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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2022 Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series Starts This Weekend

Modern Street Hemi Shootout Orlando

The biggest and fastest Mopar drag racing series in the world starts its 2022 season this weekend at the Orlando Speedworld, with the first race of the Modern Street Hemi Shootout schedule being sponsored by Legmaker Intakes. The actual MSHS race itself is held on Sunday the 27th, but series participants who want to make …

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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…

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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Turbocharged Hellcat Charger Makes 1422 Rear Wheel Horsepower

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

While the American automakers are turning most of their attention to electric vehicles, the aftermarket tuning world for vehicles like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are as strong as ever. Over the past few years, I have talked about many modern Mopar tuning shops, one of which is Satera Tuning in Illinois. Jeremy Satera has …

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Direct Connection Performance Packages On-Sale Date Revealed

Hellraiser Pulley

Dodge announced today that March 9th is the day on which the Power Brokers network will officially go live and on that day, the Direct Connection performance packages for the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Redeye will go on sale. The kits for the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redye and the SRT Super Stock will …

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