2016 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango R/T is a Beast – Here’s Why

2016 Dodge DurangoR/T stands for “Road & Track” and is the badge given to performance vehicles. So what, we ask, is R/T doing on the Dodge Durango? It’s not a muscle car, it’s not a sedan. It may be a bit of a crossover, but primarily it’s an SUV. So what is up with slapping an R/T trim onto the lineup? Let’s find out.

Engine Power

Unlike the four other Durango models, the Durango R/T is powered by a powerful 5.7-liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine that is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. MDS and VVT are both designs integrated into engines today to improve the performance of the engine, thereby enhancing the performance of the vehicle.

The 5.7-liter engine delivers 360-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, and helps the Durango R/T achieve its best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. The Durango R/T comes standard with 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Road Trip to the Red Planet? Dodge Challenger is the Best Choice

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Mars

With all the recent talk about the Red Planet, we started wondering what it would be like if cars could travel … in space?! Crazy right? It’s impossible today, but let’s say we take a page from the Cosmos, and believe a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can in fact travel through space.

Why go to the Red Planet in a  Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat?

If you’re going on a long journey to another planet, you’re definitely going to want the speed of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Additionally, wouldn’t we want Martians to know Earthlings have a little pizzazz?

First off, we need to make the necessary upgrades for breathing. We also need to think of a few things; once a propulsion engine gets us past Earth’s gravitational force, we’re left to just a car. Space has no traction, so we can’t steer.  HEMI or turbocharged engine, it doesn’t matter, we can’t go very far – well we can, given our inertia, but we’ll be traveling aimlessly into blackness. So let’s also say we have a liquid-fuel cryogenic rocket engine with the same parameters of an everyday car engine, and can be powered by everyday gasoline – basically, a car engine redesigned to propel us through space whilst keeping its same specs i.e. horsepower, torque, rpm, etc. We also need to have the exhaust connected to the steering wheel so we can steer.

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My Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Experience

Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Challenger SRTHellcat Hands-on Experience

Between the months of August and September, Miami Lakes Automall was working with Polesport Champion and filmographer, Kristian Lebedev to create multimedia and promotional material for several car brands. During which time, I, Jordan Rodriguez was assigned to work with Kristian. I got to drive a lot of cars for the project, including the beloved 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Here’s what I experienced.

Oh man, I got to drive a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. It was a-mazing. Also, a little intimidating. For the first hour or so, I was driving like my gramma – as slow as possible. I didn’t want a single dent or scratch. I was riding in a vehicle worth nearly double the average salary in Miami. So yeah, I was panicking a bit.

Once we got on the highway though, that all changed. The Dodge Challenger is like none other. With a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 – SRT Hellcat Engine under the hood, putting out 707-horsepower, accelerating from 0-60 in seconds was an experience I’ll never forget. Not to mention how fluid driving the Challenger was. I could feel the difference when I got back in my own car. Once I got used to the Hellcat, I felt invincible driving. The car was smooth and it handled perfectly.

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New Dodge Challenger models available at Miami Lakes

New Dodge Challenger Models AWD and ADR and Upcoming Barracuda

New Dodge Challenger models available at Miami Lakes

The closer we get to 2017, the more exciting news Dodge has to share with us. Not too long ago it was announced that Dodge will be reviving the Dodge Charger Daytona and the Dodge Challenger T/A, and more recently we learned about two new Challenger models being added to the lineup. Oh, and there’s exciting talk about a potential new Dodge Barracuda? Details below.

Six Dodge Models coming up

The 2017 Challenger T/A, the Challenger T/A Plus, the Charger Daytona, and the Charger Daytona 392 are models based off of their original predecessors more than four decades ago, and are getting a facelift in the process. Recently, Dodge unveiled two more models for the 2017 model year Challenger lineup.

When the 900-horsepower Challenger concept was shown off by Prior-Design, a lot of people had their hopes up that something similar would be released on a larger scale. Well, it seems the people at Dodge were listening, because Dodge has added some additional performance and style to the 2017 Challenger lineup with a Challenger ADR and Challenger GT AWD.

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