Posts Tagged ‘Dodge’

New High-tech Features Boost 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Jul
15

New High-tech Features Boost 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 - Muscle Cars Blog

  • Proven 392-cubic inch (6.4-liter) HEMI® V-8 engine offers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide rpm range while delivering up to 23 miles per gallon
  • New two-mode adaptive damping suspension system offers selectable suspension tuning and automatically adapts to road and driver inputs for optimal vehicle control
  • New, exclusive SRT® heated steering wheel features mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track
  • New 18-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system, with innovative GreenEdge® technology is available with 900 watts of power
  • Newly formed SRT brand led by President and CEO Ralph Gilles will continue to build benchmark high-performance vehicles for the Chrysler Group
July 15, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For 2012, the Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 adds even more high-tech performance features to solidify its place as the brand’s ultimate modern American rear-wheel-drive muscle coupe. This 470 horsepower machine promises a balanced performance approach with outstanding straight-line acceleration, world-class ride and handling, high-performance braking and the most up-to-date technologies that deliver more driver excitement and control. And it still gets up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 accelerates from 0-60 mph in the high 4-second range; runs the quarter mile in mid-12-second range with the automatic transmission (high 12-second range with the manual); goes from 0-100-0 mph in the low 15s, reaches a top speed of 182 mph with the manual transmission (175 mph with the automatic) and stops from 60-0 mph in just 117 feet. Read more!

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Delivers Perfect Balance of Intelligent Performance And Power

Jul
15

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Delivers Perfect Balance of Intelligent Performance And Power - Muscle Cars Blog

  • 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque for power across a significantly wider rpm range
  • Fuel Saver Technology with all-new active valve exhaust system improves fuel efficiency by an estimated 25 percent on the highway
  • New, exclusive SRT heated steering wheel features mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track
  • Two-mode adaptive damping suspension allows for selectable suspension tuning and also automatically adapts to road and driver inputs for optimal vehicle control
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system with innovative GreenEdge® technology is standard with 900 watts of power

Newly formed SRT brand led by President and CEO Ralph Gilles will continue to build benchmark high-performance vehicles for the Chrysler Group 

July 15, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Dodge Charger SRT8® makes a return to the performance car market in 2012 bringing intelligent performance features and more power to the brand’s iconic four-door fastback coupe.

New for the 2012 Charger SRT8 is the 470 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that features 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque across a significantly wider rpm range, new exhaust system technology for improved fuel efficiency, along with new paddle shift technology and adaptive damping suspension for optimal driver control.

Performance numbers for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.  Read more!

Ralph Gilles is President and CEO of SRT brand

Jun
08

Ralph Gilles is President and CEO of SRT brand - Muscle Cars BlogChrysler Group Announces Management Changes

June 7, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today announced the following management team changes.

Fred Diaz is appointed President and CEO of Chrysler de Mexico, which includes responsibility for Latin America. Diaz continues in his current role as the President and CEO of the Ram Truck Brand.

Reid Bigland is named President and CEO of the Dodge Car Brand and head of U.S. Sales. Bigland continues as President and CEO of Chrysler Canada. In addition, the Company appointed David Buckingham to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer of Chrysler Canada, reporting to Bigland. Previously, Buckingham was Vice President – Sales, Chrysler Canada. Read more!

Hot Rod Time Machine: Old vs New

Jun
05

Hot Rod Time Machine: Old vs New - Muscle Cars BlogJust How Good Were the Good Ol’ Days? To find out, we’ve gathered three modern high-spec ponycars and matched them with their glory days ancestors. We’re pitting a 2011 Camaro SS against the ’69 Camaro SS396 that inspired its design; a 2011 Challenger SRT8 meets the ’70 Challenger it so faithfully resembles; and a freshly minted Shelby Mustang GT500 convertible meets its ’69 forebear.  ~ Motor Trend.

Shot by: Jim Gleason and Gordon Green
Edited by: Jim Gleason

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Mopar Top Eliminator Program Returns

May
28

Mopar Top Eliminator Program Returns - Muscle Cars BlogMopar® ‘Top Eliminator’ Program Returns

•   27th Midwest Mopars in the Park kicks off 2011 Mopar® “Top Eliminator” program
•   Mopar “Top Eliminator” winners to be named at three events in 2011
•   Program recognizes the most skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their restyled or customized vehicles

May 27, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Mopar® “Top Eliminator” program returns for its fifth year, challenging the “best of the best” to produce incredibly accessorized Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth vehicles.

