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Dodge Viper Making a Second Comeback?

The Dodge Viper has already died twice, but it may not be dead and gone for good. A new report suggests the snake may return again, but the rumor mill isn't exactly lining up just yet.  Car And Driver broke the story that Dodge's parent company, FCA, is working on a new Viper. The car will supposedly retain its front-engine layout,…

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Revamped 2019 Dodge Charger Teased

Dodge has offered a first official look at the revamped 2019 Charger. Both it and the Challenger are slated for updates next year; holding over the two full-size cars until a delayed redesign can happen.  The updates to the Charger appear mild, which is expected. As noted from the above teaser, high-performance versions of the car will receive a slightly…

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First Drive: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT Exists Beyond The Odds

Photos by Kevin McCauley/Texas Auto Writers Association Full disclosure: I once ran social media operations at SRT, when Chrysler Group relocated a ragtag gang of amateur racecar drivers to an off-site building, breaking the division off into an independent brand. It was my job to embed myself into a community of passionate owners whose appetite for Street and Racing Technology…

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Next Dodge Challenger, Charger To Use Maserati Platform

It's challenging to keep up with Fiat-Chrysler's future product plans. The latest change of course appears to be with the replacement Dodge Challenger and Charger--the "LX" cars, which are reportedly going to use the Maserati Ghibli. Automotive News future product report is the first to report the plans of spawning new Dodges from the Maserati platform in 2021. Until this…

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Begins Production

Dodge's 840 horsepower Challenger SRT Demon has officially started production. In fact, the first car destined to end up in the hands of a lucky consumer has already finished final assembly. Despite production of the car commencing, deliveries to customers are still a few weeks off. Motor Authority has confirmed with Fiat-Chrysler representatives that the Demons will be held at…

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2017 Dodge Challenger, Charger Hellcats Recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling some 2017 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models of substantial oil-line failure in its 707 horsepower engine. The recall has been announced after the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) notified FCA of the situation. According to the recall, the rubber utilized to make the engine oil cooler line does not meet FCA's standards.…

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Will Dodge Offer A Post-Demon Angel?

The folks over at Fiat Chrysler Authority have uncovered an interesting trademark filing. According to their findings FCA has trademarked the name ANGEL for vehicle use. Full disclosure: trademark filings often mean nothing and are never used, but this one is fun to speculate given the Hellcat and Demon monikers are already used. The theory here is that perhaps the…

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Dodge Dealers Dodging Demon Markup Rules

We've simply never seen a car quite like the 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Not only is the car a mechanical monster, it has also come to market with an incentive for dealerships to not markup the sticker price of the beast. Automotive News reports dealers are finding ways to dodge the pricing rules, though. According to the report,…

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FCA Shutting Down Conner Assembly In Detroit

Fiat Chrysler has officially announced the permanent closure of its Conner Assembly plant on August 31st, according to Automotive News. The closure comes as no surprise as the plant has been producing the Dodge Viper for the last 25 years. The final death of the Viper has been discussed for well over a year now. Sadly, the two-seater is unable…

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