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The Hellcat Was Almost A Dead Engine Walking

Nov 07 2014 01:15 PM | Dodge News
Chrysler's supercharged 6.2L V8, named Hellcat, has been a sensation since it was first announced earlier this year. With 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, this engine put many sportscars and even supercars to shame. But according to Automotive News, the Hellcat may have never even happened.

In early 2011, Fiat was in the process of figuring out plan for Chrysler and deciding where to spend money on product development. The Hellcat V8 was in the process of planning, but it was shelved and engineers were moved to other projects. However, engineers in SRT still dreamed about this engine making it into production, and pushed hard to bring it to life. Their efforts paid off as Chrysler gave them the green lights only fo...


Viper Production To Start Back Up In November

Oct 22 2014 01:15 PM | Dodge News
Production of the Dodge Viper has been on hiatus since April due to poor sales. But according to Automotive News, Chrysler's Conner Avenue plant will commence Viper production once again next month.

While a number of factors are in play for this decision, a big one is the massive increase in sales that the Viper has seen since the $15,000 price cut went into affect last month. Sales in September reached 108 units, an increase of 140 percent when compared to 45 units sold last September.

Dodge brand head Tim Kuniskis expressed high hopes for sales in October, a time where sales decline because of the colder weather.

When the plant comes back online, the only 2015 models that will be rolling off the line wi...


Resurrection of the Scat Pack Has Chrysler Embroiled In A Trademark Dispute

Oct 20 2014 12:15 PM | Dodge News
With Dodge bringing back the Scat Pack packages for a number of their models, it has also brought back a dispute that dates back to 1968.

Automotive News reports that Chrysler is being sued by Scat Enterprises Inc., for infringing on their 50-year-old 'Scat' trademark. The suit revives a dispute between the two companies that dates back to 1968.

In 1968, Dodge started using the Scat Pack name on a number of their models. That same year, Scat Enterprises, a company that makes performance parts for a number of automakers including Dodge, sent a cease-and-desist letter to make Dodge stop using the name. Three years on, Dodge would stop using the name.

Jump ahead to August 2013 when Chrysler tried to apply fo...


Dodge Opening Orders Of Challenger SRT Hellcat.. But There's A Catch

Sep 09 2014 01:05 PM | William Maley in Dodge News


Dodge has opened up the order books for dealers on the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat today. But not every dealer will have the chance to order one though. Automotive News reports that Dodge will base dealer allocation of Hellcats based on how many Dodge...



2015 Dodge Viper Gets A $15,000 Price Cut

Sep 08 2014 12:05 PM | William Maley in Dodge News


Dodge has announced some changes to the Viper for 2015 which include a increase to 645 horsepower, a one mile per gallon improvement on the highway, and a new GT model which gets an adjustable suspension and five-mode stability control. But Dodge saved...





Rumorpile: Supercharged V10 For The Viper

Aug 20 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Dodge News


Currently, the Challenger and Charger Hellcats are basking in the performance spotlight at Chrysler. But before these two models arrived, the model that had the spotlight was the Viper with its 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. But the Viper...



2015 Dodge Charger Gets The Hellcat

Aug 13 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Dodge News


A few weeks back, we reported on a filing for the SAE which listed the Dodge Charger as getting the brand new supercharged 6.2L V8 engine named Hellcat which appeared in the 2015 Challenger. Well today at a event held near Detroit, Dodge revealed the 2...