Steve Magnante: Fun with Plastic in 1/25 Scale

This AMT 2010 Dodge Challenger kit builds into a sweet curbside replica of the real thing (left). The wheel standing altered wheelbase variant (right) was cobbled together one night in front of the TV. Note how the wheel openings and tires have been hop-scotched forward from their stock locations.

 

Drag racing is a game of traction. All the horsepower in the world is useless if the driving wheels spin and burn rubber while the car sits still at the starting line. Meanwhile, if the opponent doesn’t spin, he’ll be off and…

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Steve Magnante: Fun with Plastic in 1/25 Scale

Model Behavior with Steve Magnante

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Ever since they first appeared on the shelves of hobby shops, department stores and mom ‘n pop soda fountains around 1958, 1/25 scale unassembled plastic model car kits have been popular with kids of all ages. Though the so-called golden age of car modeling is said to have occurred between 1960 and 1972, the hobby has seen a strong rebound in the past 10 years.

 

The great thing about plastic kits — compared to pre-assembled die cast metal miniatures — is how it’s up to you, the builder, to decide…

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Model Behavior with Steve Magnante

2015 Dodge Challenger with HEMI® SRT Hellcat Engine – Performance Specs

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July 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® SRT Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge’s most powerful V-8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever.

 

The Challenger’s new 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat engine is also the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT’s first application of V-8 supercharger technology. For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT…

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2015 Dodge Challenger with HEMI® SRT Hellcat Engine – Performance Specs