Is the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Overkill?

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The Dodge Charger Hellcat has always been popular with car fans due to its extreme power.  That 707 horsepower was hard not to get excited about.  That makes it hard not to use extreme comparisons and words when used to describe the Charger Hellcat.  As a writer for MSN Autos put it, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is “Nuclear overkill.”

It’s clear from his review of the Charger SRT Hellcat that writer Will Sabel Courtney is overwhelmed by it.  One of those is what to use to describe his time with the Charger.  In his own words “It’s hard to avoid nuclear terminology when trying to describe the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi known as the Hellcat.”  In the end, the word that came out to describe the Charger Hellcat is “overkill.”

Is the Dodge Charger Hellcat too much power for its own good?  It may just be.  The problem with that idea is that I believe the appeal of the Charger Hellcat is the idea of overkill.  It’s a muscle car with as much power poured into it as possible.  That’s what the power of something like this wants.  It’s the fun and the thrill of the drive that is wanted.

Courtney does realize this.  He compares the fun of driving the Charger Hellcat to what it is that makes people wait in line for a ride at a Six Flags.

Check out the review of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and see if you agree that the Hellcat engine is overkill.

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Dodge Plans for 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats

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The popularity of the Dodge Hellcats was something that Dodge didn’t expect.  Due to those issues, the brand had to make some tough choices about the 2015 Hellcats and pull the plug on getting more out to customers, instead giving them a refund and first crack at the newly announced 2016 models.  While this certainly is bad news for customers still trying to get a Hellcat Challenger or Charger, the boost in popularity has really helped the brand.

“It’s an absolute milestone of Dodge history,” said Dodge and SRT President and CEO Tim Kuniskis according to Detroit News.  “It’s the ’71 Hemi all over again.”

The cancellation of orders left hundreds without Hellcats and to rectify this, Dodge is putting an increase in effort into their production of the 2016 line.  They will be producing more than double what was in 2015 in hopes of making sure they avoid this problem in the future.  The two Hellcats, the Charger and Challenger, will also be getting an increase in price.  The main reason is that the standard equipment on the 2016 models has been made nicer, including Laguna leather.

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Dodge Scat Pack Details Revealed

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Back in November at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Dodge unveiled a new upgrade package for their vehicles. The Scat Pack performance kits will be made available for the Dodge Charger, Challenger, and the Dart. Since the reveal, Dodge hasn’t given out too many specifics, but now they have finally given the details on what will be included in the upgrades.

One of the best parts of the upgrade will be concerning the factory warranty on the vehicles. This is an industry-first. The Scat Pack upgrades will still be covered by an Original Equipment Manufacturer warranty with an installation at an authorized dealer.

The Scat Pack 1, 2, and 3 performance kits will be available for purchase this spring- the exact date unknown at this point.

Scat Pack 1 kit will be for the 2014 Dodge Challenger and the 2014 Dodge Charger. The kit will boost the performance of the engine with up to 18 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque. Also included in the package is a Mopar cold-air intake providing increased air-flow into the engine.

Scat Pack 2 is for the 5.7-liter HEMI and increases horsepower with a 30 HP bump. The kit is intended for performance enthusiast. That’s why it also includes a new Mopar performance camshaft for improved engine breathing and an acceleration advantage.

Scat Pack 3 is the package for the true performance enthusiast. The gains in performance boosts the horsepower by 58 HP and 47 lb-fit of torque with CNC-ported cylinder heads and Mopar hi-flow headers.

The MSRP for Stage 1 kit is $2,195, $1,895 for Stage 2, and $4,995 for Stage 3.

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Dodge Challenger Featured in 138 Water Photo Shoot

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Last month, the Dodge Challenger was featured in a very sexy photo shoot with Los Angeles model Bo Osinski.

The photo shoot was an advertisement for 138 Water, a bottled water brand, and it featured Bo Osinski posing in a mini-dress with a white Dodge Challenger. She stretched on the hood, posed on either side, and even took a look under the hood of the car. Maybe she wanted to catch a peek at the HEMI engine.

