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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Impresses Europe

The European car market is a little different than what we’re used to here in the United States. For the most part, Europeans tend to buy higher-end models, like Porsche and high tier BMWs as opposed to American muscle. Exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari are rare in the States but common in Europe. Most of the reasoning behind the lack of muscle on European roadways has to do with availability. Still, you can imagine what happened when a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat turned up at a Vmax 200 event. Common attendees include McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini so you can imagine the scoffs when this piece of American muscle showed … Continue reading

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Dodge to Significantly Increase Hellcat Production

Fiat Chrysler has announced that it will more than double its production of Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models for the 2016 model year in response to the supercars’ overwhelming demand. “To meet this demand, we are more than doubling our SRT Hellcat production for 2016 and simplifying the process to make it easier for our enthusiasts to get their hands on the hottest muscle cars in history,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands, FCA US. “In addition, customers with verified sold orders that weren’t built in the 2015 model year will receive special discounted pricing if they re-order in 2016.” A news release states … Continue reading

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Dodge Hellcat Production Increased by 1,000

Dodge never gave us an exact count on how many Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats they were going to build. It wasn’t too long ago that the influx of orders exceeded their supply and they shut down until they can catch up with demand. Now we have a number on how many more Hellcats they’ll produce after they complete the current orders. If you haven’t placed an order for a Hellcat model yet and want to, you better have your four leafed clover, shamrock, and lucky underwear on. Dodge has announced they’re only going to make 1,000 more Hellcats. Engine production, the power behind the Hellcat name, is limited and … Continue reading

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You Can Now Order the 2015 Dodge Challenger Shaker

Last year may have been a rough year if you missed out on the limited production of the Dodge Challenger Shaker models. It seems many of you took to letter-writing or the modern equivalent to demand your chance to own the legendary muscle car. Well, the Dodge team heard you and responded by adding a new and improved Shaker to its lineup. We knew 2015 would be a good year. It’s perfect timing as Dodge’s Shaker model, with its hood scoop that vibrates in response to the powerful engine, is celebrating 45 years. “After selling out last year’s Shaker model production in just four days, our hardcore Challenger customers demanded … Continue reading

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Sales Boom with the Revamped 2015 Dodge Challenger

There’s a new muscle car coming to town – and Challenger enthusiasts should take note! Among the top selling muscle cars, the newly designed 2015 Dodge Challenger has propelled the iconic classic to a new high; selling over 13,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2014 shortly after coming to market and has also set a new bar with extraordinary January sales. With the 2015 models offering eight different trim levels, including the the Scat Pack in Sublime with a 6.4-liter Hemi, Hellcat in TorRed with the 5.7-liter Hemi, Hellcat in Sublime; and four different engine options ranging from the Pentastar V6 to the Hellcat’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 – capable … Continue reading

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Jay Leno’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Auctioned for Charity

Jay Leno, comedian and car enthusiast extraordinaire, might be best known for his time as host of The Tonight Show, but it’s his philanthropic efforts that are getting attention these days. Leno boasts an extensive car collection, and has auctioned yet another one of his one-of-a-kind cars off for a good cause. On January 17th, with the help of Gooding & Company auction house, Leno auctioned off his all-black 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The unique SRT was one of 6,400 models first released that were pre-sold to car enthusiasts. The money was raised for a cause close to Leno’s heart – the United Service Organizations (USO). The USO is a … Continue reading

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Dodge Brand Image Sheds Family Focus, Looks to Performance

When the Dodge brothers first founded Dodge, the brand focused on offering performance and speed at a low price. Over the years, the American car brand has turned away from its roots, instead offering cheaper, family-oriented models for the working class. Now, the Dodge Brand image is looking to go back to the beginning, changing its focus from a family-friendly image to one of pure speed. This transformation started with the introduction of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat—a hot-rodder’s dream. With 707 horsepower under the hood and a top speed of 204 miles per hour, the Challenger Hellcat can eat up a quarter mile in just 11 seconds. And the … Continue reading

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A Look Back: 2014 Dodge Highlights

2014 was a busy year in the automotive industry. Dodge in particular was in the news multiple times for various positive stories, all of which we here at Withnell Dodge followed closely. Now the year is coming to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to share our 2014 Dodge highlights with you. Check them out below. SRT Hellcat Models             Beginning in May, Dodge started leaking information about two new performance models that would debut in 2014, starting with the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and following in August with the Charger SRT Hellcat. We quickly discovered that the Hellcat models were capable of producing … Continue reading

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Two Chrysler Engines Recognized on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List

Each year, WardsAuto looks for the best engines in the automotive industry and this year two Chrysler engines landed on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2015: the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 and the 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8. This is the second year in a row WardsAuto has honored the EcoDiesel engine and it’s the lone diesel on the list. As for the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine, it is the most powerful engine ever honored by WardsAuto. “These two distinctly different engines represent the wide range of powertrain-engineering expertise and technology at Chrysler Group,” said Bob Lee, Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, in a … Continue reading

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The Dodge Spirit Lives On in the New 2015 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge brothers were quite a pair. A new ad gives us a colorful, albeit fudged, image of who these guys were in their time. First of all, they were the kind of boys who made their own bicycles. John Dodge held office. Horace Dodge dug the orchestra. They raced yachts. “Their lives were big,” we are told. Most importantly, they infused their vehicles with this spirit of grandeur. Though much has changed in a hundred years, that original spark has not been lost. The Dodge spirit lives on in the 2015 Challenger. Chrysler Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois said, “Dodge has a very specific DNA, a bloodline that traces … Continue reading

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