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U Spy A Gang Of SRT Models Rumbling In The Mountains

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What were the Chrysler group's – err…sorry, Fiat-Chrysler Automobile's SRT engineers doing in the mountains of Colorado last month?

New Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Spied; Should the BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG be Afraid?

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After learning through documents filed with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) that the Challenger SRT Hellcat's engine is set to make its way under the hood of the Charger last week, our spies captured a prototype Dodge that we believe to be the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat.

Is This the Redesigned 2015 Dodge Challenger Coupe? [Updated with New Info]

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This just in: an online reader shared the picture you see above and below of what may be the 2015 Dodge Challenger with our friends over at Jalopnik, stating that it was taken from the set of the syndicated morning talk show, Live with Kelly and Michael.

Scoop Video: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Supercharged and Facelifted

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Of the three retro-inspired, American pony-car nameplates on sale today, the Dodge Challenger, introduced in 2008, is by far the most outdated in pretty much every aspect, with the possible exception of its exterior appearance, which for many, still holds its allure.

Dodge Dart's Chinese Twin, the Fiat Viaggio, Scooped in Hatchback Form

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The development phase of the five-door hatchback version of Fiat's rather awkwardly named for English language speakers, the Viaggio, which itself is the China market edition of the North American Dodge Dart compact sedan, is nearing its end, as these spy shots prove.

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:

2013 Dodge Dart Hatchback Patent Drawings: Are They Real?

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An Italian forum has posted these patent drawings, supposedly revealing the Dodge Dart five-door hatchback model.

However, we're not entirely convinced that they're official for a couple of reasons, the first being that while Fiat has hinted at the development of a five-door version of the China market Viaggio, which is the Dart sedan's Italian cousin, no one at Chrysler has ever mentioned such a body style.

Dodge Boss Says Next Viper will Appeal to a "Broader Segment of the Market"

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The next generation of America's second most famous thoroughbred sports car after the Corvette, the Dodge Viper SRT10, is entering its final phase of development as we approach its market launch that's slated to occur sometime in 2012.

In the past year or so, Dodge officials have been letting out bits and pieces of the puzzle that give us some idea of the direction that the company plans to follow with the first new model to be development under the ownership of the Fiat Group.

On the sidelines of this week's 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Rick Kranz from Automotive News had the opportunity to talk to Dodge boss Reid Bigland about the new Viper SRT10.

Bigland told Kranz that the redesigned model "will appeal to a broader segment of the market" and that we should expect it next year but most likely not at the 2012 Detroit motor show.

SPIED: All-New 2013 Dodge Viper Development Continues

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Last time we brought you news on the next generation of the highly anticipated Dodge Viper sports cars, the Chrysler Group had uploaded a humorous photo of the new snake dressed up like a Motorhome on its Facebook page.

But now we're ready to bring you some hard evidence on the actual 2013 Dodge Viper as our spy photographers snagged a prototype out in the open. The test mule combined the body of the now defunct roadster model with the next generation Viper's front end (from the A-pillar forward).

Next Generation 2013 Dodge Viper Undergoing Testing in the Snow

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Although roughly a year away from launch, Chrysler has published the very first official photo of a development mule of the next generation Dodge Viper undergoing testing in the snow. The prototype mule is based on the now obsolete 2010 Viper that was discontinued in the summer of 2010.

Not surprisingly, the Auburn Hills-based automaker released very few details on its upcoming high-performance sports car as the only piece of information we get is that “SRT engineers expanded the development scope for the next generation Dodge Viper to include stability control tuning for the first time.”

Leaked Documents Reveal Dodge Modernizes 2011 Challenger Lineup With 305HP Pentastar V6, 475HP SRT 392 V8

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Thankfully, the 2011 Dodge Challenger has earned itself a boost in technology and performance. The outputs of the new and expected power trains have been revealed, as well as the cars' specific targets through some leaked documents. And we're happy to say the power outputs are a pleasant surprise.

Scroll down for the full details, but here's the gist of it. The base Challenger model gets the new Pentastar V6 that puts out 305 horsepower to truly compete with the other two V6 Pony cars (let's hope Dodge did something about that heft, though).

2011 Dodge Charger Unofficially Shows Off its Rear on Fast & Furious 5 Movie Set

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Spied on the set of the next (why, God?) Fast and Furious movie was the 2011 Dodge Charger, all dolled up in a police uniform. Although it's still too soon to critique the final product, these latest pics from Autoblog are revealing enough to hesitantly say that yes, the car's set to get a decent-looking exterior refresh.

