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LX & Beyond Nationals Wrap Up

 

This past weekend, hundreds of late-model Dodge musclecar fanatics rolled into Quaker City Dragway for the annual LX & Beyond Nationals. The racing action was hot as many competitors stepped up their game over during the off-season and found more power in their GEN III HEMI® engine combinations.  Our friends over at SRT brought down a 2012 Charger SRT8 (along with its Chrysler and Jeep SRT8 cousins) for all of us to drool over. At night, the participants and some of the SRT Engineers hung out in the parking lot…

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LX & Beyond Nationals Wrap Up

Happy 426 Day!


 
We noticed today’s date and thought how iconic three numbers in a certain order can be – 426.
 
In the world of engine displacement, 426 cubic-inches has had an illustrious past when the words “Max Wedge” and “HEMI®” followed these magical numbers. It was the arrival of 426 Max Wedge in 1963 that made our Dodge B-body (and Plymouth cousins) serious contenders at the drag strip. Fabled teams like the Ramchargers, Golden Commandos and many others won numerous events and buried many quarter-mile ET and MPH…

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Happy 426 Day!

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T – Midsize Muscle/More MPG’s!

 
Fun things do come in medium-sized packages as we unveil our midsize muscle, the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T at the annual New York International Auto Show. Now before you muscle car purists cry foul and feel we are taking liberties with the hallowed “Road & Track” nameplate, let us give you some details on the new Avenger R/T.
 
First, it’s powered by our award winning best-in-class 3.6L Pentastar V6 that produces 283 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm….

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2012 Dodge Avenger R/T – Midsize Muscle/More MPG’s!