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Demon’s drag suspension: better launches

The latest release on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was announced this morning; so this week, we are talking about the suspension of the next monster muscle car.

This is a new, adjustable, adaptive suspension which should help the Challenger Demon get away from the starting line more quickly and with more force than any factory-built, street legal car before it.

The basic suspension architecture of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon looks similar to the normal Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat,

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Oops: Bombing in JD Power

FCA turned in a poor performance on the three-year J.D. Power Dependability Study, with every brand but Chrysler coming near last place.

Chrysler, which at the time had the 200, 300, and Town & Country in its lineup, was the best of the bunch, essentially hitting the average — above Subaru, VW, Mazda, Nissan, and Ford, but below every GM nameplate.

Ram pulled even with Ford,

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Dodge bringing some fans to NYC to meet the Demon

FCA announced today that when the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuts in New York City, a few specially selected Dodge fans  will be invited to attend the big event, meeting the men and women involved in bringing this new Demon to life.

Details on the grand debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are short, but we know that it will meet the world during the opening week of the 2017 New York International Auto Show during the week starting April 10th,

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New straight-six diesels, too?

Alongside new gasoline straight-six engines from FCA Corporate, we have seen some evidence that Fiat Powertrain is working on straight-six diesel engines, possibly based on a new generation of the FPT four-cylinders used in the Ram ProMaster and Fiat Ducato vans.

What would the diesel be good for? We can think of a few uses within the American brands, quite aside from Fiat commercial applications.

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AWD 300/Charger recall

FCA is recalling 2014-2017 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger cars with all wheel drive, to replace their front propshaft bolts. The company discovered that some bolts may loosen over time, in reviewing warranty data. There are no related injuries or accidents, so far.

Roughly 75,000 vehicles are affected — nearly 70,000 in the US, over 5,000 in Canada, and just 347 outside North America.

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