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If 700 Horsepower Isn't Enough, Hennessey Can Bost Your Dodge Durrango to 1000+ Horsepower

If 700 Horsepower Isn’t Enough, Hennessey Can Bost Your Dodge Durrango to 1000+ Horsepower

If You Thought The Dodge Durango Hellcat Was Fast, The Hennessey’s HPE1000 Upgrade Will Blow Your Mind

After coming up with the 6x6 version of the world’s fastest and quickest production pickup truck, the Ram 1500 TRX, there was a lot of curiosity surrounding Hennessey’s next project. As it turns out, the company chose the world’s most powerful production SUV this time to give it a typical Hennessey twist. The aftermarket company has announced that it will be coming up with a 1,000-plus-horsepower iteration of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.

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Mopar Drops 1,000-Horsepower Crate Engine Bombshell at SEMA 2018

Mopar Drops 1,000-Horsepower Crate Engine Bombshell at SEMA 2018

New “Hellephant” engine debuts alongside stunning new 1968 Dodge Super Charger Concept

Following a number of teasers in the run-up to the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas, the speed gurus from Mopar, FCA’s in-house performance group, pulled the sheets on a brand-new, utterly custom Dodge Charger concept car, and with it, a new crate engine that puts last year’s “Hellcrate” package to shame.

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This 1,400-Horsepower Dodge Demon Can Run 8-Second Quarter Miles

This 1,400-Horsepower Dodge Demon Can Run 8-Second Quarter Miles

Carbon tastiness and turbos make for one very quick domestic

The Demon is one scorcher of a muscle car, running the quarter mile in an incredible 9.65 seconds at 140 mph right out of the box. But, as is often the case, some folks always want more, and thus we have this tuned carbon fiber example that adds more power and slashes the quarter run into the 8’s.

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This 1,200-Horsepower Dodge Demon is No Joke: Video

This 1,200-Horsepower Dodge Demon is No Joke: Video

There’s nothing smooth or appeasing about this new package from Hennessey

Hennessey Performance’s new engine upgrade package for the Challenger Demon raises the muscle car’s output to 1,200 horsepower. Called the HPE1200, the program makes the Demon’s standard output of 840 horsepower look like a puppy by comparison. Hennessey put its crown jewel Challenger Demon program to the test, and as you’d expect it, “mercy” wasn’t in the muscle car’s vocabulary.

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Hennessey's Demon Is The Fastest In The World

Hennessey’s Demon Is The Fastest In The World

0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds!

‘Merica - land of the free, home of the brave, and producer of the most outrageous drag racers ever conceived. Proof in point - the new Hennessey Demon, a street-legal destroyer of tires that’ll blow the doors off just about anything with actual doors.

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Watch A 2,600-HP Dodge Viper Destroy The Half Mile: Video

Watch A 2,600-HP Dodge Viper Destroy The Half Mile: Video

A few snakes with some serious bite

Following a brief production hiatus between 2010 and 2012, Dodge finally discontinued the Viper in 2017. Despite its newly limited status, there are plenty of enthusiasts out there that continue to use theirs as intended, blasting around race tracks and down drag strips with all ten cylinders at full song. Some even take a wrench to it and pump up the output levels to crazy new heights, adding in the boost to achieve four-digit horsepower levels and simply insane acceleration numbers. Such is the case for the two mad machines featured in this 12-and-a-half-minute bit from 1320 Video.

Kicking things off is a red example from Calvo Motorsports, as piloted by shop owner Antonio Calvo. Right off the trailer, this crazy two-door tops out at 221 mph by the end of its half-mile airstrip run, all thanks to the 2,600 horsepower and 2,200 pound-feet of torque it makes at the rear wheels. Following it up is a more streetable version rocking a white paint job and Calvo Motorsport’s TT package. Of course, we say “streetable,” but the white Viper is still producing as much as 2,100 horses at the wheels. Hey, at least it still runs an H-pattern gearbox!

