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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!”

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.

Dodge Unleashes Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever

Jul
23

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Front AngleThe newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle – introducing the new 707 horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT – just a few months after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York International Auto Show.

Driven by the five SRT performance hallmarks, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 and Challenger SRT with the HEMI® Hellcat engine are re-designed and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupes on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out. With 707 horsepower, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat features the most powerful V-8 engine ever produced by Chrysler Group – the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8.

DD Customs Chevrolet Camaro SS

Jul
22

2014 DD Customs Chevrolet Camaro SSThey used to be considered a secret tip: powerful Muscle-Cars from the USA, driven by high-performance V8-engines with more than 400 HP at insanely low prices. Today, the former secret has become a true scene. Corvette, Camaro and Mustang are now running at eye level with Porsche and friends. The processing quality has improved, chassis technology has turned more modern and even the high-performance engines are much more drivable than they used to be. One thing has stayed the same: they are comparatively low-priced!

2014 OCT Tuning Dodge Challenger SRT8-700

Jul
21

2014 OCT Tuning Dodge Challenger SRT8-700 FrontFor the settled in Austria and Switzerland company O.CT Oberscheider Tuning GmbH, car compressor engineering for cars made by Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep, is part of the daily job for many years.

The success is resounding, as can simply be checked by reading different publications in the specialized press. As only the notion Supercharger Conversion comes into, not only insiders get keen-eared! In the present case, O.CT Tuning has „converted“ a Dodge Challenger SRT8 with 6.4 liters of engine size.

During the conversion, there have been installed a compressor kit and a charge air cooler system, but before all, there was made an individual software optimization. By doing this, the software gets professionally matched to the particular car – so, not at all „off the peg“.

Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratios

Jul
18

2015 Ford Mustang Front AngleThe all-new 2015 Ford Mustang offers three great engines including a standard 300-horsepower V6, a brand-new 310-horsepower EcoBoost® or an upgraded 435-horsepower V8. Each powerplant is available with either a manual or automatic transmission that makes the pony car a great all-around performer – no matter how the equipment is mixed and matched to suit any individual driving style.

The fewer the pounds a car carries for every unit of horsepower generated by the engine, the quicker and nimbler it feels, making power-to-weight ratio a key measure of performance. A recent study by Autoblog of cars currently available in the U.S. market puts Mustang at the top of the charts in power-to-weight ratio for all three price categories a customer can specify.

Mustang extends its lead further for 2015 with the EcoBoost-powered fastback now carrying fewer than 11.4 pounds per horsepower; Mustang GT has as few as 8.52 pounds per horsepower.