Speed freaks looking for the next evolution of SRT power may not have to wait as long as expected, according to several Allpar sources. The “absolutely sinister, stupid power” of the supercharged Hemi V8 engine will reportedly be shown off in a Dodge Challenger at the Detroit Auto Show.
The Dodge Challenger and Charger are both set for refreshes during calendar-year 2014, along with the related Chrysler 300. Whether SRT shows off their new engine in the new Challenger body or in an old “mule,” is still to be seen. Either way, the engine is reportedly more powerful than those of the GT500 or Z28; and will be coupled to an eight-speed automatic or a (probably Tremec) manual shifter. Allpar was told to expect a price similar to the Camaro Z28 — around $70,000 to $80,000. See HellCat Hemi spy shot and details for more.
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 [...]
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
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 [...]