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2013 Chicago Auto Show: Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee gets some updates

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee for the 2013 model year will be getting several aesthetic modifications. For example, the 2012 SRT8 Super Bee was only available in black or yellow. But the 2013 model will be offered with the following options: Hemi Orange pearl coat, Plum Crazy pearl, Bright White, Pitch Black, and TorRed. It appears that the yellow theme isn’t available anymore.

The other modifications to its exterior include the black hood stripes, wrap-around decklid stripe with Super Bee logos, blacked-out grille with vintage Super Bee emblem, and a set of 20-inch wheels with black accents have been carried over for 2013 model year. The mechanicals for the 2013 model were unchanged from the prior model. This means that Chrysler’s 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 still powers it.

Charger SRT8 Super Bees deliver as much as 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque while a five-speed automatic distributes this power to the rear wheels. Chrysler hasn’t given an official announcement yet but it’s likely that the standard Charger SRT8’s adjustable Bilstein dampers have been scrapped to reduce costs. Nevertheless, the SRT8′s Nappa leather seating surfaces have been replaced with cloth fabric, together with striping and Super Bee logos.

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2011 LA Auto Show: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee officially introduced

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee, which was developed for the core performance fans, was launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The model's exterior paint comes in either Pitch Black or Stinger Yellow with special Super Bee graphics. It reflects a specially designed extroverted and modern interpretation of the renowned Super Bee performance developed for those who love a fast ride.

Ralph Gilles, President and CEO for SRT and Motorsports, commented that the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is "a salute to the fun-loving past" of the company's muscle vehicles powered by the famous 392 HEMI V-8 in a back-to-basics performance machine.

Inside, the vehicle has a race-inspired design, featuring the SRT exclusive three-spoke contoured performance steering wheel, silver accent stitching and embroidered Super Bee logos the front seat headrests, and exclusive Z-stripe cloth performance seats with amped silver and yellow striping in the front and back.

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2011 LA Auto Show Preview: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

Chrysler Group unveiled today the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and announced that the car will make its official debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16. For those who don’t know, the Dodge Super Bee was first introduced back in 1968 as a member of Dodge’s Scat Pack performance group, bringing a high-performance vehicle to the low price class.

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee continues the tradition and appeared today showing the unique SRT badge with a 3-D helmeted bee mascot on the new split crosshair grille finished in Gloss Black.

As expected, the sporty theme will be offered in either Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black exterior paint with special Super Bee graphics. The sporty theme continues with the satin black hood graphics, with the black decklid stripes with a solid wide center line flanked by solid dual tracer lines on the Stinger Yellow model. Moreover, the charcoal gray graphics are used on the hood and decklid of the Pitch Black model.

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Challenger SRT8 and Grand Cherokee SRT8 pricing

Pricing for the first four models on Chrysler’s SRT performance brand has been revealed. These vehicles are the following: the Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Production will start towards the later part of July and dealerships will start receiving them before the third quarter ends.

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is priced at $46,660. The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 has a price of $47,995. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 costs $55,295. The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is being sold for $44,077.

These prices exclude a $1,300 gas guzzler tax on the automatic transmission and $1,000 for the six-speed manual. Prices include shipping cost of $825.

Read the entire article 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Challenger SRT8 and Grand Cherokee SRT8 pricing

As expected, Chrysler revealed today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show the all-new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8. As you can see from the photos the car looks quite impressive, but what is more impressive is the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque, including an estimated additional 80 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,900 rpm.

Moreover, the new engine features the Fuel Saver technology (four-cylinder mode), which means it has an active valve exhaust system that allows it to use all eight cylinders when the power is needed. The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 also marks the introduction of the standard paddle-shift technology which joins the standard AutoStick on the floor shifter.

Both are mated to the W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the 2012 Charger SRT8 comes with an adaptive damping suspension featuring “Auto” and “Sport” settings that quickly change the shock damping and harshness characteristics. The car comes with a new set of split five-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged and polished aluminum wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.

Read the entire article 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: official details, photos and specs

Mopar just brought a mammoth at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mopar is introducing a new crate engine that is like an elephant from hell. Dubbed as the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate Hemi engine, this new powerplant isn't just massive in size, but also in performance.

