2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Delivers Modern Performance And Old School Power

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Grille
Our biggest complaint with the current generation Dodge Charger has been the that is both underpowered and overweight.  A middle-aged four door once muscle cars that had been redesigned as a full size family sedan. Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand has gone about changing our minds by launching the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8  with a 6.4 Liter HEMI shoved under the hood and 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. 0-60 you ask? Sub 5 seconds! Continue reading

Dodge Viper Cup Series Gears Up for Season II

Dodge Viper Cup ACR-X 2011

Ten races are on tap for the 2011 season of Dodge Viper Cup series, kicking off May 13-15 in Sebring, Fla.
There will be a few changes for the 2011 season – all good. For starters, Dodge Motorsports has reduced entry fees from $1400 to $800 per race. Making it even more practical to rent, borrow or steal a Viper for the weekend just to go racing. Continue reading

Cadillac Returns To SCCA Racing With CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car

DETROIT – Cadillac announced today it will return to racing in 2011 with a race-prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe competing in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, North America’s top production-based racecar series.

The move returns Cadillac to a series where it competed from 2004 to 2007. Competing in the GT Class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac captured the Manufacturer’s Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver’s Championship in 2005. Continue reading

National Automotive History Collection picks Camaro as the most Future Collectible Car of 2010

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

How many times have we wished we had wad of disposable cash back in the mid 1970’s to gobble of all the 1960’s muscle cars that found their way onto used car lots: HEMIs, Shelbys, Vettes, and Camaro’s that your dad’s buddies traded in for a Vega or Pinto and case of Bud.

Well, the National Automotive History Collection try to pick current year models that everyone well wish they had hung onto in 2035. This year’s crystal ball pegs the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro as the most Future Collectible Car of 2010. Continue reading

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block SEMA & Gymkhana 3

Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block offers a Gymkhana education to lucky tickets holders at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Gymkhana-cation and eduction in Gymkhana.

 

I’ll be honest; the fad know as drifting bores me. That is not to say that drifting is not an art form. I appreciate a good four wheel drift, but “Drifting” as it has come to be known, well, sucks. When first described Gymkhana (pronounced “jim-ˈkä-nə, -ˈka-“) he said it was judged and timed drifting event. The parallel I drew was that Gymkhana was the Special Olympics of Automotive Gymnastics for drifters who wanted to rally, but couldn’t. Continue reading

Camaro Named ‘Hottest Car’ in Inaugural SEMA Award

SEMA Show Award

LAS VEGAS – The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4×4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Offbeat: Tensile Town bans Silly String.

At Motor City we dig offbeat road signs. So, we a reader forwarded this one from Hollywood, California we couldn’t pass it up:

Hollywood Bans Silly String

That’s right, the Epicenter of the People’s Republic of California, Tensile Town, has made it illegal to distribute, posses or use silly string… for one day.

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Top Gear Taxis takes SEMA guests for a spin

Top Gear USA Camaro taxi

Heading out to the SEMA Show next week in Las Vegas? History’s (Channel) fleet of “Top Gear Taxis” will be on hand offering free rides all week outside the Las Vegas Convention Center during the SEMA Show. Can you say Indian Stig? You could even find your way into a private screening of the first episode. Continue reading

Mopar Introduces 2011 Challenger Drag Pak for NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock

This One Has a V-10 and is Race-ready!
  • Mopar® Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations
  • Priced at $85,512, Mopar to build 70 serialized units
  • Production starts 1Q 2011, applications available now at local Dodge dealerships or at http://www.mopar.com
  • Past Mopar Challenger Drag Pak model-year programs sold out (2009 and 2010)

October 1, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Racers rejoice. Mopar® is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.

The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner’s Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11. Continue reading

2011 Mustang V6 averages 48.5 mpg lapping Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was designed to demonstrate that a stock production Mustang V-6 could run 1,000 laps and 533 miles on a single of tank of fuel. With the aid of fuel efficient driving techniques by Ford engineers, the Mustang far surpassed its goal of 1,000 laps. What surprised most Continue reading