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If you were not able to reserve yourself a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and think that perhaps you could get your hands on a brand new 2019 model year of the car, we are now telling you that it is impossible. This is because the automaker has no plans to produce more than what they initially announced. It will be limited to 3,300 units only. This number has not changed since they first announced the vehicle. The company now reiterates that there won’t be an extension.
This is because over the last few weeks, Demon enthusiasts have been spreading rumours that their local Dodge dealerships are talking about another model year for the Dodge. This is why the company wants to clarify things now, saying that the Demon will not get a 2019 version.
In fact, Tim Kuniskis, Dodge boss said in his interview with Allpar.com that “2018 only, one and done”, meaning to say that those who did not get the 2018 model year missed out because there will not be a 2019 version if that is what they expected. Furthermore, he told the media several times last year that the Demon will remain to be a 2018 model only, so it is not his fault that Dodge enthusiasts assumed otherwise as he made it very clear.Read the entire article Dodge will not produce a 2019 model year of the Challenger SRT Demon
In a recent report by Automotive News, we learned that FCA is no longer pursuing its original plans in using Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio architecture on both the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. Instead, it will be using the new platform that will underpin Maserati’s new sedan. Automotive News however didn’t name the source of this information.
It is also said that Fiat Chrysler Automotive will be giving both of its vehicle models the final refresh for the 2019 model year before the arrival of its all-new generation range two years after. By that time, the two Dodge models would have already moved on to Maserati Ghibli’s architecture and shall no longer use the ongoing models’ current platform. To add some new twists to the current vehicle lineups, FCA for now has cooked up some special edition packages both for the Dodge Charger and Challenger.
Suffice it to say, Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio RWD architecture will still be used on one of the upcoming generation’s Dodge model -- the Journey SUV. With its intentions in building the most driver-centric sport utility vehicle, FCA will be taking Alfa Rome Stelvio’s engine designs. The next generation SUV range is expected to arrive at the showrooms in 2019 and will soon be manufactured and produced in Italy. Currently, FCA is producing its SUVs in Mexico.Read the entire article Dodge Challenger and Charger to come with Maserati's Ghibli architecture
With all the news and the noise Dodge is making, it is definitely becoming a more popular car. And believe it or not, for the first time in seven years, the Dodge Challenger was able to outsell the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. That is a big deal considering that two months ago, it was announced that the Ford Mustang is the best-selling car in the world - at least in last year’s ratings.
Last month alone, Dodge was able to deliver 6,605 Challengers, which definitely is a huge hike from last year’s sales. The company sold 1,000 units more than it did in June 2016. For the sake of comparing, Ford sold 6,186 Mustangs which while Chevrolet only delivered 4,691 Camaros in June 2017.
While sales of the Dodge Challenger had suddenly gone up in June, we do not know if this will be a trend in the next coming months. In terms of year-to-date sales, the Ford Mustang still is at the top of the leaderboard at 44,608 units during the first two quarters of the year, followed by the Chevrolet Camaro at 36,567 units, and catching up is the Dodge Challenger with 35,910 examples sold, according to Torque News.Read the entire article June 2017 sales of Dodge Challenger surprisingly beat Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as we know, is the Demon's less powerful sibling, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But have you ever imagined how it would look if you combine both the Hellcat and the Demon? Well, you don't have to imagine it anymore as the company has put some Demon into the Hellcat.
Yes, you're right. The Hellcat has been given tweaks all over to make it look like the offspring of both. It starts with the Demon's wider body kit that adds 3.5 inches (8.9 centimeters) to the Challenger's already broad flares. This new body kit allows them to add a set of 20-inch split spoke wheels wrapped in 305/35 Pirelli P-Zero tires under the fenders, and paired with Brembo brakes with 15.4-inch two-piece rotors and six-piston front calipers.
If you're interested to get the Hellcat widebody package, there’s no need to panic as this one is not as limited as the Demon. You can get your hands on one by the third quarter of this year with a starting price of $72,590, which already includes the $1,700 tax and $1,095 destination fee.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets widebody kit for an overall performance boost
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
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.Read the entire article Mopar celebrates 80 years with the 2017 Dodge Challenger Limited Edition
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
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
While we may want the best engine for our cars, the reality is that not every engine is suitable for every vehicle. However, there are adapter kits, like the ones being offered by Mopar. Thus, for those who own an old muscle car but want to fit in a Hemi engine, then Mopar’s offering is the one for you.
This offering is not surprising considering that the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show has always been an event where everyone can display some interesting ideas and this year is no different. Thus when FCA revealed some models way ahead of the 2016 SEMA Show, Chrysler knew that it needed to show as well what the Mopar brand has been doing. For this year’s show, Mopar came up with six different concepts: a Jeep, a minivan, two RAM models, and two Dodge models.
