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Last Dodge Demon and Viper will be auctioned off on June 20

If you are a huge fan of the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon but never had the chance to get your hands on any, there is going to be one last chance for you to get your hands on not one but both of them. This is because in June, Dodge will release the final examples of the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Challenger Demon at the Barrett Jackson auction in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The reason why I said that you could get your hands on both is because of the fact that both models will be auctioned as a pair, so you are out of luck if you could only afford one. When combined, the Viper and the Demon will have an output of $1,485 horsepower. In fact, Dodge calls the auction “The Ultimate Last Chance”, so get your check books out.

Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge/SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat - FCA North America, Steve Beahm, even stated that it is close to impossible for an avid collector to have both the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Challenger Demon in his garage because these models are just so difficult to get your hands on, considering that they sell out even before the automaker begins production of these.

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Three new stripe colors are now available for the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Still the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world as powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine providing 707 hp of max output and 650 lb.-ft. of peak torque, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is entering the 2019 model year with a number of upgrades both in terms of aesthetics and performance. Now, Dodge//SRT is offering to make your Charger SRT Hellcat look more aggressive on the road with three new stripe options.

The exterior stripe design for the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat includes two stripes located on the center and running the full-length of the sedan. This stripe design covers the front and rear fascias of Charger SRT Hellcat as well as its roof and deck lid. The stripe design also is matched to the design of the signature NACA duct-hood vent, further highlighting its already aggressive yet still functional design.

The three new strop options available for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat include Dual Red, Dual Blue and Duel Silver. These new stripes join the current designs that include the Dual Carbon and Dual Gunmetal Gray stripes, which were introduced in 2016 and 2018.

Read the entire article Three new stripe colors are now available for the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Rezvani Tank X is a Hellcat V8 engine-powered utility in dark menacing suit

Rezvani’s extreme utility vehicle has just gotten more hardcore. The Rezvani Tank was a beast while the Rezvani Tank Military Edition is a monster. Now, the Tank has called on its dark side to become the new Rezvani Tank X.

Inspired by the military vehicle of the same name with similar characteristic, the Rezvani Tank evolves from the ready-for-war Military Edition into an X stealth fighter wrapped in dark suit. It basically looks like the new Rezvani Tank is the car of choice of Darth Vader. Of course, the dark-finished Rezvani Tank X is perfectly street-legal.

Headlining the capabilities of the Rezvani Tank X -- furthering its claim as the ultimate road-going and off-road extreme utility vehicle – is the core engine underneath its hood. Previously offered as an option on the Tank Military Edition, a 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 mill is installed in the engine bay of the Tank X. Derived from the Dodge Hellcat, this 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 mill delivers a whooping 707 hp (527) hp of max output and 710 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This makes the Tank X around 207 hp (155 kW) more powerful than the Tank Military Edition served by a standard 6.4-liter V8 engine (500 hp or 372 kW).

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Rezvani Tank Military Edition is a bulletproof extreme utility vehicle with optional Hellcat engine

The Rezvani Tank takes inspiration from the military vehicle of the same name. With this name, this extreme utility vehicle is telling the world that it has similar traits as a tank. Now, Rezvani is taking the military connection of this creation to a new level. Thus, Rezvani is introducing its latest offering – the Rezvani Tank Military Edition.

As an extreme utility vehicle, the Rezvani Tank already boasts of capabilities that allow it to become the ultimate road-going and off-road extreme utility vehicle. But Rezvani didn’t stop at the Tank, and instead explored more ways to level up its capabilities. The result is the new Rezvani Tank Military Edition.

Ferris Rezvani, chief executive of Rezvani, remarked that with the Tank Military edition, the company is upping the ante. Recognizing the success they achieved with the Tank, Rezvani divulged that they decided to create a new machine laden with the ultimate security features while providing extreme luxury. He called Tank as an extreme tactical urban vehicle equipped to handle all, including urban terrain or even an apocalyptic attack.

Read the entire article Rezvani Tank Military Edition is a bulletproof extreme utility vehicle with optional Hellcat engine

Ever heard of a Dodge Durango Hellcat? Of course, no one has heard of a Durango Hellcat. This is because Dodge never developed or created such a model. In case you haven’t heard it too, there is a Durango powered by the same engine found in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, courtesy of a custom Mopar shop near Phoenix, Arizona.

