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The 2011 SEMA Show Muscle Cars

Nov
01

The 2011 SEMA Show Muscle Cars - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2011 SEMA Show – SEMA Show takes place November 1-4, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

SEMA Show 2010 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Take a look at the gallery with the Muscle Cars that are going to be showcased on SEMA 2011. Click on Read More!

Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR goes to 2011 SEMA Show

Oct
26

Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR goest to 2011 SEMA Show - Muscle Cars BlogOne of the sweetest pieces of motorized candy that will be served at this year’s edition of SEMA will be the Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR, a vehicle that will follow the recipe of the Nurburgring record-setting Viper SRT10 ACR.

The vehicle’s long list of performance mods starts with a Mopar coil-over suspension, a short-throw shifter, front and rear strut tower braces, lightweight alloy rims with Goodyear F1 Supercar tires, carbon fiber hood and boot lid, as well as certain engine goodies, such as a cat back exhaust. Read more!

Forza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer

Sep
23

Forza Motorsport 4 - American Muscle Car Pack Trailer - Muscle Cars BlogForza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer

1965 Pontiac GTO,
1968 Pontiac Firebird,
1970 Buick GSX,
1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee,
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS,
1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ,
1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi,
1967 Dodge Cornet W023,
1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock,
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

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Dodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit

Sep
07

Dodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit - Muscle Cars BlogDodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit
Mopar teams up with industry-equipment leader Crown North America to deliver an all-new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit

  • Option packages offer one-stop shopping for law enforcement customers
  • Dodge Charger Pursuit offers choice of two engines: aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which delivers 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, offers E-85 flex-fuel capability and up to 27 highway miles per gallon (mpg). For best-in-class power, Dodge Charger Pursuit’s legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology delivers 370 horsepower, 390 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 25 highway mpg
  • Standard 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; standard 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on Mopar equipment
  • 24 Mopar parts may be ordered separately
  • Police packages now available for ordering

September 7, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge and Mopar® are in hot pursuit of police car sales.

Today Dodge and Mopar announced six all-new quality-tested and factory-installed police-equipment packages for the high-performance 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Vehicles are ready-for-duty right from the manufacturer.

“Mopar is adding even more value to our all-new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We are adding proven, quality-tested tactical equipment to this pursuit vehicle and creating a one-stop shop for police customers. With six quick-order packages, police departments have the ability to customize their vehicles to exact specifications.”

To enhance Dodge Charger Pursuit’s world-class levels of technology, safety, handling and efficient power, Mopar teamed up with industry-equipment leader Crown North America to develop six police packages that are designed to provide law-enforcement officers with the best combination of tactical equipment and performance. These police-equipment packages feature emergency lighting, audible warning, communications and safety equipment. Industry-leading suppliers involved in the development include Whelen Engineering, Setina Manufacturing and Havis, Inc.

“With rear-wheel-drive, best-in-class V-8 power, seven air bags and up to 27 miles per gallon during highway cruising, the Dodge Charger Pursuit is an excellent police car on its own merits,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “Our partnership with Mopar to produce these six police packages takes the car to the next level by allowing our customers to customize their cruisers to meet their specific needs.” Read more!

Chrysler Group: SRT Brand Fleet Line Up

Jul
16

Chrysler Group: SRT Brand Fleet Line Up - Muscle Cars BlogREVVVV it up for the SRT Brand lineup, featuring the Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Watch the video on Read more!

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!