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The Mopar name has become a catchall term to describe any muscle car under the Chrysler Group umbrella, but what is today a parts and service brand offering more than 500,000 products in over 150 markets began life as a line of antifreeze. That brand turns 80 years old in 2017, and is celebrating its history with a display at the Detroit auto show and much more throughout the year.A contraction of the words motor and parts, Mopar was the name for a line of antifreeze products specially designed for Chrysler vehicles that was introduced in 1937. By the 1960s, Mopar became synonymous with Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth performance.
FCA is planning a mic drop ahead of the New York Auto Show when it comes to American muscle cars. That is when the automaker will stage the world debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a, and what is expected to be the fastest muscle car in the world.
That is saying something, given that the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat engine already puts out 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, inducing ridiculous power-fuelled grins for those who drive it in aor the . They are currently offered with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. Dodge also surprised the industry by introducing the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat for less than $60,000.
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A conversation between two muscle car guys can sound positively military, with all the acronyms, slang, codes, and jargon. Imagine how that sounds to others, especially younger types who may be weighing whether the muscle car hobby is the place for them. As they hear a steady stream of odd, head-scratching, and off-putting terms, perhaps too many decide to stick with collecting Star Wars action figures and Fruit Ninja video games.
"Most cars attempt to be everything to everybody. Then there are the rare few that revel in a single objective, rendering them totally irresistible to a subculture," said Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat passenger car brands for FCA North America, in a release. "The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is conceived, designed and engineered for a subculture of enthusiasts who know that a tenth is a car and a half second is your reputation."
We don't have details or specs yet. Dodge has begun a series of pre-reveal videos that will run from today until the car is revealed in April ahead of the auto show. They will roll out weekly at.
For the engineers who worked on the Hellcat, the original target was to get 600 hp from the engine. Then the goal crept up to 675, then 700. In the end, the team engineered it for 707 hp.
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The news of even more power from Dodge comes as speculation mounts about what to expect from the next Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang which also had an initial target of at least 600 hp and likely has also ratcheted up its ambitions.
The Demon name dates back to 1971 when Dodge offered it as a two-door fastback hardtop variant of the 1971-1972 Dodge Dart. In 2007, Dodge showed awhich it called Demon. It never went into production.
The GT500 would take on thewhich has the Corvette 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood, generating 650 hp and 650 lb-ft, making it the most-powerful Camaro to date. The ZL1 has the 10-speed automatic transmission that GM developed with Ford, which means Ford's version is expected to show up in the GT500.
We await further news about the Demon and whether this is the ultimate drag racer or a street legal hot rod. Whatever the final numbers, Dodge has thrown down the gauntlet. The Hellcat has already become an icon for the Dodge brand and the Demon drop seems designed to cement its supremacy in the Motor City.
Check Out the Amazing Stories Behind These Barn Finds & Hidden Gems at the 2016 MCACN Show .
There are always a lot of very interesting cars at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, but regardless of what brand or make you personally appreciate, it seems everyone ends up in the Barn Finds & Hidden Gems section of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Author and Automotive Archeologist Ryan Brutt gets credit for the legwork and persistence that creates this popular display each November. While “the rarer the better” is a good MCACN creed even here, with these cars it is often the stories that make each one special. How did it get from the past to the present? Where it was found? What will be done to it later? Mr.
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