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4 Things to Know About Mopar's Improvements to the 2018 Dodge Durango

4 Things to Know About Mopar’s Improvements to the 2018 Dodge Durango

Upgrades galore for your local Dodge dealership

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is ramping up its parts division to provide customers with tons of vehicle accessory choices. We’ve seen it with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, but now at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, both the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup and 2018 Dodge Durango are getting “Moparized.”

Mopar, the iconic parts and accessories division of Chrysler, is doing big things these days. For the 2018 Dodge Durango, Mopar has developed parts for four areas of the three-row SUV. Some are cosmetic while other add performance. So, here’s what you need to know about Mopar’s available upgrades for the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T and SRT trims.

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Full Powertrain Spec Sheet For Challenger SRT Demon Revealed, We Compare It To The Hellcat

Full Powertrain Spec Sheet For Challenger SRT Demon Revealed, We Compare It To The Hellcat

Pinning a few numbers to the new drag race king

When Dodge pulled the sheets on the utterly insane Challenger SRT Demon back in April at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, months of speculation finally collided with reality, and the result was one of the most badass factory drag racers ever unleashed. The headline specs on the Demon beg belief, with nearly 850 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque sent to the rear axle thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Stuffing the engine is a 2.7-liter supercharger producing 14.5 psi of boost, which prompts at 2.3-second sprint in the 60-mph benchmark. Keep your foot down, and you’ll see the quarter mile blitzed in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Insanity. Now, Dodge has a full rundown on hard numbers to document that craziness with the release of the Demon’s powertrain spec sheet.

You can check out the attached press release for all the nitty gritty details, but in the meantime, here are a few highlights. For starters, Dodge says the V-8 engine manages to swallow as much as 173 cubic feet of air during a full-throttle quarter-mile run, which is roughly the same volume as the lung capacity of 816 humans. During a hard launch, the Nitto cheater slicks produce upwards of 1.8 g’s of forward acceleration, enough to lift the nose of the car off the ground for a fronts-up wheelie off the line. There’s plenty of other details as well, so read on if you wanna get nerdy with it as we compare it the “standard” Hellcat.

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Bank Your Soul, Dodge Prices Challenger SRT Demon At $84,995

Bank Your Soul, Dodge Prices Challenger SRT Demon At $84,995

The option list is filled with $1 extras

In case you missed our in-depth coverage of the Dodge Demon debut last month, here are the highlights: highest horsepower production V-8 ever, first production car capable of doing wheelies, fastest production car in the quarter mile (9.65 seconds at 140 mph), fastest production car 0-to-60 mph time (2.3 seconds), and highest g-force acceleration for a production car (1.8 g). Not too shabby, eh? If that list of achievements sounds like the sorta thing you want in your garage, now’s your chance, as Dodge has officially announced an MSRP for the Demon. Pricing starts at $84,995, which includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but excludes a $1,095 destination charge. Compare that to the “standard” Hellcat’s MSRP of $64,195, and you’re looking at an extra $20,000 to get your hands on a Demon.

“Eighty-five thousand dollars is not just a number in a business case to Dodge,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA North America. “We know it’s a lot of money and a significant up-charge over a Challenger Hellcat. We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can’t be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible.” Fair enough. But beyond the insane power and impressive performance, what do you get for the money? Read on for the details.

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When An 840-Horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon Is A Letdown, Hennessey Is Here To The Rescue

When An 840-Horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon Is A Letdown, Hennessey Is Here To The Rescue

American tuner is going to build a program for the Challenger Demon and we’re already peeing our pants

The massive hype and anticipation surrounding the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon reached a crescendo when the muscle car was officially unveiled at the 2017 New York Auto Show. For all intents and purposes, the Challenger SRT Demon lived up to the hype, that is if you thought its 840-horsepower met expectations. But some people, myself included, actually thought Dodge would’ve swung for the fences with a car that packed 1,000 horsepower. In that regard, the Demon was a bit of a letdown, that is until we heard news that American tuner extraordinaire Hennessey is making things right with a package for the muscle car that will turn the beast into the demonic 1,500-horsepower monster we thought it would be.

