Nostalgia is a powerful thing in the car world. When someone gets attached to a certain car, it can hold forever. When it comes to muscle cars, this is usually very true for drivers. The 1969 Dodge Charger is one of the all-time classic muscle cars. What if someone wanted to keep that iconic look of the classic Charger but give it the power of the modern day Charger? Someone was crazy enough to try and the result is amazing!
The Drive has the break down of the project form Cleveland Power and Performance. The project is to take the modern 707-horsepower Hellcat engine and get it to work in a 1969 Dodge Charger body. The biggest hurdle is that the body of the 69 Charger was never meant to handle the Hellcat engine, making it harder than simply swaping engines. In order to get this to work, there needed to be extensive work done.
Check out the article on the Drive to see the full breakdown of what the process looked like. And here is the video of the final working product: a 1969 Dodge Charger Hellcat!
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Fortune magazine took the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat out for a spin and came away with love and admiration not just for the car itself but for the concept of the American muscle car.
The newest model year of the Challenger is meant to invoke a sense of nostalgia for the golden age of the American muscle car; the 1970’s. Many of the design choices are direct call backs to the Challengers of that era. The SRT Hellcat is even more of a dedication to that era with its powerful engine.
As it is impossible to do when talking about the Challenger Hellcat, that engine is the first thing to talk about. When the marketing is to show off in giant neon letters the 707 horsepower, how could that not be the main talking point? “The Challenger is, in fat, the most potent American production car on the market…” They continue to say that it only trails behind the Ferrari F12berlinetta in terms of power. However, the Challenger costs a quarter-million less than the Ferrari, so there is that.
It is clear the writer is loving the Hellcat Challenger for that sense of nostalgia. It is a call back to the time when the power of the muscle car was all that mattered. “…the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is unapologetic and earnest with its comically over-endowed powerplay and old-school silhouette.” The SRT Hellcat isn’t meant for the driver who needs a daily commuting car or a family ride, it is really for the driver who needs that burst of speed and power and to be reminded of days gone by.
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.
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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