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Chrysler and Dodge Show Off Their SEMA Projects


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For this year’s SEMA Show, Chrysler Group’s in-house tuner Mopar has a long list of custom vehicles, spanning the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat brands.

Mopar Gives Sneak Peek of 2014 SEMA Show Concepts


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There will be plenty to see at next month's SEMA aftermarket show from the Chrysler Group, which has dropped some teaser photo samples of its tuned projects.

Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept Has Suspension Travel for Days


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If you thought that the off-road conversions of sporty road cars you saw in the upcoming open world game The Crew were unrealistic and not really practical to make, you are wrong.

What Would You Say to a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Shooting Brake?


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Dodge certainly has our attention with its new Challenger SRT Hellcat. Even though the series, in general, is showing its age and previous-decade origins on many fronts, the 600+ horsepower figure and the aural drama from the new supercharged HEMI V8 promise to give the coupe a breath of fresh air.

Sexy 2008 Barracuda Concept Up for Grabs


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While Ford is putting the final touches on the new Mustang and GM is working on the sixth generation Camaro, Detroit's third muscle car builder, the Chrysler Group, is in the process of mulling the resurrection of Plymouth's Barracuda nameplate for the replacement of the Dodge Challenger by 2016, possibly even earlier.

If you're not patient enough to wait for the new 'Cuda, may we suggest an alternative in the form of the Concept 'Cuda that made quite a splash at the 2008 SEMA Show as well as on the internet, and which is now listed for sale?

Did an Insider Leak the New 2014 Dodge Dart SRT4?


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A couple of hours ago, a number of sites reported about an allegedly leaked teaser sketch of the 2014 Dodge Dart SRT4, presumably sourced from a site named Ontariostreetcar.

Since the source matters when it comes to these kinds of stories, we took a closer look at Ontariostreetcar. There we found a number of unaccredited images and renderings including one of our own, the 2014 Chevy SS, so it quickly became evident that this website wasn't the source.

To make a long story short, we traced back the image to the 'Neon Enthusiasts' forums and one of its members named "Neon GTS". As it turns out, it's a screen shot of a PDF (or PowerPoint) file from a computer. The author's posting is even more interesting:

Comedian Jeff Dunham Helps Design a Custom Dodge Challenger SRT for the SEMA Show


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The annual SEMA Show is as much about cars as it is about, well, the show, which explains why we see so many people from the music, movie and television industry putting their names on a variety of project cars every year.

Successful American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham will have his time under the 2012 SEMA Show's spotlight at the end of the month as he teamed up with Chrysler Group's Mopar and SRT brands to design a unique Dodge Challenger SRT-8 called the "Project Ultraviolet".

Mopar Drops the SRT Viper's V10 Into the Dodge Charger Juiced Concept


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If there's one thing Mopar's people like doing to Chrysler Group cars more than anything else, it is to shoehorn the brand's gargantuan V10 powerplant under their hoods.

For this year's SEMA Show, they had the opportunity to do it again, this time with the latest iteration of the Dodge Charger sports sedan that gets a Viper 8.4-liter V10 Mopar crate engine, good enough for 650-horsepower, or 10hp more than the new 2013 SRT Viper sports coupe.

Mopar Shows the Darker Side of the 2013 Dodge Dart with SEMA Study


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With the aftermarket party that is the SEMA Show in Las Vegas approaching our way, the Chrysler Group wanted to give us an early look at some of the cars its Mopar division has prepared for the event.

Following the unveiling of the Fiat 500 Beach Cruiser Concept earlier today, the automaker continued the presentations with the 2013 Dodge Dart Carbon Fire prototype.

The charcoal grey colored Dart sedan has been dressed up appropriately for SEMA with a selection of production and prototype Mopar parts, highlighted by a full carbon fiber hood with a hood scoop that is said to offer significant weight savings, but which is not yet commercially available.

Mopar Builds Dodge Durango Tow Hook Concept for SEMA Show


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The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show opens its doors next week and Dodge will be there with several proposals including this Durango concept named Tow Hook that was designed by Mopar Underground.

The most striking feature of the Durango Tow Hook is the muscle-car inspired color scheme that combines a four-coat orange paint work for the body with satin-black roof, fascia accents and hood graphics, plus blacked-out 22-inch forged alloy wheels paired with Pirelli tires.

