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Fan starts IndieGoGo funding campaing to buy a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been making a lot of noise lately. From breaking records to being too dangerous its being banned on the road.

Now, its not actually Dodge that started this news. Instead, its an IndieGoGo user named Jan Tobias Lombard, who started an online campaign on social media. Basically, he is asking for people to make a donation so that he could earn $1,072,500 and buy himself a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. In exchange for the pledge, he is offering those who donated at least $325 to drag race with him.

Right, you guys are probably thinking this is some sort of scam. The dude is simply trying his luck to get his hands on the hottest car that will soon be out in the market (without using his own money).

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Is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon too dangerous for the road?

A lot of news has been going around about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon lately, and people are arguing whether the 840 horsepower vehicle by Fiat Chrysler should be banned for the safety of motorists.

It wasn’t so long ago when the Demon received its registration as a road-worthy automobile, and now, we are talking about banning it for good. The problem is, there are a lot more cars that are much faster and more powerful than the Demon, but are still street legal, so how is this fair for the car?

We all agree that it was wrong for Tesla to use consumers and roads to beta-test their fully autonomous driving technology. But same with Dodge, what they are doing is not right - by building a drag car and marketing it as a road-legal car.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon breaks 0-60 mph record set by Tesla Model S

Another day, another record. Is the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the fastest car to date? According to some sources, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon had just beaten the Tesla Model S’ record for being quickest at accelerating.

Not so long ago, Tesla announced that its non-performance Tesla Model S broke the record of its fastest car to accelerate, the Model S P100 D - which is the performance version. The performance version clocked at 2.3 seconds, while the non-performance beat that record with a 2.28 second run from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). But move over Tesla, because you are not alone in this game.

This world of ours never gets satisfied. We always want more - more of everything. But in this specific community, we know what we want - more powerful or faster cars. Having said that, the Dodge Challenger DRT Demon had to take up a challenge, under the same circumstances as Motor Trend’s P100 0-to-60 mile run. The rules were basic - from a stop, the Dodge will accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kph) in 2.3 seconds, but with a rollout of an extra seven inches before the timer begins.

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FCA boss talks about the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s price range

From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures would eventually be on its price tag. Well, we think we have the probable answer to that enquiry. Only last week, Tim Kuniskis had spoken with Road & Track and mentioned that the muscle car will cost below $100,000. Isn't that a good start?

During the interview, Fiat Chrysler’s Head for Passenger Car Brands explains that although the starting price will be more expensive than the standard HellCat, the SRT Demon would still fall under the six-digit figure. In that case, if the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with a $64,000 price tag, the Demon’s asking price will be more or less $35,000 higher—still a lot less expensive than a Tesla Model S P100D model that comes with a starting price of $135,000.

The Demon boasts a menacing 840 horsepower under the hood. That said, customers can also benefit from its very swift 0-62mph 3-second acceleration as compared with other cars in the market. By hitting a quarter mile in only 9.65 seconds, the Challenger SRT Demon is in fact, way faster than a $1.4M La Ferrari hyper car being offered by Ferrari.

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After months of continuous teasers and worldwide hype, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles let loose the insane 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that blew up the audience's minds in the 2017 New York Auto Show the past week. Fresh off its release, a lot of Dodge Demon renders are also grabbing the netizen's attention including the X-Tomi Designs' render.

Graphic designers at X-Tomi Design gave us an initial peek through with their unique take on a chop top Challenger SRT Demon, and it is actually looks dashing. The American automaker has not yet released a convertible variant of the new gen Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but by far this render by X-Tomi Designs takes the cake. However, the approach to the Dodge Demon is more of an aesthetic makeover and didn't really cater to a power boost of any kind. But we really aren't worried, since the Dodge Demon is already a speed maniac from the start.

The Demon can hit up to 60 miles per hour in just 2.3 seconds, pulling 1.8G's with a 9.65 quarter mile drag time starting at 140 mph. Its 6.2 L Hemi Demon V8 engine can produce around 770 lb-ft f torque, and a higher rev restriction of 6,500 rmp. Still impressive as hell. The extraordinary novelties are still in place. These include the enormous hood scoop, the extra slim tires in the front, the extensive drag radials in the back and also worth mentioning are its flared fenders. Since only a single render image is made available, we can tell that its roof is looking to swoop all the way to the back of the convertible and is placed safely in the trunk.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is turned into a convertible beast by X-Tomi Designs

With the Dodge Viper set to be officially discontinued by this year, tributes are being made left and right. One of those in the top of such tributes would have to be that of Penzoil.