Bo Osinski 2138 Water is positioning itself as bottled water for celebrities, a fashion statement like a Gucci handbag. It makes sense that 138 Water would choose the Dodge Challenger for this photo shoot. The Dodge Challenger is a classic that looks great and still delivers on power and performance.

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Orders Flood in for New Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

Dodge Challenger ShakerAfter opening orders for the new 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker, Dodge has received 2,000 dealer orders, or the whole 2014 model year production run, in only four days.

Dodge expected demand to be high for the new Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker models, but even people closest to the model’s development and introduction at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last year were surprised by how quickly dealers ordered the entire year’s production run.

Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of the Dodge Brand, responded to the dealer orders, saying, “Based on this strong initial demand, it’s clear that our customer are excited about the return of the legendary Shaker model, which was engineered for enthusiasts who asked for even more attitude and a dose of muscle car heritage. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 Engine with the unique hood and intake design makes this performance car an instant classic – much like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood.”

For those unfamiliar with the 1970 model, the Dodge Challenger’s Shaker directs cool air back into the engine and “shakes” with the powertrain’s movement, giving it the name “Shaker.” The new 2014 model comes with the Super Track Pack which improves steering, suspension, and braking for the vehicle, and special “Shaker” touches can be found all over the interior including a logo embroidered on the seat back and a “Shaker” numbered dash plaque.

Pricing on the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker starts at $36,995, or $37,495 with the custom hood-to-tail stripes, and it comes in Header Orange, Plum Crazy, TorRed, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, or Pitch Black.

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2014 Dodge Durango: Perfect Family SUV

Ron Burgundy has been doing his job getting people ready to embrace the Dodge Durango. Now it’s up to the critics to give their opinion on what they think of the new SUV. One such review comes courtesy of the Dupont Registry.

Their brief write-up details that there is a lot to like about the new Dodge Durango. The first impression was in how much more beefy the profile of the Durango looked with the new visual aesthetics added, such as the headlights been made narrower from last year’s models. The biggest surprise, however, came in the build. It’s a larger vehicle being a SUV after all, but as the reviewer noted upon getting into the driver’s seat, “it required much less of a hop than expected for an SUV of its stature.”

The interior gets high-marks as well for being classy and stylish while still remaining comfortable. The navigation and the popular UConnect system were very easy to use. For passengers, they get to enjoy the dual screen Blu-ray entertainment center.

But that’s all the look and feel aspects, what about the engine? The Dodge Durango isn’t going to be considered the type of vehicle one takes out to the racetrack. But a car-savy reviewer on the other hand is more than willing to test it out.

The Dodge Durango has a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine with an eight speed transmission. The reviewers time with the SUV was positive. The engine is strong and the and shifting gears is smooth. The braking is noted to be very strong, an important feature to have in a vehicle marketed to the more family oriented.

The final decision is that the Dodge Durango is the perfect car for the family unit who need a vehicle to take the kids to school, to get away for the weekend, or to take the boat out on the lake.

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2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker Announced

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Nostalgia is a powerful tool in all businesses. it reminds us of times gone by and is typically proceeded by a long sigh while remarking “those were the days.” Dodge has gone and conjured up the ghosts of the past by introducing (or re-introducing in this case) the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker, complete with a hood calling back to the original muscle car.

The Satin Black Shaker hood lives up to its name, showing people who didn’t know about it just why the name is shaker. It shakes back and forth with the engine’s torque. According to Dodge, the new Shaker hood works with a cold-air intake system that scoops up air and then filters it through a conical air filter. The process continues through a specially optimized air box that improves the airflow and thus the performance of the Challenger.

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The 2014 Challenger Shaker comes with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and comes with the option of being improved and upgraded by various packages thanks to Dodge’s new “Scat Packages.”

