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Dodge Charger Funny Car Hits Over 11,000 Horsepower!

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Dodge is known for building some of the fastest production cars that are available to customers to own or lease. Some of the vehicles made by Dodge are not quite available to the public, like their funny car drag racers. More recently, Dodge has unleashed their new 2020 Dodge Charger, which will be available to the public, in its funny car form. Known as the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car drag racer, this is no ordinary vehicle. Consider the immensely powered and stunning 11,000 horsepower. That is not a typo either, five figures. Eleven thousand horsepower! 

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The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) held their annual Nationals meet in Colorado earlier this month and set a record time on the track. With the help of two-time NHRA Funny Car Champion Matt Hagen behind the wheel, the all-new Dodge funny car earned a 3.79-second race time with a spectacular speed of 338 mph. The short-run netted the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car with a mind-blowing average acceleration of just over 4.0 g’s. That’s quite impressive and most of this power is thanks to the aforementioned 11,000 horsepower engine. So, how does this vehicle work under the hood?

About That Powertrain

Inside the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car is an 8.1-Liter V8 that pushes 11,000 horsepower and close to 8,000 lb-ft of torque. This engine is capable of revving to 8500 rpm and uses a block and heads machined from solid aluminum billets. The powertrain has no water passages and the usual running time is quite short (less than four seconds) so there is no need for a liquid cooling system. The power to hit those intense speeds are made possible with the help from 90 percent nitromethane and 10 percent alcohol. Within a single run, there are will be 20 gallons of that mix used. Nitro is the perfect “rocket fuel” thanks to a number of key ingredients. That combo is able to burn better than gasoline in a way that generates 2.3 times more power, which allows the Funny Car powertrain to work without any liquid cooling system. 

Other Interesting Facts

Oddly enough, the Funny Car does not contain a transmission other than one device that allows the Funny Car to back up after a prelaunch burnout. There is a wing that is attached to the body made of carbon-fiber. This wing is designed to generate maximum downforce with little drag. There are also no instruments inside the funny car except a launch and steer with a tiny throttle pedal and clutch. The driver has a hand brake to use and that’s about all inside the Funny Car. Not quite as luxurious or roomy as the interior of Dodge muscle cars that might not hit 11,000 horsepower, but our readers can get a muscle car with over 700 horsepower in many options including the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, among other choices available at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Interested in driving the 2019 Dodge Charger? We can help. Maybe driving a 2019 Dodge Challenger fits the bill. Allow us to make your Dodge muscle car dreams a reality for those who want to buy or lease one. Have a vehicle you’d like repaired? We can assist with an online appointment that allows our qualified service techs to get the job done. Rush on over to Miami Lakes Automall today to get started! We are located at 16600 NW 57th ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We hope to see you soon!

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Look Out Florida Drivers, FHP Has New Dodge Muscle

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Florida Highway Patrol has taken the approach that to capture criminals and stop would-be assailants on the highways, they should saddle up their fleet with the latest Dodge muscle cars. Details regarding the FHP Dodge Challenger are limited but, upon closer inspection of the solitary photo tweeted out by FHP Troop G in Jacksonville, Florida as it appears the Challenger is the R/T trim. We believe this might be true as it is listed as having the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 powertrain, which is beneficial for 372 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Let’s look into the latest Challenger made for the Florida Highway Patrol.

More Details From FHP

Taking a look at the FHP’s 2019 Dodge Challenger is unquestionably awesome, it’s not the only police vehicle that looks remarkably sleek. Around the world, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has supplied their vehicles to those in authority. In Italy, the Italian police departments have a passion for Jeeps. Italy’s Carabinieri police use the Jeep Wrangler and Italy’s Polizia di Stato police drive a Jeep Renegade. As far as the United States goes, we know a thing or two about the Dodge muscle cars here. For drivers that are interested in the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T trim, they will gain standard 20″ black aluminum wheels, Panasonic 360-degree HD cameras, and driver and front passenger heated seats and seatbacks. The FHP Challenger will have some features that are not included, like a “new lighting package,” which means the car has LED red-and-blue police lights. The 2019 Dodge Challenger offers 7 trims to choose from. The SXT trim is the base trim, the GT follows and the RT trim follows that. For those looking for the highest trim, step into the SRT Hellcat trims.

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In the United States, police cars have developed dramatically since the Ford Crown Vic, and Chevy Caprice was patrolling the streets. In a lone tweet from the FHP, they declared the streets and highways will be seen by their eyes and gave a stern warning to the masses. 

“As you can see, we take aggressive driving seriously! Please slow down, buckle up, reduce distractions. We are watching.” – FHP.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger ready to handle the extremes of highway chases. To the criminals who think they can beat out a Dodge Challenger. Good luck to them! For our readers interested in finding the latest Dodge muscle cars, there is a place to check out and test-drive them with us. We’re waiting at Miami Lakes Automall

Come Drive the Latest Dodge Vehicles With Us

Whether you’re looking for a new 2019 Dodge Charger of your own or the sleek two-door option of the new 2019 Dodge Challenger. Visit us to find, buy, lease or sell your current vehicle. We also can address any trade-in offers and can assist with any finance needs with help from our financing department. We hope you come by for test-drive with us today.

If you need service or any repairs on your vehicle, now or in the future, we’ll be here to help. With a simple online appointment, we can get started soon. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for a total automotive experience!