Titled as “The Last Viper,” the whole video is just a little under 3 minutes. It starts with the Viper inside a warehouse and an unnamed figure on the roof trying to recover the vehicle. Once he gets out of the warehouse, what follows next is a treat for any Viper enthusiast. Viewers are shown the limits of what this model can do. Making this possible is Penzoil getting stunt driver Rhys Millen to get behind the wheel of the yellow Viper ACR. The entire video was shot on location in Miami giving it some hints of Miami Vice and maybe a bit of Fast and the Furious vibe.

For some fans though, while the short film is indeed exciting, there are some moments that look awkward. At a certain period in the video for example, it is revealed that the license plate of this viper is V8 EATR. While it is possible that this V10 Viper could give some of the V8 versions a run for their money, the tribute was aired in conjunction with the reveal of the V8 Challenger Demon. The problem is that this latest model is considered to be the most powerful production version of the V8. In fact, it can likely beat the V8 “eater.”

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Imagine you are the new owner of a 707hp pure American muscle car - the temptation to test it will nag at you endlessly. You want to test the ultimate speed of your newly acquired vehicle and hearing it roar will probably send your adrenaline to new heights. Moreover, the urge to show off to your friends is undoubtedly unavoidable. All these might make you think that it’s justified to overspeed and test your limits.

But then again, take lessons from what happened to Christopher Garza, who upon driving nearly 160 miles per hour (258 kph) on the streets of Gary, Indiana was duly apprehended and went to another venue instead: the Lake County Jail.

Around 1:30 on a Friday Morning, Indiana State Trooper Alaa Hamed was tasked to monitor the roads at the side of the highway in the city of Gary, Indiana when he spotted a vehicle coming in hot with its speed intensifying as it came nearer to the Trooper, according to a press release by the Indiana State Police. The said State Trooper clocked the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at 158 mph on his rear facing radar, 151 mph as it swooped him.

Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's driver goes from 158 mph to Indiana jail

With the recently concluded 2017 New York Auto Show displaying hordes of muscle and sports cars, we are in awe at how many new vehicles will be soon swooping in and out of our roads. The newly unveiled high powered American muscle - 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon also graced the halls of the Auto Show with its 2.7 L supercharger that produces up to 808 hp. But hoping to steal the spotlight from the Dodge Challenger SRT is the latest vehicle of the Trans Am: the 2017 Trans Am Super Duty.

The Pontiac label was put to its shallow grave after General Motors axed the brand in 2010 as a result of financial dilemma. But now the Pontiac's classic muscle car is given a second life in the form of the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty. The previous Trans Am vehicles were modelled from the 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro and General Motor's Zeta chassis, now the newly unveiled Trans Am 455 Super Duty is probably the first unit ever produced that is molded around the sixth gen Chevy Camaro and the lightweight Alpha chassis.

The biggest asset of this beast of a vehicle is its 455 cubic inch (7.4 L) variant of the GM's recent generation V LT1 V8 engine equipped with a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger that produces up to 14 psi of boost- which has 0.5 less psi compared to the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Trans Am Worldwide further revealed that the engine of the 455 Super Duty was made in partnership with a still unnamed premier NASCAR engine builder hailing from Martinsville, Virginia. Turns out, our guesses would directly point to the Arrington Performance by the very own NASCAR racer and team owner Joey Arrington. A cold air intake and purely ceramic coated headers, with 3.0 inch of exhaust powers contribute to an impressive 1,000 hp and 1,046 lb-ft of torque: a 160 hp and 276 lb-ft more than the Demon's performance on gas and 192 hp and 329 lb-ft more than the Demon's execution on 91 octane.