Even with the arrival of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat remains a fiery proposition on the road. After all, it is powered by a monstrous engine – a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 mill – that could deliver 707 hp of max output and 650 lb.-ft. of peak torque. It is also the same engine that powers the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Moreover, it is the same engine that serves as the core of the newly launched Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk mid-size SUV.

Regrettably, Dodge hasn’t decided to equip its own mid-size SUV with this engine from hell. The closest a customer could get for a high-performance version of the Dodge Durango is the one that has been tweaked by SRT. Created for the 2018 model year, the Dodge Durango SRT is tagged by the brand as the fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV in America. It is powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that delivers at most 475 hp of output and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. While this 6.4-liter V8 engine is already -- by all means – powerful, it pales in comparison with smaller displacement supercharged Hellcat mill.

Read the entire article 698-hp Hellcat-powered Dodge Durango is born from Mopar shop in Arizona

A couple of months ago, we wrote about the group of Viper ACR enthusiasts from America who raised enough money to fly the vehicle out to Germany so it could lap the Green Hell. Initially, their goal was to hit a sub-seven-minute goal, but they were a little shy of this by finishing the Nurburgring in 7:01.3 last week. They still got to break the existing record of 7:03.45, making the ACR the fastest street legal Dodge Viper ever that hit the Nurburgring.

Road & Track was in Germany that time to witness this record breaking act by the Viper ACR, and they also witnessed the car go through some serious hiccups. The first incident was from a seized differential that occurred earlier in the week, which was then followed by a high-speed tire failure after the second lap, which led to a serious crash that happened right after the Viper ACR finished the lap. Luckily, both drivers came out of the car with no injuries. If you would like to see the record-setting lap, you could always check out the video online.

So far, the Viper ACR is the fifth fastest car that has gone around the Nurburgring, at 7:01.3, being just behind the Lamborghini Aventador SV with a 6:59.73 lap time in 2015. But it actually did pretty well compared to the Nissan GT-R Nismo that has a lap time of 7:08.68, as well as the new Mercedes-AMG GT R that has a 7:10.92 time. Furthermore, it did pretty well compared to the previous-generation model that had a record time of 7:12.13 back in 2011.

Read the entire article Dodge Viper ACR takes on the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7:01.3 [w/video]

On July 21, 2017, this twin-turbo manual Gen 5 SRT Viper set a new world record by running a fourth of a mile in just 9.28 seconds.

But before this, it was also the Gen 5 Viper that held the record for the fastest 6-speed manual transmission in just 9.35 seconds at 157 miles per hour (252 kilometers per hour). When it went through the Carolina Dragway, this race focused model was able to cover the distance in just three passes, and it took only 2.28 seconds at 162 miles per hour (260 kilometers per hour).

Big thanks to the tuner for the twin-turbo forged V10 setup that made it possible to beat the record. This, along with the OEM wheels with Nitto 19” drag radials of course. This setup enabled the car to carry out 1,061 RWHP and 1,000 RWTQ.

Read the entire article Gen-5 Dodge Viper sets new world record with 9.28 seconds for 1/4 mile run [w/video]

August 17, 2017 is a sad day for the Dodge Viper, its fans, enthusiasts and its admirers. It is the day when the last Dodge Viper rolled off the assembly line, thereby effectively ending the tumultuous run of the brand’s beloved serpent.

This bittersweet event was witnessed by no other than Ralph Gilles, FCA’s head of design. Gilles has played a big role in bringing the Viper back to life in 2012 when he was the president and chief executive of SRT. In his Instagram account, Gilles posted a number of images showing him posing alongside two examples of the fifth generation of the Dodge Viper at FCA's Connor Assembly Plant, which has been the home of the two-seat sports car since 1995.

One of these images feature a Viper wrapped in red finish, which Gilles disclosed in the comments section of his Instagram post as the “ultimate last one.” As the very last example of the Viper, this unit is considered as something special. This could be the reason that Dodge wouldn’t deliver this example of the Viper to any customer, and would instead take it as a keepsake as part of its heritage collection. Another Viper was shown to be wrapped in yellow and black finishes, and it would be delivered to one of Gilles’ friends.

Read the entire article Last Dodge Viper rolled off assembly line in Detroit, production plant to be closed next

The Nurburgring is the one track that many automakers want to hold a record of, because only the best of the best do. This time, a group of extraordinary passionate people are trying their best to do everything that they can to make the Viper reclaim its record as the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring. This is because the Conner Assembly plant in Detroit will official close down in August, and these guys just want to give it the best send off. In a few months, the SRT Viper, which was once Dodge’s front-line war horse for 25 years, will say goodbye.

