Pennzoil’s Farewell to the Unforgettable Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper farewell

We will sure miss the Dodge Viper! Since the early ‘90s, the Viper has been tearing up tracks and zipping down streets, but last year Dodge decided to cut the cord and end mass production of the Viper after the 2017 model year. To commemorate the vehicle in all it’s glory for its last year of production, Pennzoil created an awesome video to remind us what why we love the Dodge Viper.

Filmed close-to-home in Miami, Pennzoil’s video shows a bright yellow Viper tearing, drifting and owning South Florida and the Port of Miami. It’s license plate, “V8 EATR,” reminds us that the Dodge Viper can leave almost all V8 vehicles in the dust as it is powered by an 8.4-liter 10-cylinder engine. To put it in in perspective the Viper accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and it does a quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds! [click to continue…]

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Classic Dodge Demon vs the Incredible 2018 New Dodge Demon

Classic Dodge Demon v 2018 Demon

Since Dodge  revealed the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon last week, it’s all we can talk about. Not only is it the most powerful factory-produced car, but its track times and exterior design are just amazing. But we can’t talk about the SRT Demon without talking about the model that started it all, the original Dodge Demon. Here’s a look at the newest 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and a look back at the original 1971 Dodge Demon.

1971-72 Dodge Demon

The original Dodge Demon lived a short, but awesome life. The ‘71 and ‘72 Demon was a muscle car trim of the Dodge Dart and Plymouth Duster. Dodge souped the Dart up with a stronger engine and changes to the exterior.

108-inch wheelbase which was three inches shorter than the other Dart models.

  • Chrysler’s 340 cubic inch four-barrel engine which produced 275 bhp (brake horsepower) in 1971 and 240 bhp in 1972.
  • TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Track Times: 0 – 60 in 2.3 seconds and ½ mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.
  • Dual exhausts.
  • Heavy duty suspension.
  • Rallye instrument cluster.

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Rumors Suggest the Challenger SRT Demon Will Be Faster Than the SRT Hellcat

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The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models are the fastest and most extreme muscle cars, but they might be lapped by a new Dodge model, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Dodge has created a vehicle even faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and it might blow our minds when it is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in April.

The “Demon” nameplate is not a first for Dodge. The first Dodge Demon was actually produced in 1971 as a special-edition performance model of the Dodge Dart. Then, the name came back in 2007 at the Geneva Motor show as a small two-seater performance concept. Now, the name is being brought to life again as the newest and fastest Dodge ever.

We don’t know its track times yet, but Dodge has said the Demon will beat the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s quarter mile times. That means, the Demon will do a quarter of a mile faster than 11.2 seconds on street tires and 10.8 seconds on drag slicks. What?!? That is crazy talk for a production car!

We don’t have all the details yet, but the weekly teasers are slowly releasing more information. Here’s what we know!

Latest teaser- other teasers below!

The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models are the fastest and most extreme muscle cars, but they might be lapped by a new Dodge model, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Dodge has created a vehicle even faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and it might blow our minds when it is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in April. [click to continue…]

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Dodge Charger Daytona: Then and Now

Dodge Charger Dayrona then and now

Last week we took a look at the three new Challenger T/A trims that Dodge reintroduced for the 2017 model year. Alongside the reproduction of the Challenger T/A, which was born in 1970, Dodge also recreated the Dodge Charger Daytona, a model originally produced in 1969. Here’s an indepth look at the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the newest 2017 Charger Daytona trims.

Dodge Charger Daytona: 1969 and 2017

Then (1969)

Through the past 48 years, the Dodge Charger has changed a lot. The Charger was originally a two-door muscle car and the Charger Daytona was a purpose-built production run for NASCAR.  At the Talladega 500 in 1969, the driver of the Charger Daytona, Buddy Baker, was the first NASCAR driver to break 200 mph speed barrier. That year, the Charger Daytona won two NASCAR races.

Production of the ‘69 Charger Daytona was limited to 501 units and the model had a starting price just under $4,000. Since production of the original models was so limited, they are valuable today and the cost for an original 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona might range anywhere from $100,000 to $1,000,000. [click to continue…]

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Dodge Challenger T/A: Then and Now

dodge challenger t/a then and now

Dodge must have been feeling nostalgic this year because the brand has brought a few classic Dodge models back to life. So far in 2017, Dodge has recreated and produced two models that were once legendary race classics, the Challenger T/A and the Charger Daytona, and in April they are preparing to unveil a recreated Dodge Demon, which will be called the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. So before the new Demon comes out, we want to take a closer look at the original Challenger T/A and see how it compares to the models made today to see what could be in store for the Demon.  

