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TOTD: 707-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 580-hp Camaro ZL1?

With a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 under the hood, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the king of muscle car bragging rights. Its torque output is rated 650 lb-ft of torque. That’s 45 hp and 19 lb-ft more than the discontinued 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 and 127 hp and 94 lb-ft than the …

Sports Cars

TOTD: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat or Challenger Hellcat?

Just weeks after our test on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat coupe, the Detroit automaker has released details of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sedan. With two 707-hp, rear-drive models in its stable, we want to know which high-performance Dodge you would pick: the four-door 2015 Dodge …

Sports Cars

These Morphing eBay Motors GIFs of Iconic Cars Are Rad

Ever wish you could see some of the most iconic cars extant morph through their generations into what they’ve become today? eBay Motors has created a series of GIFs that do just that, and they’re great. Dubbed Visual Car Evolution, the animations show the evolution of the BMW 3-series, Chevrolet …

Sports Cars

2015 Volkswagen GTI

The seventh-gen GTI sets a high bar.<p>Every so often, an automaker just gets a car <i>right.</i> Everything feels in sync with everything else. Nothing draws attention to itself, which calls attention to the car as a whole. The Volkswagen GTI is one such car.<p><b>We Haven’t Even Started It Yet</b><p>From the moment you …

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Makes 707 HP, 650 lb-ft

Dodge Hellcat Joins the 700 Club<p>Chrysler Group is done teasing us with its “more than 600 hp” estimate for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, revealing the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8’s official output numbers. What are those numbers, you ask? An astounding 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of …

Sports Cars

Tens Tinted Sunglasses Are Designed to Give You Instagram Vision

In a world in which almost all of our mobile photos are passed through a filter of some sort before being shared, we’ve become accustomed to the …

SRT back to Dodge, Dart SRT, new Challenger, Charger and Caravan's death outlined in 5-yr plan

The onslaught of news from Fiat Chrysler's layout of five-year plans continued with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis this morning, including the unexpected announcement that SRT was coming back into the fold.<p>After just a few years existing as an independent entity within the Fiat Chrysler universe, an …

2015 Dodge Challenger

Inspired by the iconic 1971 original, all 2015 Dodge Challengers take on a bold new appearance that draws on the 1971 model’s split-grille and …

The Z/28, resurrected

Wicked is as wicked does.<p>They call it the "flow tie." In the pursuit of maximum cooling efficiency for the Z/28's 505-hp V8, someone realized that the Chevy's bow-tie-shaped grille badge was acting like a giant stop sign for airflow. Why not take it off? No, the General wouldn't like that. Instead, …

Sports Cars

Buy the ICON D200 Power Wagon

No, officer, I don't know anything about that bank robbery.<p>If you don't remember the ICON D200 Power Wagon, I strongly suggest you take a moment to familiarize yourself. The truck is another one of Jonathan Ward's brilliant creations, and it combines a 2006 Dodge ¾-ton pickup truck chassis with a …

Classic Cars

What If These TV and Movie Cars Were Transformers?

Artist Darren Rawlings' imagination is a happy place where your favorite pop-culture rides evolve into something bigger and better: Transformers. See how he makes memorable TV and movie cars become much more than meets the eye.<p>Artist Darren Rawlings' imagination is a happy place where your favorite …

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Photos: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at NAIAS

Check out the live photos of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.<p>A meaner C7 bows in Detroit.

1969 Datsun 510 BRE Tribute

This 1969 Datsun 510 has been painted in the BRE scheme and features a good number of quality components like genuine Libre whees, Mulholland …

The Design Vision GTI is the future of sporty Volkswagens

The GTI turned up to eleven.<p>Back in 1975, the original Volkswagen GTIdebuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show with 107 hp. Fast-forward 38 years to this week's 2013 LA Auto Show and you'll find a new GTI making its North American debut with 503hp. Volkswagen calls it the Design Vision GTI and it's …

Automotive Design

The Nissan IDx is Tokyo's surprise RWD homage to the Datsun 510

A cult classic in the making, if it gets made.<p>Nissan head-faked the entire media world at the Tokyo Motor Show today. We were expecting a concept update for the 370Z. What we got instead was a car targeted directly at millenials, and in a way, at trumping the Subaru BRZ and other sports cars in …

Nissan GT-R

2015 Chevrolet Colorado is ready to conquer America [w/videos]

Chevy's return to the midsize pickup segment has been a long time coming, kicking off when word of the not-for-America 2012 Colorado broke (although that debut was followed up by a quick announcement that a US-spec Colorado was in the cards). Now, the Bowtie brand has come back with a striking new …

GM pits the Camaro Z/28 against the Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Baddest of them all?<p>General Motors is through playing around with the Ford Mustang. The upcoming Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a full four-seconds faster than the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, Ford's most track-focused machine, around Milford Proving Grounds. Fanciness like carbon-ceramic brake rotors, …

Sports Cars

Slideshow: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LTZ

Motorsport

The 2014 Z/28 Camaro is faster than a Murcielago around the Nurburgring

Nürburgring. In the rain. In a Camaro.<p>If anyone ever had a complaint about the new-generation Camaro, it's that in its mission to be a true muscle car it went too far. It was biased towards straight-line performance over handling. But Camaro has a rich track history, as the Donohue/Penske Z/28s …

2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.

2013 SRT Viper TA Laguna Lap

1:33.62<p><b>Driver</b>: Randy Pobst<p><b>We said:</b><br>For the first time ever, I found myself behind the wheel of a Viper that I felt wasn’t actively trying to hurt me. In the great tradition of all excellent track cars, the TA felt almost totally neutral. Sure, get on the power too early/aggressively, and the back …

Sports Cars

Here's a Corvette Stingray on Lingenfelter's dyno

This is how you find out what she'll do.<p>Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has a long history with the Corvette, and it looks like that association continues with the Stingray. Responsible for some of the fastest, best-engineered tuned Corvettes ever, Lingenfelter got their hands on a C7. Serious …

Sports Cars

Three-Pedal Club: These cars only come with manuals

The rides that make you work for it.<p>It's a sad truth, but the manual transmission is dying. Blame drivers. Blame automakers. Blame regulations. Blame everybody you like. That doesn't change the endgame. Manuals are an increasingly shrinking percentage of the equation.<p>But thankfully, some cars still …

Honda Civic

New Corvette Stingray Is the Best Sports Car America Has Ever Built

Driving the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ——————————————–<p>We're only 15 minutes into our drive through the winding backroads of Monterey in the …

Motor Authority

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