Miami Lakes Dodge Auto SRT Demon Configurator Featured

Dodge Demon Configurator Goes Live

Miami Lakes Dodge Auto SRT Demon Configurator Featured

Well it’s been a few months since the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon came out, and finally Dodge has put a configurator online. Anyone who has ever gone to the website of an auto brand and checked out a car model has most likely seen an option to “build” the car. Not from the ground up of course, but what the build configurator does is offer the consumer all kinds of options available to the selected car model. From there, they pick and choose what they wish to have. Although we may not all have $90k, those of you that are ordering a SRT Demon will be happy to know you can get it exactly how you want it.

The SRT Demon Configurator

If you click this link, then you’ll be taken to the SRT Demon Configurator page. It lists all the good stuff the SRT Demon is known for, such as being the world’s fastest acceleration factory production car (0 – 60 mph in 2.3 seconds), highest g-force ( 1.8 G’s), and has an output of 808 horsepower, 717 lb-ft of torque before opening the demon crate and filling up on octane fuel. Then say hello to a whopping 840 horsepower and take a visit to the race track.

After clicking “Build,” users are brought to the powertrain. It of course has all the standard features, a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 -SRT Demon engine paired to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with a $1700 gas guzzler tax. Hey, this thing burns high octane fuel like sugar on a stove, it ain’t cheap. For those in the north, an engine block heater can be added on for $95 to warm the engine and engine oil to reduce startup wear.

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How Do Superchargers and Turbochargers Work?

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Many vehicles today are being built to have more fuel economy via smaller engines. However, there are some auto brands, such as Dodge, that are known for muscle cars with crazy measurements of horsepower, currently up to 840 horsepower with the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Along with several components that work a lot more like magic because the science behind it is mind-boggling, there is a core system that allows the Challenger SRT Demon to build so much horsepower. A supercharger.

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Miami Lakes FCA Dodge Angel

FCA Trademarks Name “Angel” for Upcoming Vehicle

Miami Lakes FCA Dodge Angel

When filing for a trademark name, one would think things are “hush-hush”, but someone over at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office loves to gossip because whenever a name or term is trademarked by an automotive giant, somehow the news gets out. Back in July of this year, FCA filed and secured the name “Angel”. To think Dodge just released the Demon, too. What a “coincidence.”

Now, no one’s saying Dodge will be coming out with a vehicle called the “Angel,” it’s not like the Dodge SRT Demon was a very very limited edition (/end sarcasm) – only 3,300 units in all. FCA may not even use the name on a Dodge vehicle, we don’t know. However, isn’t it interesting that this trademark name was secured shortly after FCA filed to trademark the name “Cuda,” short for “Barracuda”? Something smells, let’s say, fishy.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Dodge Charger All-Wheel Drive

Which Drivetrain Do You Want on Your Next Vehicle?

Miami Lakes 2017 Dodge Charger All-Wheel Drive

Research can be a little taxing, but it’s worth it so a consumer knows what to get and why. Take research into drivetrains for example. What are the differences between all of the different drivetrains and what are the benefits to each one? That all depends on the driver’s needs, wants, and use of the vehicle.

Different Types of Drivetrains

Front Wheel Drive – Torque is sent to the front wheels and the rear wheels are moving because they are being pulled along.

Rear Wheel Drive – Torque is sent to the rear wheels. The front wheels spin via the force of the rear wheels pushing the vehicle forward.

All-Wheel Drive – Provides torque to all four wheels.

Four-Wheel Drive – Operates with a transfer case, which is responsible for sending torque to all four wheels when commanded to do so by the driver or vehicle sensors.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Dodge Journey Interior Storage

Have a Picnic with the Dodge Journey

Miami Lakes 2017 Dodge Journey Interior Storage

Summer will be ending soon, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough time left for family fun activities. How about a picnic in the park? Easy enough. Want to know how to make it even better? With a car that doubles as a temporary camper, or the Dodge Journey. This beauty can do a lot more than hit the road.

Cooking

Is that picnic all pb&j sandwiches or is it more of a bbq? Some parks have bbq pits, but unless they’re free, and clean, they may not be worth seeking out. However, that doesn’t matter, because when driving to the picnic, you already have an oven right under the hood.

Did you read our piece on “How to Cook a Turkey on an Engine”? That article should get you started on some ideas. If a car engine block can cook a portion of turkey and mashies, then just think of what else one can cook on the way to the picnic or right there in the park.

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