Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Expands in 2016!


Dodge is going to be helping muscle car and performance car fans get their need for speed fix.  The company will be sponsoring this year’s “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” on TEN: The Enthusiast Network.

“When more than 10,000 performance enthusiasts flooded the gates at the first ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ event at last year’s Woodward Cruise Week, we promised the event would be back and it is,” said Head of Passenger Car Brands Tim Kuniskis.  “Even more than a pure enthusiast event filled with drag racing, thrill rides and live music, Roadkill Nights gets people off the streets and onto a track run by professionals, so they can really show how their hot rods perform in a more controlled environment.”

The Roadkill event started last year at Detroit during the Woodward Cruise Week.  It was a major success with the performance enthusiast who attended and Dodge is looking to give that group even more of what they wanted.  First off, the event will be expanding as it heads to two additional stops in Kansas City and Pontiac, Michigan.

The first event will be on Saturday, June 18th and the lineup for the day looks like one that any enthusiast would not want to miss.  It’ll be a day of open-run drag racing, Dodge thrill rides where you get to ride along with a professional driver in the SRT Hellcats and Viper, and live music.  Definitely sounds like an amazing way to spend the day.

To find out more information on the event, visit their website.  For the rest of us who cannot attend, all we can do is dream of the drag races in our fantasies.

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Dodge is Heading to the Woodward Dream Cruise 2015!

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Dodge motor heads, it is time for a glorious celebration.  The Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise is back in 2015 and Dodge is bringing out the big guns to make sure this year’s event is memorable.

“The Woodward Dream Cruise is a celebration of performance car culture, and Dodge is proud to be at the heart of a gathering of like-minded people who have a passion for cars and a passion for performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge, about the event.  “This is the second year in a row Dodge is pulling out all the stops for the Cruise, and if you thought last year was big, this year is going to be absolutely a ‘can’t miss’ event.”

Throughout the four day event, it is expected to draw in racing enthusiasts and those who really want to show off their custom cars.  On the Dodge side of the event, the muscle car maker is bringing some special treats for racing fans.

The popular Hellcats will be making an appearance.  Both the Charger and Challenger will be on hand to be driven through a ‘Drag-n-Drift’ thrill ride alongside a professional driver.  The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, the fastest street-legal Viper, will also be on display.  Dodge will also have a Dodge Challenger simulator at the event for attendees to compete for high test tract times against each other.

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Dodge Charger Hellcat: King of the Drift

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Is the Dodge Charger Hellcat the Chuck Norris of cars?  That’s a pretty odd thing to say, especially after Ram put out a Texas Ranger edition of one of their trucks.  I’m not the one asking it, however, that would be the Inquistir.  They’ve been checking out recent news and videos of the Charger Hellcat and it is hard not to see the thing as something altogether impressive, like the beard of Chuck Norris/

The Charger Hellcat, I feel, has been getting the short end of the stick in comparison to its brother the Challenger.  The Charger is the most powerful sedan available at due to the Hellcat.  With an engine pumping out 707 horsepower, there is few cars in its class that can keep up.

One of the videos they viewed to see the almighty power of the Charger Hellcat is MotorTrend’s Roadkill on YouTube.  They put the Charger up against the other two powerhouses in the Dodge family; the Viper and the Challenger.  The aim of doing this, of putting the car in competition, was to have a drift test.  It’s an impressive sight to see, but it is the Charger that wins the day.  Check out the video, with the specific segment starting at about 17:11 if you don’t have time to watch all of it.

Sadly, the Charger Hellcat has a temporary hold on order new ones from the dealerships.  Turns out that people want something this powerful.  Can’t imagine why.  Hopefully it will not be long before Dodge can met the demand placed on the Hellcats and get these bad boys out to those who want it.  I wonder if Chuck Norris has one.

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Why The Viper is Struggling in Sales

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The SRT Viper is now back under the Dodge name.  Along with that, the Viper is also getting a new model.  The biggest hurdle that the new Viper has to get over, however, isn’t anything to do with its power or the name on the label, but just how to convince drivers to invest in the Viper.

Jalopnik highlights that the Viper seems to be doing everything right but can’t seem to boost sales.  The new model has a more powerful 8.4-liter V10 engine that gives five additional horsepower and better fuel economy.

Jalopnik blames the sales trend on its rival, the Corvette Stingray, which is less powerful than the new Viper, but a deal cheaper.  If anything is holding back the new Viper from getting into the garages of fans, it is most likely the higher cost.

Now that the Viper is a Dodge brand vehicle again and is bringing out various improvements in its new models, maybe drivers will follow what Jalopnik is asking of them and that is to please buy the Viper.

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