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2010 Dodge Challenger “Freedom” 60-Second Commercial


The Dodge Brand debuts its latest commercial featuring the 2010 Dodge Challenger. The new commercial, titled “Freedom,” was created in honor of the match between USA and England at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The 60-second spot airs Friday, June 11. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

Three Special-Edition Vipers for Top Dealers


Three Special-Edition Vipers for Top Dealers - Muscle Cars BlogOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Dodge Announces Dealer Exclusive Program Offering Unique 2010 Viper SRT10s
06.07.2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich.

The 2010 model year just got even more exclusive for the Dodge Viper. The Dodge brand is unveiling three new unique 2010 Viper SRT10 vehicles as part of its “Dealer Exclusive Program.”

Dealers who sold sufficient Viper volume to qualify were given the opportunity to create their own special editions that best meet the dreams of their most loyal customers. A total of 50 cars are being built under this program, and specific combinations were determined by each Dodge dealer who volunteered to participate.

Shown here (from left to right) are the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Roadster, developed specifically with Woodhouse Dodge in Blair, Neb., featuring a Race Yellow Clear Coat exterior with yellow driver’s stripe; the “Reverse SRT10 ACR” developed with Tomball Dodge in Tomball, Texas, featuring the reverse color combination of the Snakeskin Green Special Edition introduced earlier this model year; and the Black SRT10 Coupe with Plum Crazy dual racing stripes developed with Roanoke Dodge in Roanoke, Ill.

To find all of the Dodge dealers who have 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10s on order including the various special-edition models, check out the new dealer locator function at the Viper Headquarters website:

With this being the last model year for the current-generation Dodge Viper, 2010 continues to be the most special year of production for the 600 horsepower V-10 powered “ultimate American sports car.” Approximately 500 cars will make up the 2010 model year production run, and each one is more exclusive than ever before with more than 7,000 different possible appearance combinations. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

Widebody Dodge Challenger by WCC


Widebody Dodge Challenger by WCC - Muscle Cars BlogYou would have seen this Challenger if you recently watched the latest episode of West Coast Customs ‘Street Customs’ TV show that aired on TLC on March 26th, 2009. This one-off creation belongs to Joshua ‘Chop’ Tobin aka the “King of Cars”, who is the owner of Las Vegas based car dealership, Towbin Dodge. The entire pimp job was done by the guys at West Coast Customs (WCC) and we must say that they have come up with something really good.

When money is not an issue, the number of things that can be done are, well infinite. The real show stoppers on this car are those oversized wide rear fenders, white paint with black striping, a new spoiler at the rear and blacked out rear lights. The star of the show however are the magnificent Asanti deep dish rims. The car is fitted with 24 inches up front and 26 inches at the rear. They seem truly special and the white-black matte finish combination along with their design and the depth of the rear rims are quite stunning. The only sad part are the disc brakes which look like milk bottle tops inside these huge rims and fail to fill out the space inside.

2010 SF600R Challenger 600HP by SpeedFactory


2010 SF600R Challenger 600HP by SpeedFactory - Muscle Cars BlogSpeedFactory recently revealed their latest project – SF600R, which is an engine upgrade for the Dodge Challenger SRT8. In fact, SpeedFactory have increased the output of the car from 425 hp to 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) without the use of a supercharger.

At first, the tuners increased the 6.1-liter HEMI engine to a full 7.0-liters. Aside from a higher volume air intake system paired to a stainless steel Corsa exhaust , SpeedFactory also used “a custom Comp hydraulic cam along with an 85mm throttle body with a CNC machined stock manifold that is port matched with a blended plenum to produce a dyno-proven 595-605 HP on premium-grade 91 octane pump fuel,” as a statement from SpeedFactory reads.

What’s more – the SF600R has a six-speed manual transmission, while also adding a Getrag IRS and Centerforce clutch. The engine was not the only thing tweaked by SpeedFactory. The vehicle’s handling is improved with performance springs and sway bars as well as additional front and rear strut tower braces. The 20-inch BBS wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires and gives this beauty a real muscle car look.

Sox and Martin package for the Dodge Challenger


Sox and Martin package for the Dodge Challenger - Muscle Cars BlogOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

HUDSON, FL – If you’ve dreamed of owning a genuine Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda, get ready to stop dreaming and start driving. Diane Sox and Buddy Martin, of the legendary Sox & Martin drag racing team and Mr. Norm’s Garage debuted the first Collector Series Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda at Mopars At The Strip on March 26, 2010.

Inspired by the Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda that won the 1971 NHRA Pro Stock National Championship, the Collectors Series Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda’s are serious performance vehicles based on the new Challenger. The Collector Series Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda is available in three models. The Sox & Martin Super Street Edition boils the hides with an available 625 horsepower, the Super Stock Edition shakes the asphalt with 725 horsepower, and like its namesake, the Pro Stock Edition is equipped with a heart stopping 900 plus horsepower Hemi engine, Dana 60 differential and 4 link rear suspension.

