2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcats Can’t Be Ordered with the Manual

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Over the course of the past week or so, a handful of outlets have published articles proclaiming that the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat once again has a manual transmission option. As a result, many prospective Dodge owners have contacted dealers to order a supercharged Challenger with the 6-speed manual. However, upon speaking with salespeople … Read more

Michigan State Police tested the ’23 Charger, Durango—this is how they stacked up

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

Once again, the Michigan State Police have tested all the police pursuit and special duty cars they could lay their hands on. The pursuit cars were the Chevy Tahoe and Silverado, Dodge Charger and Durango, and Ford Explorer, F-150, and Mustang Mach E. Surprisingly, given its quick 0-60 acceleration, the Mach-E was not impressive during … Read more

Chrysler, Fiat doing LA reveals; Dodge, Jeep, Ram showing new vehicles

500e reveal

The Los Angeles show will see a new version of the Chrysler Pacifica and an “electric” reveal of one of the “most iconic and classic FIAT brand models of all time.” The Fiat is almost certainly the new-and-improved 500e already on sale in Europe. While it’s possible there will be a new generation of the … Read more

Ralph Gilles getting Lifetime Achievement award—from Tom Gale

Ralph Gilles

Tom Gale will present Ralph Gilles with the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award, which celebrates automotive design excellence. The honor has been given out for 36 years, and is selected by previous winners. Gilles’ most famous design is likely the original 21st-century revival of the Chrysler 300, but many know him as the friendly … Read more

2022 SEMA Show Dodge and Mopar Wrap-Up

Hellephant C170 Crate Engine

The 2022 SEMA Show was an interesting one, with attendees reporting huge crowds and massive amounts of exhibitors even though both Ford Motor Company and General Motors opted to not participate in the world’s largest showcase of automotive aftermarket parts. However, Dodge made the most of the big crowds and the focused spotlight, showing off … Read more

Stellantis Dominates 2022 SEMA Show Awards

Gold Surge concept

Each year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas showcases the latest and greatest items from every corner of the automotive industry for both new and old models. Each year since 2010, the SEMA Show awards have recognized the “top trend-setting vehicles that represent the best business opportunities in the automotive aftermarket” … Read more

Do not drive your 2005-10 Charger, Challenger, Magnum, or 300—says STLA

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT

Stellantis has issued a do-not-drive alert to the owners of around 276,000  Dodge Chargers, Challengers, and Magnums, and Chrysler 300/300Cs, all from the 2005-10 model years until making sure they have had a Takata airbag recall done. The company issued a recall on Takata airbags quite some time ago, but there are apparently quite a … Read more

Focus on Hurricane Engine Could Hint to Next Gen Dodge Challenger

Next Gen Drag Pak Engine

Dodge has made a collection of big announcements for the Direct Connection catalog at the 2022 SEMA Show, which opens today in Las Vegas. There are four Hellephant engines coming to the catalog along in the next two years with three “HurriCrate” engines, which are based on the new Hurricane inline-six engine family that is … Read more

Dodge has Big Plans for the Hurricane Inline Six Engine

Hurricane Inline-Six Engine

We have been talking for years about the Hurricane inline-six engine family and with the arrival of the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, those long-rumored engines have finally come to production. In the huge Jeeps, both the standard and high-performance variants of the 3.0-liter Hurricane engine provide great power, serving as reasonable alternatives to … Read more