Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 9:43 AM EDT Sep 7, 2018 The U.S. auto sales numbers for August appeared almost shocking for several iconic cars — Dodge Challenger down 26 percent from August 2017, Dodge Charger down 45 percent, Ford Mustang down 35 percent. The numbers, out just after Labor Day, appeared to bolster reports suggesting that declining performance car sales might be imperiling "a nostalgic, high-horsepower cruising culture that dates to before the 1950s." Could the end really be at hand for the American muscle car — and are millennials to blame? Not exactly, although muscle cars are certainly not immune to the changing tastes that have elevated trucks and SUVs over cars in the minds of many consumers, according to several industry watchers. The four vehicles that fit the muscle car category most directly — the Challenger and Charger, the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro … [Read more...] about Charger, Mustang, Challenger sales fall: What’s the cause?
2018 dodge challenger
By G. Chambers Williams III, AUTOS CORRESPONDENT Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018 This powerful muscle car offers great straight-line acceleration (zero-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds); it also has a suspension that gives it sporty handling in the curves, and tight, precise steering worthy of a sports car. On the Hellcat, there is a larger power-bulge aluminum hood with a cold-air intake that was inspired by the first Dodge Viper. (Dodge photo) less This powerful muscle car offers great straight-line acceleration (zero-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds); it also has a suspension that gives it sporty handling in the curves, and tight, precise steering worthy of a ... more Interior features include a unique SRT three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel; a 7-inch reconfigurable digital gauge cluster; an 8.4-inch audio/nav touch screen; Nappa leather and Alcantara suede seating; premium materials; and a choice of trim and color combinations. (Dodge photo) less … [Read more...] about Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes with a supercharged 707-horsepower V-8
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 4:38 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is rolling out some new muscle for 2019, with a nod to the mighty Dodge Demon. The highlight is the 797-horsepower 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, which the company unveiled Thursday at its Chelsea Proving Grounds. "I like to say it's a Hellcat that's been possessed by a Demon," said Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands for FCA North America. Fiat Chrysler says it leveraged the power output of the supercharged Hemi Demon V8, which powered the limited-edition Challenger SRT Demon that recently ended its production run, to boost the Hellcat Redeye. FCA says the new Hellcat Redeye manages 707-pound-feet of torque with its 6.2-liter V8, mated to an eight-speed transmission. It can hit 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 203 mph. “Like its Demon brethren, it has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and … [Read more...] about Dodge unveils 797-horsepower, 200 mph Hellcat Redeye
News / UK and world by Press Association June 27, 2018, 4:10 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter For the second time in a week, Theresa May has shied away from pledging that the UK will remain a “Tier One” military power. Eyebrows were raised last week when the Prime Minister shied away from a commitment to Tier One status during a press conference with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, saying instead the UK would continue to be “a leading defence nation”. When she was pressed on the issue by one of her own MPs at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, she again steered clear of the phrase, saying the Government was committed to Britain being “a leading military power”. In a move said to have sent shockwaves through the military, the Prime Minister was reported last week to have asked Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to justify plans to maintain Tier One … [Read more...] about Prime Minister dodges challenge to commit to ‘Tier One’ defence status
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 12:05 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 The last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon rolled off the line Wednesday at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario. The 840-horsepower beast was part of a limited run. The company intended to cap production at 3,300 Demons. The final 2018 Demon, which is heading to an upfit center for a Viper Red paint job and other Demon-appropriate final touches, will be auctioned as a pair with the last 2017 Dodge Viper June 20-23 at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in Uncasville, Conn., to raise funds for United Way, the company said in a news release. … [Read more...] about Last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon rolls off line in Ontario