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50 Years of Charger: Part 1 of 5 | The 1968 Dodge Charger

For the past 50 years, since the first Dodge Charger took to the streets in 1966, Americans have enjoyed an obsession with power, performance and style. The 1966 model was the brand’s first purpose-built muscle car, and left the competition in the dust with an enormous, optional 426 HEMI® V8 engine that pumped out 425 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 490 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The ’66 Dodge Charger was a flat-out menace on the asphalt, and a game-changer in a hyper-competitive segment and era. 
 

1968 Dodge Charger 

With the foundation…

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50 Years of Charger: Part 1 of 5 | The 1968 Dodge Charger

These SRT® Hellcats Have Earned Their Stripes

 

The 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, the fastest, most powerful muscle cars to ever run the track*, got their stripes the old-fashioned way: with 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Now they finally get to wear them. 
 

This January dealers began taking orders for SRT Hellcat-exclusive dual full-length carbon-fiber pattern stripes. A little car history for you: Racing stripes made their first appearance in the 1950s. They were primarily used to help spectators identify a particular racecar on the track and to also help the driver orient his ride after a spinout….

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These SRT® Hellcats Have Earned Their Stripes

When Color Names Were Plum Crazy – A Look Back at High Impact Colors


 

There’s a theory out there that the variety of car colors offered at any given time is a direct reflection on how well the economy is doing at that time. If the economy is slow, the available color palette for that model year would be mainly black, gray, silver and white. While pocketbooks are stretched, customers want to retain retail value, opting for “safer” colors. The opposite also holds true when the economy is booming, colors get more outlandish and vibrant. Well, if the theory is correct, 1969 must have been…

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When Color Names Were Plum Crazy – A Look Back at High Impact Colors