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Demonic drawings: Dodge shows concept sketches for Demon logo

With the Demon, Dodge turned a muscle car into a halo car. We're sure the project was fun for all involved, from the engineers to the designers to the marketers. The designers not only got to play with the sheet metal, but they also had the chance to dabble in the macabre and design a Demon logo to match the car's raucous personality. Mark Trostle, head of...

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Documentary details Dodge Viper ACR’s record-setting Nürburgring run

Last year, we waved goodbye to one of the most iconic American sports cars of all time, the Dodge Viper. In a fitting sendoff, 378 fans funded a trip to send the Viper, specifically a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, to the Nürburgring for one last run. The effort made history when the Viper ACR clocked the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive car...

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Turn up the heat on the 2018 Durango with these Mopar upgrades

Dodge turned up the heat on its Durango with the introduction of an SRT model for 2018. Now, thanks to Mopar, you can spice things even further with a handful of accessories and performance upgrades for the popular 3-row SUV. Unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the items can be added on 2018 Durango R/T and Durango SRT models and give the...

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Dodge Shelby Dakota driven by Carroll Shelby heads to auction

Carroll Shelby helped engineer and bring some of the worlds most iconic cars to life, but this one is a little lesser known. It's not a Ford product, but a 1989 Dodge Dakota. Not just any Dakota, but the very first Dodge Shelby Dakota ever built. The pickup wears VIN 0001, and during its heyday it was the first V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive vehicle Shelby...

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This hero bought a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and went straight to the dragstrip

Irwindale Raceway in California is home to a number of racing surfaces. One of the most popular is the eighth-mile dragstrip. On certain nights, anyone interested can bring their car or truck to the track and see how it performs on this straight line of asphalt. For what might be the first time ever at this location, one wonderful individual has brought...

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It’s time for a Hellcat vs. Trackhawk drag race

Hennessey Performance Engineering has put together two of the meanest muscle cars around in a good ol' fashioned drag race. In one corner is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. And in the other is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Both are among the most powerful cars in production, as both are powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8...

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1942 Dodge Carryall restomod stops in at Jay Leno’s Garage

Meet one of the most obscure Dodge vehicles that you likely never even knew existed. Jay Leno's Garage welcomed this 1942 Dodge Carryall, which Legacy Classic Trucks restored as an ultra-reliable restomod chase vehicle for a road-rally racer. The Carryall predates the Power Wagon and Dodge first built the vehicle for World War II. The idea was to provide a...

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A Christmas tree will go 174 mph when strapped to a Dodge Challenger Hellcat

It's the answer to a question only Hennessey Performance Engineering would ask: How fast will a Christmas tree go when strapped to the roof of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat wide-body? You know, for those times when a last-minute Christmas tree is imperative. HPE ran a bone-stock Challenger Hellcat wide-body equipped with a roof rack to get a baseline top...

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Custom 1968 Dodge Charger RTR visits Jay Leno’s Garage from Sweden

One special 1968 Dodge Charger RTR made its debut at the 2017 SEMA show this past October, but somehow, it flew under the radar and got little press attention. Now, Johan Eriksson, the car's creator, has dropped by Jay Leno's Garage—all the way from Sweden!—with the custom Charger and we can really pore over the details. Incredibly, Eriksson and...

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