The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, the official school of Dodge and its SRT performance line, closed down Monday, according to reports. The closure comes a month after the school filed for bankruptcy in “a difficult yet important step towards becoming a stronger company,” it said at the time.
Well, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk didn’t turn out to be cheap at all, did it? With the pricing on the 707 horsepower Hellcat-Jeep, Fiat Chrysler’s SRT division further cements itself as America’s AMG, but that power has a high price tag.
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT truly is a hilarious hot rod minivan, and I love me some screamin’ V8 as much as the next sunburned American. But after herding this 475-horsepower heifer around a race track I think, maybe, the idea of this car is a lot more fun than actually driving it.
You might hear the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon described “like riding a rollercoaster.” And it is, kind of. So imagine yourself on a 10-second carnival ride, holding a bomb with a 12-second timer, you’ll start to understand the sensation of firing this 840-horsepower fiend down a drag strip.
By now, you’ve heard of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It has 840 horsepower. It has a 2.7-liter supercharger. It can come with only one seat. And it is, for all intents and purposes, a drag strip slayer. Here’s how it does it.
We get it Dodge, big engines in everything. The company started committing this schtick when it revived the Charger a decade ago and frankly, I’m surprised it took this long to make a monster version of the Dodge Durango. But here we finally are: six seats, 4.4 seconds to 60 mph. Get ready to clean a lot of Cheerios…
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?
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.
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.
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.