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Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Dodge-Charger SRT Hellcat

The New 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Has Demon DNA

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Dodge-Charger SRT Hellcat

Back when we received a tease about the 2019 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat trims, there wasn’t much Dodge seemed inclined on sharing. There were two teaser images, a profile for the Challenger SRT Hellcat and a look at its new hood, and another teaser image for the Charger SRT Hellcat with a focus on its front fascia grille. There was talk about improving horsepower, maybe a new Hellcat engine, and even some SRT Demon bits thrown in to keep the gates of Hell open a little longer. Summer is here, and as promised, Dodge released more news about their 2019 high-powered sedan.

Recap of What’s New

In case we’re not all caught up here, there is a lot of talk about stretching the horsepower of the Dodge SRT Hellcat trims by a little for 2019. With the not-so-amazing reception of the SRT Demon, Dodge is using the experience and the technology used to develop the SRT Demon engine to improve upon what already works – a muscle car that is more inclined to be used on the street, but can still burn up the race track. With this in mind, it can’t be a coincidence that Dodge is also going with a more iconic look to pay homage to its heritage, once again, for 2019.

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Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Grand Caravan Tailgate

Dodge Grand Caravan: the Ultimate Tailgating Party Vehicle

Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Grand Caravan Tailgate

Aren’t tailgating parties fun? And no, for those that were previously unaware, it’s not a party where a bunch of cars tailgate one another like ants. A tailgate party is actually a social event that takes place usually before or after a game of sports, like football, in or around the stadium or arena where the game takes place. Many people will park in one location, usually around a main center area where people will set up grills for barbecue, provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and whatever else to add to the good times. Most consumers may think a truck or an SUV is the perfect solution, especially with the RamBox Cargo Management System, but when it comes to big parties, minivans might work just as well.

Tailgating With the Dodge Grand Caravan

Yes, it’s a minivan, but the Dodge Grand Caravan was practically made for tailgating. Mainly, we’re talking about the Grand Caravan SXT trim, with a starting MSRP of $31,750* that has the third row Stow ‘n Go tailgate seats. Yeah, that’s right – the second row and third row Stow ‘n Go seats may be standard across the lineup, but the 60/40 Stow ‘n Go split-bench double as tailgate seats in the Grand Caravan SXT. Simply flip the seats back, and that’s two front-row seats to the tailgate party.

Then there’s food, beverages, and party favors. Where can we keep all of this stuff? Depending on the party guests, thanks to the Stow ‘n Go seats that also double as split-benches, we can load up one or both sides of the Dodge Grand Caravan. With the second and third-rows stowed away, a total of 140 cubic-feet of free space opens up. That’s enough for a cooler or two, some sports gear and party favors, even a stereo for sick beats if looking to provide some music without draining the car battery.

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Miami Lakes Auto Next Generation Dodge Viper Challenger

Next Generation Dodge Challenger, Viper, and Chevrolet Corvette

Miami Lakes Auto Next Generation Dodge Viper Challenger

Back in 2017 when the Dodge brand released the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, it was definitely a pinnacle of achievement for a factory-manufactured vehicle. Outfitted with a a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine modified with over 90 new parts, the engine had the ability to generate up to 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque with a little 100+ high octane fuel. Since then, many wondered what was next for Dodge. At the same time, Chevrolet and other brands kept claiming they could beat the Dodge SRT Demon. For every brand that swats at the “fastest car title,” Dodge swats back.

2019 Dodge Challenger

For those who thought the Demon was it for the Dodge Challenger, don’t worry just yet. A teaser for the 2019 Dodge Challenger was released in May 2018, with more details being revealed in the summer. The teaser showed us a new design for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that gives the muscle car a new retro dual-snorkel hood scoop inspired by classic Mopar designs to pay tribute to its heritage way back when the Dodge Challenger first began. The first-generation Dodge Challenger featured the Dodge Challenger Trans Am, or T/A for short, and we think the revival of the T/A for recent Dodge Challenger model years may be linked to bringing back the retro look for the new 2019 Dodge Challenger.

The new hood scoop will also be functional, said to feed air into the supercharger lurking underneath. More air means more power, and of course bigger competition. Enter the next-gen Chevrolet Corvette.

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Miami Lakes Automall New Dodge Viper

New Dodge Viper … Again?

Miami Lakes Automall New Dodge Viper

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” That’s the kind of quote we could use when talking about the legendary Dodge Viper. Back in 2016, the nearly 30 year-old sports car was finally being put to rest to downsize the Dodge lineup a bit, along with the discontinued Dodge Dart. Let us tell you, it didn’t quite stick. It first started with some going away Dodge Viper special editions that sold out quick. A second round of more special editions were produced and and then brought back a second time for collectors that got the memo a little late. Then we thought the Dodge Viper said its goodbyes when Pennzoil made a Last Viper tribute video. We thought it was done for … But Dodge has other plans.

The Dodge Viper

If it wasn’t for the Dodge Viper sports car, the high performance automobile group, SRT, may have never come to be. Originally called “Team Viper”, the “Street and Racing Technology” (SRT) group was put in charge of designing and developing the legendary Dodge Viper. The model went through various names – the Dodge Viper SRT-10 in 2008, then the SRT Viper in 2013, and then the latest model, Phase VX (later simply called “Dodge Viper”) that lasted from 2013 to 2017.

Under the hood of the Dodge Viper was a hand-built 8.4-liter V10 engine. Designed with ten cylinders in two banks of five, this engine was rated at 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world. With that kind of power, the Dodge Viper had some impressive track times. In 2016, the Dodge Viper, ACR (American Club Racer) was named the “ultimate street-legal race car”, having held more track records than any production car in the world (a total of 13 road course lap records as certified by the Sports Car Club of America), and a recorded time of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds flat. However, one would argue the 2003 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 650R was better, with a recorded acceleration time of 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and able to run a quarter mile in 10.7 seconds.

