Rams, Dodges recalled for faulty ESC light

2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon axles

Incorrectly written software in the antilock brake control module in 370,437 Ram 2500s and Dodge Durangos can result in the ESC light failing to come on when the electronic stability control (ESC) does. This can increase the odds of a crash, as drivers will be less aware that they are approaching the vehicle’s road-adhesion limits.The … Read more

Dodge may improve on Prowler/F1 pushrod-based suspension for EVs (updated)

Dodge Charger BEV AWD Burnout

The Prowler had another trick up its sleeve, too—a pushrod suspension design which had horizontal dampers and active controls. That suspension design also appeared on the Chrysler ME-412, an incredibly potent lightweight vehicle using an AMG V12 engine which was reportedly “production intent” but angrily cancelled from Stuttgart—because it made mincemeat of the expensive Mercedes SLR. According to Muscle Cars & Trucks (cited by Mopar Insiders), Stellantis recently patented a similar design adapted for electric cars…

Mark Pawuk’s Dodge Challenger Sets NHRA FSS ET and MPH Records

NHRA FSS Gatornationals Qualifying Order

The 2022 Gatornationals has been hit hard by Mother Nature, with cold rains hampering qualifying on Friday and Saturday, but when the track dried out, the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak teams made the most of the crisp, cold air. With a density altitude number around 300 feet at Gainesville Raceway on Saturday afternoon, all three … Read more

Is Dodge Challenger the Best-Selling 700hp+ Car of All Time?

Hellcat Headlight

At the end of the 2020 model year, Dodge had sold just shy of 40,000 Challengers powered by some variation of the supercharged “Hellcat” Hemi, including the original Hellcat models, the 2018 Demon, the Hellcat Redeye, and the SRT Super Stock, all of which have at least 707 horsepower. We don’t have the numbers for the 2021 model year yet, but based on the sales numbers from 2015 through 2020, there have been more Dodge Challengers sold with at least 700 horsepower than any other car…

Dodge Power Brokers are open now

TSR Dodge Announcement

The Dodge Power Brokers dealer network is officially open now. The exclusive source for Dodge’s new Direct Connection factory-backed performance parts has nearly 100 dealerships in 34 states across the United States, with more dealers set to join it in the coming months.Certified Dodge Power Brokers staff have extra training in Dodge features and performance … Read more

Dodge Charger Hellcats at Diecast Pub

GreenLight Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

We haven’t talked about new diecast cars based on the Dodge Hellcat models in quite some time, but even after more than 7 years, Hellcat related collectibles are still a hot commodity. Among both hardcore diecast collectors and casual Mopar collectors alike, those who like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat … Read more

Direct Connection Sponsoring the MSHS Street Class for 2022

Direct Connection Modern Street Hemi Shootout

If you are reading this, you likely already know, but the Modern Street Hemi Shootout (MSHS) series is the premier racing organization for modern Mopar racers or classic vehicles powered by a late model Hemi. It is the biggest Mopar series with the fastest modern Mopar-powered race cars in the world (there is even a … Read more

Matt Hagan Drives His Dodge Charger Hellcat Funny Car to the Finals

Matt Hagan Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car

This past weekend, the NHRA Camping World Championship Series drivers headed to Arizona for the second event of the 2022 season. The Arizona Nationals was also the second event for the new Tony Stewart Racing team and while they still haven’t pulled down an event win, Matt Hagan drove his Direct Connection/Power Brokers-sponsored Dodge Charger … Read more

Reminder—pick the Hellcat or a Dodge BEV!

Mopar has created an unprecedented Hemi powerhouse with the fire-breathing, supercharged Hellcat V8. Electric cars, meanwhile, are running less than 3.0 second 0-60 times and tearing up the quarter mile nearly as quickly.Automakers dislike the idea of putting resources up front into a whole new kind of car, but they like the BEVs’ lower labor … Read more

Hellcat or BEV? Readers’ choice—you pick!

Dodge EV Day

Mopar has tuned and developed its Hemi V8s into an unprecedented powerhouse with the Hellcat engine series. The fire-breathing, supercharged V8 engines are the gasoline powerplants to beat. They drink a lot of fuel, though not nearly as much as far tamer muscle cars of the past (or big trucks), and can be customized to … Read more

Dodge Charger Funny Car Teams Shine at Winternationals but a Camaro Wins

Matt Hagan Dodge Charger

The 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season started this past weekend with the Winternationals in Pomona, California. This marked the formal introduction of the new Tony Stewart Racing Team with a pair of Dodge Direct Connection-sponsored race cars piloted by Matt Hagan and Leah Pruett. The 2022 Winternationals was also the first event … Read more

DSR Crew Chief AJ Berge’s Secret Weapon for the 2022 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown

AJ Berge Challenger Drag Pak

AJ Berge is best known to many members of the Mopar community as one of the leading authorities on modern Hemi tuning. He was one of the first people to figure out how to successfully tune the modern Hemi engine and over the past 15+ years, he has had a hand in tuning many of … Read more

Dodge Hornet or Tonale mule?

Dodge Hornet and Alfa Tonale

Is it a Dodge Hornet or a Tonale mule? You can decide; most outlets have already chosen to call it an early Hornet, wearing Alfa Romeo wheels.The difference is likely academic, anyway, since the Tonale is based on the Jeep Compass, with a 1.5 liter version of the 4xe setup; and the Compass is of … Read more

Here is the Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series 2022 Schedule

2022 Modern Street Hemi Shootout

The Modern Street Hemi Shootout is the premier drag racing series for modern Mopar performance cars and has been for years. Across the many classes, you will find the world’s quickest examples of the modern Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500, but there are also groups of … Read more