Runnin’ Hyde teaser may foreshadow serious debut

Dodge Last Call teaser

Dodge is teasing a final 2023 “Last Call” special edition, with the first video teaser arriving today. The car will likely be more than a sticker-and-spoiler edition, given its reveal at the Dodge Last Call Powered by Roadkill Nights Vegas reveal at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That would be quite a serious shindig for … Read more

Direct Connection Hurricane Crate Engines Offer Big Power Potential

Hurricane Twin Turbo

Last year, Dodge announced that the new Hurricane inline-six would join the Direct Connection crate engine lineup, alongside various Hemi crate engines. Those who can’t get over the possible demise of the Hemi refuse to see any upside to the new Hurricane engine, but for those who are happy to have an internal combustion engine in the future of the brand, this engine presents an opportunity.

If nothing else, the fact that Dodge is discussing this engine is proof that the brand doesn’t plan to go all-electric in the immediate future. The trio of Hurricane crate engines, one of which is slated for the next generation Drag Pak car, shows that these engines will pack a serious punch.

The first production application of the Hurricane inline-six engine family was the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. In the big Jeep, the “base” Hurricane pushed out 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque while the Hurricane 510 in the Grand Wagoneer delivers 510 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Those engines effectively replace the 5.7-liter Hemi in the Wagoneer and the 6.4-liter Hemi in the Grand Wagoneer, and each of the smaller engines pack more power than the V8s that they are replacing. The 5.7-liter Hemi in the Wagoneer offers 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque while the 6.4-liter Hemi in the Grand Wagoneer delivers 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, so there are significant increases in both horsepower and torque when comparing the Hemi to the Hurricane in the Wagoneer line.

Dodge Introduces the First Teaser of the Final Special Edition Muscle Car

Dodge Last Call Teaser One

The new Dodge teaser is the video below, and it is just 11 seconds long. We see a creepy face fade in from the darkness during the first four seconds and as it vanishes, we hear the familiar start-up roar of a modern Hemi engine. Frankly, it sounds a whole lot like my Hellcat Challenger when it starts, but everyone who has been waiting for this last special edition car is expecting something Hellcat-based.

Registration is Open for the Dodge Last Call Event in Las Vegas

Dodge Roadkill Nights Las Vegas

On March 20, 2023, the Dodge Last Call Powered by Roadkill Nights event will be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with drag racing on The Strip. More importantly to some attendees, this event will host the world debut of the seventh and final “Last Call” special edition Dodge Challenger – which could be one … Read more

But wait, there’s more! Stellantis CEO claims Dodge will grow

Dodge Charger Daytona

The auto industry is going through a major time of transition, especially at Mopar, with the end of the Hemi V8s, the birth of EVs, and muscle car rivals switching to electric or hybrid variants with historic names—not to mention making crossovers with coupe names.

Sedans and coupes are dying breeds, along with those musical V8 powerplants; they are being replaced by SUVs and crossovers and pickups. These are markets where Dodge is not really playing now, outside of the Durango. How does the muscle brand hope to survive in this new world? Tim Kuniskis referenced the hammerhead shark: evolution. It isn’t as cut and dried, though.

Forza Motorsport “8”—Our Dodge, Ram and Jeep Wish List

2022 Ram 1500 TRX

The new trailer claims that Forza Motorsport will have 500 vehicles at launch, over 100 of which are new to the franchise—at least 100 cars, trucks, and SUVs that have not been featured in Forza Motorsport 1 through 7. The list of performance vehicles in Forza Motorsport 7 is so lengthy that it is hard to come up with more than a hundred cars, trucks and SUVs for the new game, but we can think of a few models from Dodge, Ram and Jeep that would fit nicely into the next generation Forza title.

Dodge Charger SRT Daytona BEV 400V vs 800V Explained

Dodge Charger SRT Daytona EV Concept

When the Dodge Charger SRT Daytona BEV was introduced as the brand’s first planned all-electric vehicle, we learned that it would be offered in 400-volt and 800-volt form. Many people who are unfamiliar with EV technology believed that having double the capacity would mean double the output, but that is not the case. A Charger … Read more

The ZTunes Hellcat Resets the Dodge Charger Quarter Mile Record

Zdung Ho Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Go Mango 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat which is owned, driven and tuned by Zdung Ho has long been the quickest and fastest Hellcat sedan in the quarter mile, but at the first Legion of Demons event of 2023, the man known throughout the community as “Z” continued improving on his personal best time … Read more

When you should expect new Hornets

2023 Dodge Hornet

The Dodge Hornet has finally made it to the USA web site’s Build & Price section. Some sample options are the GT Plus trim ($35,490), or red paint and seats on the GT Plus ($37,085 total); the Track Pack is $2,995, including 20 inch wheels, and a nicely loaded car with these features and the … Read more

Experiencing Radford Racing School, Formerly Bondurant

Dodge Challenger at Radford

Starting back in 2015 or so, the Bob Bondurant High Performance Driving School became the official driving school of Dodge/SRT. Through that partnership, everyone who buys a new Dodge SRT product gets a free one-day course at the Arizona-based educational facility and all of the production-based vehicles used at the school back then were Dodge … Read more

Build and price your own Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet

Dodge Hornets have been spotted on their way to dealerships, and have just been added to the Dodge Build & Price system.

Two models are available, GT and GT Plus. GT starts at $30,590 plus destination ($32,185 total); GT Plus starts at $35,490 (37,085). Both come with all wheel drive. On the GT, white or black paint is free, with other colors adding $495-595. 17” wheels are standard. …