See, news of Hennessey’s intentions for the Demon shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who know what the tuner is capable of. This is, after all, the same company that makes a routine of developing massive aftermarket kits for America’s biggest and baddest muscle cars. It’s got kits for different iterations of the Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro, all of which peak at four-digit power outputs. It even has programs for models like the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford F-150, and lest we forget, this is the same company that gave the world the Hennessey Venom GT, considered as the fastest production car in the world as long as you’re not talking to Bugatti.

So what sinister intentions does Hennessey have in store for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? A quick peek at the company’s website reveals a number of tuning programs for the muscle car that include power increases ranging from 1,000 horsepower to 1,500 horsepower. Other upgrades in store from the clinically insane tuner include new supercharger systems, new headers, parachutes(!), and an NHRA-legal roll cage for good measure.

Should Hennessey accomplish its intended goal for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, it’s going to go a long way in firmly establishing the muscle car as the standard-bearer of its segment. Not that it is already, but c’mon, 1,500 horsepower is 1,500 horsepower.

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2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Geiger Cars

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Geiger Cars

German tuner provides extra power for an American powerhouse

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. To think that a car that already has 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque on tap can still get a tuning program is truly a remarkable thing. It’s as if there are tuners out there who look at what the Charger Hellcat is capable of and still say “not good enough.” Well, that’s exactly the case with Geiger Cars, the Munich-based tuner of U.S. performance cars who just so happens to have a new tuning kit for the Charger SRT Hellcat that pumps out a total of 782 horsepower and 681 pound-feet of torque.

The numbers aren’t made up. Sure, it doesn’t reach the level of Hennessey’s just-as-insane HPE800 program, but a Charger that packs as much heat as Geiger gave it is still beyond reasonable comprehension. At the very least, a Geiger-tuned Charger SRT Hellcat has the power and performance capabilities to put some supercars in their place.

Outside of the increased power, Geiger’s program also includes a surprising body paint, a new set of wheels, and suspension upgrades that should keep the Charger SRT Hellcat in its place even as its rampaging down the road. It might be harder to do that now with all that power, but when you have a muscle car that’s all about those horses, it’s difficult to deny it from doing what it does best, especially when it has the backing of a tuner as experienced as Geiger Cars.

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR by Geiger Cars

2016 Dodge Viper ACR by Geiger Cars

German tuner puts some extra hot sauce on the Viper ACR’s V-10 engine

The Dodge Viper is headed to an ignominious ending but in fairness to Dodge, the American automaker is making sure that the Viper is going out with a bang. A slew of special edition models based on the Viper ACR have sold out in record time, proving that the Viper collector market is alive and healthy. Sadly, those special editions were of limited quantity so not everyone got the chance to own one. Fret not though because there’s another way to get a non-standard Viper ACR, one that involves taking the aftermarket route. It just so happens that Geiger Cars has just unveiled its new program for the Viper ACR that comes with a performance upgrade that spikes the 8.4-liter V-10’s engine to 765 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque.

The new numbers represent an increase of 120 ponies and 79 pound-feet of torque, enough to give the range-topping Viper some serious road and track capabilities. Imagine what a Geiger-tuned Viper ACR is capable of when the standard model has already set some serious lap times in a number of race tracks. I can only think of the possibilities but for owners of the Viper ACR, they can actually find out for themselves if they avail of Geiger Cars’ tuning program.

Speaking of the program, the engine upgrade isn’t the only thing included in the whole kit. The tuner is also offering what it calls an “Extreme Aero Package,” a set of carbon fiber body kits that were added to help keep Viper ACR owners from losing control of their sports cars. The whole kit can be a bit pricey, especially when you take into account possible shipping costs. But if the need matches up with the desires, then it shouldn’t be a problem adding more juice to the already potent Dodge Viper ACR.

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The 707-Horsepower Hellcat Engine Should've Only Had 600 Ponies

The 707-Horsepower Hellcat Engine Should’ve Only Had 600 Ponies

The 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat is without question one of the most important products that Dodge and Fiat Chrysler have built in recent years. The car has been touted as the perfect combination of power and efficiency and yet, it almost didn’t happen if not for Chris Cowland, FCA’s director of advanced and SRT powertrain development. In a story that will likely go down in the halls of FCA as a legend in it of itself, Cowland and his team created a Hemi V-8 engine that few thought was possible. And yet they did it and the rest, as they say, is history.

As the Detroit Free Press puts it, Cowland, back in 2011, managed to convince FCA’s brass that included CEO Sergio Marchionne to build the Hellcat engine. Once he got the approval to build a 600-horsepower engine, Cowland and his powertrain team began cooking up the design for the HEMI-based engine. Not long after that, word reached the team that Ford was developing its own 600-horsepower engine to slap into the Shelby Mustang GT500. Cowland immediately went back to the executives asking if he could twist the Hellcat engine and squeeze 675 horsepower out of it. Management approved on the condition that the engine would be developed in the same time frame and the extra power would not come at the expense of reducing its fuel economy.

Turns out, Cowland and his team wasn’t intent on settling for just 675 horsepower and had already mapped out a plan to exceed 700 horsepower for the Hellcat engine. The whole projected was shrouded in so much secrecy that when the horsepower tests were verified by the Society of Automotive Engineers showing the Hellcat producing a total of 707 horsepower, the numbers were never released within the company. According to the Free Press, it became FCA’s equivalent of the Manhattan Project with people working on one part of the engine not knowing what those working on another part were doing.

Ultimately, Cowland’s visionary plan has paid off in spades for both Dodge and FCA as the company has sold over 15,000 units of the Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models. More importantly, it gave Dodge a jolt in the arm that it needed at the right time, something Cowland admitted was one of his objectives when the plan to build the Hellcat engine was first cooked up. “We wanted to make a statement and move the brand forward.”

Consider that mission accomplished.

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2016 Dodge Viper Venom 800 by Hennessey

2016 Dodge Viper Venom 800 by Hennessey

American tuner does it again with another stomach-churning upgrade for the Dodge Viper

Hennessey is one of those tuners that don’t need any introduction. But I’m going to give one anyway, especially since the company is responsible for the mind-blowing Venom GT, considered as arguable the fastest production car in the world. The American tuner doesn’t have anything remotely similar to the Venom GT here, but it does have a new tuning program for the Dodge Viper that borrows the Venom name. It’s officially called the Venom 800 and it packs 808 horsepower and 790 pound-feet of torque.

Those numbers may look eye-popping, but anybody who knows anything about Hennessey is aware that these are the kind of numbers the tuner is capable of producing. Heck, that Venom 800 program, as impressive as it looks, isn’t even the most powerful engine upgrade Hennessey has on offer for the Viper. It also has a bigger modification that squeezes out in excess of 1,000 horsepower out of the Viper’s 8.4-liter V-10 engine.

This is the kind of work that Hennessey is capable of. It’s not going to do wonders in the way of cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades, but when it comes to working on those V-8 engines, there aren’t that many American tuners that can come close to achieving what the Texas-based outfit is routinely capable of doing.

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2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat By Hennessey

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat By Hennessey

700-horsepower muscle car gets the full Hennessey treatment

The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang may get all the muscle car headlines, but anybody who knows their ponies know that this is a three-car battle. It seems a little strange to say that the Dodge Challenger is the most understated of the three, but the Dodge muscle car has proven to be as capable as its Chevy and Ford counterparts. Hennessey definitely knows what’s up, and that is why it has programs for all three muscle cars. This one, though, is about the Challenger, specifically the Challenger SRT Hellcat version, considered as the most powerful Challenger ever.

So what happens when you take the “most powerful Challenger ever” and hand it over to Hennessey? Magic happens, that’s what. The tuner’s new program for the Dodge muscle car pushes past all of the cosmetic upgrades and focuses solely on making the Challenger’s supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 mill more powerful. That might sound excessive for some people considering that the muscle car already has 707 horsepower at its disposal. But, last I checked, the word “excessive” is completely foreign to the same company that gave us the Venom GT. There’s no such thing as excess to Hennessey!

