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707-Horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Earns EPA Highway Fuel-Economy Rating of 22 mpg

Sep
18

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT HEMI Hellcat Front AngleThe 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful muscle car ever, now boasts a fuel-economy rating as compelling as the 707 horses hurrying from its 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® Hellcat V-8.

Equipped with Chrysler Group’s segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Challenger SRT Hellcat has earned a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

All-New Ford Mustang Offers High Performance with Sleek New Design and Innovative Tech

Sep
15

2015 Ford Mustang Front AngleLoaded with innovative technologies and delivering high levels of performance and style, the all-new Mustang is the next chapter in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cars.

Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

Original Examples of Ford’s GT40 are Now Mega Valuable

Sep
02

Superformance GT40 Le Mans CoupesHard though it may be to believe, Ford’s iconic GT40 is currently celebrating its 50th birthday and, with values of the original 130-plus cars heading ever skywards, the opportunity to own one would seem to have passed most of us by. But help is at hand, for Le Mans Coupes Ltd is the UK agent for the unique Superformance continuation cars – contemporary GT40s so accurate that over 70 percent of the parts are interchangeable with those of the original examples; not least the all-steel monocoque chassis and famous sandwich roof.

2014 Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept

Sep
01

2014 Dodge Challenger A-T Untamed ConceptCombining our love of American muscle and off-roading. When products work well in the worst extremes, it will work that much better in normal use. No curb, parking gate, city ramp, pot-hole, or incline will ever be an issue.

Why should a car be limited to the road it drives on?

Meet the CONCEPT Dodge Challenger A/T with more muscle than ever. It’s sleek enough for the city nightlife and rough enough for the off-road landscape.

Mopar Previews 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Test Vehicle [VIDEO]

Aug
29

Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak Front AngleMopar celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Gen II 426 Race HEMI® this year. More than 45 years after the 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Mopar package cars contributed to building the brand’s reputation at the drag strip, Mopar still lives up to its heritage by continuing to add to the lineage of high performance quality products.

Remaining true to its roots, the brand is continuing its commitment to Sportsman racing with the development of the next generation Mopar Drag Pak. The 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak test vehicle is the next step in the evolution of the modern day package car whose earlier incarnations include more than 150 V8 Challenger Drag Paks, an additional fifty V10 versions, as well as 426 Race HEMI® upgrade kits.  The Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is the only modern era package car to win the Stock Eliminator title at the U.S. Nationals and has also won Factory Shootout races.

What to Consider When Buying a Modified Car

Aug
26

On your search for modified cars, you’ll find they are typically sold by private sellers. For a number of reasons a lot of dealerships don’t like getting involved with modified vehicles. What this means is you will need to be extra careful when buying a used modified car. Below you’ll discover the top things to look out for and what you need to consider before parting with any money.

Avoid over-modified cars
Modifications can improve the speed and performance of a car. However, too many can actually have the opposite effect. It is easy for an owner to get carried away and modify practically every part of the vehicle. The trouble is, over-modifications can cause issues with road handling. Above all else, you need to be sure the car is safe to drive and it meets all necessary safety laws. If it doesn’t, not only could you find yourself in trouble with the law, but it could also cause issues with your insurance.

Testing of All-New Right-Hand-Drive Mustang Begins

Aug
19

Testing of All-New Right-Hand-Drive Mustang Begins FrontFor the first time ever, a right-hand-drive Ford Mustang will roll off a Ford assembly line when global production begins. The addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford’s line-up of global vehicles will allow the iconic ‘pony car’ to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

Mustang engineers recently finished construction of the very first right-hand-drive sixth-generation Mustang. The prototype Mustang will be used to conduct various development tests in preparation for the car’s entry into the global market in the coming months.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 6.2 HEMI 707Hp

Aug
14

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat FrontDodge is upping its high-performance game again with the unveiling of the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

The new Charger SRT Hellcat will feature the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque – making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America.

“For the last eight years, a large part of the Dodge Charger’s successful formula has been its many personalities. It’s a muscle car, a performance sedan, a family capable sedan; its success is that it can be any or all of those things, depending on how the customer chooses to equip their car,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge and SRT Brands. “And now, with a NHRA-certified quarter mile time of 11.0 seconds and a 204 mph top speed, the new 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat redefines itself again, as the quickest, fastest, most powerful sedan in the world!”

2014 Geigercars Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Aug
08

2014 Geigercars Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 Front AngleWith a circuit time of 7:37 minutes on the northern loop of the Nürburgring, Zuffenhausen got a new competitor, who should by no means be lightly dismissed. On the 20.8 kilometres stretch through the Green Hell that makes up the circuit, the car is about seven seconds faster than the current Porsche 911 S and so seamlessly joins the series of successes of the legendary Z/28 models that have been making history since 1967.

Mainly responsible for the superior performance of the new Camaro Z/28 is the sumptuous seven-litre V8 heart with dry sump lubrication. Thank to titanium inlet valves, aluminium cylinder heads and new high-lift camshafts, the optimised LS7 power train straps a taut 507 HP and a mighty 637 newton metre torque on the drive shaft. A Tremec 6-speed gear shift mechanism, a K&N cold air intake air filter and an optimised body aerodynamics allow for an extremely superior performance apportioning as well as highly efficient cooling and stability during prolonged high-speed runs.

2015 Ford Mustang F-35 Lightning II Edition

Jul
29

2015 Ford Mustang F-35 Lightning II Edition FrontThe engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company led the development of the one-off 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Ford Mustang, which will be donated by Ford and sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event. The event is held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.8 million young people since 1992, helping inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, aviators and innovators.

Ford is the exclusive automotive sponsor of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, held July 28 through Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.