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The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a known quantity around these parts, mainly because of its positively monstrous supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that pumps out 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels which will quickly turn into a smoky mess if you want to do some glorious burnouts. While we always thought that the Charger SRT Hellcat had muscle car good looks, the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody makes this hulking sedan look downright devilish. The widebody fenders are 3.5 inches wider both up front and out back and are standard on all 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat models. With those wider fenders comes wider wheels and tires -- the wheels... Read more...
American's love trucks, they also love Jeeps, and rumors have been swirling about the rebirth of a Jeep truck for a long time. At first, rumors pegged the truck as the Scrambler, an iconic Jeep truck name from the past. Word then surfaced that the truck would be the Gladiator, another Jeep name of yore. The Jeep Gladiator truck is now official with the unveiling of the ride at the LA Auto Show. There are bits we don't know about the Gladiator right now, specifically pricing and when we can buy it are unknown. In addition, some of the details on specs are also vague. Those vague details include this tidbit from the PR: "Unique frame, bigger axles, brakes, wheels, and suspension." Bigger axles... Read more...
Fiat Chrysler has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Waymo. The new deal will see Waymo acquiring an additional 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its autonomous fleet. Chrysler was mum on just how many of the vans Waymo was getting when the last deal was announced at the beginning of the year. At that time, all Waymo and FCA had said was that the deal was for “thousands” of minivans. FCA has delivered 600 Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to date. FCA has also confirmed that the two companies are at the beginning of discussions about using Waymo’s self-driving tech in FCA passenger vehicles for retail customers. The two companies said that would... Read more...
Jeep has let slip everything you might want to know about the new JL Wrangler ahead of its official launch. The new JL Wrangler looks much like the outgoing JK Wrangler it replaces, but it is heavily changed from that outgoing model. The key takeaway here is that the JL Wrangler is said to be vastly improved both on an off-road. One of the major changes to the new generation Wrangler comes inside the vehicle where it gets a much better and more upscale interior. The JL has a backup camera and new infotainment system. It looks almost like a finished car now; not something that appears to be missing trim panels with exposed ducts and wire inside as some past generation Wranglers. Before Wrangler... Read more...
Dodge turned a lot of heads (even Jay Leno's) when it rolled out its 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat in 2014, two of the most powerful muscle cars ever. Now three years later the automaker has outdone itself. The company's 2018 Challenger SRT Demon is, as it sounds, hellaciously fast and wicked powerful, serving up 840 horses and 770 pounds-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2L Hemi Demon V8 engine. That is not a typo—with 840 horsepower at its command, the Challenger SRT Demon is the most powerful V8 production car engine ever produced, Dodge notes. With so much power underneath the hood, it should come as no surprise that Dodge was able to break a few records.... Read more...
Leave it to the Italians to do everything with an added pinch of spice and style. While Americans are used to seeing boring Dodge Chargers, Ford Crown Victorias and Ford Explorers roaming the streets and highways in and around our cities, the Carabinieri — the national military police of Italy — is taking delivery of at least one sexy Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde (QV) for its automotive fleet. If you recall from our original piece on the Giulia QV last June, the vehicle in standard trim is billed as a BMW M3 slayer with a rip-roarious 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that generates 510 horsepower. That’s enough grunt to hustle the Giulia QV to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and top out... Read more...