Expect to see the Challenger Shaker in dealerships in the first quarter of 2014. The current pricing starts at $36,995 and comes with the Challenger’s Super Track Pak. This includes the high-performance steering gear, a stiffer suspension, and Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car tires. For more information on what to expect from the Shaker, contact a sales rep at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

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Sergio Marchionne’s Customer Dodge Challenger SRT up for Auction

2011_dodge_challenger-srt8_front_ns_31313_717Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler’s CEO, is putting up a one-of-a-kind Dodge up for auction.  His customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 will be available to bid upon at the Barrett-Jackson event April 4th through the 6th.

The Challenger is simply amazing.  It’s the kind of beast you’d expect from someone at the head of Chrysler.  Marchionne had it given a black paint job along with “Dark Charcoal” racing stripes.  Proving that it’s good to be the kind, those stripes were put on by the hands of the SRT studio and painters from the Chrysler Group’s Product Design Office.

According to Edmunds, the people putting this together for the CEO wanted the special Challenger to have “a sinister look from every angle, so the tailamps have been “smoked” and the iconic 392 Hemi fender badges have been re-created in gloss and satin black finishes.”

Chrysler will also be throwing in the latest crate engine from Mopar, the 540-horsepower Hemi V8, along with the car to the winner.  The custom Challenger also comes with a Mopar-adjustable coil-over suspension kit and exhaust system.  The wheels are 20-inch and finished in matte black.

To top it all off, Marchionne made sure to include his autograph on the car.  The proceeds from the auctioning off will be going to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

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2013 Dodge Challenger Pushed to the Red with Redline Package

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T RedlineI hope you’re not too overdone by the onslaught of red that happens on Valentine’s Day.  At the Chicago Auto Show, Dodge unveiled a new Redline package for the Challenger.  The popular muscle car is being given a heavy duty upgrade that fans will definitely want.

The new package is based on the successful 305 horsepower V-6 Challenger Rallye Redline model that released last year.

In order to get a distinct look for the Redline, there will be an all-new two color Redline Red and Graphite stripe that runs all the way from just behind the front wheel to the tail-end of the Challenger.  The back section of the stripe has “Redline” tattooed in Red over the Graphite color.  The R/T Redline will also have a body-color grille surround.

Other color options are available for the exterior in case you really are burnt out on red.  They include Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Bright White, and Pitch Black.

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T RedlineThe Dodge Challenger R/T Redline has 20-inch Black Chrome wheels along with a Redline Red lip and inner backbone.  If you’re looking to have more precision then you can get the Super Track Pak that comes with Goodyear Eagle F1 P245/45R20 three-season performance tires as well as high performance brake linings and even has a lowered ride height.

To really give the infamous muscle car more power, it will have a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.  That enables up to 375 horsepower with six-speed manual transmission or paddle-shifting and driver adaptable automatic transmission.

The Redline package is retailing for $1,995.  It’s available on the Challenger R/T and the R/T plus models.  If you’re interested, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We serve the Queens area for all your Dodge needs.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and special monthly offers.

2013 Dodge Charger Daytona Showed Off at LA Auto Show

Muscle car fans, rejoice, for the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona is making a comeback.

The new model will be on full display at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show over this upcoming weekend. The Daytona brand of Chargers began in 2006 and continued up until 2009. Sporting the nickname of “winged warrior” by the fans, it’s notorious for having a unique look and being a powerhouse on the racetrack. And now it’s back once again for racing fans to drool over.

The 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona will be available in the Charger R/T and Charger R/T Road and Track trim levels. It’s going to be a very limited run with only 2,500 units built. As far as choices go if you decide to get into one of the new cars, colors come in Daytona Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver, or Pitch Black.

Regardless of the color you choose, the Charger Daytona comes with black hood stripes, matching black vinyl roof wrap, and exclusive 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with five spokes and gloss black painted pockets. Also included in the package is a Daytona Blue engine cover, paddle shifters with manual model for the five-speed auto transmission, as well as performance steering and suspension.

Underneath the hood is the a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 capable of 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. The 2013 Dodge Chrarger R/T will come with a price tag of $32, 990 and the Charger R/T Road and Track going for $36,495.

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