitting theaters on May 20, 2020. That’s literally eight months from today. At this point, the production of the movie is in full swing — it’s now in its 13th week — and, according to a video posted by Vin Diesel on his Instagram account, it appears that we should brace ourselves for a #202020 hashtag at some point in the movie’s publicity tour.
After all, the franchise will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, so the hashtag pretty much writes itself. Notwithstanding that little nugget, the Instagram video also revealed one of the most important stars of Fast 9. It’s not Vin Diesel or Michelle Rodriguez. It’s the heavily customized Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that Diesel will be driving in the movie.
One look at the Charger in the video and you’ll know that it’s not your typical Dodge sports car. That’s one of the great things about the Fast and Furious franchise. Imaginations can run wild in all facets of the movie, and that extends to the actual cars that you’ll see in it.
2019 Dodge Challenger 10 Year Commemoration by Mopar
Originally introduced as a term for Chrysler Motor Parts antifreeze, Mopar became an usual term for Chrysler vehicles in the 1960s. Fast forward to the 21st century and it’s FCA’s official manufacturer of performance parts and accessories. In 2019, Mopar celebrates 10 consecutive years of factory customization with the Dodge Challenger 10 Year Commemoration, a limited-edition muscle car fitted with exclusive parts and accessories.
Labor Day Weekend Car Shopping – The Best Deals for 2019
Labor Day Weekend is here and for some of us that means its time to go car shopping. So, what kind of deals can you get on a brand-new car during Labor Day Weekend 2019? Well, some automakers are offering model-specific deals that can earn you some really steep discounts. Others have simply dropped interest rates on financing or offer a little bit of cash back. Either way, we’ve put together a short guide to get you in the spirit and prepared for your shopping expenditures this weekend!
Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
The modern-day Dodge Demon is officially out of production, but in its place comes the Challenger Hellcat Redeye – a model that essentially bridges the gap between the range-topping hellcat and the late Demon. It’s powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8, but it’s been tuned to deliver 797 horsepower at 6,300 rpm. Torque figures carry over from the standard Hellcat at 707 pound-feet, but the Redeye benefits from lots of Demon gear, including things like line-lock and launch control. Sure, we would have been happier if Dodge introduced a second-gen Challenger for 2019 but this is at least one way to keep things fresh, right? Either way, we decided to make the Hellcat Redeye our wallpaper of the day and give it a little desktop love. Want to join in? We’ve got some pretty sweet wallpapers waiting for you below!
A Crazy Russian Artist Rendered a Dodge Challenger-Based SUV and We Can’t Unsee it
You would think that a car as iconic as the Dodge Challenger would be immune to the whimsical minds of those who render “what-if” vehicles for a pastime. But as is often the case in the auto industry, perception isn’t always reality. No car is immune to the creativity of renderers, especially when there’s an opportunity to present Dodge’s iconic muscle car in a whole new light, like, say, an SUV. This is the Dodge Challenger SUV, folks, as presented by our mates over at Kolesa.ru. It’s probably not what you expected, but the rendering is interesting, to say the least. Heaven forbid that Dodge sees this and decides that it wants to build. A rendering of a Dodge Challenger SUV is fine; building a real one is not. Don’t fall to the temptation, Dodge!
A Dodge Viper Drifting in the Rain is a Treat For All Of Us
It’s been a few weeks since the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and we’re still getting a steady diet of videos from the event. Not that anyone’s complaining, least of all me. I’ve come to enjoy these video parachutes, and one that we haven’t seen yet is this video of a Dodge Viper drift car that partook in the hill climb. Driven by drifter extraordinaire Dean Kearney, the Viper drift car snakes its way up the hill climb in ways only the Viper can. Extra points also go to Kearney, who managed to complete the hill climb even in the middle of a rain-soaked course. Then again, Kearney’s not your average drifter — he’s a veteran of Formula DRIFT — and this particular Viper is not your typical drift car, either. Check out the video and watch the Viper going sideways in the rain. It’s worth the next two minutes of your mornings.