For the crate engine being offered, all that’s needed is to get a Hemi 345, which is a 5.7-liter unit, or the 392, a 6.4-liter version. However the engines should have a make of at least 2014 for the kit to work. After that, all that’s needed is to get Mopar’s latest adapter kit and you can easily slot in the engines mentioned to any vehicles having a make lower than 1975. As such, this can include a Plymouth Barracuda, Dodge Challenger, or a Dodge Charger, to name a few.Read the entire article Mopar shows off Hemi engine kit at 2016 SEMA Show
There have been rumors circulating that FCA will offer an all-wheel drive version of the new Dodge Challenger. FCA has yet to officially confirm whether such a version of the Dodge Challenger will be up for grabs in the near future. But it seems it will be.
However, FCA wasn’t the one that made the confirmation. Instead, the United States Environmental Protection Agency – through its Web site – has confirmed that there will be an all-wheel drive Dodge Challenger GT for the 2017 model year. Although the EPA Web site doesn’t actually specify that the new 2017 Challenger GT is the all-wheel drive model on the main page of the listing, the specs page for the vehicle clearly states that this Dodge offering is an all-wheel drive.
Having an all-wheel drive 2017 Dodge Challenger GT listed at EPA’s Web site is the next true thing to official unveiling. The list covers all cars that will be sold to the general public. In addition, the Dodge Challenger GT all-wheel drive model is listed as one of the options for the 2017 model year, which means that there is huge chance that this version is a real thing.Read the entire article EPA confirms all-wheel drive Dodge Challenger GT for 2017 model year
Challenger is one of the best performing vehicles in Dodge’s artillery of muscle cars. Packed with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8, the Challenger R/T can produce 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and it comes with a choice of either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. However, a very exciting version of the Challenger is currently for sale. Coming from the deepest pits of hell or rather, from Dodge’s production line is the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Unlike the standard version of the Challenger which is powered by the 3.0-liter Pentastar V6, the Challenger SRT Hellcat it is packed with a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8. But wait, there’s more! What makes it more imposing than its ancestor is that it is able to produce 222 horsepower more than the Challenger R/T, that is, a whopping 707 horsepower plus 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The Hellcat is one hell of a muscle car as it speeds up from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 199 miles per hour.
It’s amazing how much this muscle car can achieve. Now imagine the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s already awesome stature getting a boost, say, a convertible version. I bet you’d be as excited. You won’t be the first to dream for this to be built. But there’s one man who made it happen.Read the entire article One-off Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Convertible is up for sale
Dodge is expanding its color palette with the introduction of a modern version of heritage-inspired Go Mango exterior paint on 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT models. This new exterior paint color is now available exclusively on 2016 Challenger SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat as well as 2016 Charger SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat.
Dealers can already order this new Go Mango exterior paint color. Go Mango was first made available by Dodge on the 1970 Challenger. It was also offered, albeit on limited production run, in 2006 on certain Charger R/T Daytona models.
This paint color was most recently featured on the 2016 Dodge Dart. A modernized version of this next generation and limited-edition exterior color blend combines orange and red tones to showcase the vaunted Dodge performance attitude.Read the entire article Dodge launches exclusive Go Mango paint for 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT models
Star Wars fans in Los Angeles received a treat from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 as a 707hp Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that were styled to look like the First Order Stormtrooper patrolled the streets.
A black Dodge Viper ACR that took inspiration from Kylo Ren also joined this troop. The locations of the vehicles were tracked in real time on Twitter with the hashtags #Dodge and #TheForceAwakens. If you ask us, this was a brilliant way to promote the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on social media.
This move was made possible with the partnership between FCA US and Disney as well as Lucasfilm as they co-promoted this movie, which is set to open on Dec. 18. Fans got the chance to have their photos and videos taken with these Star Wars-themed vehicles.Read the entire article Three Star Wars-themed Dodge vehicles roam the streets of Los Angeles
Canadian tuner SR Auto was tasked with decking out this Dodge Challenger Hellcat to the maximum. The tuner did not disappoint, managing to turn this authentic American muscle car to something even more powerful. The styling has veered quite a bit off the usual path though.
Employing an Airrex air suspension system, SR Auto effectively lowered the car to the ground. The system used a compressor that was installed directly into the car’s trunk. From the compressor, the team installed pressure lines on all four corners of the trunk.
Exterior upgrades included a Liberty Walk body kit, and 20-inch PUR LG05 wheels for both the front and rear. The front wheels measured 20x11 inches while the rear had 20x12 inch wheels. Both come adorned with a matte black diamond face.Read the entire article SR Auto Group draws controversy with green Dodge Challenger Hellcat
A recall will be issued for 88,346 Dodge Challengers by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to repair a defect with the driver-side frontal airbag, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on its website last Saturday. According to the NHTSA safety report, the recall covers 2008-2010 model year Challengers produced between September 2007 and October 2010.
