Dodge to Star on Silver-Screen; Furious 7 Challenger and Charger to Feature

Dodge gets to flex its muscle for the premier of the latest Fast and Furious sequel; “Furious 7” which comes to theaters April 3rd. Like the previous car-centric movies, this latest installment will feature an adrenaline packed lineup of new and classic cars including the 707hp Charger Hellcat SRT and Viper GTS. None of these cars will eclipse the two stars of the show however; the muscular candy red 2015 Dodge Charger and the venerable green and black 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T.

These two street-screamers will be seen driven by Hollywood superstars, dropping from airplanes, swerving through hails of bullets, and sprinting through so many adrenaline-pumping chases you’ll be reaching for a seatbelt. Per Dodge and Universal Pictures agreement, both cars will be featured in commercials for the movie and a special companion section of the Dodge website is available for stats on the actual Furious 7 Challenger and Chargers used in the movie as well as the various characters who appear on screen.

Dodge has been a regular in the series since the first movie in 2001, mostly showcasing its vintage muscle cars driven by Vin Diesel. See the movie and then head over to Cumberland Chrysler Center to check out the film’s biggest stars; the 2015 Charger the Dodge Challenger.


2015 Challenger Gets Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

2015 Challenger Gets Five-Star Safety Rating

For the longest time, we’ve known that the 2015 Dodge Challenger would be one of the most exciting new vehicles on the road in the New Year, and now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that it will also be one of the safest.

NHTSA awarded the Challenger its five-star overall safety rating for its exceptional performance in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), determining that its 70 available safety and security features make it an ideal choice for drivers looking for a mix of excitement and confidence.

“The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” says Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President-Vehicle Safety and Regulatory, FCA-North America.

The 2015 Challenger pulled a five-star score in the side crash test and four-star scores in frontral crash and rollover tests. NHTSA also recommends the class-exclusive Forward Collision Warning for the utmost in safety.

Among the available safety features that make the 2015 Challenger a five-star safety rated vehicle are adaptive cruise control, Blind-spot monitoring, and Rear Cross Path detection.

There is no better way to learn about what makes the 2015 Challenger so amazing than testing one out for yourself. Book a test drive at Cumberland Chrysler Center today; you’ll be glad you did.

The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat is Soon to Be seen on the Road

2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat

The wait is finally over: the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is finding its way to dealerships across the country. With more than 707-horsepower, the Hellcat is the fastest muscle car ever.

According to PR Newswire, Dodge and SRT received over 4,500 orders for the new 2015 Challenger Hellcat. The 6.2L Hemi V-8 which powers the Hellcat utilizes unprecedented engineering and technology. Paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, you’ll be glued to the driver’s seat.

“The introduction of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has ignited the general market’s interest in the muscle car segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands. “The reaction from our customers and the general public has been beyond even our positive expectations, and we will work to build a Challenger Hellcat for every customer who wants one.”

Aside from the mind blowing power underneath the hood, the Hellcat is also streamlined and sporty on the exterior. With up to an EPA estimated 22 mpg, the attention to detail in the new model is astonishing. For more info about the 2015 Dodge Challenger, stop by Cumberland Chrysler Center.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Wins ‘Star of the Show’ in Miami

Hellcat Wins Star of the Show

The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat had an explosive debut at the 2014 South Florida International Auto Show in Miami late last week, and not just because of its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine.

By the end of the night, the new muscle car had won the ‘Star of the Show’ award for its unrivaled performance. Each body panel of the new Charger has been re-sculpted and refined with functional performance cues, including heat extractors in the hood, unique front and rear fascias, and dramatic LED righting both in the front and back.

With its 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the Charger SRT Hellcat is the quickest, fastest, and most powerful sedan in the world. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, from 0 to 100 mph in under 13 seconds, and reach the quarter mile in an NHRA-certified 11.0 seconds.

As the Hellcat wins Star of the Show, you can expect it to arrive soon at Cumberland Chrysler Center as soon as production begins in early 2015.

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Roars with 707 Horsepower

2013 Dodge Challenger
In the world of muscle cars, cars are often judged by their horsepower, and in the case of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, it sets the bar extremely high.
With an incredible 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque coming out of the 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat engine, Chrysler is calling this the most powerful production muscle car ever. It’s so powerful that every car will come with two keys, one red, and one black. The red one unleashes all 707 ponies, while the black one is what you would hand to the valet and keeps things down to 500 horsepower.
This awe-inspiring engine will be paired with the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the engine, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been completely redesigned to be the best possible muscle car on the market and even has an interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.
The exciting 2015 Dodge Challenger and Challenger SRT lineup will start arriving at dealerships, including Cumberland Chrysler, within the next few months.

Spring Festival of LXs Kicks off at Beach Burgers in Huntington Beach, CA

2014 Dodge Charger Super Bee - Chicago Auto ShowOriginally organized nine years ago for owners and enthusiasts of the modern Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, and SRT vehicles, the Spring Festival of LXs kicked off an impressive celebration of LX platform vehicles earlier this month in Huntington Beach, CA. This year, the event started with a cruise-in at Beach Burgers, a local restaurant that is a favorite among long-time members of the club.

At this even, all enthusiasts were welcomed, with a special focus on LX platform vehicles from Chrysler. These vehicles are all large, rear- or all-wheel drive models and include the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Chrysler 300, and SRT versions. A good portion of these vehicles have been extensively modified, showing the pride that owners take in their vehicles.

Check out the video below or get into your own LX platform vehicle here at Cumberland Chrysler in Cookeville, TN today!

Behind the Scenes of Fast & Furious 6 with the Dodge Charger & Challenger

2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8Gearheads everywhere are looking forward to the latest Fast & Furious movie, Fast & Furious 6, which will hit the big screen on May 24th. One of the big appeals of the movies in this franchise is the draw of fast cars and extreme action. Dodge has always been a big part of the movies, providing vehicle for the countless stunts and chase scenes.

Ralph Giles, President and CEO, SRT Brand, said of the last movie, “You know I gave them fifty-two cars last time and they gave me back two cars. Apparently they like to play as we used to play with toy cars. Yeah, they’re pretty much all wrecks.”

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below discussing two of the movie’s primary cars, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger. If you want to check out one of these great sports cars in person, stop by Cumberland Chrysler in Cookeville, TN.