The next phase of Launch Control

Launch Control 2017

When Dodge started selling rear wheel drive cars with 485 horsepower, then 707, then 840 horsepower, traction at the rear wheels became a major issue. One answer was Launch Control, which limited tire slip so you could get fairly consistent results every time—even if they weren’t quite what a professional driver could do. Launch Control …

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Dodge Challenger Keeps Winning Awards

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The current Dodge Challenger went on sale in the fall of 2014 as a 2015 model year vehicle, so as we move through the 2022 calendar year and prepare for the arrival of the 2023 models, the current iteration of modern Mopar muscle car is effectively going on 8 years old. By modern automotive standards, …

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Ford Mustang Tops Dodge Challenger in 2022 Q1 Sales

2022 Ford Mustang

Sales numbers are in for the first three months of 2022 and as has been the case in each of the past few years, the Ford Mustang was the bestselling two-door performance car sold in the USA. The Mustang narrowly outsold the Dodge Challenger while both vehicle stomped the Chevrolet Camaro, which continues to post …

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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 …

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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…

Examining the Unknown 24 Months of Muscle Icons

Dodge Calendar

If you are reading this, you likely know that Dodge issued the 2-year “Never Lift” plan with a unique calendar of sorts. On that calendar, shown below, there are some blank spaces, some icons that we can identify and some unknown icons. The spots on the calendar which have already been uncovered, include the Jailbreak …

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Original Hellcat Challenger Hood Tops Reader Poll

Hellcat Challenger

Last week, we asked our readers to pick which modern Dodge Challenger hood design they think is the best looking option. Since the modern era of the Mopar muscle car was introduced for the 2015 model year, there have been six different hoods offered across the trim lines and after a week of voting, the …

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Original Hellcat Design Leads Our Hood Poll

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Yesterday we published a poll asking our readers and folks in a variety of large social media groups which modern Dodge Challenger hood they thought looked the best. Since the current Challenger was introduced for the 2015 model year, it has worn six different hood designs with multiple options each year. Having seen the discussion …

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Dodge Issues List of Operation 25//8 Contest Winners

Dodge Operation 25//8

Dodge teamed up with Amazon and 24 social media celebrity ambassadors to hold the Operation 25//8– a contest in which 25 people would win their dream Charger, Challenger or Durango. To enter, all you had to do was tell one of the 24 celebrities or Amazon why you deserved a free Dodge vehicle in 250 …

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Which Modern Dodge Challenger Hood Looks the Best?

One of the aspects of the modern Dodge Challenger that helps it stand apart from the competitors is the variety of different hood designs offered across the trim lines from year to year. Today, we look at each of them and ask you to pick which one you think looks the best on the modern …

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