Dodge Viper-based Force 1 Supercar Debuts in Detroit

Force 1 Supercar

VLF recently used a Dodge Viper as a base to construct one of its most daring projects yet — the stunning Force 1 supercar, which the company debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. VLF says the concept behind the car was to craft a vehicle that could pass with flying colors on the race track while also providing comfort and amenities for everyday life. The luxurious high-performance car is reportedly going into production in late April, for those who want to try out the spectacularly-enhanced Force 1 in person.

Though Viper-based, the Force 1 features an entirely all-new body composed entirely of carbon fiber, with an interior redesigned with luxuries such as quilted leather, a wine holder, satellite navigation, and a wi-fi hotspot. The Viper 8.4-liter V10 has been tuned to crank out an output of 745 hp and 638 lb-ft of torque, in contrast to the Viper’s 645 hp. The show car at the Detroit event used Pirelli P Zero tires on the Force 1’s 21-inch wheels.

The Force 1 supercar boasts the capability of going from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds, in addition to having a top speed of 218 mph. Only 50 units will be produced at VLF’s plant in Michigan, and the cost reflects the quality and limited numbers of the model, with a sticker price of $268,500.

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Channel Your Inner Scorsese For The Dodge Garage Makeover Contest

dodge garage makeover

Dodge knows that to some of us, the garage is the most important part of the house. It’s our home away from home, our sanctuary, a place where we can be creative or just get away from it all for a while.

But maybe your space is in a little bit of disarray. Does your garage need about $20,000 of remodeling work? Whose garage doesn’t, right?

Dodge has teamed up with Contur Cabinet Ltd. and Swisstrax Corporation to give one lucky fan the garage of his or her dreams. And all you have to do is play amateur filmmaker.

To enter the contest, the first thing you have to do is park your Dodge vehicle in your dilapidated garage. Next, make a short film, less than 60 seconds, showcasing the situation. Post your video the Dodge Facebook page by September 21st. Be sure and make your film interesting! Films entered in the Dodge garage makeover contest will be judged on creativity and originality.

Hagan Races Dodge Charger R/T to Victory at Funny Car Final

2014 Dodge Charger

2014 Dodge Charger

There was nothing funny about Matt Hagan’s victory at the all-Mopar Funny Car final as he crossed the finish line in his Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger R/T, causing the four win lights to shine brightly. But we at Cumberland Chrysler Center are pretty certain Hagan would tell you it sure was fun.

Hagan’s win gave him a 36-point lead heading into the last two events of the Countdown to the Championship series.

“Congratulations to Matt Hagan from everyone at Mopar on another big win and the points lead in the Countdown,” said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar president and CEO. Mopar is Chrysler Group’s brand for service, parts, and customer-care. “What a great way to show everyone that the 50 year legacy of the HEMI continues to live on by winning playoff races and making Mopar a serious contender for this year’s NHRA championship once again.”

The Mopar team is now turning their attention to the next event in Las Vegas on Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. We’re hoping it turns out to be another fun weekend for Hagan and the rest of the team.

End of Year Gift Ideas from Mopar

New YearsWhile Christmas is already in the books, there’s still time to spread some holiday cheer—and ring in the new year—with great gifts from Mopar, the service, parts, and customer-care brand from the Chrysler Group. You can check out hundreds and hundreds of gifts for less than $50 on Mopar.com and WearMopar.com—in fact, you’ll find gifts to fit any price range. Plus, you can still currently get the “Holiday Free Freight Promotion” on orders placed by December 31.

“Mopar has plenty of items that make great gifts for the daily driver or diehard gear head on your list,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “From apparel to crate engines, slush mats to cool wall clocks, wireless charging accessories to performance parts, Mopar covers it all.”

Some of our favorites, here at Cumberland Chrysler Center, include the Mopar Journal Book, the Mopar Gumball Machine, and the Mopar Parts and Accessories Neon Sign. Check these out and more at Mopar.com!

Chrysler Celebrates Minivan 30th Anniversary with a Gift to Others

Town and CountryThe Dodge Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country are turning 30 this year and Chrysler is celebrating by making a one-of-a-kind donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Teaming up with Canstruction, the Chrysler Group put together a life-size replica of a Dodge Grand Caravan made out of 30,000 food cans.

In the end, the model was disassembled and all of the food cans and water bottles are being portioned into 2,000 food baskets that will help those in need. These donations will truly go a long way in helping to provide for less fortunate people throughout Canada. It’s always great to see programs like this, especially during the holiday season. That’s why here at Cumberland Dodge in Cookeville, TN we are proud to be associated with such a caring company.

If you are interested in the 30th anniversary minivans from Chrysler or Dodge, stop by and check one out today. We also have a great selection of new and used vehicles that are equally versatile.

Chrysler Celebrates 30 years of Minivan Heritage

Chrysler Town & CountryWhile the minivan may not be the most celebrated of vehicles on the road, it is without-a-doubt one of the most purpose oriented and versatile. When drivers need a vehicle that can carry several passengers and their cargo in comfort and safety, there aren’t many options better suited than the minivan.

As the automaker that originally introduced the minivan segment 30 years ago, Chrysler is celebrating by offering 30th Anniversary Edition models. These special edition models of the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan will feature special badges, unique paint colors, and special luxury-oriented features throughout.

“The Chrysler Group is well known as the creator of the minivan, and these 30th Anniversary Editions are the perfect way to celebrate their leadership and longevity in the marketplace,” said Ben Winter, Vice president of Vehicle Engineering. “As the minivan segment and innovation leader, it’s important that we continue to offer tremendous content and value, setting us apart from the rest of the segment.”

Chrysler is constantly introducing game-changing features to their lineup of minivans, including Stow ‘n Go seating and segment-first Blu-ray entertainment systems for rear-seat passengers. These 30th Anniversary Edition models celebrate the continued success of the segment and offer excellent value for drivers who want top-of-the-line features. Stop by Cumberland Chrysler in Cookeville, TN today to check out our inventory of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram vehicles.

2013 Dodge Journey Offers Fun and Utility without Breaking the Bank

2013 Dodge Journey

When the Chrysler Pacifica ended production at the end of 2007, the Dodge Journey gallantly stepped up to replace it with much needed changes.

The Dodge Journey uses the chassis of the Dodge Grand Caravan, making it look like a blend between a minivan and an SUV. This gives buyers the interior space and car-like drivability they want while avoiding the true minivan look.

Globally, the Dodge Journey is quite popular, selling over 100,000 units per year worldwide.

It is available in a variety of models with the base “American Value Package” available for under $20,000 and the fully-equipped, seven-seater R/T coming in around $34,000.

The available 3.6-liter V-6 engine provides 283 horsepower, which makes the Journey fun to drive. And, it is economical, getting 25 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive is also available, making the Journey even more versatile.

Cumberland Chrysler Center wants you to come experience the 2013 Dodge Journey. Give them a call or stop in to take a test drive today.