Months ago, Allpar speculated that the Chrysler 100 would be a hatchback version of the Dodge Dart, with, most probably, other differences — no 2.0 engine option, for example, and possibly a V6 or turbocharged 2.4 engine shoe-horned into the engine bay. It now appears that the Chrysler 100 will indeed be a hatchback, as shown (according to Nick) in Las Vegas. This would provide the necessary separation from the Dodge Dart, since both are reputedly based on the US-widened Fiat C platform (CUSW) with Chrysler-modified Fiat architecture.
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 [...]
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts