Durango SRT Hellcat now in production

hellcat durango

Stellantis today announced that the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, a one-year, 710-horsepower limited edition, has started production. The big SUV runs from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and can run a muscle-car-humiliating quarter mile of 11.5 seconds, and the entire production run was sold quickly. The hot Durango lists for $80,995 plus $1,495 … Read more

Literally two dozen Ram 1500s recalled

Ram recall - brake clip

Ram is recalling a mere two dozen (24) 2021 Ram 1500 Classic trucks, all SLT models, because someone forgot to add the clip that secures the brake master cylinder pushrod to the brake pedal assembly. Ram has asked owners to avoid driving the trucks until they are inspected and, if needed, fixed. The fix is … Read more

Hellcat minivan: is it a thing?

A popular meme claims shows Dodge engineers shoving a Hellcat into every Dodge, and not stopping there. Since they now sell the Pacifica as a Caravan in Canada, will we see a Hellcat Caravan, as pictured below (credit to abimelecdesign and reposted by Ralph Gilles on his Instagram feed)? In short, well, no. Ralph Gilles’ … Read more

Pietro Gorlier in charge of Stellantis parts and service

pietro gorlier

The urbane Pietro Gorlier, a man willing to patiently sit and answer any question a journalist might have for hours (while sipping fresh espresso), has been put in charge of Stellantis’ global part and service. While at Chrysler, Gorlier read every letter addressed to him, righting wrongs, investigating claims, and generally cleaning up any messes … Read more

What will happen to the Dodge Durango?

hellcat durango

The fact that the Dodge Durango Hellcat is a one-year phenomenon should tell you something about how long we can expect these trucks to last. The Durango started out on a truck platform and stayed there for years before becoming a longer, less off-road-tuned version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Rumors at Allpar and Mopar … Read more

Introducing StellPower

On January 16, 2021, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot Société Anonyme (PSA Group) merged, and the new company – now called Stellantis – was officially born. This new name effectively represents the fifth era of Chrysler ownership history and with this new corporate umbrella, we are likely to see some changes to the American-based … Read more

Future Mopars: Hemi or GME-T6?

Nearly four years ago, I wrote about the “Tornado,” as the turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine then being development was coded (not after the Jeep engine, but the airplane, in line with other Chrysler engine projects).Insiders were certain that the 5.7 Hemi, which was overdue for upgrades—upgrades which had reportedly been at least partly created, but … Read more

Durango Hellcats already sold out

hellcat durango

The 710-horsepower Durango SRT Hellcat, which propels the big SUV from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and can run a muscle-car-humiliating quarter mile of 11.5 seconds, has already sold out. Those who want instant power will have to settle for the 392 Hemi. The hot Durango lists for $80,995 plus $1,495 destination, and is … Read more

Ram TRX #001 Headed to Veterans’ Benefit Auction

Ram 1500 TRX

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has begun reaching owners around the country, but the very first Hellcat-powered half-ton built when production began was held back. That vehicle, TRX VIN #001, will be sold to the highest bidder at the upcoming Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction in March and the proceeds will go to United Way for … Read more

First Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Hits the Dyno

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye on the Satera Dyno

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye has just started showing up in dealerships around the country. According to the details accompanying this video from Satera Tuning, this is one of just nine that have been delivered, with shop owner and new Redeye owner Jeremy Satera picking the car up earlier this week. For most … Read more

Tavares: Moving to “bottom-up” decision-making

Since the 1960 Valiant shook up Chrysler’s product line, resulting in changes to every other car’s  brakes, axles, and front suspensions, Chrysler has done well when it set up skunkworks or other arrangements that led low-level employees have more of a say. Indeed, the revolutionary changes of the 1990s centered mainly on empowering groups to … Read more

Who’s running Stellantis?

The signs are up at Auburn Hills and other headquarters. The old FCA and FCA US email address are already being replaced by stellantis.com. But who is running the show?It appears that Stellantis is using matrix management, with both regional and brand leaders. For the Mopars, we have Christian Meunier running global SUV / Jeep; … Read more

Watch Legion of Demons Racing this Weekend from Home

Clash of Legion

This weekend, Houston Raceway Park will host the Clash of the Legion – a three-day drag racing event that showcases the best of the modern Mopar performance machines. This event includes the Legion of Demons, which is comprised of scores of dedicated drag racers who participate in a 2018 Challenger Demon, but it also includes … Read more