The company itself does not have plans of sending the Viper to the Nurburgring after doing it twice already, which is why you could tell how passionate the individuals are. In fact, they started a group on Facebook called “The Viper Ring Record Run Powered by Kumho and co-sponsored by Prefix”. They’re raising funds so they could send not one, but two Viper ACRs, from the United States to Germany. In order to do this, they need about $150,000 to $200,000 aside from the sponsorships they have got. To do this, they group started a GoFundMe account earlier this January, and as of now, they have already earned $177,642, which means that the attempt to break records at the Green Hell is a go.

To keep their fans and backers informed, they post updates. And last Sunday, 23rd July, they posted an update early in the morning about a solo time slot on The Ring - except that it was raining, but they have a plan B.

Read the entire article Hardcore Dodge Viper ACR fans want to reclaim its Nurburgring record

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

Ouch. From the mileage, we know that this newly delivered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was driven only a few miles before it suffered a major crash. The 18 miles on the clock prove that it was almost brand new. From the pictures released online of the wrecked muscle car in B5 Blue body paint, it seems very unlikely that we’ll be seeing this beast on the road again. Even so, the powerful 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter V8 supercharger may still get a second lease on life for anyone who’s interested to take its engine for a rescue.

Cleveland Power and Performance has apparently picked up this Hellcat out of the dumps and has been selling some of its parts piece by piece. The outlet is known for rebuilding and restoration while they also have their specialties when it comes to customizing cars.

The company has picked up a total of 20 wrecked Hellcats but this particular Dodge Challenger SRT has the lowest amount of mileage. It is also the third time in all these years that they have encountered a vehicle with only a few total miles on the clock. One is a 2006 Pontiac GTO with 11 miles and a 2012 Grand Cherokee with just 12 miles.

Read the entire article For sale: Dodge Challenger Hellcat ruined almost immediately after delivery

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

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.

Read the entire article Photos of VLF Force 1 Roadster are out a week before its debut

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

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!

Soon, Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand will be ending the production of the Dodge Viper. So practically, the 2017 Dodge Viper will be the last Viper up for grabs.

Gerry Wood Dodge, a dealership in Salisbury, North Carolina, is taking advantage of the situation to ensure that those interested in acquiring these American supercars have their own. But, they better hurry, as Gerry Wood Dodge ordered only 135 to 140 units of the remaining 2017 Dodge Viper. So, if you want one, call or visit this dealership as soon as you can.

Boasting of being purely American-made, the 2017 Dodge Viper hand-built supercar is powered by a high-output naturally aspirated engine mated to a manual transmission.

Read the entire article North Carolina dealership wants to get 140 of remaining 2017 Dodge Vipers

Star Wars fans in Los Angeles received a treat from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 as a 707-hp 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

Ordering has started for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer). This is a track variant of the two-seat sports coupe that features a much stiffer chassis and a big carbon-fiber rear wing as well as additional aerodynamic features to boost downforce. The last time that Dodge offered a Viper ACR was in 2010. The Viper was redesigned in 2012.

Like other Vipers, the street-legal race car is equipped with a 645-hp, 8.4-liter V-10 engine and six-speed manual transmission. However, its on-track performance is better due to revisions made to the chassis and suspension. It is built by hand at the assembly plant of Fiat Chrysler in Detroit. The buyer can have a unique car since it can be bought in a one-of-one configuration that other customers won’t be able to duplicate.

Tim Kuniskis, head of the Dodge brand and its SRT performance group, described this Viper track car as the fastest street-legal car that the company has ever made. He also referred to this car as the “halo” of its track segment. The ACR has a giant carbon-fiber rear wing and a one-of-a-kind hood to improve air flow and four dive planes.

Read the entire article Ordering begins for $117,895 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Dodge will be offering “one-of-one” customized Vipers to customers starting February 2015. Customers could order these custom Vipers through dealers using a special concierge service that allows them to directly track their car while it is being ordered, built and shipped.

The custom Viper comes with personalized name tag embossed into the instrument panel and could be availed in a new GTC trim level in over 25 million distinct build combinations.

The free custom service prevents customers from ordering a GTC car with the same features and specs, according to Dodge brand chief Tim Kuniskis. The hand-built Viper can be availed using any of the 8,000 exterior colors, 24,000 hand-painted custom stripes, 10 wheel options, 16 interior trims and six aerodynamic packages.

Read the entire article 2015 Dodge Viper GTC custom model announced, starts at $96,995