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Mopar wows world with supercharged “Hellephant” 426 Hemi

October 30, 2018 David Zatz 0

You can’t order it in your 2019 Ram or 2018 Charger, and it’s too powerful to have a recommended transmission, but it’s still big news that will reverberate across racing tracks, car shows, and country lanes around the world. It’s the new supecharged 426 Hemi “Hellephant” — named after the […]

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Making sense of Fiat Chrysler, from Dodge to Maserati

July 16, 2018 David Zatz 1

For many years before Fiat arrived, Chrysler’s brands were poorly defined and overlapped each other. Marchionne, who oversees seven different brands, immediately started working on clarifying them — with effects that took years to become apparent. There are easy brands — Ram makes pickups and commercial vehicles; Jeep sells crossovers and SUVs, […]

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Will two-door Chargers return?

July 11, 2018 David Zatz 1

For years, Mopar fans have been asking why Dodge doesn’t make a two-door Charger, (and other fans have answered, “They do, it’s called the Challenger!”). According to Australia’s carsales.com, FCA may actually bring back the two-door Charger, but with a catch: it would actually be a rebadged Challenger, sold only […]

Lost in the Redeye glare: 2019 Challenger updates

June 29, 2018 David Zatz 0

Yesterday, Dodge launched the 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye, boasting the most powerful production V8 engine — 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque — and the quickest muscle-car speed, with 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a 203 mph top speed. But you know that already; what of the other Challengers? […]

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Torque, towing, t’ree rows: Dodge Durango SRT

May 25, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Dodge Durango SRT has tons of torque and towing capacity, with three rows of seats to set it apart from the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (née SRT). With all wheel drive putting power to the ground, the big SUV allows for instant acceleration on wet concrete — from zero, from […]