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…]

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Product Testing: Falken Azenis FK460 A/S Tires

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Go Mango

To prove their point, Falken sent me a set of Azenis FK460 A/S for testing. Although they arrived in mid-April, we have seen freezing temperatures and a little snow here in Michigan. This has provided me with a great chance to test these all season tires in a setting that is very similar to the fall and early winter. We have had enough rain to wash away the winter road salt and other debris that accumulates during snow plowing, but plenty of 20°F road surfaces and even some light snow to make things slippery. [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

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

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

Dodge’s “gateway vehicle” is finally reaching dealers

2024 Dodge Hornet

The Dodge Hornet, after a long sea voyage, is finally reaching dealerships. 

Dodge called the Hornet a “gateway vehicle.” Some thought it would be a hybrid Challenger or Charger to bridge the gap between gas-powered models and EVs; but it was a gateway in different ways—

A gateway to Dodge for first-time buyers
A gateway between FCA and Stellantis—between SUSW and STLA Small
A gateway between gasoline and electric
A gateway between Dodge as “only big cars and trucks” and Dodge as a full line 

One could also call the Hornet a gateway between past and future; the original Hudson Hornet was a full sized car, sold in several body styles, that won NASCAR and AAA racing championships with its six-cylinder engine and either two-barrel carburetor or twin single-barrels (Twin-H Power). [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

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Drivetrain: Deep Dive

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Launch

Most people who are wowed by the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 are focused primarily on the fact that it has 1,025 horsepower – and of course they are focused on that number. The Challenger Demon 170 is the first American production car to offer more than a thousand horsepower in factory-stock form, and … Read more

Here are the Correct 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 US Option Prices

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

When we brought you the information on the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 from the live debut in Las Vegas, we only talked about the MSRP (retail price), which is $96,666 for the United States. Today, we bring you the official prices for all of the options from Dodge, many of which are relatively unchanged from the other 2023 Dodge Challenger models. There have been other numbers being shared around social media, but those sources (as usual) cite incorrect numbers. These are the official, correct prices for the Demon 170 options from the Dodge ordering system – not numbers found randomly on the internet. [Read more…]

Meet the World’s First 8-second Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Tina Boggess Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Tina Boggess and her white Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat have held the title of the world’s quickest Durango Hellcat, but this past weekend at Kentucky Dragway, Boggess became the first Durango Hellcat owner to break into the 8-second range. Boggess and her supercharged Dodge SUV known as the “MomCar”, ran an 8.87 at 157.661 and … Read more

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Debut Car was Not Stolen

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

On Tuesday, March 21, an image surfaced online claiming that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 that had debuted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the night before was stolen just after the debut. That post was accompanied by a picture shown below of the back of the Demon 170 with “STOLEN” written across it. That … Read more