SEMA Preview: Dodge Readies Hardcore Challenger SRT8 ACR


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Inspired by the now-discontinued Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that recently posted a new record lap time of 7:12.13 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in Germany, Chrysler Group’s Mopar Underground team decided to apply a similar treatment to the latest Challenger SRT8 392 and bring it to the upcoming 2011 SEMA Show.

Chrysler’s SRT Team Teases…Next Dodge Viper SRT10 on Facebook


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In a very…tongue-in-cheek move, Chrysler’s newly formed Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand responded to fans asking them on various social media sites what future products are in development by posting this…revealing sketch on its dedicated Facebook page. Here is what Chrysler’s SRT team wrote:

“Like many of you, Twitter user @DaveOrrSales asked for a taste of what's to come at SRT. We dodged death to sneak you this top-secret photo. That's all you get, crew.”

1964 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept Car Hits the Auction Block, Again


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You are looking at the first Dodge ever to use the Charger nameplate, the 1964 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept Car. Developed in late 1963 on Polara underpinnings, it was used by Chrysler to showcase its newest engine at the time, the now iconic 426-cubic inch (7.0-liter) Hemi V8.

Owned by several collectors over its 47-year existence, this rare piece of automotive heritage is going to be auctioned off at this year’s Automobiles of Arizona event held at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, on January 20. RM Auctions hasn’t released an official estimate yet, but last time it changed hands in 2007, it fetched US $1.1 million.

SEMA Preshow: 2011 RedLine Dodge Charger Loves Carbon Fiber


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Not to be outdone by Ford and General Motors, the Chrysler Group is readying a parade of specially tuned vehicles for this year's edition of the SEMA Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5. One of the firm's star attractions will be the RedLine Dodge Charger based on the redesigned 2011 model year version of the saloon.

Deja Vu: Chrysler Brings Detroit Show EV Concepts to Geneva


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To the surprise of no one, cash-strapped Chrysler LLC won't be performing any global premieres at next week's Geneva Motor Show. Instead, the American automaker will showcase its electric vehicle future (that is, if it makes it through the economic crisis) with the European premieres of the Chrysler 200C EV concept vehicle and Dodge Circuit EV prototype, both of which made their debut at January's Detroit Auto Show.

The stylishly-penned Chrysler 200C EV mid-size sedan concept comes equipped the firm's ENVI electric-drive system that combines a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator. According to Chrysler, the rear-wheel drive 200C has 64 kilometers (40 miles) of all-electric range, and a total-driving range of 644-kilometer (400-mile).

The Lotus Elise-based Dodge Circuit EV is a sport proposition that boasts a range of 241 to 322 kilometers (150 to 200 miles) with zero gasoline consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.

Detroit Show: Dodge Circuit EV -aka- All Electric Lotus Europa


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Cash-strapped Chrysler LLC didn't have a lot of money to spend on concept cars at this year's Detroit Show so Dodge was left with the re-introduction of the Lotus Elise based, all-electric Circuit EV sports coupe. As many of may remember, Chrysler had presented the Dodge EV along with two other all-electric prototypes last September. Aside from a few subtle cosmetic changes that concern the front-grille and bumper, the new alloy wheels and the quirky orange paint job, there aren't any substantial differences between the Circuit EV and the EV.

The Circuit EV is propelled by a completely electric ENVI drivetrain, that utilizes just three powertrain components that include a 200 kW (268HP) electric motor to drive the wheels, an advanced lithium-ion battery system to power the electric-drive motor, and a controller that manages energy flow.

Dodge claims that the zero-emissions Circuit EV sprints from zero to 60mph (96 km/h) in less than 5 seconds while it hits the quarter-mile in 13 seconds and achieves a top-speed of more than 120mph (196 km/h).

The Dodge Circuit EV has a driving range of around 150 to 200 miles between charges. The batteries can be charged simply by plugging into a standard 110-volt household outlet. The recharge time can be cut in half by using a typical 220-volt household appliance power outlet.
























Video: Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept with 8.4-liter V10 Viper Engine


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If there's one thing that we're fully convinced after seeing this five-and-half minute-long video is that the Dodge Challenger SRT10 SEMA Show Concept can smoke those rear-end Pirelli P-Zero 275/40R20 tires like there's no tomorrow... Hit the jump and turn up the volume to get an addictive dose of the Challenger SRT10's Viper-derived, 8.4-liter V10 engine that produces a more than adequate 600 horsepower and 560 lb. ft. of torque.

