The Dodge Grand Caravan is the indisputable forefather of the minivan as we know it, and for 2011 its rising like a Phoenix from the ashes to usher in a new generation of cutting-edge people movers. The 3.3L, 3.8L, and the 4.0L V6 engine options offered in the previous model years have been sent to the glue factory, replaced by Dodges newest bomber: the 3.6L Pentastar V6. Mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Pentastar punches in at 283-horsepower and 260…
Over half a century ago, Chrysler rolled out the first iteration of their now iconic V8 engines with the FirePower lineup. Leading the pack was the 392 HEMI which quickly established itself as the engine to beat on the drag strip. Or the engine to try to beat, at any rate, since there were little stock options that put up as much of a fight on the quarter-mile as the 392.
Next week, the 392s battle will wage on when the…Read More
Amidst the Vipers circling Miller Motorsports Park at the 11th Annual Viper Owners Invitational last week were a few animals that clearly did not belong in the reptile exhibit. Most notable among them was Derek Ekins custom fabricated 2006 Chrysler 300 Touring, which harbors a sinister secret under the hood 525 of them, to be exact. In place of the factory-installed 3.5-liter V6 that originally powered the vehicle sits Dodges gen III 8.3L Viper V10 engine, which Derek claims cranks out 25…Read More