The Big Nasty: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The powerful and sleek Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat pushes the limits of what a car can do.

We are officially in the steroid-age of muscle cars! The Hellcat Challenger SRT can juice 707 hp out of a V-8 HEMI and deliver those horses straight into the street to launch 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Now that we have your attention – meet the 199 MPH Bad-boy, the fastest, most powerful muscle car ever, the nasty 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

With a nod to tradition, the looks of the Hellcat are familiar to the muscle cars of yesteryear. However, inside this street-rocket, the infusion of technology and power make nostalgia choke on tire smoke. Grip the steering wheel to feel the racecar inspired paddle-shifting 8-speed TorqueFlite auto-transmission at your fingertips.

Cycle between driving modes of ‘Street’, ‘Sport’, ‘Track’, or ‘Custom’ to change the Hellcat’s throttle and suspension responsiveness from tame to Full Disco. The optional sticky Perelli tires grip hard into turns and huge Brembo brakes let it stop on a dime and leave you nine cents change.

This is not your dad’s muscle car. This is the one that ate it for breakfast and is hungry for lunch!  Order yours from Corwin Dodge.

Dodge Viper Documentary Highlights Its Hand-Built Craftsmanship

Check out the doc for more cool info on the Dodge Viper!
Check out the doc for more cool info on the Dodge Viper!

In order to highlight the impressive design and manufacturing process of the world-famous Viper, Dodge recently released a documentary that captures the hand-built craftsmanship of the iconic model. The 22-minutre film, titled “Viper: DNA of a Supercar,” reveals what makes the Viper the envy of every car enthusiast around the globe.

The new Dodge Viper documentary shows every phase of the assembly and design process, from blueprint to finished product. According to Dodge, the Viper consists of over 3,700 components, made of hand-wrapped leather and carbon-fiber lightweight materials. All together, the Viper’s paint process, which is done by hand, takes over 150-plus hours. That’s the kind of attention to detail found in every Viper.

“The Dodge Viper is a precision-handcrafted machine expressively built to stimulate all the senses of an enthusiast’s soul,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT. “It’s not widely known what it takes to create this supercar, including the 140 to 160 hours to hand paint each Viper, so we produced the film to show what sets the Viper apart from everything else in its segment.”

If you’re curious about the new documentary, Dodge announced that it will be sharing it across its social media channels for fans to enjoy.

Dodge Viper May Return to 24 Hours of Le Mans This Year

The Dodge Viper may be returning to Le Mans!
The Dodge Viper may be returning to Le Mans!

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most prestigious races in the world, up there with the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, which together make up the unofficial Triple Crown of Motorsport.

As such, Le Mans deserves prestigious racers, which is why we’re excited to hear the Dodge Viper may be returning to the endurance challenge despite initial difficulties.

The new Viper GTS-R had been pulled out of Le Mans back in March and withdrawn from the US series in October, but the Riley Technologies racing outfit didn’t back down. With or without factory support, it has made its goal clear: to bring the Viper back to the competition and take the crown once again.

We’ve got to say we stand behind them at Corwin Dodge. Riley Tech won both the drivers’ and teams’ titles in the United SportsCar Championship last season—it would be a shame not to see them compete again this year.

Charger SRT Hellcat Leads Dodge Resurrection

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a one-of-a-kind vehicle.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

The recession hadn’t been too kind to the Dodge brand. Since Fiat took control of Chrysler Group, the automaker became best known for its Ram trucks, the Avenger family sedan, and the Grand Caravan minivan.

After that, the Ram split off to become its own brand, and although selling minivans is all well enough—it’s just not… Dodge. We’ve been waiting for a little more media attention on the quality and reliability of the Dodge brand for quite some time.

But now it’s back. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a hot rodder’s dream—707 horsepower, a top speed of 204 mph, and a quarter-mile sprint of 11 seconds make the fastest production sedans on Earth; and it’s just a taste of what Dodge is up to these days.

Even though Dodge has stopped making the Avenger -and will discontinue the Grand Caravan in 2016- between the Charger, the Challenger, Durango, and other great models, Dodge expects to sell 600,000 vehicles annually by 2018. Those sound like great numbers to us, and we’re happy to see Dodge coming back into the spotlight.

It’s a good time to be a fan. Join the Dodge resurrection at Corwin Dodge!