Read the entire article Meet the Dodge SRT Demon's Ultimate Challenger: The Trans AM 1,000 HP Super Duty

Halo cars are traditionally built by automakers as a way to show off their latest and most high-tech accomplishments, these unique vehicles are a pride to each and every automaker. Even Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for FCA North America, admits that there is more to these vehicles than for business purposes. With that, Dodge has released the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon – another exotic performance vehicle, or should we say, “halo car”, that will draw customers around the globe towards Dodge’s other, more “attainable” performance cars.

Though it looks like pretty much as if everything about the Demon has been released – what with Dodge’s weekly teasers, spy shots and leaked photos – let’s take a look at how the Demon is prepped for its debut straight from Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. headquarters.

If you’re talking about insanity, well, let’s just say that the Demon is set for a new Guinness World Record for “Longest Wheelie by a Production Car”. And what does that mean? It just means that Dodge’s halo car can travel 2.92 feet from a standstill with its front tires airborne. Not yet impressed? Then get this: apparently, the Demon is “too fast for the drag strip” that even the country’s preeminent sanctioning body for all quarter-mile vehicles, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), has banned it due to its lack of safety equipment required for a vehicle with such performance records.

Read the entire article Here's what's in store for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

VLF Automotive is an American luxury sports car company, established in 2012 when it was originally VL Automotive (before the Fisker came in the picture). It is a joint partnership between former General Motors boss Bob Lutz, car designer Henrik Fisker of Fisker Karma, and entrepreneur Gilbert Villarreal. “VLF” came from the initials of each founder.

Over a year ago, the company took the cover off its Force 1 Coupe in Detroit, Michigan. And now, they are getting ready for the roadster version to debut at the Auto Shanghai 2017 in China next week. The roadster was spotted while in transit, so images of the car have surfaced online even before its official launch.

To keep the Force 1 Roadster light in weight, the body panels were built with carbon fiber. In fact, it looks just as sporty and masculine as the coupe. Instead, this was built with a soft top instead of a fixed carbon roof, unlike its counterpart. However, this model weighs a little more than the coupe that is at 1,538 kilograms (3,395 pounds), because of the increased roof complexity. Brembo brakes and Pirelli tires are included too.

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After all the sneak peeks and the tiny teasers since 2005, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon finally comes out with several images online. These leaked photos were seen everywhere from Jalopnik to Carscoops. There will be many who would not agree with us but we do think it’s the real thing.

Twelve years and over 4,000 videos later, the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon will finally show itself at the 2017 New York Auto Show coming up this week. The wait is over, guys! The car manufacturer has not released photos of the car. However, the leaked images seem to be the actual thing based on all the teasers that have been released before. The photos include the Demon badge, huge fender flares, and a hood scoop.

According to sources, the Demon will have over 707 horsepower surpassing the Hellcat’s capability. It will then have a High Octane mode where it can make use of the 100+ octane unleaded race gas. The company also announced that it will be equipped with a trans brake, wherein automatic-transmission drag cars explode off the line as it launches. It will have a little more than just the launch RPM as well. As the system goes into torque reserve, the engine will keep spinning at the desired RPM, and at the same time, it builds maximum boost pressure for a forceful launch. This machine will have a wicked-sounding engine.

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Believe it or not, Mopar has been a part of the automotive world for 80 years. Yes, Mopar is celebrating its 80 years of existence this 2017, and as part of the celebrations the original equipment manufacturer for Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is launching the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger limited edition vehicle.

As you may have guessed, this limited edition is derived from the 2017 Dodge Challenger. It may not be as hellish as the Challenger SRT Hellcat or as devilish as the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon, but the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger is something to be excited about. It is more civil than its hot siblings, but it is quite special as it celebrates the brand’s 80th anniversary. Its limited status rises by the fact that Mopar is planning to create only 160 examples – 80 for each of the two color schemes of the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger. It will be the brand’s eighth limited-edition Mopar-modified vehicle since 2010.

Thanks to the Mopar Custom Shop, the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger received two-tone exterior coloring schemes. The first one pairs Pitch Black with Contusion Blue, while the second scheme matches Pitch Black with Billet Silver. The Pitch Black tone dominates the upper portion of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger, starting from the grille to the bonnet, and from roof to the rear decklid spoiler. Of course, these parts are courtesy of Mopar like the Shaker Hood package and the Shaker Hood scoop surround. In addition, the Mopar Design badge on the spoiler is specified to be black-on-black. Moreover, a special Mopar 392 logo is hand-painted on the lower portion of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger.

