Check Out the Mopar Modified Durango Headed for SEMA

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Among the five Moparized vehicles destined for a 2013 SEMA Show debut that we got to check out early was the sick looking Dodge Durango shown here.  Unlike the other Mopar modified vehicles that were introduced early, this Durango wasn’t included in the press release which means that we don’t get many details but we do know some of the features that make this Durango so damn cool.

Mopar began with the great looking 2014 Dodge Durango with the new LED racetrack tail light and high tech front end, adding some black headlight bezels, a smoked taillight lens, the slick gloss black wheels with red trim, a Mopar performance exhaust system, lots of gloss black trim across the front end, a unique vented hood, a performance braking package, dark tinted windows, the sharp black, red and white paint scheme and Mopar Design logos.  The result is a Durango that has a sportier than usual stance and a great exterior design that looks like something that would be fitting of the SRT lineup.  On the inside, this Durango sports a gorgeous bright red leather package along with every bell and buzzer available in the 2014 Durango.

The 2014 Dodge Durango is one of the best looking sport utility vehicles sold in America today but these Mopar modifications help to make this sporty ute one badass looking street machine.

 

A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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