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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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Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Unique Features

What Makes Dodge Vehicles Unique?

Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Unique Features

The Dodge automotive brand is pretty unique when you think about it. Is there any brand out there as iconic as Dodge? Every vehicle is infused with their heritage and style. Components, colors, engines, even entire vehicle series make Dodge stand apart as an automotive brand, and although some have been shared in recent years, we can still trace their origin back to the original automaker – Dodge. Let’s take a look at some of the features that set Dodge vehicles and muscle cars apart from the rest of the crowd.

Power

Originally belonging only to the Dodge name, the supercharged engines that now power the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon were at one point, one-of-a-kind, and in some aspects, they still are. Starting with the Dodge Challenger SRT 392, a 392 cubic-inch HEMI engine was put under the hood, able to deliver 485 horsepower. This was the engine that really charged up the Dodge Challenger name, and it could only be found on the Challenger for some time. It was unique to the Dodge name until the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT came out, outfitted with the same engine.

Next came the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Making its debut back in 2015, this muscle car came with a supercharged 6.2L V8 SRT Hellcat HEMI engine, capable of generating 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. For awhile, this engine could only be found on the SRT Hellcat, and in essence still is. Consumers won’t find a supercharged 6.2L V8 SRT Hellcat HEMI engine on any other vehicle, but they will find the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

A similar engine to that found in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon engine. It has the same name as the engine in the Hellcat with one key difference – “Hellcat” is replaced by “Demon”. In addition, the Challenger SRT Demon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and that’s thanks to its SRT Power Chiller and a recorded installation of 97 new parts integrated into the SRT Demon engine. This kind of power most likely won’t make it anywhere else.

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Miami Lakes 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

Pricing for the New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

Miami Lakes 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

Dodge just keeps upping their game lately, and we couldn’t be happier. It was just recently that we received news about the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody trim and new 2018 Dodge Durango look. Now, as it turns out, the look of the new Dodge Durango was just a teaser for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT itself. Learn a little about the fastest SUV in its class, and how much it costs to put one in your driveway.

Under the hood of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is none other than a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, capable of generating 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. That amount of torque allows the Durango SRT to tow up to 8,600 pounds, which is 2,200 pounds more than a Durango equipped with a 5.7-liter engine. The power of the 6.4L engine pushes  the Durango’s speeds to 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and its quarter-mile time of 3.9 seconds officially makes the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT the fastest three-row SUV in America.

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Miami Lakes SRT Viper Dodge Hellcat

SRT Past, Present and Future

Miami Lakes SRT Viper Dodge Hellcat

With Dodge coming out with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon next month, we thought it was time to brush up on our SRT knowledge. We also thought our readers would like to know what’s so special about SRT vehicles anyways. Heck, what does “SRT” even stand for? Well, SRT has some pretty interesting history, and if all goes well, it’ll also have a pretty interesting future.

SRT Origins

Believe it or not, “SRT” wasn’t always called SRT, nor was it always a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Not a huge surprise, businesses and project teams go through changes, and that’s how SRT started – a high-performance automobile group, now working within FCA. The team was known as “Team Viper,” and wouldn’t you know they were in charge of designing and developing the legendary Dodge Viper. After a merge with “Team Prowler,” the developers of the Plymouth Prowler, they became known as Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), then renamed as “Performance Vehicle Operations” (PVO), and then the group finally settled on the acronym “SRT” for “Street & Racing Technology”.

This acronym is usually in the title of a car that has an SRT engine, as well as in the name of the engine itself – usually. For instance, the Dodge Challenger T/A Plus comes with the SRT 392 engine, but “SRT” is missing from both, the title of the car and the name of the engine. Since its conception, SRT has made many vehicles with the SRT name, and some of them are still around today.

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