2015 Charger SRT Hellcat: 200+ MPH Family Sedan

29th August 2014

According to Dodge, the new Charger SRT Hellcat will feature the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque – making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world. We already drove the 2015 Challenger Hellcat and if that’s any indication, this new Charger should be a serious badass.

Inspired by its performance-enthusiast roots when Charger first launched more than 45 years ago, the new Charger successfully pays homage to past muscle cars while offering distinctly modern all-new exterior and interior appointments.

The Dodge and SRT design team builds upon the 2015 Dodge Charger’s new modern four-door fastback coupe’s already iconic exterior styling by adding a sinister-looking, unique front fascia, hood, rear fascia and spoiler.

The new exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger is spiritually inspired by the iconic second-generation Charger from the late 1960s, and for 2015, specifically draws its cues from the 1969 model. With its rear-wheel-drive platform and excessive power, the Charger’s modern take on old-school muscle is sure to resonate with today’s enthusiasts.

The new Hellcat is powered by the new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine. Its 707 horsepower matches the highest rating of any V8 engine in Chrysler Group’s history.

Owners will be able to personalize their drive experience, via the all-new Drive Modes feature. Drive Modes tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension. Drive Modes are pre-configured for Sport, Track and Default settings, while the Custom setting lets the driver customize the drive experience to their favorite settings.

Filling the wheel wells are “Slingshot” split-seven spoke 20 x 9.5-inch, lightweight forged-aluminum wheels with either standard Matte Black or available Brass Monkey/dark bronze finishes. Two new 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tires provide performance for all seasons. Both Pirelli P Zero Nero and P Zero tires are Y-Plus rated to handle the extreme speeds the Charger SRT Hellcat is capable of producing. For a 200+ MPH car, that’s pretty impressive.

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2015 Corvette Z06 Pricing and Options Announced

28th August 2014

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The recently announced 2015 Corvette Z06—what Chevy is calling the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car’s 62-year history—will come out of the gate with a suggested retail price of $78,995 while the convertible model will start at $83,995.

The Z06 rejoins the Corvette lineup for 2015 with a stronger aluminum frame than previous models, an aero package designed to produce performance-enhancing downforce and an all-new, supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine rated at an SAE-certified 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Put that all together and you have a car that is rare company.

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Leveraging learnings from the Corvette Racing program, the optional $2,995 Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package enables the Corvette Z06 to produce true aerodynamic downforce for increased stability at high speeds. The package adds a functional carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber rocker panels and a larger rear spoiler.

If you really want to stretch your wallet, for ultimate performance, you can pick up a Z07 Performance Package for $7,995, adding Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to better handling through reduced unsprung weight. The Z07 package adds adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components to the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires for enhanced grip.

Drivers can monitor the Z06’s performance without taking their eyes off the road via a standard color head-up display that, among the range of performance readouts, displays a g-meter in Track mode. Natch.

The Z06 also offers a Performance Data Recorder—or PDR—which enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track. The racing-derived system is included with the available navigation system.

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26th August 2014

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26th August 2014

Pat “Rocket” Richard Retires from Competition
Canadian Rally Legend Patrick “Rocket” Richard announced his retirement today on Facebook.
He posted:


Retired !
Yes, I have to retire from competitive driving.
I have a serious neurological illness believed to have been caused by a series of head injuries. Although I am now out of the hospital after a two-month stay, I am mostly confined to my home. I’m hopeful I’ll recover fully but it’s really unlikley I’ll be driving competitively again.

This has been a very difficult decision to make but it’s for the best. Huge thanks to Subaru Canada for an entire career’s worth of support, to the well-respected and hard-working posse at Rocket Rally, and to everyone involved in the sport — you guys have all made it a great ride !
Subaru Rally Team Canada and the Rocket Rally crew will most definitely be at Rallye Defi; though I won’t be driving I’m still involved with the team and I’ll be supporting them from a distance.
I hope to get to a rally soon to start my new career as most annoying know-it-all service crew guy ever.




We wish him the best and hope he makes a full recovery. 
Pat “Rocket” Richard Retires from Competition
Canadian Rally Legend Patrick “Rocket” Richard announced his retirement today on Facebook.
He posted:


Retired !
Yes, I have to retire from competitive driving.
I have a serious neurological illness believed to have been caused by a series of head injuries. Although I am now out of the hospital after a two-month stay, I am mostly confined to my home. I’m hopeful I’ll recover fully but it’s really unlikley I’ll be driving competitively again.

This has been a very difficult decision to make but it’s for the best. Huge thanks to Subaru Canada for an entire career’s worth of support, to the well-respected and hard-working posse at Rocket Rally, and to everyone involved in the sport — you guys have all made it a great ride !
Subaru Rally Team Canada and the Rocket Rally crew will most definitely be at Rallye Defi; though I won’t be driving I’m still involved with the team and I’ll be supporting them from a distance.
I hope to get to a rally soon to start my new career as most annoying know-it-all service crew guy ever.




We wish him the best and hope he makes a full recovery. 

Pat “Rocket” Richard Retires from Competition

Canadian Rally Legend Patrick “Rocket” Richard announced his retirement today on Facebook.

He posted:

Retired !

Yes, I have to retire from competitive driving.

I have a serious neurological illness believed to have been caused by a series of head injuries. Although I am now out of the hospital after a two-month stay, I am mostly confined to my home. I’m hopeful I’ll recover fully but it’s really unlikley I’ll be driving competitively again.

This has been a very difficult decision to make but it’s for the best. Huge thanks to Subaru Canada for an entire career’s worth of support, to the well-respected and hard-working posse at Rocket Rally, and to everyone involved in the sport — you guys have all made it a great ride !

Subaru Rally Team Canada and the Rocket Rally crew will most definitely be at Rallye Defi; though I won’t be driving I’m still involved with the team and I’ll be supporting them from a distance.

I hope to get to a rally soon to start my new career as most annoying know-it-all service crew guy ever.

We wish him the best and hope he makes a full recovery. 

Source: drivingsports.com

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