The beast is back! On May 9 Dodge unveiled the latest, and without doubt greatest, Viper ACR – a hand-built street-legal race car that will be available for sale in the US from September of this year. Said Dodge’s Tim Kuniskis: “Our aim is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car that will dominate road courses around the world.” To achieve this, the company has endowed the 2016 model year Dodge with significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, new carbon ceramic brakes with six-pot calipers, and Kumho ultra-high-performance tyres complete with ACR logo embossed on the sidewall.
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This unique 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T is a two-owner example that has been with its present owner since 1979. At that time it had been driven 30,609 miles and had a 1973 state inspection sticker on the windshield. It had not been driven since 1974, and had been stored inside out of the weather. The second owner has driven the car sparingly but enough to keep it mechanically supple, adding another 3,500 miles for a total of 33,955 original miles.
What exactly do the shock absorbers on your car do? Silly question, right? Everyone knows they absorb the bumps and shocks that occur when you drive your car on bumpy roads. If a car didn’t have shock absorbers, every time you hit a bump, the whole car would jump around?
Well, as it turns out, they have nothing to do with absorbing shocks. The springs, either coil or leaf-style, that are on each wheel of your car absorb the shocks and bumps. What the shock absorbers do is dampen the bouncing of the springs so your car doesn’t bounce up and down after hitting a bump. Technically, shocks should be called “Spring Dampeners” not “Shock Absorbers”.
There are many warning signs that tell you when your shock absorbers need replacing. When you hit a bump, does your car bounce up and down several times before settling down? If so, your shocks may need to be replaced. Other signs are exaggerated body lean in corners or your front end dives down when you apply your brakes hard.
For enthusiasts ready to buy and for those who just want to dream, the Dodge brand is launching its new Dodge Viper GTC Customizer, available at www.driveSRT.com/Viper. The Viper GTC Customizer offers Viper lovers of all stripes the chance to design their personalized version of the only hand-built performance supercar.
The Dodge Viper GTC Customizer lets enthusiasts create their own virtual-reality vision of the Dodge Viper through dynamic elements that deliver a unique online design experience.
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360 horsepower: Check. Standard seven-passenger seating: Check. New standard 20-inch wheels with high-gloss Granite Crystal finish: Check. New rich Radar Red Nappa Leather seats: Check.
Dodge is again responding to its customers, who have been clamoring for the segment-exclusive red Nappa leather seats since they were first shown as a Durango concept vehicle in the Mopar display at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.
The Ram Truck brand announced today that it will add two new Ram 1500 buzz models in Sport trim — the Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport and the Ram 1500 Black Sport.
“With a standard HEMI® V-8, the Sport model offers unique features for the customer who likes aggressive styling and great performance but still needs a truck,” said Bob Hegbloom – President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand. “Adding limited edition Ignition Orange and Black Sport models will give our buyers a custom appearance on an already eye-catching truck with all the capability our customers expect.”
SRT stands for ‘Street and Racing Technology’, an appropriate tag for the Challenger SRT Hellcat, since this new king of the muscle cars is equally at home on the road, track or 1/4-mile drag strip.
The 6.2-litre V8 that powers the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is based on the larger displacement 6.4-litre, 492 hp engine of the Challenger SRT 392.
But where the SRT 392’s motor is naturally-aspirated, the Hellcat’s bent-crank V8 dances to the beat of a twin-screw supercharger.
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