A Look Into Dodge From Within

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While many know Dodge for creating some of the fastest production vehicles, those in charge of the brand know exactly what they are and what they are not. Dodge has introduced a wave of the fastest muscle cars with their newest Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger entries. They have the Dodge Journey that mixes together luxury with the capabilities of high-speed thrills in their SRT (street racing technology) trim. But where does Dodge see its self heading in the upcoming decade? More than just making an electric future a reality, those in charge have thought long and hard about where to take this high-octane brand.

 “Love it or hate it, Dodge has an identity that separates it from the pack,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars.

The State of Dodge

In 2019, cars seem to be disappearing in the automotive industry. Dodge possesses the antidote to keep a car around: make an excellent car and keep the nameplate secure by introducing muscular modifications, aesthetic treatments, and new packages. Technically, the Dodge Challenger has not updated its frame since 2008.  However, the Challenger has added the Demon, Redeye, and Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 1320, among others. Fans of the Dodge brand love these high-powered muscle cars that contain over 700 horsepower, including up to 840 horsepower in the aforementioned SRT Demon. While the Demon was discontinued, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye boasts 797 horsepower and costs way less. 

“When we did the Demon, I honest to God thought that was the muscle-car mic drop. As soon as we did it, we were like, ‘What else you got?’” said Tim Kuniskis. 

Upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Dodge Challenger

There are some upcoming hallmarks Dodge is getting ready to celebrate. 2019 makes the 50th anniversary of the Dodge Challenger, we’re anticipating to see anniversary editions. In just the past ten years, Dodge has witnessed a 60 percent jump in Challenger and Charger sales, with the Challenger hitting their best sales mark ever in 2018. Regardless of the platform, there are no plans to abandon them since the demand is there. The Dodge Durango has fit the brand as a top choice for those looking for a three-row SUV that never feels like one. Will Dodge create a smaller SUV?

“I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it’s perfectly aligned with the direction that the brand’s headed. But it’s a great-looking car in a great segment that sells extremely well, so I see no problem with Journey,”  remarked Tim Kuniskis. 

Get the Newest Dodge Vehicles At Miami Lakes Automall

Hoping to bring a little rush with your next drive and every drive after? Find that in a new Dodge vehicle. We’re happy to provide our customers with a new 2019 Dodge Challenger. Whether our customers want to buy or lease, sell or trade-in a vehicle, we can make that happen. For those searching for pricing options to allow you to buy what you hope for, our financing team can help you with any shopping needs. 

From our friendly sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with arms wide open. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to help all our customers with any other their automotive needs. See you soon!

 

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FCA Upgrades Their Uconnect Infotainment System

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled a new Uconnect Market Commerce Platform, which will allow customers to select real-time reservations and buy products and services right from the vehicle. Joining the Uconnect system and creating items available for purchase are businesses like Shell, ParkWhiz, Domino’s among others. There’s never been an easier way to enjoy driving and take care of the little things along the way. 

The Perks of Uconnect

The success of FCA brands, like the Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brand is largely based on their luxurious interiors. Those who have used the Uconnect system know they are protected from getting a ticket for using a smartphone while driving, a new law introduced to Florida. Don’t answer calls with your smartphone, use the Uconnect system to answer or reply to texts. The new platform provides ways to save money, get what drivers want faster like ordering food or making a dinner reservation. FCA owners can also use a secure authorization to pump-and-pay for gas at participating locations, including Shell. Updates with the Uconnect system can be downloaded easily and installed via a USB drive. Visit DriveUconnect.com to get the latest software updates at any time, day or night. 

Included In the Uconnect System

The UConnect Market will provide drivers with Wallet, which adds the credit card a driver opts to use for the Service, Food and Parking features. Those features highlight what drivers can add, like paying and securing thousands of garages across North American through ParkWhiz. The Food service allows for the Yelp platform to show nearby restaurants by various categories as well as making reservations. The latest Uconnect platform will be updated for all second-half 2019 models and all 2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brand vehicles. 

More on the UConnect System

The latest Uconnect system has SiriusXM Guardian, which is the ability to do everything related to locating a parked vehicle, Roadside assistance and SOS Calls with the help of the Uconnect app that can be added to any smartphone. The Uconnect app can even let owners start their engine, unlock doors and more. Don’t forget the Uconnect system provides SiriusXM, which gives owners access to over 150 channels including commercial-free music, news, sports and all sorts of entertainment, including comedy and popular bands own radio stations that keep the hits coming. 

“Our customers live busy lives, and our goal with the Uconnect platform is to provide an advanced portfolio of services to make their daily drive more convenient, productive and enjoyable. This is why we are launching Uconnect Market, as we continue to ramp-up our connectivity efforts around the world with the goal of having all new FCA vehicles connected by 2022,” said Alan D’Agostini, Global Head of Connected Services, FCA. 

Enjoy the Uconnect System In Your Next Car 

At Miami Lakes Automall, we have plenty of vehicles that provide the Uconnect system. Our professional sales team will assist with buying, leasing, and selling. Have a trade-in? We’re ready to provide a solution right for each customer. Our massive inventory includes over 400 pre-owned vehicles that are ready for test-drive today. 

Miami Lakes Automall can help fix your car issues in your current vehicle and make sure you’re back on the road safely with the help of our knowledgeable service techs. Book an online service appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us. We’ll be happy to help you out, stop by today!