Needless to say, the Challenger Hellcat received a series of performance modifications, each offering different output levels depending on what a customer can handle. There’s an HPE800 kit, an HPE850, and for those who really want their Challengers to fly, an HPE1000 program. I know what might interest a majority of Challenger owners, but in the interest of full disclosure, that HPE1000 kit is really something else. Ever wanted to feel what it’s like to cover a quarter-mile in under 10 seconds?

The answer: HPE1000.

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR by GeigerCars

2016 Dodge Viper ACR by GeigerCars

How do you improve a car that has already set lap records at 13 road tracks in the US, including Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, and Willow Springs? The short answer is you don’t. GeigerCars could have taken its usual course of modifying the Dodge Viper ACR to turn it into the black mamba of the race track. Or, it could just try to replicate the viciousness of the Viper ACR by developing its own aerodynamic package that can replicate the sports car’s record-breaking capabilities.

The German tuner opted for the latter and so here we are. This is GeigerCars’ take on the Viper ACR and it comes with what the company calls an “Extreme Aero Package” to help improve the car’s performance capabilities and turn it into a razor-sharp street legal track car across the Atlantic.

The aerodynamic modifications on this Viper are extensive and were developed with the singular purpose of improving its handling on the track. There was very little work done on the engine - surprising, right? - but according to Geiger, any improvement on the power of the Viper’s 8.4-liter V-10 engine would’ve made the car a handful to drive in any condition.

In the end, GeigerCars reconfigured the Viper the way it intended it to. It still won’t be the fastest car on the autobahn, but with all the modifications tied into improving the car’s overall handling, I can’t imagine how awesome this car can go on a race track, especially in those tight corners.

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2015 Dodge Viper GTS 710R By GeigerCars

2015 Dodge Viper GTS 710R By GeigerCars

The Dodge Viper will be never be confused for being one of those cars that’s sensitive to the whims of the environment. Eco-friendliness isn’t in the Viper’s vocabulary and that’s fine for those loyal to the homegrown sports car. These type of people kneel at the altar of that 8.4-liter V-10 engine, one that produces a whopping 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. German tuner Geiger Cars counts itself among this lot and it has even taken its love for the Viper to a whole new level courtesy of a new tuning program dedicated to the American sports car.

Comprised mainly of aero upgrades and performance modifications, Geiger Cars is no stranger to these type of builds. Over the years, it has built programs for the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro. In other words, tuning kits for American sports cars is Geiger’s jam.

Sure, the Viper might need things of that sort considering that it already packs a wallop just by having that V-10 sitting under its hood. But, like most tuning shops, Geiger Cars isn’t concerned with what’s already there as much as what’s not there…yet.

Owners of the Viper, especially those in Germany, should at least give this new program a look. It’s one thing to have 640 horsepower rampaging along the Autobahns. It’s another thing entirely to do the same with more than 700 ponies at your disposal.

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2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat HPE800 By Hennessey

2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat HPE800 By Hennessey

Since its inception in the early 1990s, Hennessey Performance Engineering has been looking for ways to improve vehicles from just about every
brand available in the U.S, including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren. The Texas-based company even managed to set an unofficial world record record for street-legal cars with the Hennessey Venom GT, a heavily modified 2015 Lotus Exige S Club Racer that hit 270.49 mph. Now, about a year after Dodge launched the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the world’s fastest, quickest, and most powerful sedan, Hennessey announced plans to develop an upgrade package for Mopar’s four-door muscle car.

Meet the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat HPE800, the sedan that promises to be as quick and powerful as a Ferrari supercar, yet cost less than $100,000.

The Charger Hellcat adds to Hennessey extensive lineup of modified American cars, which includes vehicles from Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, and even GMC. Keep reading for the full rundown and stay tuned for updates as well be back as soon as we have them.