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Dodge Unveils Four Customized Ram Trucks at SEMA


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While the Challenger is sure to get most of the attention at SEMA, nevertheless Dodge also brought along four tricked-out Ram pickup trucks. Starting off with the Ram R/T pictured above, the concept is based on the 2009 Ram Sport with a 380HP 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and it's supposedly inspired from the re-born Challenger. Mopar Underground painted the R/T truck in a classic B5 Blue and added a bodykit which consists of sill and box pieces, finished up with a chin spoiler, dual-snorkel aluminum hood and carbon-fiber accent stripes.

The concept rides on Mopar 22-inch Alcoas alloys wrapped in 285/45R22s in front and 305/40R22s in the rear. Finally, the interior features Katzkin leather seats with body-color stitching to match the instrument panel and steering wheel.

The Ram TRXtreme pictured on the right plays up the off-road capabilities of the 2009 Ram TRX package. The Mopar Underground design team added 4.5-inches of extra ground clearance using a Mopar lift kit which allowed the use of Mopar polished and forged 20-inch wheels wrapped in chunky BFG 37X12.50's tires. The paint is a bright yellow and mineral grey two-tone incorporating a mud splash theme. Interior features include a Mopar navigation system, DVD headrests and Mopar leather seats by Katzkin.

The third iteration of Dodge's pickup truck is the Ram Sportsman which features a washed-out military-green paint job that company describes as a "blowing-leaves paint scheme". The vehicle gets added capability with a Mopar 2-inch lift kit supported by Mopar polished and 20-inch forged alloy wheels with 33-inch tires. Inside, the Sportsman boasts a headrest DVD system, perforated leather Mopar seats by Katzkin and an ambient lighting system.

Last but not least is the Ram Mopar Street Package which is based on the Ram Sport. The exterior features a Blackberry paint and a Mopar body kit consisting of sill extensions and a chin spoiler while a slight body-drop/leveling kit, 22-inch polished Alcoa forged wheels and an all aluminum dual-snorkel hood add to the appearance. The classy theme is continued in the interior with ambient lighting and suede / leather seats trimmed with premium piping and stitching.

SEMA: Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop Concept


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Mopar Underground's design team deserves plenty of kudos for creating one of the nicest modded Challengers we've seen. The concept began life as a factory 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T equipped with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and 6-speed manual transmission. The crew at Mopar Underground gave the Challenger R/T a black-on-black racing stripe paint scheme and added custom-made spoilers along with altering the front clip to create added "brow" over the grill. To finish off the look, the Challenger R/T rides on massive 22-inch Dodge Viper wheels from Factory Reproductions wrapped in Dunlop tires measuring 265/35 R22 front and 305/30 R22 rear.

Inside, the interior of the blacked-out Challenger R/T is enhanced with Katzkin leather seating finished in bright red as well as with an upgraded Mopar Kicker audio system for premium sound.

To better the Challenger's driving characteristics the team added a Mopar coil-over suspension and strut tower brace while underhood upgrades include a cat back dual-exhaust and a cold air intake that allows the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 to breathe easier.

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2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Roadster to Make a Splash at SEMA


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2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 RoadsterWe told you that this year's SEMA motorshow will be packed with Challengers -and apparently with Camaros also, but that's another story. Joining the two SEMA show 2009 Dodge Challenger Convertibles from Coach Builders Limited and Newport Convertible Engineering is a third topless version, from Group Five Limited. But unlike the two other proposals, Group Five's Challenger concept is a roadster or better yet, a speedster. And as such, it features a chopped windscreen and seats only for two with the rear passenger area being hidden by a tonneau cover. -Continued

The artists renderings reveal that the customized Dodge benefits from a front spoiler, a hood shaker, a redesigned rear bumper that houses new exhaust pipes as well as what appears to be, a set of restyled rear LED lights. For the time being, we're not aware if the Challenger SRT8 Roadster is simply a design study or if Group Five intends to produce it in a limited number of units, but we'll have all the details along with real-life pictures of the car from the SEMA show floor in less than a week's time.

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