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A cross between the new Durango SRT and a Dakota pickup is clearly not a bad idea. But Chrysler has stopped producing the Dodge Dakota a long time ago. In fact, we haven’t seen the company participate in the mid-size pickup category for more than 6 years.

If only Chrysler comes out with a new replacement for the famous utility wagon, it would be awesome if it ends up with the same styling cues like the one on the new SUV. We bet this is what X-Tomi Design had in mind when it drew a speculative rendering of the supposed Dodge Durango SRT hauler truck.

It’s plain to see that the artist had placed a pickup bed on the latest SUV’s body. But the Durango is actually based on the Dodge Dakota pickup right from the very start. While nowadays it is bigger and seems to be bearing some kind of a “crossover styling cues”, most of the idea is still taken from the original cargo truck. Let’s put it this way, if Chrysler had done the exact same thing, this is how the Durango is going to look like if it comes with an open bed.

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Dodge is making a bold move by introducing a 475 hp V8-powered Durango SRT. Despite not using the Hellcat’s 707hp engine, the three-row full-size Durango SRT is its fastest SUV at the moment. It also packs up to 475 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to push the new SUV from zero to sixty in under 4.4 seconds before hitting a quarter mile within 12.9 seconds.

Apart from its 392-cubic-inch HEMI V8 engine, the 2018 Durango SRT is built with exciting new features. To begin, the SUV is equipped with Track, Sport, Snow, ECO, Tow and Valet driving modes. The Sport Mode allows its transmission “shift times” to reduce by at least 50% than when using the normal Auto Mode. At the same time, the Sport Mode sends 65% of torque to the rear while 70% more torque is delivered when the Track Mode is applied.

The Durango SRT also features the latest cold-air intake that helps supply cool air to the engine at any driving condition. If there’s more, the SUV’s TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic gearbox has been recalibrated to accurately determine the vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral acceleration points, engine torque gradients, tire slip and other variables.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Durango SRT 7-seater SUV boasts 475 horsepower

A group of Dodge Viper fans and enthusiasts wants the high-performance sports car to set a new lap record at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Since a large amount of money is needed to achieve this feat, they have initiated a crowd-funding campaign.

It has been a while since the Dodge Viper ACR broke the lap record at the Nurburgring circuit. The previous generation of the Dodge Viper ACR was fast enough to complete a lap at the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 12.13 seconds in September 2011. It was then the fastest street-legal production vehicle at the Nurburgring. Since then, the Dodge Viper ACR’s record has been surpassed by only a few other production vehicles, namely the Porsche 918 Spyder (2013), Lamborghini Aventador SV (2015), Nissan GT-R Nismo (2015) and the Mercedes-AMG GT R (2016). The Porsche 918 Spyder currently holds the Nurburgring lap record with a time of 6 minutes and 57 seconds.

While there is a considerable gap in the lap times of the previous Dodge Viper ACR and the Porsche 918 Spyder at the Nurburgring, the present generation of the Dodge Viper – specified with ACR Extreme aero packages – could pose a real threat to the current record. The current Dodge Viper ACR Extreme is powered by an 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 645 hp of max output and 600 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This pales in comparison to the total amount of power the hybrid powertrain of the Porsche 918 Spyder could provide: up to 875 hp of output and up to 940 lb.-ft. of torque.

Read the entire article Fans start crowd-funding campaign for Nurburgring lap record attempt for Dodge Viper ACR Extreme

Dodge is continuing the teasing game for the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Dodge has uploaded a new video clip – the third one in as many weeks – that shows a more solid look on the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, although all it showed was the muscle car’s rear end and its wheels.

The past two teaser clips – titled “Caged” and “Reduction” were more enigmatic than solid. The teaser game changed in the third teaser clip titled “Body.” This teaser clip lasts for only 27 seconds but the information it showed is already helpful. Basically, the video shows the Challenger SRT Demon revving up and spewing up some smokes. It also showed the Demon’s wide tires as well as its tire tracks. Near the end of the third video, the rear end of the Challenger SRT Demon was shown, indicating that not much else has changed on the posterior of the Challenger SRT Hellcat.

