Not exactly falling into the sport compact camp, the Dodge Dart GT is nevertheless one of the sportier compact sedans on today’s market, much thanks to its underpinnings and powertrain being pulled…

2014 Dodge Dart GT Road Test Review

Remember when Chrysler was attempting to be a premium brand and Dodge was targeting a more mainstream market? The company's Auburn Hills team, then under the DaimlerChrysler umbrella, came out with some very nice models including the 300C full-size sedan, which was based on the mid-2000s Mercedes-Benz E-Class, plus the pricey albeit impressive Pacifica crossover-like tall wagon that used a combination of Mercedes and Chrysler minivan underpinnings, and the Crossfire coupe and convertible, a concept turned reality thanks to the Merc SLK it rode upon. Fortunately the 300 sold very well, but unfortunately the others didn't and DC abandoned Chrysler's premium aspirations along with all of its American brands in 2007, leaving the domestic automaker to fight it out on its own with much depleted cash reserves. To make a long story short Chrysler is now under Fiat's umbrella and that Mercedes' based 300 now underpins the Lancia Thema in Europe, a model that previously shared its unibody with an Read Full Story
The performance car world will never be the same again. Enter the 707 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest and fastest production four-door sedan anywhere in the world. This made-in-Canada…

707-hp Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat super-sedan revealed

With the advent of the 707 horsepower 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat, Dodge is clearly saying: We are not the minivan company anymore!

We never got the hyper-powered Dodge Grand Caravan SRT family hauler that many hypothesized about, but yah, whatever. Now that Dodge is officially becoming Fiat Chrysler Automobile's performance/muscle car brand, hellfire is clearly being stoked.

While the Charger SRT Hellcat closely follows the Challenger SRT Hellcat to market, it won't lag behind its two-door sibling on the racetrack. Word has it the slightly smaller but approximately 45-kilo (100-lb) heavier four-door uses its 2,068-kg (4,560-lb) curb weight to hook up the rear wheels more effectively, passing the quarter mile 0.2 seconds sooner at 11.0 seconds flat when shod in its standard Pirelli P Zeros. Zero to 60 mph (96.6 km/h) takes just 3.7 seconds, while the world's most powerful four-door will top out at a cool 328 km/h (204 mph). If you hadn't guessed already, this makes it the Read Full Story
Today’s muscle cars make the machines of decades’ past seem downright conservative, with the all-new 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat being the most exciting four-seat super coupe to debut from a mainstream…

Dodge prices 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat at $63,995

A pony car or a muscle car? The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat easily qualifies for the latter thanks to supercharged 6.2-litre V8 that makes a shocking 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque! Or maybe the term "supercar" fits the description more accurately.

Years ago performance car enthusiasts would've needed to pay a tuning specialist tens of thousands for an engine that could muster such performance, let alone a car that could handle such output from zero to highway speeds and back down to standstill again, but now all of this can be yours straight from the factory with a warranty no less. And the best news? A brand new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will only set you back a mere $63,995 plus freight in Canada.

This puts Dodge's new muscle car in the same ballpark as the 662-horsepower 2014 Mustang Shelby GT500, which currently can be had for $61,699, plus freight. Chevy's answer to this horsepower war is the $54,775 2014 Camaro ZL1, although at "only" 580 Read Full Story
With an unprecedented number of recalls setting records throughout the auto industry this year, surprises are the last thing most   consumers want to hear about in the news. Then again, in the case…

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts 707 horsepower

With an unprecedented number of recalls setting records throughout the auto industry this year, surprises are the last thing most consumers want to hear about in the news. Then again, in the case of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a bump of 100-plus horsepower in expected output is a surprise that many will celebrate.

The upgraded muscle car will soon deliver supercar-like output levels at a shocking 707 horsepower, more than a hundred horsepower more than the previously announced "600-plus" estimate. This makes the Challenger SRT Hellcat "the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge's most powerful V8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever," says Dodge in its press release. Likewise the muscle car's torque rating was supposed to be in the range of 575 pound-feet according to SRT Powertrain Director Chris Cowland, but in actuality it will make 650 lb-ft of torque.

Where does all the power come from? If you read the fine print on the side of the front fender Read Full Story
As part of its ambitious five-year product plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently announced that it intends to steer Dodge in   a more performance-oriented direction, which means axing the popular…

Dodge unleashes Challenger SRT Hellcat

As part of its ambitious five-year product plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently announced that it intends to steer Dodge in a more performance-oriented direction, which means axing the popular Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the mid-size Avenger sedan.

Dodge loyalists fretted that this was the beginning of the end for Dodge, but to balance the ledger Dodge has now revealed the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, a new range-topping Challenger model that gives substance to the brand's performance promise with a 600-plus horsepower supercharged V8.

While the final numbers have yet to be officially established, SRT powertrain director Chris Cowland remarked that the Challenger SRT Hellcat will be "bloody fast," with a minimum of 600 horsepower and something in the order of 575 lb-ft of torque. That makes the car's 6.2-litre Hemi engine the most powerful V8 ever offered by any of Chrysler's brands.

The Hellcat shares many of the same basic components with the already Read Full Story