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The Dodge Concept That Didn’t See the Light of Day Till Years Later

1999 Miami Lakes Automall

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The long history of the Dodge brand goes back many decades, but regarding one particular nameplate, the Charger, we are going to highlight one concept that debuted but did not turn into what was originally shown to customers. While many Dodge vehicles have come and gone obvious, but the brand first brought out the Charger in 1999. As automakers look to the past sometimes when restoring an old nameplate or basing a new vehicle with cues from a former star vehicle, we can always look back to acknowledge the famed records of the Dodge brand. Long before the intentions of building a new EV Dodge concepts, we had the Charger concept that debuted before the world over 21 years ago.

Observing At the 1999 Dodge Charger R/T Concept

The modern buzz to hit the interwebz is the sports car that was the 1999 Dodge Charger RT concept. Back then, the Dodge Charger R/T was first rolled out a firm seven years before the Dodge brand would offer the same body in the Dodge Charger today. As the 2021 Dodge Charger, we are used to impressive handling, speed, and high-octane fun. We also can admire the perks that have come as a consequence of the Dodge brand producing back the 2021 Dodge Challenger. But, that story is for a different day; let’s get into what made the 1999 Dodge concept so attractive.

Dodge Brand’s 1999 Take With the Charger

Back when the entire Dodge brand was headed by the Chrysler brand that desired to put together the Dodge brand in a new light with many ideas that were never made, including a Jeepster concept. This Charger vehicle would end up as flagship vehicle for the brand, but that wasn’t obvious till the vehicle was highly-sought after in 2006. The Charger was first thought of as a sports car, not quite a muscle car, and the gas mileage was somewhat greater than many would imagine. The debut was at the 1999 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. This Dodge Charger concept was more like a Dodge Viper with its silky and extended exterior appearance. The R/T concept had a 4.7-Liter V8 naturally-aspirated engine. The total output was 325 horsepower and a stunning look that for some reason wasn’t turned into a production car.

Dodge added this vehicle to its lineup eventually, but the famed concept ended up in one video game despite never being put out. The Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition allowed this car as a possible choice for gamers back in 2005, a full six years later. The Dodge brand has tons of experience with building up the Charger to become one of the most celebrated muscle cars ever made. Want to test-drive one now? We can help make that potential at Miami Lakes Automall today!

Find the Fresh and Exciting Dodge Vehicle You Desire Today

Want to save huge on new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars? Rush to Miami Lakes Automall to get started where our professional team is here to make your muscle car dream a reality. Our sales staff is ready to help with any leasing, buying, or trade-in options. 
Are you experiencing some vehicle issues with your current ride? Not sure how to handle the repairs? If your vehicle isn’t running properly, let us help keep it going. We’re here to help with a simple online reservation and a trip to our service center. We’re open every day to assist our customers to find everything they need. We hope to help you today at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Dodge Teases New Electric Muscle Car

We have received the news we were waiting for; Dodge has first introduced the first image of the future Dodge EV yet to be named. This will be the world’s first all-electric production muscle car. Dodge delivered a new teaser image of what buyers will fantasize about till more is revealed. Currently, the 2021 Dodge Challenger is the freshest Dodge muscle car, but not for long as we know over the summer the next model year, the 2022 Dodge Challenger will debut. The shift has now shined brightly to the newest creation set to debut in 2024. We can expect the next generation of Dodge muscle cars, both the Charger and the Challenger to not only ride on a new platform and offer an entirely new experience both inside and out, to start in less than three short years. As we’ve covered, the electric future of the Dodge brand, as well as the automotive industry as a whole, was a cavalier move we considered to be important to the muscle car segment. Now, the first step of progress has finally been revealed.

Dodge Looking To Curb Climate Change

The new crop of the Charger and Challenger models, if they are the ones selected to offer an electric experience, are a welcomed sight to drivers and dealerships alike. Dodge will offer up the electrified trim to be named as Stellantis, the parent company of Dodge, has declared a tag line to go with the muscle car brand. “Tear Up the Streets, Not the Planet” and the electric Dodge car will commence the means of moving away from gasoline-powered muscle cars to newly made electric vehicles. The Dodge brand offered a comment that included “Dodge will not sell electric cars, but will sell American muscle” as the brand maintains their designers have attained the end of what they can produce from internal combustion motors. The Dodge brand “has an obligation to embrace” electrification for a more all-embracing high-performance future. There is some consideration that the first-ever electric muscle car made by Dodge (or anywhere else) will be designated as something brand new. 

We have our view the Dodge brand will increase its EV skills to both the Charger and the Challenger and even build a new EV nameplate, either through improving an older title or creating a new one. The next judgment will be up to the buyers to decide how much they want to drive a Dodge EV. We’ve focused on this story, as the Dodge EV articles from our database show, but we are happy to see the newest results. 

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Dodge SpeedKore Creation Shows Up In Fast and the Furious 9

The SpeedKore variant of the Dodge Charger is a renovated 1968 model year with an appended supercharged 707-horsepower Dodge Hellcat 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain. The custom Dodge muscle car includes a MagnaFlow exhaust and gated-manual Graziano transaxle from the newest Lamborghini Gallardo offers high-performance intercoolers, front-mount Saldana performance radiator, and an amped-up experience for the movie versions driven in the Fast and the Furious 9. The ninth installment of the former street racing movie franchise will showcase this extraordinary SpeedKore Charger on full show. This preposterous muscle car is a Dodge fan-favorite and we acquired quite a lot of news about this piece of modern movie history.

1968 Dodge Charger Revised For Fast and the Furious 9

Designed with a full carbon fiber body with a Hellacious custom wide-body approach with Sean Smith Designs. The Brembo brakes afford a top-of-the-line braking system for users to experience. This project was a welcomed sight for the creators and fans of the Fast and the Furious franchise alike. When talking on account of the upgraded 1968 Dodge muscle car, this is what was shared about the behind-the-scenes manner and thought that went into producing this unique movie vehicle. 

“This Charger is one of our most extreme builds to date. After commissioning renowned designer Sean Smith to design the car and working with F9’s picture vehicle coordinator Dennis McCarthy to build the nine chassis and vehicle bodies for the film, we wanted to bring the movie magic of F9 to life,” president and owner of SpeedKore Jim Kacmarcik said in a release.

We’ve Learned Dodge Is Going To Build Six All-Electric Vehicles

Dodge is not just looking to promote fast and furious vehicles, but also in the near future, we expect Dodge to be electric-powered. Dodge is rumored to have as many as “six all-electric vehicles currently in the styling studio in Auburn Hills, Michigan.” There is also news that “at least one, but apparently several plug-in hybrids” are stated to be built. Whether this is concept vehicles or the beginning of a new era for the Dodge brand, the report from The Detroit Bureau has Dodge securing widespread EV changes. While this news is nothing new, we now have some more information for customers about what is truly expected to change for the brand forever. After the first quarter of sales showed up in a big way for Dodge, we know the success this summer is going to be even more impressive. For more information on any of the newest Dodge products, count on us at Miami Lakes Automall to share the news. Come in for a test-drive to experience Dodge muscle today!

Try Flexing Some Muscle At Miami Lakes Automall

This summer, get ready to make heads turn with our strong muscle line-up of new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger models. Come to Miami Lakes Automall to get started where our professional team is here to make your muscle car dream a reality. Our sales staff is ready to help with any leasing, buying or trade-in options.  Looking for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles

Dealing with some vehicle issues? If your vehicle isn’t running properly, let us help keep it going. We’re here to help with a simple online reservation and a trip to our service center. We’re open every day to assist our customers to find everything they need.

Photo Credit: SpeedKore