Wish, Hope, and Complain All You Want - The Dodge Demon Is Dead and Isn’t Coming Back
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has gone back to hell with no signs of ever returning. That’s the word coming out of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles head of passenger cars Tim Kuniskis, who unequivocally said Dodge has no plans of exceeding the 3,300-unit cap it placed on the Challenger Demon. There are no plans to bring it back. Not today. Not tomorrow. So, you’re out of luck if you’re hoping to see Dodge produce more Challenger SRT Demons. Then again, there’s always the second hand market, though if you take this route, you need to prepare to shell out at least $100,000. That’s the going rate for used Challenger SRT Demons these days. Is it a steep price to pay for the most powerful production Challenger of all time? Perhaps it depends on how bad you want one.
Pikes Peak Dodge Will Climb to the Heavens with the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is not just an event; it’s a festival. Sounds clichéd, but it’s true. It has been the second-longest running race in the States in terms of racing tradition, the 2019 Edition being the 97th Pikes Peak Climb. It is not just about speed here, but it’s about the physical and mental endurance a driver goes through to complete the climb. Nevertheless, it attracts a lot of attention every year and this year is no exception. Arguably, the most exciting thing about this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb is Dodge’s entry to the summit. If you are a Dodge fan, you might have guessed it already. The automaker is bringing its latest creation - the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody.
Ah, the infamous and now defunct Dodge Viper. Once the most prominent American sports cars in history, it now lives on in our minds because Dodge was too cheap to design side airbags that would actually fit inside the cabin. Oh well, that’s now, but today we’re looking back at what is, arguably, the best version of the Viper that ever existed: the 2003-2010, third-gen model. Powered by an odd-firing 8.3-liter V-10, the Roadster delivered 500 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque while the coupe got a mild bump up to 510 ponies and 535 pound-feet. All of that lovely power was channeled to the rear wheels via a Tremec T56 manual transmission. This amazing piece of gorgeous history could hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and 100 mph in 8.3 seconds in roadster form. The coupe made the same 100-mph sprint but got to 60 mph one-tenth of a second faster. The beautiful and timeless design has been coming back to us a lot lately, so we decided to make it our wallpaper of the day. We’ve hand-picked some pretty cool images so go ahead and give the old SRT 10 a little bit of screen love with us.
2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition
If there’s anything sexier than a Dodge Charger, it is a Dodge Charger equipped with even more fierce-looking equipment. Earlier this week, Dodge announced the 2019 Charger SRT HellcatOctane Edition that is available in two shades - Pitch Black and White Knuckle. My favorite, of course, being the darker one. The Octane Edition is purely cosmetic and does not add any extra power to the beast. But, when you have over 700 ponies under the hood, you don’t really need to tweak the car mechanically.
1985 Dodge RamCharger
Old SUVs, for some reason, are all the rage right now. People are going back in time and are looking to lay their hands on classics like the Wagoneers, Broncos, LandCruisers, etc. The Dodge RamCharger is also one among them and is one of the most sought-after SUVs today. The Dodge RamCharger was originally launched in 1974. It was based on the much larger Dodge D-Series. The SUV was a hit and went through two different generations, spanning almost two decades. A third generation was built in Mexico at the turn of the millennium, but lasted just two years before disappearing into oblivion.
Ram had to keep up with Ford and Chevy, so the time came to give the Ram 1500 a very serious update. And, a serious update is exactly what it got. And, when we say full update, we mean it is all-new with a new frame, new grille, and a completely revised interior, among other things. The fifth-gen model brings together every major selling point the truck has ever had in the best way yet it’s lighter than ever. Even the EcoDiesel V-6 got an update to deliver more power and torque while the truck can even be had with a deployable front air dam and a mild-hybrid drive system. We could talk about the new Ram 1500 all day long, but that’s not why we’re here (you can read our full review for that.) instead, we’re here because we love the look of the new 1500 and decided to make it our wallpaper of the day. Check out our hand-picked favorite or choose from a full gallery of awesome shots.
Dodge Viper ACR Race Car Fire Suppression System in Action: Video
All race cars that are used in officially regulated races are required to, in one way or another, have some kind of fire suppression system in tow just in case the worst happens to happen. Some of these systems are quite similar to those found in heavy industry systems, just downsized to fit and work in an automotive application. And, such is the case with the first suppression system on this 2008 Dodge Viper ACR – a clone of the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X.
