Dodge Performance Heritage: Stealth R/T Twin Turbo

 

When we reflect on Dodge’s performance legacy today, we instantly recall the great cars of the classic muscle era – Chargers and Super Bees, Street Hemis and Six Packs.  But actually, there’s an unbroken chain of Dodge performance models that stretches to the present day. For example, here’s the 1991-96 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo.  (more…)

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Dodge Performance Heritage: Stealth R/T Twin Turbo

Dodge’s Military Might – Part II

In 1940, tensions again ran high overseas and Dodge began testing military prototypes based upon civilian vehicle platforms. They were put through a battery of tests and simulations, including wheel-miring mud fields, in preparation for large-scale production. In the spring of 1941, Dodge began rapid production of vehicles for the Lend-Lease program. Lend-Lease was the program by which the U.S. supplied the UK, USSR, France, China and other Allied Nations with materials during WWII (1941–45). Lend-Lease was signed into law 9 months before the U.S. entered…

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Dodge’s Military Might – Part II

Farewell Carroll Shelby – Turbocharged 1980s and the Birth of the Snake

 

In the early 1980s, Carroll Shelby received a call from then Chrysler President Lee Iacocca to help resurrect Dodge’s performance image. Just like Shelby, the Dodge brand basically got out of the hot rod business while the company was going through bankruptcy during this era. Lee knew Carroll was just what the brand needed to get it back in the forefront of the enthusiast market, and since Lee and Carroll worked together back in the 1960s, there was…

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Farewell Carroll Shelby – Turbocharged 1980s and the Birth of the Snake