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.
The Charger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful, quickest and fastest sedan ever. The 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 Hellcat engine get a ridiculous 707 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque. It has a top speed of 204 miles per hour and does a quarter mile in 11 seconds.
The Charger SRT Hellcat is the most capable four door muscle car in America. It offers street, sport and track mode so you can always get the most out of your drive.
The exterior of the SRT Hellcat has great looking air ducts that actually function to cool the engine. You won’t find any fake vents on this car. And while the engine is all about power, the interior is all about luxury. You can choose from three types of leather finishes to surround you with new levels of sophistication.
Originally 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!
Gearheads 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.
For 2013, the Dodge Charger gets several updates to keep it ahead of the competition. Just in time for the winter, the Charger now offers a new package. The AWD Sport package combines performance, handling, and efficiency along with attractive styling. This aggressive package is available on Dodge Charger SXT and SXT Plus AWD models and features the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 and an incredibly efficient 8-speed transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and sport mode. Minor tweaks to the engine including a new cold-air intake and a higher flow dual exhaust mean that 300 horsepower are now generated. AWD traction and control are constantly and automatically available. Whenever the Charger detects the need for AWD, the front axle is automatically engaged to provide greater handling capabilities. During normal driving, the front axle is disconnected and the car runs entirely on RWD power to conserve fuel while still retaining its sports car personality.
The real value for this special package is in the visual upgrades made to it. Special 19-inch aluminum wheels with gloss-black painted inserts are wrapped in all-season performance tires. The aggressive looking gloss-black paint is also applied to the front crosshair grille and grille surround up front. A body colored decklid spoiler completes the rear end while seats can be upholstered in either black cloth or premium black or red heated Nappa leather. Inside, the Charger AWD Sport features Beats Audio technology with a 12 channel amp that delivers true music at any volume.
Chrysler wanted to put together a SRT8 Challenger for the SEMA auto show on about 6 weeks’ notice and they wanted the help of a celebrity/car enthusiast. The car had to look sweet at the end of the project and the celebrity had to be willing to put together a series of webisodes showing the build and leading up to the final reveal at SEMA.
Well it must’ve been Chrysler and SRT’s lucky day because they stumbled upon Jeff Dunham, ventriloquist/comedian/car lover/ Mopar fan and Los Angeles resident. Jeff agreed to help with the build on such short notice and just released the first webisode showing the beginning stages of the project. I won’t give away too much, but in this episode they go over some design concepts, buy a brand new, 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a 6-speed manual, and proceed to “break it in” with what we can only assume is a cloud of tire/transmission/engine smoke! We just love the way the SRT8 echoes the looks of the classic 1970 Dodge Challenger. Check it out and stop by Cumberland Chrysler to see the Challenger SRT8 for yourself.
When the L.A.P.D. was looking for an in-dash infotainment system capable of running programs and applications that were previously only able to be run on larger laptop screens, they chose Chrysler’s Uconnect system. While the normal Uconnect system has a largest-in-the-industry 8.4 inch touchscreen, the police department insisted on something larger.
Now the easy to navigate and intuitive Uconnect system in the Dodge Chargers of the L.A.P.D. are running Uconnect on a 12.1 inch screen in the dash! This larger screen was necessary for displaying the amount of data, graphics, and video while still being easy to manipulate. While this special system has developed with the police in mind, it still has a lot of the controls found on civilian models. It still has dedicated climate control, navigation, and audio controls that are right from the standard Uconnect.