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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The new Viper GTS-R had been pulled out of Le Mans back in March and withdrawn from the US series in October, but the Riley Technologies racing outfit didn’t back down.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!

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Safety Features: Redefining Muscle Cars

The 2015 Dodge Challenger will redefine your perception of muscle-cars -- and keep you safe.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger will redefine your perception of muscle-cars — and keep you safe.

Though the 2015 Dodge Challenger has made history as the most powerful muscle car ever, it was also recently awarded a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With performance, styling, and now safety, it seems like there’s nothing the new Challenger doesn’t have.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger safety features are quite impressive, including the Forward Collision Warning system, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Path Detection among other things. According to Chrysler, the new Challenger model has over 70 innovative safety and security features. In particular, the model excelled during individual crash-tests in front- and side-impacts.

“The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” says Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory.

Forget everything you know about traditional muscle cars – the new Challenger has incredible horsepower, great handling, innovative safety features, and a low price tag. To check out the new 2015 Dodge Challenger, stop by Corwin Dodge today.

Dodge Challenger Engine Named One of 10 Best Engines for 2015

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts some ridiculous power.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts some ridiculous power.

The SRT Hellcat version of the 2015 Dodge Challenger is one of the most track-ready vehicles ever built by Dodge, and it’s got an amazing engine to match that caliber, too. The engine is a 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8, which pushes the new Challenger to 707 horsepower. Somehow, miraculously, that same engine also manages 22 mpg on the highway to boot.

All those great numbers led Ward’s Auto to include the new Challenger engine on their list of the 10 Best Engines for 2015. Another Chrysler engine, an EcoDiesel engine employed in the Ram 1500, also made the list.

“These two distinctly different engines represent the wide range of powertrain-engineering expertise and technology at Chrysler Group,” said Bob Lee, Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering. “For their considerable might, they also are both highly efficient and refined – key hallmarks of Chrysler Group powertrains. Such attributes have helped power our vehicles to the top of the sales charts.”

However, both of these engines have at least one thing in common—an uncommon combination of power and efficiency. That’s the key to Dodge innovation right now: finding uncompromising ways to give customers what they want. To find what you want today, just come see us here at Corwin Dodge.

Two New Dodge Viper Models Available for Customer “Sold Orders”

The sleek and powerful Dodge Viper.
The sleek and powerful Dodge Viper.

Back in September, Dodge made the decision to reposition the Dodge Viper within its lineup, presenting a new price and accessories options that the limited-production hand-built car didn’t previously have. Now, Dodge Viper sales momentum is building, allowing the American carmaker to open up the system for dealers to place customer “sold orders” of both the 2015.5 Dodge Viper GTS and TA 2.0 Special Edition, which are joining the Viper lineup.

“The jump in Viper’s September sales after we announced the new $84,995 starting price showed that the overall repositioning to competitively price Viper with the first 1992 model was on target. But that was just the start,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT. “Today, we’re expanding the Viper lineup by offering the track ready Viper TA 2.0 and GTS models with even more content. This limited-production hand-built super car is the flagship of the Dodge brand, and we will continue to show our commitment to its future.”

The two new Viper models will offer more standard content compared to the 2014 models they replace, while the GTS starts with an MSRP of $107,995 and the TA 2.0 Special Edition starts with an MSRP of $101,995. If you are interested in learning more about these two new Viper models, contact Corwin Dodge today!

Two-Way Split Tailgate from RAM

In case you haven’t heard the news, Ram Trucks are becoming ever-more popular among drivers. The Ram 1500 has recently been named as Truck of the Year for the second consecutive year, which has never been done before. Well, now they are patenting something that seems a bit radical, but will definitely be awesome! The two-way split tailgate from Ram is currently underway, and will help with a lot of functions.

Two-Way Split Tailgate
Just imagine this tailgate with a split down the middle and you will get an idea of what is to come.

Everybody should be familiar with how tailgates on trucks fold down to help with laborious tasks. Ok, now imagine if it could do that, as well as opening from the middle like double doors, and each “door” of the tailgate being able to fold out or down on its own as well.

Having the capabilities mentioned above, the tailgate will make it easier for loading and unloading cargo and will be able to support different shapes and sizes. Sometime you try to load a bed into a truck, but is just a few inches too big to close the tailgate. This means that you have to leave your tailgate down just for those few inches. Well, with the two-way split tailgate from Ram, you can fold one down, while the other stays up and supports other cargo. Perfect!