2010 Dodge Viper Final Edition


2010 Dodge Viper Final Edition - Muscle Cars BlogDodge Pulls Skin Off 2010 Viper SRT10 Final Edition Models

Auburn Hills, Mich., Apr 6, 2010 – To celebrate the final year of production for the current-generation Dodge Viper, Dodge is building a limited production run of just 50 2010 Viper SRT10 “Final Edition” models.

Available in Coupe, Roadster and ACR (American Club Racer) model configurations, each Final Edition Viper exterior features a Graphite Clear Coat body with a painted black center stripe traced in red. Viper Coupe and ACR Final Edition models include a black windshield surround. All Final Edition models carry unique side sill badges.

The black interior features custom red accent stitching, red painted halo surrounds on the gauge cluster and bright stainless steel screws in center stack bezel. A numbered dash plaque (1-50) is located on the shifter bezel just above the unique Viper Final Edition floor mats. Check out the gallery after the jump.

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Arrives


2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X - Muscle Cars BlogThis incredible machine – the ultimate muscle car – the non-street legal Viper SRT10 ACR-X, priced at $110,000, has officially entered production yesterday. The first example was made at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. The official debut is schedules on July 9-10, 2010, in the Dodge Viper Cup.

“The 2010 model year is going to be unique for the Dodge Viper in many ways both on and off the track, so to kick it off with production of our ultimate special-edition Viper ACR-X is our way of paying tribute to the performance engineering expertise of our SRT team, combined with the passion and dedication of Viper Nation, to keep the tradition going strong,” Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, said in a release.

“With its amazing on-track performance, the Viper ACR-X is going to seriously turn the heads of all road-racing enthusiasts, whether it is the grassroots driver all the way up to the professional,” added Gilles.

The New 6.4-Liter V-8 Only for SRT?


The New 6.4-Liter V-8 Only for SRT? - Muscle Cars BlogIt seems that Chrysler’s upcoming 6.4-liter V-8 gasoline engine will only be available for the SRT vehicles and not Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks. Joe Veltri, Chrysler vice president of product planning, said “it’s designed for performance, not low-end torque. It’s designed for off-the-line 0-to-60 times.”

He also added “it’s a struggle to recrank that engine to make it a truck engine.” As we can see, Chrysler maybe needs a gas engine with more horsepowers than the current 383 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 used in the Ram HD trucks.

Actually, in the heavy-duty segment between gasoline and diesel engines there is a tendency – from 75%/25% to 70%/30% today and maybe 60%/40% in the future (gas/diesesl). And the price of the diesel engines is rising up. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT8 at Geneva


Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Muscle Cars BlogOfficial press release:
Geneva, Mar 2, 2010 – The Dodge Car Brand continues to offer customers around the world driving excitement, functionality and aggressive styling.

“The focus of the Dodge Car Brand is creating an all-new spirit and life built around strong American heritage in products that provide performance and personality,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President – Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Dodge Charger SRT8 and Challenger SRT8 command attention by offering benchmark, all-around performance that appeals to unique customers who celebrate their achievements by living life to the fullest.”

At the 80th Geneva International Motor Show, the Dodge Car Brand showcases two iconic models – Dodge Charger SRT8® and Dodge Challenger SRT8 – both of which deliver the best of modern American muscle-car characteristics: unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and proven technology.

In 2009, the Dodge brand comprised nearly 35 percent of Chrysler Group LLC sales in markets outside North America, led by Dodge Journey as the highest sales volume vehicle and Dodge Caliber also as a top-five sales contender.

As the Chrysler Group product portfolio develops in markets outside North America, Dodge will become a specialty brand with a focus on regional sales for specific models.

Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in more than 120 countries around the world.

2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak


2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak - Muscle Cars BlogJust a bit of history to begin with – The 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak program commemorated the 40th anniversary of the iconic 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart and Plymouth Hemi Barracuda package muscle cars. And despite the fact these cars were sold as road legal, the modern ones are not allowed on the public roads.

And here it is nowadays – Mopar introduced its 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak program. This is a non-street legal V8 powered, racing version of the Dodge Challenger. This racing muscle car has a 6.1L Hemi V8 and a 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The base model is the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and finished in a Stock Eliminator configuration. It means that a lot of components have been replaced due to reduce weight.

The muscle car has some cool features as composite lift-off hood with functional scoop, Dodge Viper-style front seats, polycarbonate door windows, a lightweight cooling system, no power steering, bespoke lightweight front-brake assemblies and others.

The paint job is outstanding – retro Stone White paint and is eligible for NHRA Stock, Super Stock and Comp Eliminator drag racing. The price is about $39,999 and the muscle car will be available this summer. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles