Meet The Wolf Driving the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Into The Record Books

 

Chris “The Wolf” Winkler got his first taste for the track at the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Mont-Tremblant more than 20 years ago. Over the course of his semi-pro career, Winkler has done everything from claim an SCCA championship to going wheel-to-wheel racing on quarter-mile tracks. If it’s got wheels, he’s raced it. 
 

Last year Dodge tapped him to drive the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) in a quest to attain the undisputed title as the world’s fastest street-legal car. Since then the 2016 Dodge Viper has claimed…

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Meet The Wolf Driving the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Into The Record Books

Functionality Meets Performance: A Look at the Redesigned Exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392

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Whenever the Dodge/SRT® design team begins a vehicle project, two main objectives—functionality and performance — are at the top of the ledger, so it’s no surprise that those two principles served as the roadmap when the time came to redesign the widely popular Dodge Charger SRT 392. 
 
The exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392 was completely redesigned from front to back, using elements from both the design studio and the engineering department. The ultimate goal was to create an even more aggressive and sinister-looking vehicle than the…

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Functionality Meets Performance: A Look at the Redesigned Exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392

Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

We recently reported with sadness the June 2, 2014, passing of former Chrysler high performance vehicle development engineer Jim Thornton at age 77. Though you’d have to be a fairly devoted muscle car and drag race enthusiast to know his name, once folks learn he was a member of the Ramchargers, a bell rings, and Thornton’s place in the automotive firmament becomes clearer to many.

 

Jim Thornton

 

To briefly recap, the Ramchargers was a group of (mostly) Chrysler employees who met evenings and weekends to share their love of drag racing and…

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Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One