What is amazing about the latest teaser is the fact the wide drag radial tires – measuring 315 mm (around one foot) in width -- of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is fitted straight from the factory. These could be the widest front tires (315/40 Nitto NT05R tires) that have been installed on a production vehicle. Of course, if we are talking about tires of this width, the purpose would be maximizing as much traction from a drag launch. These tires are developed specially for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and boast of a new compound and specific tire construction.

Read the entire article 3rd teaser clip for new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon shows its rear end

What is hotter and more menacing than a Hellcat? If we ask Dodge, its answer would be the “Demon.” Of course, we aren’t talking about a demon with horns and a trident. The subject here is the upcoming 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Yes, the Demon is back.

In an ominous manner, Dodge has announced that the Demon nameplate is back. As the trailer shows, the Demon will definitely lord over the two current Hellcats that were launched around two years ago – the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. Dubbed as the world’s most powerful and fastest muscle cars -- the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat upped the tempo two years ago. They will still be Dodge’s ultimate prides until the arrival of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon later this year.

So far, Dodge has released two pre-debut teaser videos as well as launched a new dedicated Web site -- www.ifyouknowyouknow.com – in which Dodge followers could get updates, contents and insight into the development of the brand’s new "ultimate performance halo.”

Read the entire article Dodge teases lighter but meaner 2018 Challenger SRT Demon

If you always wanted to own a muscle car for everyday use, we think now is the right time to have one. Apart from the added AWD traction, the new Challenger GT also comes with better fuel economy. Well, that also means the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT won’t come with a V8 engine. This will probably leave those who had been wishing for an AWD Hellcat very disappointed. Or maybe not.

According to the EPA’s leaked info, Dodge’s latest model will have the 3.6-litre, V6 engine along with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This type of engine can deliver as much as 305 hp with up to 268 lb-ft of torque. The EPA has estimated its fuel economy to be at least 18 miles per gallon for the city, 27 mpg for the highway and 21 mpg combined.

Consider the added traction as a bonus, which will be perfect for the cold weather and slippery roads this time of the year. Above all, the price for the Dodge Challenger GT starts at $34,490.

Read the entire article 2017 Dodge Challenger GT arrives with 305 hp and AWD

The car brand has stopped taking orders only a couple of months ago since they needed time to determine the exact number of units that they have to build. Apparently, they ran short of headlamps and had no idea then if they can still accommodate all the orders. In fact, it was earlier reported that they also ran out of “aero wings” around September and that also prompted them to postpone further bookings for the ACR variant.

There are no details regarding the total number of Vipers to be assembled. But a big chunk of the final batch was already bought by a dealership based in North Carolina. Gerry Wood Dodge from Salisbury has come up with its own 2017 limited edition models. The ACR as we know is the most popular of the entire Viper’s line-up. No doubt, Gerry Wood Dodge’s special edition ACRs was allegedly sold out in less than an hour.

In a recent interview with the Detroit News, Fiat Chrysler’s head for passenger car brands Tim Kuniskis described how the “demand for ACR” was unexpected. Since they knew more or less how many they could build, he thinks that they are almost ready to take new orders.

Read the entire article Hear ye, this is your last chance to own a Dodge Viper!

Fiat Chrysler is reported to continue with its line-up of large cars well until 2020. Both the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger are not expected to have any redesigns through the Giorgio platform all the way to the 2021 model year. This is true as well for the Chrysler 300 sedans. This information was revealed by Automotive News citing two sources.

The Giorgio platform mentioned forms the basis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the same vehicle that is expected to begin sales by the end of this year in North America. With regards to this platform, it is likely that for the North American market, the platform would be made wider and longer for it to be used for the Challenger and the Charger. In addition, the Giorgio platform has the needed rigidity to help the brand make a comeback on the convertible market. Should this happen, it would be the brand’s return to this segment after it stopped production of the Chrysler 200 Convertible back in 2014.

According to FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, the platform’s versatility was no accident as it was created at the same time as the launching of the Giulia. He adds that the architecture has more than proven its worth and the best benefit that it gives in terms of technical development is that it can be used on a wide array of applications.

Read the entire article Dodge Challenger, Charger, Chrysler 300 will not get a new platform until 2020
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