This specific model has two different fire suppression systems – one specifically for the engine bay and one for the cabin. Now, this system is similar to the fire suppression system for airplane engines – physical action is required to activate them, as you’ll see when the levers inside this 2008 Viper are pulled.
Should a fire happen to start inside the car’s engine bay, the driver can simply pull the emergency lever, and the suppression gas will flood the engine bay and, at the very least, help contain the fire until the car can come to a stop and the driver can safely evacuate the area. The same idea goes for the cabin suppression system but, as pointed out in the video, it’s not something you really want to experience as if it is necessary to deploy at high-speed, you’ll be lucky to breathe long enough to get the car to a stop. But hey, at least you’ll be a good looking corpse, right? Either way, check out the video to see the fire suppression system in action.
What is the Cheapest Dodge?
The Dodge Journey wears the crown for cheapest in the Dodge lineup with a starting price of just $22,995, which isn’t a bad price for a midsized crossover. Of course, Dodge couldn’t charge much for the Journey as it went into production back in 2008 and has never seen a real redesign since. Dodge has a bad habit of letting models live longer than they should, and the Journey is a prime example of this. While it might be the cheapest and will get the job done, the chassis underneath is old and outdated, as is the technology inside. Be that as it may, Dodge still managed to move nearly 100,000 examples of the Journey last year, which really isn’t bad for an 11-year-old design in the grand scheme of things.
What is the Sportiest Dodge?
Believe it or not, the Charger, Challenger, and Durrano are all sporty in their own right, and all three can take home the trophy for being the sportiest. The Charger is the brand’s only sedan offering and, if you’re into sedans, you’ll find that it’s a pretty sporty proposition for something that starts below $20,000. It’s definitely sportier than comparable offerings from Ford and Chevy. The Challenger is our personal favorite and is a pretty sporty coupe with a lot of muscle car DNA built in. The Dodge Durango is a prime example of what a sporty SUV is supposed to look like, and it can even be had with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.
What is the Most Popular Dodge?
Dodge’s most popular model is the Dodge Grand Caravan, with sales totaling 151,927 for all of 2018, with the second best seller being the Journey (yes the one that it seems nobody still buys). If you add the sales of the Charger (around 80,000 for 2018) and the Challenger (around 66,000 for 2018) they wouldn’t match the high sales number of the Grand Caravan. Part of the Caravan’s success, however, is the fact that it’s used largely by municipalities and is also great for customization for handicap drivers.
What is the Most Expensive Dodge?
With the Dodge Viper no longer in the lineup, Dodge’s most expensive model is the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. It is powered by the same 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 but delivers 797 Horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. It’s the closest you can get to the now sold-out Dodge Demon and commands an entry price of $77,945. That’s $43,000 more than the entry-level Challenger. If you’re interested in sedans, the most expensive Charger is the SRT Hellcat with 707 horsepower and an entry price of $67,495.
What is the Fastest Dodge?
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is actually, somehow, 1 mph faster than the Challenger Hellcat Redeye with a claimed top speed of 204 mph. Be that as it may, the Challenger Hellcat Redeye is able to hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and run a 10.8-second quarter-mile straight off the production line. If that’s not fast enough for you, then you shouldn’t be looking at an American car company to quench your thirst for speed.
Are Dodges Reliable?
How reliable a Dodge really is varies greatly depending on who you ask. According to JD Power, Dodge is ranked No. 29 in the U.S. out of all major automakers, beating out only Fiat, Land Rover, and Volvo. According to JD Power, Dodge has been found to have 178 problems per 100 vehicles built. On the other hand, Repair Pal ranks that Dodge brand with a four out of five rating, or No. 15 out of 32 car brands. According to that outlet, the average cost of repair is $580, which is $51 below average, while the frequency of unexpected repairs comes down to 0.3 times per year, 0.1 times below average. 13 percent of all unscheduled repairs for Dodge models is considered severe. So, as you can see, there are polarizing opinions.