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Have you wanted a Dodge Viper, but have held back simply because it's not designed for track use? I feel you. Fortunately, Dodge does, too, as its brand-new 2016 ACR model proves. Dodge says that this 'American Club Racer' model is the fastest-ever street-legal track Viper ever, and if the mere thought of driving this beaut around a bendy track doesn't trigger some excitement, I'm not sure what will. Under the ACR's hood is an 8.4-liter V-10 all-aluminum overhead-valve engine that pushes 645 horsepower and tremendous 600 pound-feet of torque, something Dodge claims is the highest of any naturally... Read more...
Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman narrates an interesting 17-minute video on YouTube that pits the world's quickest sedan against the world's fastest sedan, those two being the Tesla Model S P85D and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, respectively, both 2015 variants. Before getting to the results, it's important to understand the difference. As the video begins, Lieberman offers a basic explanation of the difference between quick and fast, and by extension, torque and horsepower. It goes like this -- hitting 60 miles per hour in just three seconds is super quick, but if the top speed is only 60MPH, you can't... Read more...
Jay Leno isn't just a talk show host, he's also a car enthusiast. In the latest episode of his Garage YouTube video series, Leno shows off Chrysler's ferocious Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a beastly muscle car for the modern era with a 6.2-liter Hemi supercharged V8 engine kicking out 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque. Specs of this awesome automobile are all over the web, including here at HotHardware, but just as interesting as the Hellcat's ability to go from zero to a quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds while hitting 126 miles per hour is touring the vehicle in high definition. You get that... Read more...
With all due respect to Jackson Galaxy, the famed cat behaviorist featured on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell," some cats just aren't meant to be tamed. Dodge's 2015 model Challenger SRT with its supercharged 6.2 Hemi V8 engine, also known as the Hellcat, is one of them. The Hellcat engine in what Dodge is pimping as "the most powerful muscle car ever" outputs 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft of torque, though if that's too much for your commute around town, just use the black key fob to limit the engine to 500 horsepower. When you need the added power -- at the racetrack or when some punk kid in... Read more...
A decade ago, Internet in the automobile probably sounded like a pipe dream. Today, folks are probably wondering how we can have Gogo on hundreds of flights per day, but we can't find a new car with integrated web access. Naturally, it all comes down to cost, but Chrysler and Sprint are hoping to re-open those lines of conversation. Chrysler has selected the only major national carrier in the U.S. still offering unlimited data as its "strategic wireless partner." The reason? To beef up Uconnect Access. Under the deal, Sprint's network will be used in wireless system integration and telematics,... Read more...
Wireless charging has been around for years in some way or another, but there's one thing that really keeps it from booming: incompatibility. Also, inefficiency. Although the odds are against it, Chrysler is pushing forward with an industry first: in-vehicle wireless charging. And here, we can totally see people adopting a technology where they may otherwise skip over it. The goal is to eliminate unsightly cabling from the car's interior and also make it safer and easier to charge your phone. The company will first make the technology available on the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart that arrives in dealerships... Read more...
It was only a matter of time, right? With digital becoming the new black, we knew that those hugely thick, underutilized user guides that shipped with automobiles would one day fade from existence, and it looks as if the fading has begun. Chrysler has just announced that it will become the first automaker to ditch the paperback and go digital with the guides that accompany its fleet of vehicles.The paperless approach is designed to save over 930 tons of paper, or around 20,000 trees annually, and we can imagine that it'll also save the company some serious dough. The deal covers Chrysler, Jeep... Read more...