Tag: history

1998-2007 Dodge Durango History: Engine, Performance, Horsepower, and Torque

The full-sized Dodge Ramcharger, predecessor to the Dodge Durango, was introduced in the mid 1970’s when the American automotive market was seeing a new kind of truck, though it was labeled a station wagon. They typically bore a pickup truck front end and chassis with a solid cap, and the interior was unlike the typical […] More »

  Comments | By - August 6, 2009

1992-2006 Dodge Viper History: Engine, Performance, GTS-R, and SRT-10

The idea for the Dodge Viper was conceived of in the mid to late 1980’s, a fairly dark era in the history of the American Muscle Car. This period in history saw the introduction of a 4 cylinder economy engine into fabled performance cars such as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. In the […] More »

  Comments | By - August 5, 2009

1966-2008 Dodge Charger Hemi History: Engine Specs, Body, and Performance

When the Charger name first appeared, this high end trimline of the Dodge Dart was powered by a meager 180 horsepower, 273 cubic inch engine and struggled with its intended competition, the new Ford Mustang. The Charger name was popular, however, so the 1966 Dodge Charger was given a chance with a new body and […] More »

  Comments | By - July 29, 2009

2008-2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8: Return of the Mopar Legend (Specs Included)

The Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang are two of a handful of American performance cars that have secured their place in automotive history books. They both contributed to building the young performance market in 50’s and 60’s America, and then passed the test of time. The Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Thunderbird, and Dodge Charger […] More »

  Comments | By - May 7, 2009

1969 Dodge Charger: General Lee Drivetrain and Legacy (Part 2)

It is assumed by some that the General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger in The Dukes of Hazzard was equipped with the 426 Hemi, but it was never stated nor implied. Exact numbers are not known, but the majority of the 309 General Lee’s were packed with the 383 big block; many of the engine shots […] More »

  Comments | By - March 19, 2009

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