The 2016 Viper ACR is mostly a burnt offering to the Gods of Speed and Violence, with few concessions to mortal man. It’s an iron fist in a carbon fiber glove. Developmental time was spent entirely on the track and in the wind tunnel; not a single second was afforded to street manners. Noise, Vibration,and Harshness…
Get this one out of the way: Yes. I am crazy.
The SRT Charger Hellcat and its Challenger cousin are indisputably the most batshit American cars you can buy. Why? The 707 HP supercharged V8, blown up in beautiful detail here. Can you identify all the parts?
The Dodge Viper T/A is an absolute animal: 640 HP, 600 lb/ft, 3,300 lbs, and 355-section rear tires with an old-fashioned 6-speed manual gearbox. And now that it has a new, lower base price, it's analog speed worth revisiting. Let's do a quick first-light Snake Run to find out.
Sure, it's a sublime thing to see a really well-executed burnout. The sublimation of tire meat into noise and smoke is a ritual that pleases Velocitor, the Many-Wheeled One, God of Speed. And it's great to see one done by a factory-approved professional, like Dodge provided earlier this week.
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.
It's one of the best looking cars at the Lone Star Le Mans weekend. It's one of the best sounding cars here, too. Oh, and there's two of them.
Two weeks ago, we brought you the first half of our coverage of Rally North America's biggest event yet: the US50 Rally, from West Virginia to Missouri. Then last week, we showed you what our Jeep SRT is like at a hot, elevated track day. Today, let's see more sights, meet more folks, and share the conclusion of Rally…
I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks and 4,000 miles on Rally North America in one of the greatest vehicles to ever come out of the US of A: the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It's comfortable, fast, and full of practicality. But how does it handle a road course, at 4,500 feet of elevation, when it's 95…
As someone with some level of experience regarding the "high profile" rallies, I can say definitively that I have no desire whatsoever to do a high-profile rally anymore. They reek of wretched excess and sketchy driving, and leave your license in tatters. So this year, when Rally North America invited us along,…
Some days are good, some days are bad, and some days you hang out with a MOPAR-obsessed WWE champ in a monsoon. But there was one thing left to do. Here ya go.
So I guess it's time to talk about this engine. Although simply calling it an engine is like calling Goldberg a wrestler. I'd be doing both a massive disservice, because Goldberg is a renaissance man and the Hellcat's V8 is the fifth most powerful production engine in the world.
Yes, yes. Seven-hundred-seven horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque. It's all very impressive. But just as impressive is how that power gets to the rear wheels. Goldberg and I drove the manual version out to the track, and the six-speed felt oddly familiar. There's a reason for that.
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.
You bet your ass I'm fired up about Dodge's 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat-powered Challenger SRT. 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque is nothing short of absurd in a car. Now it's time for Chrysler to prove they've completely lost their shit and stuff that engine into a pickup truck.
When the Dodge Vipers won Le Mans oh so many moons ago, they wore red paint and white stripes. The SRT Vipers in the TUSCC series were silver and blue and bleh. But SRT is gone, Dodge is back, and what was once bleh is now crazy awesome.
Recently we learned that Dodge is seriously upping its muscle car game with the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The coupe will sport a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with north of 600 horsepower. That's the most powerful V8 Chrysler has ever made. Great. Swell. Neat-o. Now bring on the sedan.