Original Hellcat Design Leads Our Hood Poll

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Yesterday we published a poll asking our readers and folks in a variety of large social media groups which modern Dodge Challenger hood they thought looked the best. Since the current Challenger was introduced for the 2015 model year, it has worn six different hood designs with multiple options each year. Having seen the discussion …

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Which Modern Dodge Challenger Hood Looks the Best?

One of the aspects of the modern Dodge Challenger that helps it stand apart from the competitors is the variety of different hood designs offered across the trim lines from year to year. Today, we look at each of them and ask you to pick which one you think looks the best on the modern …

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Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock window sticker

Dodge Challenger Super Stock

Did you wonder how much a Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock might cost you? Fast Eddie provided this window sticker to give you an idea. First, let’s look at the fuel economy cost… which is fairly steep, as you might expect from a car with this level of performance. 21 mpg highway really isn’t too bad, all things …

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Here’s the full 2022 Mopar police line

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

For the 2022 model year, police buyers can get a choice of pursuit-rated Chargers and Durangos, or opt for a special service Ram. So far there are no pursuit rated Rams, though Ford has a pursuit-rated F-150—a vehicle with a low top speed and brakes that a civilian car would be ashamed of. The Durango …

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Police cars: Dodge does well all-round, Mustang surprisingly limited

2021 Dodge Charger pursuit police car

The Michigan State Police have released preliminary data from their tests of 2022 police cars. There were no clear winners, but Dodge did well in a variety of roles, fielding four pursuit cars (Charger and Durango with V6 and V8 power), while Ram had three special-service pickups (Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500). Every Dodge pursuit …

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Dodge Durango Hellcat: The World’s Greatest High Performance People Mover

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

After the introduction of the 707-horsepower Hellcat versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, many fans of the brand began pleading for a factory supercharged Durango. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, packing the same Hellcat Hemi, proved to be a smashing success for the Jeep brand and many Mopar lovers who wanted a supercharged, all-wheel-drive SUV …

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The Original Demon was Almost the Dodge Beaver

Demon Badge

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon set the standard by which all other American muscle cars are judged and frankly, it seems unlikely that a factory-built Mustang or Camaro will ever come close to truly rivaling the 840-horsepower, 9-second Mopar monster. When you mentioned a Dodge Demon in most online groups today, most people will …

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Should You Trade Your Hellcat for a Viper?

Viper and Hellcat Crowd

Some people might have read the title to this article and thought that it is ridiculous to compare either of the Dodge Hellcat cars to the Dodge Viper, but over the past year or so, I have received a surprising number of emails from readers who are considering swapping their supercharged V8 for a naturally …

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Bob Rodger: Street Hemi, C300, Charger Daytona

Bob Rodger and 300J

Bob Rodger died in 1971, of leukemia, at the height of the muscle car era. Among his contributions to Chrysler was the 300 “letter car” series, hailed by many critics as the absolute best Detroit had to offer—on part with just about anything in the world; and, for that matter, the 200-mph Dodge Charger Daytona. …

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1949 Dodge cars: practical at the wrong time

see the 1949 Dodge cars

The “completely new” 1949 Dodges, like the lower Plymouths and the higher DeSotos and Chryslers, were created to the specifications of Walter Chrysler’s protegé,  K.T. Keller. K.T. was a great wartime leader for Chrysler Corporation, ordering daily miracles for the United States military; the company did an incredible job of producing anti-aircraft guns, aircraft parts …

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How Does the Redeye Hemi Differ from the Hellcat Hemi?

Challenger Hellcat and Redeye

The Dodge Challenger and Charger are both offered with a supercharged Hemi in Hellcat and Redeye trim, while the coupe also has the Super Stock trim level. All of these high performance cars, as well as the 2018 Demon, rely on a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8, but the power levels vary from 707 to 840. …

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AJ Berge’s Dodge Charger: The First in the 7s

This past weekend, AJ Berge, owner and tuning mastermind of Hemituner Performance became the first person to put a modern Dodge Charger in the 7-second quarter mile range. Berge set this remarkable record during a private track rental at Orlando Speed World Dragway and not only did he run the first 7-second quarter mile by …

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