Hellephant is essentially a brand-new HEMI-engine that borrows its name from the massive land mammal – because of its large size as well as its ability to deliver huge power figures. As Mopar disclosed, the Hellephant 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine can deliver up to 1,000 hp of humongous output and up to 950 lb.-ft. of torque. This new Hellephant engine is the first 1,000-hp crate engine kit ever offered by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

To achieve 1,000 hp of output, the Hellephant 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine is developed to be much larger that your usual HEMI engine. In fact, it boasts of 4.0 inches of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches. The Hellephant engine features an all-aluminum block, which made it much lighter than other engines of its size.

Read the entire article 2018 SEMA Show: This Hellephant 426 is 1,000-hp Supercharged Mopar Crate Hemi engine

Not a lot of people outside the United States know of the Wisconsin-based repair shop, Ringbrothers. But soon, they will become larger as they showcase models that they have restored. One of them would be this 1969 Dodge Charger, which they call the Defector that had just made its appearance at the ongoing SEMA show. In total, the team behind this model spent 4,700 hours working on this model and it is also their first time to build a show car based on a Mopar.

Why did it take them that long, you ask? Well, a lot of the time was spent on redesigning the Dodge’s body. Unlike the factory model ’69 Charger, the repair shop has shortened the Defector’s trunk by two inches, losing some of its length. Despite that, its wheelbase has then been extended by another three inches. It is now covered in a BASF colour that they call “Greener On The Other Side.” This is complemented by chrome accents all over the body.

With the Defector’s shortened body, new rocker rails and quarter panels had to be added, together with a new suspension. The new subframe it sits on comes from Detroit Speed. It also has a new rack and pinion steering, and a four-link rear suspension setup. To complete the exterior design, it now rides on a set of 19-inch wheels from HRE that is paired with six-piston front piston Baer brakes.

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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

A couple of days ago, Ford came out with their pursuit-rated F-150 Police Responder, and we were quite impressed with what it has to offer. And we are pretty sure police officers were too.

Now, it is Dodge’s turn to show what they have got. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had just announced their new Officer Protection Package for the 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicles. The new package enables the car to alert officers of danger behind the car, and it doesn’t just warn them, as the car is programmed to take action in response to these potential danger - just like what we see in movies.

Jeff Kommor, FCA vice president of US sales operations, fleet and small business sales say that the company made this special package as a result of their focus on their officer’s safety in the Charger Pursuit. He also noted that they worked with the Police Advisory Board, and got some input and guidance from them so they can enhance the capabilities of technology for the 2018 model year. So what Dodge has come up with are additional sensors to ensure that their officers have an expanded field of protection, and so that they are always aware of what’s around them.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit now able to prevent ambush of officers from the rear

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

For a long time, top speed has been the basis in measuring a vehicle’s capability and performance. However, this has become an impractical way since performance cars simply cannot achieve such a speed outside the test track due to road conditions and structure.

Thus, quickness in acceleration becomes a better measure. In terms or racing, it is more practical to record the time it takes for a car to get to a certain speed; standard international scale go by 0 to 100 kilometers or an equivalent 0 to 62 miles per hour while American vehicles us the 60 mph standard.

The ability of a car to get itself to speed up from around a corner is a more significant factor to consider than how it is able to start off at full speed but having to slow down when it comes to a corner.

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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 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.

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The 2015 Dodge Charger a.k.a. world’s only four-door muscle car received a new set of Mopar parts and accessories and became the Charger R/T Mopar Concept prior to the 2014 SEMA Show. According to Dodge, the vehicle you see in the photo received a new front splitter, new Mopar side sills and unique Mopar exhaust tips. Moreover, the rear end features a one-piece rear spoiler for better downforce and a more aerodynamic rear profile.

Furthermore, the Charger R/T Concept is finished in TorRed exterior paint, complemented by the gloss black roof and by the forged Mopar lightweight 20-inch wheels featuring a Granite Crystal low gloss finish.

The 5.0-liter HEMI V8 engine found under the hood received a Mopar cold air intake but the company didn’t give us any details regarding the total output. However, we do know that the standard engine delivers 370 hp and 536 Nm (395 lb-ft) of torque, which means that more power means some impressive performance figures.

