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.”
The 2015 Dodge Charger squad has been tested in police trim for the first time, but since it kept the five-speed automatic, it has turned in numbers similar to past years. While the eight-speed V6 Charger does 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, the five-speed was timed at 8.05 seconds by the Michigan State Police. The civilian 2015 Charger gained acceleration from the eight-speed, [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
David Friedman, deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sent a two-page letter to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne expressing concerns about the Chrysler Group’s current efforts to repair 2002-2007 Jeep Libertys and 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees covered under a voluntary fuel-tank recall. In its most recent report to the agency Chrysler said it has remedied approximately [...]