The Viper has actually done us a major service in removing the kind of people who would own a Viper from public society. When the car was announced they appeared unbidden at the gates of Dodge dealerships across the country, rubbing their blood-stained hands against the immaculate window glass until a salesman came…
Yesterday real estate mogul, middling reality TV star and combover icon Donald Trump announced he will seek the highest office in the land, and it’s totally for serious and not a vanity campaign or anything you guys. Now seems like a good time to remember how one of the most badass people in the auto industry called…
Extremely sad news today for anyone who loves watching the Dodge Viper dominate its competition in road racing: Chrysler announced today that they will end their SRT Motorsports program in IMSA at the end of 2014.
SRT boss Ralph Gilles put his GoPro on a Challenger Hellcat and went after a Cadillac CTS-V running on slicks at Grattan Raceway. Best day at work? Best day at work.
A video posted on Youtube by Lance Miller ( co-owner of Carlisle Events) shows Ralph laying down a NASTY burnout at Carlisle, complete with the Hellcat exhaust note we've grown to love, and a lovely blower screaming under it.
While walking the floor at the Detroit auto show, I caught up with Chrysler design chief/the automotive industry's resident badass Ralph Gilles about what was in designers' heads when approaching the redesigned 200. They found their inspiration in, among several other things, classic Eames lounge chairs.
You can see the whole exchange here, but I guess Edmunds wanted to do a 'Vette v. Viper comparison (original!) and couldn't get a car in time or something.
Chrysler still builds cars in the city of Detroit? Yeah, they do. And not just any cars, but 6 figure, 640 horsepower-ed, Halle Berry inspired, American supercars.
We're big fans of SRT chief Ralph Gilles for his no-nonsense style and purveyance of insanely powerful American cars. And like any responsible executive, he needs to sample his own wares from time to time — which is exactly what he does when he pilots this Jeep around Austin's Circuit of the Americas.
The magazine currently known as Motor Trend has essentially become Car Comparison Test To Upset Or Please Fanboys Monthly. I'm sure they create other kinds of content, but they've taken a common magazine schtick and made it the core of what they do. You didn't learn enough from the ATS v. 3 Series test? That's ok,…
Here's another hilariously topical meme from our spinoff tumblr ralphgillesthinksyourefullofshit. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this.
Earlier this week, we were treated to the man who designed the Viper reminding everyone that the talking sack of offal with the dead ferret on his head we call "Donald Trump" was full of shit. Especially about his fiction-land ideas of Jeep production and China.
Ralph Giles is the VP of product design at Chrysler as well as the CEO of SRT and SRT Motorsports. This would already make him a badass even if he didn't have a candid Twitter account he uses to call out bullshit.
SRT contains every single high performance ride that is in the Chrysler stable. From the 300C to the Viper, they're all under one roof.