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.

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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!

2014 SRT Viper TA: Built to Perform

2014 SRT Viper TAFor car enthusiasts everywhere, the new Viper is a much celebrated return of the legendary nameplate. The new version of this incredible, V10 powered sports car has all the looks, performance, and power that are associated with the name but also has vastly improved interior comfort, quality, and road manners that make it enjoyable for the 99% of us who aren’t race drivers. However, for those of us who need that extra little bit of crazy in our lives, the 2014 SRT Viper TA (Time Attack) puts some of the comfort and daily-driver features aside for a track oriented configuration that is unbeatable.

“The new 2014 SRT Viper TA is engineered for the serious performance enthusiast who needs a car that can be driven daily yet has mind-boggling limits on a road course that would rival many track-only cars. As one of the best handling and fastest supercars available on the market today, the TA enables our customers to take their passion for high performance driving to the next level,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, SRT Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The SRT engineering team set out to create a world-class supercar that has few competitors on the track or the road at any price.”

The Time Attack model gets upgrades like a two-mode Bilstein DampTronic suspension setup, a carbon fiber structural X-brace, two-piece Brembo brakes, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and more that make it even better handling and drop the weight to 3,390 lbs. These performance upgrades really allow drivers to take advantage of the SRT Viper’s 640 hp, 600 lb-ft of torque, all-aluminum, 8.4 Liter V10 engine and all its glory. Visual upgrades include unique paint (TA Orange, Venom Black, and Bright White), super-lightweight Sidewinder II wheels, black brake calipers, and carbon fiber aero parts that make for a 700% increase in downforce at 150 mph.

Be sure to check back regularly here at Cumberland Chrysler for more information and keep up to date on our blog!

SRT Motorsports has a Successful Race at 24 Hours of Le Mans with both SRT Vipers

SRT Viper GTS-R at Le MansAs one of the premier races in the automotive world and one of the best testing grounds for innovations in automotive design, the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a natural stage for SRT Motorsports to highlight two SRT Viper GTS-R race cars on. The endurance and efficiency race is one of the toughest in the world and it is not uncommon for race cars to drop out due to mechanical failure or crashes.

Luckily though, both SRT Vipers were able to complete all 24 hour race. The No. 53 Viper GTS-R, which was driven by Dominik Farnbacher, Marc Goossens, and Ryan Dalziel, completed 306 laps for a distance of 2,601 miles. After starting in 10th place, the No. 53 Viper advanced two positions for an 8th place finish. The No. 93 car started in 11th place and finished in 9th. This Viper, driven by Kuno Wittmer, Jonathan Bomarito, and Tommy Kendall, completed 301 laps for a total of 2,558.5 miles.

Here at Cumberland Chrysler, we love to see SRT Motorsports performing well in competitions and we feel that it reflects well on the whole of the Chrysler company.

Watch the SRT Viper Getting Assembled in Detroit

2013 SRT ViperThe 2013 SRT Viper is without a doubt one of the most important and impressive vehicles to come out of the Chrysler Group in a long time. While it may not be a high production vehicle and while you might not see very many of them driving around on the road, it is a big name builder for Chrysler and the new SRT division that has become its own branch now. The Viper is the first vehicle to be branded as an SRT and helps to build the divisions name as a performance arm of the Chrysler Group.

The Viper is just plain awesome too. Its incredible 8.4-liter, naturally aspirated, V-10 engine cranks out an unbelievable 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. That is the more grunt than any naturally aspirated, production sports-car engine in the world. If you are interested in this work of automotive artwork, you’ll love the video from the New York Times showing a time-lapse of the final assembly of the Viper. Check it out below.

Motor Trend Puts the 2013 SRT Viper GTS through Its Paces at Laguna Seca

2013 SRT ViperThe 2013 SRT Viper GTS has only recently been released after months of build up. Already though, it has quickly re-gained the reputation that its name suggests. The Viper has always been the unforgiving and unrelenting supercar that appeals to drivers who want a raw experience. While the new Viper features stability control and other systems to help keep the driver on the road, it still offers an unadulterated driving experience that can be both challenging and rewarding.

This sports coupe is without a doubt one of the most seductive cars on the road. The dramatic styling, rumbling exhaust, and the allure of mastering this 640 horsepower monster make it hard for anyone to dislike the Viper. Watch below as Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst try to get the best of the Viper without getting bitten.

2013 Dodge Viper SRT Finally Sees Some Action

Anyone following the development of the new Dodge Viper SRT for 2013 probably knows that track testing and success has been a huge part of the Viper’s pedigree in the past. With the 2013 Viper this is no different. The super powerful (featuring a 8.4 liter V10 engine that cranks out 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque)and super lightweight (it tips the scales at around 3,300 lbs) sports car was created to go fast. An interesting fact… the Viper has the highest torque rating of any naturally aspirated production engine in the world right now!

Two competition versions of the 2013 Viper SRT showed up to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio along with the SRT racing team this past Sunday. While the primary purpose of this event for the Viper was simply to finish the two-hour, 45-minute race and to collect as much data and insight as possible, the team actually positioned quite well. Both Vipers, still not completely tuned to be competitive, completed the race and were only about two seconds off of a competitive race-pace.  With this information, the team should be back soon and even quicker than before. Perhaps the next race, they will shoot for positioning rather than data collection.