Bad news is that we don’t know when we can first expect that appearance of this new design in Ram trucks. In fact, we don’t even have all the information on their plans. So make sure you keep your eyes peeled for any more information about this tailgate style, and we here at Corwin Dodge Ram will do the same.

Car Cooling Tips to Help Beat the Heat this Summer

Summer is quickly approaching and we want to make sure that you know how to keep your car interior cool, and in turn help to prevent you from being comfortable. Follow some of our easy car cooling tips in order to keep your interior cool this season.

Car Cooling Tips
The sun is going to be glaring down on your car, make sure you try to keep the interior cool.

Car Cooling Tips

Park in the shade. Direct sunlight to your car can heat up the inside very quickly. In fact, with an hour it can rise up to 50 degrees hotter than what it was originally. Shade helps to protect from those extreme heats. Tinted windows also do the same thing in terms of blocking out some of the sun’s heat.

Cover your windows. We have seen the people in parking lots who put up blockers in the windshield and never really thought twice about it. Well, it is time to join their side. Blocking the sunlight from getting in can help to keep the temperature lower.

Vent out the interior. Leaving windows cracked can help to allow airflow in the car, leading to a cooler interior. Or you can follow one of the car cooling tips that we think is terrific; get a battery powered mini-fan and have it point outside the crack in your window. That will help to circulate the hot air out.

Buy a car with cloth seated interior. Leather sits tend to absorb heat more than cloth seats. When looking at purchasing a new car, take that fact into consideration if you live in a hotter area, or if you hate hot seats that badly!

Park in your garage. Yes, we know that right now it is cluttered with old boxes, tools, and maybe even some stuff that you aren’t sure what it is. Take the time to clean it out, and then you can park your vehicle in there any help keep it cool!

Good news is that Corwin Dodge carries a wide variety of new vehicles that come with cloth seats, or tinted windows, or whatever else you may be looking for! Stop in today to see what all we have to offer including the Dodge Dart, Charger, and Challenger, all offered at excellent prices!

Black Pickup Trucks Make Men More Appealing, Survey Says

Just imagine your favorite Family Feud host, whether it is Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson, Steve Harvey, or someone else, and have him saying this, “We surveyed 100 people and put the top five answers on the board. The question is: Tell me the kind of car that makes men more attractive.” Would you be surprised that the number one answer is black pickup trucks? It certainly makes sense to us!

According to Insure.com 32% of women find black pickup trucks as the “sexiest” car a man can drive, with sports cars behind it at 27%. So, we want to help you attract that lovely woman you notice in your office, or the attractive mom you pull up next to at a stop light, with a Ram truck from Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO.

Ram 1500 - Black Pickup Trucks
Ram 1500

We get it. Black paint jobs make a car look clean and sleek, and there is nothing better than a big ole manly truck. Just speculating here, but it seems like women want to see the rugged, country guy more than the stock broker from New York. Sorry guys.

They want black pickup trucks? We’ve got ‘em! Come check out a Ram 1500 Laramie or a Ram 1500 Tradesman/Express at Corwin Dodge Ram today!

So what should you do right now? “Survey Says…get a black pickup truck!”

Dodge and Ram Service in Springfield, Missouri

Are you in need of an oil change? Maybe your engine is sounding funny? Well, good news has arrived. Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield, Missouri offers tremendous Dodge and Ram service. With an educated and experienced staff, you can guarantee your vehicle will get the best service possible.

When you bring your vehicle in for service, you are making sure that it is going to provide maximum performance for a long time. Getting a tune-up, oil change, alignment, brake replacement, and etc. can all help with this overall goal, and at Corwin Dodge Ram, that is what the service department aims for.

So what kind of services do we offer you may ask? Well, there are lots. Just check out what we offer:

Dodge and Ram Service

  • Oil Changes
  • State Inspections
  • Alignments
  • Major Repairs
  • Battery Replacements
  • Brake Replacements
  • Mufflers
  • Windshield Wipers

At the dealership you will also find a parts department that can help with ordering whatever parts you may need.

As it is easy to see, there is a multitude of different ways we can help you, and we want to! Just visit our dealership, contact us, or visit our website to find a time that you can make it in to have your Dodge and Ram service needs taken care of.