From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

Few badges inspire as much lore as “HEMI®” V8. From its days stuffed inside a Dodge Coronet cruising Main Street in the glory days of the muscle car, the HEMI engine has thrilled generations with its power, torque and signature orange paint. But even though a HEMI engine of some form has been in production since the early ‘50s, its popularity didn’t really take off until 1964, when the 426 was unveiled. 
 

1968 426 HEMI V8 Cutaway 

The 426 HEMI V8 was not borne from the boulevard, it was a product of the…

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From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

Meet The Wolf Driving the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Into The Record Books

 

Chris “The Wolf” Winkler got his first taste for the track at the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Mont-Tremblant more than 20 years ago. Over the course of his semi-pro career, Winkler has done everything from claim an SCCA championship to going wheel-to-wheel racing on quarter-mile tracks. If it’s got wheels, he’s raced it. 
 

Last year Dodge tapped him to drive the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) in a quest to attain the undisputed title as the world’s fastest street-legal car. Since then the 2016 Dodge Viper has claimed…

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Meet The Wolf Driving the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Into The Record Books

Building Blocks: The Evolution of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392 Suspension


 

Refining and strengthening an already solid foundation was the plan for Dodge/SRT engineers when they developed the suspension of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392. Incorporating new technology to complement the handling characteristics, chassis balance and driving feel of the outgoing Charger was the objective.
 

The suspension development process also took into account the fact that the Charger SRT 392 is a four-door sedan, which categorically differentiates it from its Dodge Challenger SRT 392 counterpart.
 

 

“We wanted the Charger 392 to be a…

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Building Blocks: The Evolution of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392 Suspension