SPIED: 2011 Dodge Durango Ain't Ready to Throw Away its Camouflage Just Yet

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Even though Dodge has started playing the striptease photo game with the 2011 Durango, the Detroit carmaker is still keeping test cars under cover for apparent reasons. Forum member GM4Life from 'Cheers and Gears' bagged these photos of a camouflaged prototype of the seven (or eight) seater crossover on the highway somewhere near Denver, Colorado.

Dodge Lets Out New Teaser Photos of 2011 Durango SUV

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Not to be outdone by Ford and its marketing tactics with the 2011 Explorer, the Chrysler Group published a few more teaser shots of the upcoming 2011 Dodge Durango. These new photos come in addition to those released during an earlier announcement today on the launch of a dedicated website on the crossover model which is equipped with three rows of seats.

2011 Dodge Durango SUV Teaser Site Goes Live

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After much speculation about the name of Dodge's forthcoming SUV model which is heavily based on the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, an official teaser site that just went live confirms the use of the 'Durango' nameplate. The website also offers some new rendered images of the 2011 Durango including a cropped shot of the dashboard revealing the push-button start.

We've added a full set of images from the site after the jump, but for a better look of the SUV, click here for a completely uncloaked 2011 Durango snagged in the factory and here for a very accurate rendering based on the official patent drawings.

2011 Dodge Charger with Police Package Spied in Detroit

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A cloaked prototype of the redesigned for 2011, Dodge Charger sports sedan was captured on camera by a forum member of "Cheers And Gears" while driving out of the Detroit airport. The spot lights on either side of the windscreen, right above the exterior mirrors, suggest that the car may be testing a police package.

While the heavy cladding on this Charger makes it difficult to tell the details, previous spy shots have revealed a new snout with a larger and more pushed out cross-hair grille, reshaped head- and tail lights and more chiseled surfaces throughout the body.

2012 Dodge Durango SUV (or Magnum) Scooped Undisguised!

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Thanks to Twitter user who posted a link to a Twitpic page, we now have the first photo the 2012 Dodge Durango, which could end up being named Magnum or something entirely different, without any trace of camouflage.

The full size SUV model is believed to ride on the same or lengthened version of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee platform, which was developed alongside the next generation Mercedes-Benz ML SUV.

2011 Dodge Challenger Facelift Scooped Undisguised!

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Now here's a nice surprise for Dodge fans. A member of the Mopart forums has snagged some photos of what appears to be the facelifted 2011 Dodge Challenger in R/T trim without a single trace of camouflage. The cosmetic changes over the 2009/2010 muscle-coupe are extremely subtle and it will take a trained eye to spot the differences.

These include the reshaped lower intake up front (basically, the designers turned it upside down) and the elimination of the Ram nose emblem on the hood, plus a new set of door handles. It is possible that the 2011 Challengers could feature more changes on the outside and in particular the rear end as we don't have any other photos of the car.

Dodge Fan Renders 2012 Durango SUV from Official Sketches

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couple of months ago we broke the story on the official patent drawings of the next Dodge Durango SUV (see here), or whatever else Chrysler LLC bosses decide to name it. Andrew Currie from the 'Cheersandgears' forums took a couple of these sketches and rendered them to offer us a more realistic view of Dodge's full-size SUV.

2012 Dodge Durango SUV Pictured in U.S. Patent Drawings

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A Carscoop reader dropped these patent drawings of an unnamed Dodge SUV model in our mailbox last night. We performed a search of our own and can confirm that the images are indeed authentic.

And while there's always a possibility that we are wrong here, but from what we can tell by comparing the drawings to the latest scoops from around the web, it appears that the SUV - Crossover - CUV (take your pick) featured here is the 2012 Dodge Durango, or whatever else the Chrysler Group decides to call this model.

If you follow the jump and click the respective links, you'll see that the so-called 2012 (or 2011) Durango seen in the spy shots shares many styling cues with the vehicle pictured in these patent drawings.

These include the pronounced arches on the front and rear fenders, the shape of the window frames and the exhaust pipes. Even though under cover, the shape and styling of the headlamps and tail lights also imply that this is the same vehicle.

It is believed that the new Dodge CUV will make use of a lengthened version of the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee's platform, which itself is derived from the latest Mercedes-Benz ML.

That said, the Dodge model will most likely be offered with the same 3.6-liter Pentastar and 5.7-liter V8 churning out 280HP and 360HP respectively, found on the 2011 Grand Cherokee.

Thanks for the images 'AC' - Spy Photo Links: Insideline & Caranddriver