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Ralph Gilles is President and CEO of SRT brand


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!

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to Enter One Lap of America


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!

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 Challenger Furious Fuchsia Video


Powered by the regular 5,7L HEMI V8, the Challenger Furious Fuchsia features dual throwback A-line body-side R/T stripes in Matte Black or Bright White, “Challenger” fender badges in classic script, 20-inch polished-aluminum heritage wheels and functional hood scoop and bright racing style fuel-filler door.

In addition to these, a dark headliner and slanted shifter console are available, as well as Pearl White performance seats accented with Dark Slate Gray and Furious Fuchsia French-seamed stitching.

The even more exciting Dodge Challenger SRT8 in Furious Fuchsia features Pearl White leather SRT performance seats with Furious Fuchsia accented stripe, unique 20-inch SRT forged-aluminum wheels with Satin Black accents, serialized dash plaque indicating the limited production series of 400 and retro-inspired chromed quad-exhaust tips.

“Sum it all up, and Dodge is delivering a muscle-car tribute that no other manufacturer can even match” – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles