Glenn Paulina wrote: “We tracked down a new Viper development team testing a mule for the eagerly-awaited, oft-teased model. We managed to get some fresh interior shots, showing some new details that will make their way into next Viper. Before the tester could raise his interior camouflage, we documented the Viper’s fully-digital, arcade-style instrumentation–complete with a speedometer reading up to 220 mph. The digital tachometer is also visible.
“A new LCD display also sits low on this mule’s center stack, which shows some form of radio/audio interface on the screen, and could also easily include a navigation system. Its placement is clearly not final in this chopped-up mule, but it’s seems clear that the next Viper will offer some GT-style comforts to go with its promised brawn.”
Rumors from Windsor suggested first that the current “RT” minivan body would continue for some years alongside the new “RU,” and then that it would be dropped as soon as the new designs came out — in Chrysler form only. Sergio Marchionne has thrown some fuel onto the speculative fire, commenting today in Detroit that: Where is Reid [Bigland]? If it [...]
Burns Motors has posted two videos of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat doing the quarter mile in 10.48 seconds. These stand in contrast to a video elsewhere which shows a $105,000 Tesla owner jumping the red light at the track to beat a Hellcat owner who was unused to the car, and struggled for traction through the run. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT [...]
Today, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne implied that the odds were against the Toledo plant keeping Jeep Wrangler production, despite a recent land purchase and the city’s long history with Jeep in general and CJ and Wrangler in particular. He did say that, if Wrangler was to find a new home, new product would be moved to the plant: … if the economic [...]