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A Look Back At the Recent History of the Dodge Challenger

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The Dodge brand has grown in popularity and offered seemingly better and better muscle car options for customers. The truth is Dodge really has upped the ante for vehicles in terms of production and horsepower, among other qualities its customers embrace. Looking back at just the last half-decade we can see just how improved the Dodge muscle lineup has grown. When the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was introduced, it was a landmark effort. The first SRT Hellcat would offer 707 horsepower and hit a remarkable 11.2-second quarter-mile effort. Dodge would surpass this total with more recent efforts in the following years. Let’s take a look at where the Dodge brand has grown and exceeded previous efforts with unmatched gusto. 

Looking Back At the 2015 Dodge Challenger

The first SRT Hellcat would offer 707 horsepower and hit a remarkable 11.2-second quarter-mile effort. Dodge would surpass this total with more recent efforts in the following years. Let’s take a look at where the Dodge brand has grown and exceeded previous efforts with unmatched gusto. 

Former President and CEO of Dodge and SRT Brands, Tim Kuniskis, remarked when the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat debuted that Dodge was “reaching deep into our history and bringing back the notion from the muscle car ear of the street and strip dual-purpose cars”. This was just the first effort to embark on a path that includes new muscle cars for new customers to fall for the love of racing and the muscle Dodge provides. The goal for Dodge was to make a muscle car serve two purposes and this would further be realized when the following year Dodge offered the 2016 Challenger. 

Dodge Improved Challenger In New Ways For 2016 and 2017

Dodge had redesigned the Challenger the year prior, but when the 2016 model year came out it offered the most muscle ever offered in a production vehicle. The supercharged 6.2-Liter HEMI SRT V8 engine offered 650 ft-lb of torque and hit a top speed of 199 mph. While this would see to be impressive, as the rival brand Chevrolet and its Camaro only hit 455 horsepower and the Challenger was over 700 horsepower, the 2017 model year was even better. The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT was the first all-wheel-drive muscle car and offered launch control to help ensure an easier start on drag strips. The following model year offered something we’re still talking about to this day.

The Most Impressive Dodge Challenger Models Yet

The 2018 model year for the Dodge brand offered the rare and exclusive 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. This was the fastest production muscle car and it wasn’t topped by any vehicle since, with the exception of the new 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock. The 2018 Dodge Challenger offered the SRT Hellcat and the SRT Hellcat Widebody, but the star vehicle was the SRT Demon. With high-octane fuel, the output for the engine was 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque. The Dodge brand wound up creating cousins of the SRT Demon in the following years with muscle cars are just as exclusive as the SRT Demon. Look no further than the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

More Demon Parts For Customers To Enjoy

Dodge wound up earning lots of attention when parts of the SRT Demon found its way into both the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and this year’s 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock. While the SRT Hellcat Redeye offered “only” 797 horsepower, the SRT Super Stock hit over 800 horsepower and became only the second Dodge vehicle to offer customers such unique strength and power. In fact, the SRT Super Stock is perhaps the most impressive Challenger ever made. So, what does Dodge have in store for buyers in the coming years? We can expect only remarkable results and some of the world’s finest engineering for the company responsible for putting muscle cars back on the map in the past decade. Want to know what its like behind the wheel of a vehicle like the Dodge Challenger

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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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Dodge Challenger Engines and Trims

The Dodge Challenger Engines

Dodge Challenger Engines and TrimsThe Dodge Challenger has a significant history as an evolving muscle car. Since the Challenger was first released in 1970, there have been many changes made to its exterior, like the shaker hood and flip headlights.  Not only that, but through the years, Dodge has made stronger, more powerful engines to increase performance and satisfy people’s need for speed.

With the 900HP SRT Hellcat coming out, we thought it would be best to give an overview of all of the standard Challenger engines that are currently available on the 2016 Challenger lineup.

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Dodge Hellcat 900HP

900HP Dodge Challenger-SRT Hellcat

Dodge Hellcat 900HP900-horsepower?! People have been tinkering with their cars for years, trying to increase horsepower and pushing the limits of their engines. Dodge owners are no different. And, maybe even the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine may not feel like enough to some! The guys from the Hot Rod Network took on the challenge with the Dodge SRT Hellcat. The owner of a Dodge Charger, a family sedan I may add, also gave their car some fine tuning and turned it into the first Hellcat Charger to hit 900-horsepower.

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Auto Sales + Deals This 4th of July Weekend


Happy 4th of July from us at Miami Lakes Automall! In the spirit of the Fourth of July and summer, we have several sales and manufacturer incentives available. No matter your budget, we have something for you!


Miami Lakes Automall is offering a summer clearance event through Tuesday, July 5. There are great deals going on you won’t want to miss. Come down to Miami Lakes and check out what Dodge vehicles we have for sale, including this special sale on a 2014 Dodge Avenger.


Now is a great time to be a Kia owner! Kia just earned the top honors in the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and this is the last chance to cash in on Kia’s Summer’s On Us sale because the sale ends Tuesday, July 5. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Dodge Challenger Sales Are Off to a Great Start


For muscle cars like the 2016 Dodge Challenger, there will always be haters. The Camaro and Mustang owners will always show disdain for this car because of it’s weight, or the fact that it’s consistently third in the muscle car sales chart. But, they are ignoring the fact that it’s also the fastest of the three — the new 2015/2016 Hellcat SRT is the fastest muscle car ever produced— and since the refreshed model has come out, sales have continued to go up.

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Throwback Isn’t Just for Thursdays with the Challenger’s R/T Classic Package

The Dodge Challenger is one of the most enduring names in sports car history. Around since 1958, the Challenger offered originality and sporty performance right out of the gate. Despite its early birthday, the Challenger has taken several hiatuses over the years, which is why the pony car is currently in its third generation. The original Dodge Challenger was categorized as a full size sedan, and it wasn’t until its revival in 1969 that it was classified as a pony car. The Challenger’s identity crisis continued when it was re-classified as a subcompact car from 1978 to 1983, before realizing its true destiny as a full-size pony car in 2008. The latest 2016 Dodge Challenger is staying true to the pony car segment, with stiff competition from both the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro. Read the rest of this entry >>