Dodge Challenger T/A: 1970 and 2017

Then (1970)

The Dodge Challenger T/A was created in 1970 and it ruled both the street and track during that time. The ‘70 Challenger T/A was a special Challenger model built for the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans Am racing series and it hard a starting price of about $4,000. [click to continue…]

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Quick Towing Guide for Dodge and Ram Trucks

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner which means it’s time for boating, fishing, and water sports. Do you have a truck or SUV to tow a boat or jetski? If not and you need one, check out this guide for help! Not only will we teach you the tips and tricks for towing, but show you which vehicle best fits your needs.

When it comes to towing there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Towing capacity
  • Hitch classes:
  • Tongue weight
  • Trailer weight

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Revealed! What’s Inside the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s Mysterious Crate

Dodge Demon Crate

Dodge has been teasing us about the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon for weeks. So far there have been nine videos with clues about the new vehicle and one of the most intriguing clues was in the fourth video titled “Crate.”

In the video we learned that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will come with a crate and we now know what’s in it and you are going to love it.

The biggest attribute of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is that it is a vehicle ready for the streets, and with some tweaking, it’ll be ready for the drag strip. The crate has some of the necessary tools to make that possible. Check out all of the goodies: [click to continue…]

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Tips To Affordably Restore a Classic Dodge Found In The Junkyard

junkyard dodge restoration

Imagine finding and buying a ‘68 Charger or ‘70 Challenger from a junkyard and bringing it back to life. It’s likely that the cost of the car would be fairly inexpensive and restoring it will be where you really spend the money. But that doesn’t mean it can’t done, there are a couple tips and tricks that restoring a classic car to its original beauty can be done on a budget!

Purchasing Necessary Parts

Purchasing the necessary parts to restore the vehicle can be the most expensive part of a classic car restoration. However, there are some tips to make this process easier and more affordable.

  • First you will need to do a walk around and check EVERY part of the car that may need new parts. If you don’t have the knowledge to do so, you will need to hire someone to help.
  • Make a list of all the parts and find out if any of the old parts can be refurbished as opposed to replaced completely.
  • Contact vehicle salvage stores and other local junk yards and enquire about the parts. This could save a lot of money if they have your parts.

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Three Reasons the Dodge Journey is Better than its Competitor, the Ford Escape

Dodge Journey comparison

When it comes to CUVs there are plenty of choices, which is great, but also overwhelming. So, we narrowed it down to two very popular CUVs and compared them to help you out, the Ford Escape and Dodge Journey. Based on three huge categories people look at when looking for a CUV (space, towing and price) the Dodge Journey takes home the winner title. Check it out.

Interior Seating

CUVs are great because generally you get the space you need without the big bulky exterior you may not like. When it comes to interior space and seating, the Journey wins. If you have a big family or a lot of friends, having seven seats is great. Not many CUVs come with that option. The Ford Escape for example only comes in five seats. However, the Dodge Journey comes standard with five, but has the additional option for a seven-seater if you need it. The Dodge Journey is a better option for families!

Max towing

Even with a CUV, towing can be important. If you need to tow a small boat, ATV or off-road vehicle, or even a small moving trailer the Journey gives you an extra 500 pounds over the Escape. The Escape can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds and the Journey has the ability to tow up to 2,500 pounds. [click to continue…]

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Mopar Celebrates 80th Anniversary with ‘17 Mopar Dodge Challenger

Mopar 17' Challenger

What better way for Mopar to celebrate it’s 80th anniversary than producing an awesome limited edition Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger? Now, you can join Mopar’s celebration by purchasing and riding around in this piece of history.

Performance

Under the hood of the Mopar ‘17 Challenger 6.4-liter 392 HEMI V8 engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine and transmission combination allows the Mopar ‘17 Challenger to produce up to 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, the large engine isn’t the only performance feature on this vehicle, it is Mopar we are talking about. Other special performance features on this special edition include a Mopar cold air intake, the shaker hood, and four-piston Brembo brakes. [click to continue…]

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