The program rewards the most skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their restyled or customized vehicles in 2011. The winners and their vehicles will be showcased in the Mopar display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nov. 1–4, 2011.

“The ‘Top Eliminator’ program continues to grow and is a favorite among loyal Mopar enthusiasts,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The creativity and workmanship that goes into each entry is second to none. With winners receiving a spot in the Mopar display at the SEMA show, the designs continue to reach new levels every year.” Read more!

Dodge and Mopar Team Up to Support NASCAR in Canada

May
28

Dodge and Mopar Team Up to Support NASCAR in Canada - Muscle Cars BlogMay 27, 2011 , Windsor, Ontario – Dodge and Mopar® have pledged their continued strong support of NASCAR® in Canada for the 2011 motorsports season. As the official automotive sponsor of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Dodge will have a significant presence at all 12 races on the circuit with the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger RT pacing the field at many events.

Dodge and Mopar will once again be rewarding drivers through a contingency program. The program will award nearly $90,000 in contingency money to eligible teams; The “Dodge-Mopar Fast Five” consists of the top five eligible Dodge-Mopar race teams from every race. These prizes range from $500 to $2,000. The “Mopar Top Dodge Cup” rewards the top-five eligible Dodge-Mopar race teams for superior performance over the course of the entire season as determined by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series final championship driver standings. These prizes range from $1,000 to $5,000. Read more!

Chrysler Canada Introduces Mopar 2011 Charger

May
04

Chrysler Canada Introduces Mopar 2011 Charger - Muscle Cars Blog• Mopar® parts enhance performance and distinguish all-new 2011 Dodge Charger with limited-edition Mopar ’11 model
• HEMI®-powered, high-speed engine controller and 3.92 final-drive drop 0-to-100 km/h times to low five seconds
• Chassis features front and rear strut tower bars

May 3, 2011 , Windsor, Ontario – Building on the success of last year’s Mopar® version of the Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar Division will launch a limited-edition Dodge Charger outfitted with select high-performance parts and appearance items straight from the Mopar parts catalog.

Powered by the legendary 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, the specially equipped Charger includes the “Super Track Pak” option that pushes the capabilities of the Mopar Charger in acceleration, handling and braking. Read more!

2009 – 2011 Hennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade

May
02

Hennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade - Muscle Cars BlogHennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade

Available for 2009 – 2011 5.7L Hemi Ram 1500 Trucks

Power:
• 505 bhp @ 5,400 rpm

The HPE500 Upgrade Includes:
• TVS2300 Supercharger System
• HPE Air Induction System
• Fuel Injector Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Chassis Dyno & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Hennessey Premium Floormats
• Hennessey Enbroidered Headrests
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
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2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to Enter One Lap of America

Apr
28

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to Enter One Lap of America - Muscle Cars BlogSpeed and Agility of 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to be Showcased During Upcoming One Lap of America

April 27, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Dodge brand and Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team are joining forces for a return to the Tire Rack One Lap of America competition sponsored by Motor Trend magazine.

After a two-year hiatus, a stock 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, driven by SRT engineers Erich Heuschele and Adam Forte, will compete in the SSGT2 Big Bore class, beginning on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Tire Rack’s test track in South Bend, Ind.

A test of both driver and vehicle endurance, the weeklong competition features more than 70 vehicle entrants that will travel more than 3,500 miles from venue to venue in addition to running various timed events at 10 venues. Read more!

2011 Mopar Dodge Challenger V10 Drag Pak sets record in NHRA AA/SA ET

Apr
11

2011 Mopar Dodge Challenger V10 Drag Pak sets record in NHRA AA/SA ET - Muscle Cars BlogDave Thomas Sets NHRA AA/SA ET, MPH Records in Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 8, 2011

* Thomas sets record with a 9.43/143.90 pass in his 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak
* Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations
* Mopar offers the only factory-built, V-10 powered race-ready package car

Less than one month after making its competition debut, the 2011 Mopar® Challenger V-10 Drag Pak is already rewriting the NHRA record books.

Dave Thomas, of Westchester, Pa., powered his 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak to a record-setting 9.43-second elapsed time (ET) at 143.90 mph during a test session on Thursday, April 7 at the NHRA Division 1 National Open event at Atco (N.J.) Raceway (the test session allowed for record attempts). Thomas captured both the ET and mph records in the AA/SA class just two weeks after taking ownership of his Mopar Drag Pak, and with only a few passes under his belt in the new V-10-powered beast. Read more!