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Shelby American Offers Free Katzkin Upgrades on Super Snakes To Those Who Had Their Hellcat Orders Canceled

Shelby American Offers Free Katzkin Upgrades on Super Snakes To Those Who Had Their Hellcat Orders Canceled

Among the most frustrating feelings in the world, at least for car enthusiasts, is to have placed an order for your dream car and been sure that your place in line was secure, only to have the manufacturer cancel your order. This happened to some 900 Dodge customers whose orders for one or other of the Hellcat models was canceled, with Dodge giving them a voucher for a 2016 model, meaning they have to get right back in line and wait. Knowing a business opportunity when they see one, Shelby American stepped up and offered a special promotion for these poor souls.

Shelby’s offer is that anyone who can provide proof that they had a Hellcat order canceled will be given a free upgrade to a Katzkin interior on an order of a 2015-2016 Shelby Super Snake. Katzkin is an aftermarket maker of custom leather interiors, generally offering more colors and combinations than what you’ll get from the manufacturer, and Shelby says the package is worth $2,995. That’s a pretty good deal, although the Super Snake will still cost you $54,995, plus the cost of a base Mustang GT. But then Hellcats aren’t exactly cheap either.

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2015 Dodge Dart R/T Concept

2015 Dodge Dart R/T Concept

The list of Dodge vehicles prepped for SEMA keeps growing. This one is the Dart R/T Concept and combines quite a few exterior modifications to strengthen the Dart’s street cred.

Most noticeable is the matte-black hood, roof, and rear decklid combined with matching 18-inch wheels. That’s contrasted by Dodge’s O-So-Orange paint that really makes the Dart stand out.

Besides the color combination, this Dart sports a new front fascia with an enlarged grille opening that provides extra airflow to the engine’s intercooler. The grille features new textures and LED fog-lamp surrounds. Also feeding more air into the car is that updated hood. The all aluminum piece has a large intake that forces air directly into the turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four’s air intake. Further back, a heat extractor helps remove hot air and positive pressure from the engine bay.

Dodge added several Mopar parts to this concept that dress it up even more, including a front chin splitter, side-sill accents, and a rear fascia diffuser. That rear diffuser molds itself around some bold, 3.5-inch exhaust tips that let everyone know the Dart is coming. On the decklid, a large three-piece spoiler adds some downforce and sport.

Last but certainly not least are some actual mechanical modifications. A Mopar big-brake kit brings the whole operation to a halt and adjustable coil-over shocks help the Dart feel more darty.

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2015 Dodge Challenger T/A Concept

2015 Dodge Challenger T/A Concept

Dodge introduced the Challenger T/A as a 1970-only model and racing homologation car. In order to race the Challenger in the SCCA’s Trans Am championship, Dodge built a street version of its race car under the T/A moniker. The T/A shared the same 5.6-liter engine with the Trans Am racer, but while the latter used a destroked version, the road-legal coupe gained a trio of two-barrel carburetors atop an aluminum intake manifold. That’s how the 340 Six Pack engine was born. Officially rated at 290 ponies, the mill was said to make about 320 horsepower. Extra features that set the T/A apart from its standard sibling included front disc brakes, a heavy-duty suspension, bigger tires on the rear, front and rear spoilers, a black hood, and thick side stripes. The interior, on the other hand, was bone-stock. The T/A needed 14.3 seconds to complete the quarter-mile, which was a half-second quicker than the standard 340 Challenger and nearly a full second slower than the 426 HEMI-equipped cars. The Challenger T/A wasn’t offered beyond the 1970 model year, but, as we venture into 2015, Dodge is reviving the Trans Am moniker for the SEMA Show.

The T/A returns only as a concept for now, but the resemblance with the legendary classic is astonishing. That makes me want a production version in showrooms A.S.A.P., and the fact that the T/A Concept was preceded by the 2015 Challenger SRT Trans Am makes me think Dodge is planning to put it on the assembly line sometime in 2015. But until that happens, let’s have a look at the concept heading to Las Vegas.

Updated 01/23/2015: The new Challenger T/A Concept also made an appearance at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and we were there to take some shots. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.

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