Read the entire article Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept previewed before the 2014 SEMA Show

Dodge officially revealed that the world’s fastest and most powerful sedan a.k.a. the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat will be available in the United States with a starting price of $63,995, including the $1,700 gas guzzler tax but excluding the $995 destination charge. Moreover, pricing includes one day of driving at the SRT Driving Experience that was designed for owners on order to maximize their driving skills on the street or on the racetrack.

If you still don’t know, the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by a 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine that produces 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. This engine is bolted to a new TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission that pushes the vehicle to a top speed of 204 mph or 328 km/h.

Moreover, the vehicle is able to run the quarter mile in 11.0 seconds and the 0-100-0 mph run in under 13 seconds.

Read the entire article 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets a starting price of $63,995 in the US

Chrysler released two new ads promoting their 2015 Dodge Charger but what’s more interesting is that both mock the Volkswagen Passat. The first commercial is called “Just Kidding” and presents a Dodge Charger waiting for the green traffic light. In addition, the commercial shows the well-known race track LED taillights and provides the best sound delivered by the HEMI V8.

The second commercial, called "I Wish", is in fact the same video but with a different speech and just like in the first one, the German sedan is mocked again. Both commercials promote the 2015 Charger SRT, which is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that pumps out 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

For those who don’t know, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in the high-second range and runs the quarter mile in the high 12s.

Read the entire article Dodge mocks the Passat in the latest Charger SRT commercials

Last month we reported that Dodge will rollout a Hellcat-powered version of the Charger. Well, this is it folks, the all-new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, a car that claims to be the fastest and most powerful sedan in the world. As expected, the vehicle is powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine that delivers 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.

Bolted to a new TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed transmission, the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat is able to run the quarter mile in 11.0 seconds, the 0-100-0 mph in under 13 seconds, while the top speed is 204 mph or 328 km/h.

Due to its performances, the vehicle comes as standard with the largest front-brake package over offered in a vehicle produced by the Chrysler Group, featuring the all-new 390 mm (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers.

Read the entire article Official: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat receives the 707 hp supercharged V8 engine

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit has officially made its debut and it is ready to catch some burglars with a brand new design. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Charger Pursuit arrives with a new crosshair grille, LED turn signals as well as daytime running lights (DRLs) and new projector-beam headlamps.

At the rear we see the signature “racetrack” LED tail lamp. Inside, Dodge offers a new 7-inch multi-view instrument gauge cluster, the new-generation Uconnect 5.0 system with a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth.

Also new for 2015 is the hands-free Uconnect Phone as standard. In addition, we find a three-spoke sport steering wheel, police-duty front seats with unique bolstering in order to accommodate officer’s belt-mounted gear and column-mounted shifter with Auto Stick.

Read the entire article 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit is ready to catch some burglars with a new design

Chrysler Group is trimming the prices of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 in China by CHY65,000 ($10,500) and the Grand Cherokee Summit by CHY45,000 ($7,300) following a report that it has become a subject of an anti-monopoly investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission.

China National Radio reported that the NDRC in Shanghai was near to closing a probe into possible monopolistic practices at Chrysler and said that Chrysler would be punished in the near future.

Chrysler will also trim prices of around 145 high-value and high volume warranty components by 20 percent. Daphne Zheng, managing director of Chrysler Group China Sales Limited, remarked that the price cuts were voluntary and the carmaker would “look for additional opportunities” to proactively improve its competitive offer in China.

Read the entire article Prices of Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Grand Cherokee Summit cut in China

Two days ago Chrysler officially confirmed that the all-new 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine that powers the 2015 Dodge Challenger was rated at 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. Today, we found out that Dodge will use the new V8 hellcat engine also on the Charger.

The Hellcat-powered Charger will arrive later this year and will be offered with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. This means that the Challenger SRT Hellcat will be more powerful than the current Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, which uses a 5.5-liter V8 that develops 585 hp and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.

Still, the vehicle is even more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, that uses a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine that generates 630 hp and 737 lb-ft (1000 Nm) of torque.

Read the entire article Dodge Charger SRT powered by the Hellcat V8 engine coming this fall