Flashback Friday: The 2035 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo

The SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo

Back in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Sony worked with a handful of automakers to create 17 unique-and-futuristic cars for the racing game Gran Turismo 6. That program asked the automakers to create a car that featured the most advanced technology that the teams could imagine to create futuristic cars in a virtual world, where gamers … Read more

Rapid Transit System Cuda, Black Ghost Challenger Lead 2023 Mecum Indy Auction

1970 Plymouth Cuda Rapid Transit System Show Car

This past weekend, the 2023 Mecum Indy Auction included a long list of incredible Mopar collectible vehicles. Two unusually special classic muscle cars rolled across the stage – the 1970 Plymouth Cuda Rapid Transit System Show Car and the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE known as The Black Ghost.

The RTS Cuda ended up being the top seller at Mecum Indy and the Black Ghost car ranked third, with a modern Ford GT Heritage Edition car sneaking into the second spot.

If you are not familiar with these two classic Mopar muscle cars, here is a quick rundown on both, along with video footage of the Mecum Auction action. [Read more…]

Durango deals hit $3,250—except on hi-po lines

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Lineup

Dodge is discounting Durangos, which are still available with a gasoline-driven V6 and Hemi V8 engines. The Dodge web site shows two Durango offers, either $3,250 in cash back or a $419/month three-year lease ($5,059 due up front and not including tax).

The cash back is a trifle deceptive, since it includes $750 from Chrysler Capital, which suggests that if you pay cash or get a credit union loan, it won’t apply; but the $2,500 portion is a national cash rebate. [Read more…]

There is a New World’s Quickest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Colby Davis Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Zdung Ho’s Go Mango Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has spent several years serving as the quickest (and fastest) Hellcat sedan in the quarter mile, but on May 6, the record was officially claimed by Colby Davis.

While competing at Streetcar Bragging Rights at Carolina Dragway, Davis’ Dodge Charger laid down a handful of 7-second runs that allowed him to win the Heavyweight class – while claiming the title of the World’s Quickest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. [Read more…]

Dodge Charger Daytona BEV PowerShot Feature Could Be Amazing

Dodge Charger Daytona

When the Dodge Charger Daytona BEV Concept debuted last year, one of the unique features of the upcoming electric muscle car that brand boss Tim Kuniskis discussed was PowerShot. Described as a “push-to-pass” system, this feature “delivers an adrenaline jolt of increased horsepower for a quick burst of acceleration”. In layman’s terms, the electric drive … Read more

1989 Plymouth Voyager Runs a 10.74 Quarter Mile

Badass Performance 1989 Plymouth Voyager Turbo

The Mopar community knows that the 1980s Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler cars got their biggest performance numbers from turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The Shelby Charger, Daytona, Omni GLH, Shadow, Spirit and Laser all benefited from the turbocharged engine program, allowing them to keep up with (if not beat) the Mustangs and Camaros of that era, but … Read more

Meet the 2023 Dodge Journey

2023 Dodge Journey (Trumpchi) in Mexico

It’s the 2023 Dodge Journey, but you can’t buy it in the United States.

There is very little information available on Dodge’s web site. The Stellantis North America media site doesn’t mention it at all. But the 2023 Dodge Journey is on sale in Mexico, with over a thousand sales reported in March. There are three trim levels, SXT, Sport, and GT; the Sport raises the price to MX$667,900 and the GT to over MX$700,000. It’s not a new story, really—the ’23 follows a 2022 model. [Read more…]

Brampton is not “at risk,” according to insider, officials

Brampton - final Dodge Demon

According to a source inside Brampton, Stellantis officials recently visited the plant and told workers that Stellantis was happy with its work—and had big plans for its future. They confirmed that the plant would have a major transformation to make electric cars on a new, flexible platform.

Last year, Stellantis announced that it would be spending nearly US$3 billion to upgrade the Windsor and Brampton plants. A major battery factory, a joint venture with LG, is being placed in Windsor to support the Canadian factories, both of which are in Ontario. The company could not commit to the number of shifts, but previously announced that it expected to run three shifts. There was some concern expressed over wage growth and the need for competitive costs. [Read more…]

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Manual Transmission Update

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Last week, a few outlets randomly shared articles from last year which addressed the availability of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with the 6-speed manual transmission. That led many readers and prospective buyers (who did not look at the date of publication) to believe that the manual transmission was now available for ordering in … Read more

Is Dodge using a Hurricane, or going all-BEV? (Analysis)

Dodge Charger Daytona Banshee BEV spoiler and engine bay

Analysis. Social media, forums, and comments sections have all seen complaints about Dodge’s future, which many claim will be “all BEV.” In point of fact, there’s never been any indication that this is Stellantis’ plan for Dodge—only for Chrysler.

What we know so far is that Chrysler-the-marque, as opposed to the no-longer-around Chrysler-the-company, is planning to go all-electric by 2030, and at last report was only working on STLA Large—but these are subject to change. FCA US, on the other hand, was looking at being just 50% electric in 2030. That means it’ll still be 50% not-electric.

The last credible installment from our sources claimed that an LB Challenger was indeed on the way, powered by a Hurricane twin-turbo straight six engine…
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Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Wins the Street Car Takeover Womens Class

Kate Tout Dodge Challenger SRT8

The Street Car Takeover racing season began in late February at Bradenton Motorsports Park and among the spread of classes was the Women & Wheels class. As the name suggests, this class is made up entirely of women drivers and well-known Mopar racer Kate Toutkoushian took the class win in her Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger. … Read more

Here is the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 8.91 Timeslip

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Timeslip

When the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 was introduced last month, one of the key details of the limited edition, 1,025-horsepower muscle car was that it ran an NHRA-certified 8.91 quarter mile time. That makes it the quickest production road car sold in the U.S. market, beating the Tesla Model S Plaid by a … Read more

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is Not Available as a Convertible

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

Back in mid-August of 2022, the Dodge brand introduced the third-party convertible option from Drop Top Customs for the Challenger, stating that the topless option was available for R/T, R/T Scat Pack and SRT models. The 1,025-horsepower 8-second Demon 170 is an SRT model and since we have began talking about the 170 model, we … Read more