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2018 Dodge Challenger Engine Guide

Miami-Lakes-Dodge-Challenger-2018-engine-trims-lineup-guide

Dodge and SRT have worked really hard to make the Dodge Challenger THE muscle car to get, and all of that hard work has resulted in the most powerful muscle car model lineup, as well as the most diverse lineup. The 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup is made up of 16 trims and five different engine options — that’s a lot more than the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang combined! While all of those options give consumers a lot more options and ways to get exactly what they want, all of those options can also make the shopping process a little confusing, at first. So we’re here to take a closer look at the 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup.

Power and Performance

There is one major decision consumers need to make before buying any muscle car – do I want a muscle car for the look or do I want the muscle car for power? All three muscle car manufacturers (Dodge, Chevy and Ford) make their muscle car models available with fairly standard engines as well as extremely powerful engines, and the difference between the standard and performance engines results in performance, practicality as well as overall cost. Consumers that want a muscle car that can double as a daily driver and something to have fun in, will likely want to go for a model with a more standard engine, while consumers that want to go fast and cruise around town on the weekends will want one a model with a performance engine. However, Dodge offers three different levels of daily drivers and performance cars, which is not available on the Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro lineup.

2018 Daily Drivers

There are plenty of options for buyers that don’t want a high performance model, which is a Challenger equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Furthermore, the Challenger is the only muscle car that is available with all-wheel-drive, so it is a great daily driver even for those that live in places that experience snow and ice.

3.6L V6 Engine

Dodge Challenger SXT x Dodge Challenger SXT Plus x Dodge Challenger GT AWD

The 3.6L engine produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, which is an excellent amount of power for traveling on the highway or in the city. The 3.6L engine makes the Dodge Challenger a great daily driver because it is powerful, but not so powerful that the Challenger is a gas guzzler. When equipped with a 3.6L engine, the Challenger averages 30 mpg on the highway, which is excellent.

Since Dodge intended the Challenger trims equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine to be more practical daily driver options, they come standard with an automatic transmission, which is not a standard option on the Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro.

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine

Dodge Challenger R/T x Dodge Challenger R/T Plus x Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker x Dodge Challenger T/A x Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker x Dodge Challenger T/A Plus

The other engine that makes the Challenger a practical daily driver is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine increases the Dodge Challenger’s horsepower to 375 horses and 410 lb-ft of torque, which definitely improves the Challenger’s acceleration and speed in comparison to the 3.6L engine, but its not an overwhelming amount of power. Dodge Challenger models equipped with a 5.7L engine average 25 mpg on the highway, which is great for such a powerful vehicle.

Dodge designed the Challenger trims that are equipped with the 5.7L engine to feel a little more like a muscle car than the trims that are equipped with the 3.6L engine, so these models come standard with a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission, which makes drivers feel more in control of the vehicle, but the 8-speed automatic transmission is an available option.

In addition to the manual transmission, all of the Challenger trims that come standard with the 5.7L engine feature some type of unique design that pays tribute to the Challenger’s muscle car heritage. R/T stands for “Road/Track” and all of the Challenger R/T trims come with R/T badges, a badge that goes all the way back to 1970. Challenger Shaker models feature a shaker hood, which adds a vintage look to the Challenger, while also increasing performance. Finally, the 2018 Challenger T/A trims are inspired by the original Challenger T/A model created to compete in drag races in 1971 and they feature unique T/A badging and a couple extra special details.

2018 Performance Models

The 2018 Challenger lineup is more powerful than ever and it includes three different SRT performance engines, and two all-new Challenger performance models, which brings the entire Challenger performance lineup to a total of seven trims!

All of the Challenger trims that are equipped with a performance engine also have some high performance equipment. The performance equipment includes high-performance Brembo brakes, improved tires and wheels and SRT Performance Pages, which provides drivers with important car information as well as track times and driving performance.

6.4-liter HEMI V8 Engine

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack x Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker x Dodge Challenger T/A 392 x Dodge Challenger SRT 392

The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine was reintroduced to the Challenger lineup in 2011. 6.4 liters is the equivalent measurement of 392 cubic inches, and that is why many of the Challenger models that are equipped with the 6.4L engine have “392” in the trim name. The 6.4L engine produces 485 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and it gives Challenger models a 0-60 mph acceleration time in the low four-second range. Challenger trims equipped with the 6.4L engine come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but there is an option of the 8-speed automatic transmission.

Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 Engine

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat x Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Introduced in 2015 is the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, which produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Until the 2018 model year, the SRT Hellcat engine was only available on one Challenger trim, the Challenger SRT Hellcat, but a second trim, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, joined the lineup in 2018. The new widebody model features 3.5-inch wider fender flares, which provides more room for wider tires, and that means the vehicle has more grip on the road and can accelerate faster. The Challenger SRT Hellcat accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds, and the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds.

Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 Engine

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Introduced for the 2018 model year is the all-new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and its all-new supercharged 6.2L HEMI Demon V8 engine, which produces up to 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque. Though the Demon engine sounds similar to the SRT Hellcat model, it is actually quite different and significantly more powerful. Some of the engine features that make it possible for the SRT Demon to produce so much power include the Air Grabber, which is largest functional hood scoop of any production car, the TransBrake and the SRT Power Chiller.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds, making it the most powerful and the fastest factory production car in the world.

Want to come see how all of these Dodge Challenger trims look in person? Come by Miami Lakes Dodge to see all of these 2018 Dodge Challenger models and trims and even take them for a test drive!