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2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 6.4L Manual

No Hellcat, but no slouch, either.<p>There are two things we need to get straight before we embark on this review of the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack.<p><b>1.</b> No, this is not the Hellcat, as half of the people we encountered thought (or hoped) it was. No, it is not the supercharged one. No, it …

2015 Dodge Charger Priced—Including the 707-hp, 204-mph Hellcat

Dodge just announced pricing for the 2015 Charger sedan, with the lineup starting at a reasonable $28,990 for the eminently sensible 292-hp V-6 model. But lest you forget—and how could you?—this is the sedan into which the mad SRT scientists have stuffed a Hellcat V-8—which sends the sticker price, …

Dodge Viper $15K Price Cut Boosts Sales Nearly 200 Percent

Last month’s decision by Dodge to slash prices on the face-melting Viper by $15,000 seems to be paying huge dividends: Sales of the car jumped by <i>184 percent</i> in September.<p>That doesn’t mean you’ll be seeing Dodge’s V-10 brute on every street corner, though. That huge percentage jump translates to 108 …

Dodge ACR Viper Concept Debuts: Bad-Ass and Track-Focused

SEMA vehicles are often the antithesis of function, being gussied-up show cars that focus less on performance than outrageous style and overwrought glitz. Dodge is bucking that trend with this car, a Viper concept that’s all about light weight, prodigious grip, and ultimate speed. Feast your …

2015 Dodge Charger at SEMA: Production Scat Pack, R/T Mopar Concept

It’s SEMA time, which means Mopar-fettled cars are practically falling from the sky. Among the brood, of course, are two versions of the refreshed 2015 Dodge Charger, one conceptual and one headed for dealerships.<p><b>Dodge R/T Mopar concept</b><p>Mopar has been going through a renaissance of sorts lately, …

Dodge Challenger T/A Concept: Pure Old-School Muscle-Car Racing Flair

Dodge’s beastly Challenger has always been about raw, retro muscle-car style, and the company’s eye-searing Sublime Green–painted Challenger T/A concept takes that formula and cranks it up to 11. Whipped up to tickle show-goers at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, this special Challenger channels …

Mopar Displaying ProMaster Hospitality Van and Ram 2500 Outdoorsman Concepts at SEMA

As Chrysler’s in-house performance-parts brand, Mopar has historically gone large at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. This year is proving to be no different, with muscle cars, trucks, and compacts galore showcasing wares from the division’s extensive parts and accessories catalog. Of Ram-style …

Dodge Dart R/T Concept: The Hot Compact Dodge Needs to Build

Dodge has a fascinating history of building hot compacts, one prominent example being the Omni GLHS by Shelby, while the Caliber SRT4 marked a low point in terms of style and refinement. For the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the carmaker has taken its sensible Dart and tweaked it significantly to …

Chrysler Gives 2015 200S Sedan Much-Needed Attitude Boost for SEMA

The 2015 Chrysler 200 is strikingly handsome—particularly for its price range—but the mid-size sedan needs something more distinctive to stand out in its crowded segment. Ahead of next month’s blowout SEMA show, we got a peek at the juiced-up 200S that Chrysler will display at the Vegas …

Watch the First Challenger SRT Hellcat Being Assembled

Dodge has been deep in this whole promotional thing involving the one-last-go-’round Mötley Crüe and Gas Monkey guy Richard Rawlings, so it only makes sense that this build video of Challenger Hellcat VIN #0001 was scored by the Crüe’s ’89 MTV staple, “Kickstart My Heart.”<p>What’s more confusing is …

2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392

Still capable of raising some hell.<p>When Dodge took us to a hangar in Washington, D.C., and offered the keys to any of its freshened 2015 Charger sedans, we could have taken the raucous new 707-hp Charger SRT Hellcat first. But we purposely started the day in the SRT 392, somewhat afraid that we …

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Big motor, big fun: Gasping, grinning, and swearing in the world's most powerful sedan.<p>There’s an insuppressible sense of buoyancy among Dodge folks of late. Certainly, it can’t be attributed to the Dart compact or the complete lack of a Dodge-brand entry in the hugely popular mid-size-sedan …

2015 Dodge Charger V-6

The sensible V-6 sedan behind the Charger Hellcat's fury.<p>In our ideal world, all Dodge Chargers would arrive packing V-8 power. In that alternate reality, where performing smoky burnouts is considered a patriotic duty and watching <i>The Dukes of Hazzard</i> reruns has displaced baseball as our national …