4/26 = 426: Happy HEMI® Day!

 

The 426 HEMI® V8 has a reputation for dominance enjoyed by few engines, and the legend continues to grow. Here’s a brief timeline of this iconic engine’s history. 
 

– Originally designed and created as a “race only” engine in 1964, vehicles powered by the 426 HEMI V8 dominate racetracks and drag strips during its first year of competition. 
 

– Stock Car officials ban the 426 HEMI engine for the 1965 race season as protests from the competition mount declaring the dominant V8 is not a regular production engine in passenger cars. 
 

– Chrysler introduces…

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4/26 = 426: Happy HEMI® Day!

Unleashing of The Dodge Shakedown Challenger at SEMA

Shakedown Challenger Concept 

The past and the present raced to Las Vegas, and arrived at SEMA with a singular vehicle that unites old-school muscle and modern styling to form a new Mopar® HEMI® V8-powered behemoth — introducing the Dodge Shakedown Challenger. 
 

Dodge Shakedown Challenger // Performance and Capability 
 

The Dodge Shakedown Challenger was built for the bright lights of Vegas. The Shakedown Challenger drives 485 horsepower to the pavement via a Viper Tremec T6060 six-speed transmission and is further augmented by a Mopar concept cold-air intake and Mopar custom dual exhaust…

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Unleashing of The Dodge Shakedown Challenger at SEMA

The SEMA Debut of The Dodge Durango Shaker

Durango Shaker Concept 

Dodge is shaking things up at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas with the reveal of a Mopar® modified Dodge Durango with a first-ever shaker hood on a Dodge brand SUV. The concept vehicle retains the aggressive styling and capability of the Dodge Durango, and adds a custom-fabricated, functional Shaker hood embellished with matte-black graphic accents that run from the hood to the roof, in addition to other performance and style upgrades. 
 

Dodge Durango Shaker // Performance and Capability 
 

The custom…

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The SEMA Debut of The Dodge Durango Shaker