This report adds to the list that the NHTSA got from the company last May in relation to a nationwide recall to replace defective airbags built by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The report revealed that moisture may get into the inflators on the affected devices and this could lead to rupture, spraying metal bits on the driver.
The agency also said that Chrysler will get a replacement for the frontal airbag inflators but this isn’t available for now. These Takata airbags are at the center of what is likely to become the biggest auto safety recall in the U.S., related to 8 fatalities and hundreds of injuries that span more than 10 years.Read the entire article FCA announces Takata airbag recall of 2008-2010 Dodge Challengers
For those who want to get their hands on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat we have good news as the muscle car is on its way to dealerships. According to the manufacturer, over 4,500 orders for the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat were received in just five days after orders opened in September.
As you may already know, the Challenger SRT Hellcat starts at $59,995 in the United States, including the $2,100 gas-guzzler tax ($,1700 gas-guzzler tax on models equipped with an automatic transmission), but excluding the $995 destination charge.
The vehicles will be easily distinguished thanks to the 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine that produces 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The engine makes the Challenger SRT Hellcat the fastest mucle car ever with a Hot Rod Association-certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (mph) with stock Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires.Read the entire article 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is on its way to the dealerships [w/video]
At the 2014 SEMA Show you will be able to see a Sublime Green Challenger and it is better to know that it will be the Dodge Challenger T/A Concept. The concept represents a reinterpretation of the iconic T/A Package, which was available in the 1970s for the Challenger.
As we told you, the vehicle is finished in a Sublime Green paint, complemented by full-length matte black T/A graphics on each side of the body, a Mopar gloss black hood fitted with a Viper-inspired center scoop which sends the cool air to the 6.4-liter 392 HEMI V8 engine.
Moreover, the Challenger T/A Concept features a Mopar matte black front splitter, a Mopar matte black deck-lid spoiler, Air Catcher headlamps as well as hidden LED lights.Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Preview: Dodge Challenger T/A Concept brings back a legend
Dodge said back in July that the first production 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Last Vegas. The auction took place last weekend and the Challenger SRT Hellcat fetched an impressive $825,000. Taking in consideration that the standard 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat starts at $59,995, this means almost 14 times the base price.
Still, according to Dodge, the special Challenger SRT Hellcat is dressed in a Viper-exclusive Stryker Red Paint and it will never be another like it. In addition, the lucky buyers receives a HEMI painted presentation box with a VIN0001 electronic vehicle build book and video documentary, still shots, vehicle footage as well as an authentic Challenger SRT Hellcat embossed Laguna Leather iPad sleeve, a signed SRT Hellcat lithograph and an unique “birth certificate” for VIN0001.
Under the hood, there is the same 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 Hellcat engine that produces 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881) Nm of torque. Bolted to a TorqueFlite 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission with RPM matching downshift, the Challenger SRT Hellcat runs the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 125 mph or 202 km/h.Read the entire article 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 auctioned for $825,000
The 2015 Dodge Challegner SRT Hellcat is not only the most powerful coupe found in the company’s lineup but also impressed us with its EPA fuel-economy rating of 22 mpg on the highway when equipped with the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
According to Dodge, the Challenger SRT Hellcat not only more powerful but also more efficient than supercars such as the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster ($425,845) which returns 18 mpg on the highway, the Aston Martin Vanquish ($287,820) with its 18 mpg on the highway and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT ($221,580) which returns 19 mpg on the highway.
When using the six-speed manual transmission, the Challenger SRT Hellcat returns 21 mpg on the highway. For those who don’t know, the 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat found on the Challenger SRT was rated at impressive 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.Read the entire article 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat rated at 22 mpg on the highway by EPA
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is available to order and it seems that Chrysler aims to change its normal allocation methods for its dealers. How? Well, it’s quite simple! The Challenger SRT Hellcat allocation is now based on the number of Dodge vehicles sold by a dealer in the previous 180 days.
These words came from Tim Kuniskis a.k.a. Dodge chief, who also added that in December the company will make a second allocation calculation based on the sales in the previous 90 days.
According to Kuniskis, if dealers sell lots of Darts, Durangos or Journeys, they will get the rights to sell the Challenger SRT Hellcat too as this is the halo car of the brand. Dodge will also measure the number of days that Challenger SRT Hellcat models sit on dealer’s lot in order to determine how many units the dealer gets.Read the entire article Challenger SRT Hellcat allocation based on the total of Dodge vehicles sold by a dealer
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