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Viper Teaser

Chrysler and it’s SRT brand has kept pretty quiet about the upcoming Viper, but did drop a little teaser on their SRT Facebook page.  The new SRT Viper (it isn’t being branded as a Dodge) will go into production in 2013 with it’s unveiling at the 2012 New York Auto Show.  Until then we have today’s teaser to hold us over until more shots are available.

Source: Chrysler SRT Facebook

It’s official, folks. Motor Village LA, the posh dealership in downtown Los Angeles that Chrysler opened in California to serve as a showcase buying experience and test bed for innovative new Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat stores, has been sold.
New Century Automotive Group reportedly purchased the dealership from Chrysler in late October, 2011. Automotive News reports that two new dealer franchises licenses were awarded in the process, one for Motor Village LA and one for Fiat of LA.
Apparently, despite the fact that the 189,000-square foot building and showcase glass tower is now in the hands of a separate entity, Chrysler still has to negotiate a settlement with the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the California New Car Dealers Association for opening a store within 10 miles of three other Chrysler dealerships, which is in violation of franchise laws.

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It’s official, folks. Motor Village LA, the posh dealership in downtown Los Angeles that Chrysler opened in California to serve as a showcase buying experience and test bed for innovative new Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat stores, has been sold. (more…)

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Hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters can now rejoice because there is a new pickup model designed just for them. Meet the new Ram Outdoorsman –  available as a package, the model that features standard trailer-towing upgrades, interior and exterior lighting enhancements, all-terrain tires, and rugged exterior appearance. (more…)

2012 Dodge

You can always count on the Internet for leaked information and photos. Today, a real picture of the 2012 Dodge Durango has popped up on Twitter. Sources say powertrain choices are likely to consist of the 280-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 and the 360-hp 5.7L V8 HEMI. Chrysler will offer rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive as an option. (more…)

Viper Roadster

Before production of the Viper ended earlier this month, Dodge made sure to send out the current generation of the V10 supercar with numerous limited-editions. Versions such as the 1:33, Voodoo Viper, ACR-X and dealer-exclusive models all trickled out of Chrysler’s Conner Avenue assembly plant. (more…)

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The last time I brought up the fallacy of purchasing a car (or even being a fan one one) based off a “lap record,” I was called a pimp and much worse. Luckily, my skin is rhino-thick – so here’s me doing it again. But first, let’s talk about the car claiming to be the new King of the Corkscrew, the Devon GTX. Well, we know very little. It’s been speculated that the GTX is powered by Viper, meaning there’s an 8.4-liter V10 beating under its presumably carbon fiber skin. Word overheard on the street is that the serpent heart has been reworked to spit out 650 horsepower, 50 more venomous ponies than stock. And that’s all anyone knows. Maybe. (more…)

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We can’t help but think what could have been with the Dodge Challenger. Had Chrysler developed the car before rising gas prices and the economic downturn, we might have seen all sorts of variants. Perhaps a top-of-the-line model with a 426ci Hemi V8 could have challenged the Shelby GT500 as the king of the road. Those in warmer climates surely would have loved a droptop version, and since we’re day dreaming, we could even imagine a Hemi Cuda version if Plymouth was still around. (more…)