A Stock Drag Race Between Two Unlikely Muscle Cars Ends With David Beating Goliath
Classic car drag races never get old as we are always curious to see how different versions of 1960s and 1970s muscle cars perform on the drag strip 50 years after their production. This Cars and Zebras drag race is between two unlikely cars. We say that because both the 1967 Dodge Coronet and 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS are relatively base versions so, naturally, we were curious how they would perform over a quarter-mile.
Old-School Pure Stock Drag Race: ’69 Vette L88 Unleashes Its Fury Against The ’68 Super Bee
Pure Stock drag races are fun. As the name suggests you have some pretty tight rules in order to qualify for this class. But I’m sure that it’s the most honest way to find out about the out-of-the-box performance of these old-school muscle cars. This duel between a 69 Vette and the 68 Coronet Super Bee sure does seem to fit the bill rather well. Let’s look at the baseline figures of both these cars.
Shaquille O’Neal Rings In His 50th Birthday With This Ridonkulous Dodge Charger Hellcat!
Shaquille O’Neal turned 50 a couple of days back, and he decided to gift himself a special car to mark the milestone. Shaq picked a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to satisfy his adrenaline cravings, but it is fat from stock in terms of aesthetics. The NBA legend had it customized heavily and the car screams for attention. Do you like it?
Chevrolets Go To War: The Camaro ZL1 Takes On The Z06 Vette
In a recent video by Wheels, we saw two top-of-the-line Chevy performance cars go head-to-head. Both cars offer a lot of poke under the hood straight out of the box. Throw in a few performance mods and you sure can turn up the heat, even more as you’ll witness in the video.
20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don’t Want to Pass Up
Now when people mention classic cars, most people automatically assume that it is an expensive hobby. While that may be true up to some degree, especially with regards to collector cars, i.e cars that were produced in extremely small numbers or Concours-worthy cars, pretty much anybody can get into the hobby of classic cars if you know where to look.
A Dodge RAM 1500 TRX That Can Keep Up With 10-Second Mustangs In The 1/4 Mile
The RAM TRX 1500 is already a pretty serious truck, to begin with, and is primarily designed as a vehicle to eat anything that you can throw at it out on the trails. What it’s not designed for is to go flat out on a drag strip.
However, there are exceptions, like the one we’re featuring today. Meet the Big Blue, a TRX that has been turned up to an eleven.
OLD is GOLD: Can A Modern-day Charger Deny Victory To A 70s GTO Judge?
Old school vs modern showdowns seem to be incredibly popular with you lot. So, here’s another one where you’ll see a modern-day Dodge Charger Scat Pack take on an old-school 1970s Pontiac GTO Judge. But, before that happens, let’s look at the numbers to see how these two American thoroughbreds stack up.
These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022
Despite the ongoing chip crisis, there are some fantastic choices of new cars (if you can get your hands on one, that is) out there, and James from Donut Media gives us a run down the rides that offer the most ‘HRSPRS’ i.e horsepower for your dollar.
His end goal? To find out which new car offers the most value, when it comes to the number of ponies on tap.
American Muscle vs German Muscle: The 392 HEMI Eats This Mercedes E53 AMG For Dinner
Now, we here at TopSpeed or no stranger to Sam Carlegion. We regularly feature drag races from his YouTube channel. This time was no different as you join us at dusk, where we saw good old American muscle taking on one of the best performance nameplates in the industry. The Mercedes E53 AMG. Let’s see how things pan out, but before that, here are the numbers.
Watch A 5000+ lbs Durango SRT Give A Challenger R/T A Run For Its Money
I stumbled upon this video from 2018 where a Dodge Durango SRT took on a Dodge Challenger R/T. Now, neither of these vehicles sit at the top of their respective model ranges, but regardless, they’re still plenty fast. How fast?
Well, you’re about to see just that in this Dodge face-off. Needless to say, I can’t really confirm if these are indeed stock, but it is a great place to start I suppose. So, let’s look at some numbers, shall we? This is yet another Mopar vs Mopar battle.
Watch The Ford Fusion Sport Destroy a Dodge Charger On The Drag Strip
It’s always interesting to see how two stock or mildly modified vehicles stack up against one another in a drag race. Our fellow Canadian car enthusiast, Sam CarLegion has gathered two entry-level sedans with V-6 engines in order to find out who’s quickest. We have a Dodge Charger on one side and a Ford Fusion on the other. Both vehicles have all-wheel drive and V-6 engines, but that’s where the similarities end.
Mopar vs Mopar: Watch A Trackhawk Decimate A Hellcat Widebody Down The Drag Strip
Looks like SUV fever is a real thing as we’re now seeing more family haulers at the most unlikely of places. The drag strip. The performance SUV really took off about thirty years ago with stuff like the GMC Typhoon. Today, such cars are big business as each automaker tries to outdo themselves and others for sheer speed. Cadillac recently gave us a new V variant on the Escalade, while Aston unveiled the world’s fastest SUV, the new DBX 707.
Are You Crazy Enough To Buy A Dodge Challenger SRT Demon For $500,000?
Production of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has already ended. First launched in 2017, only 3,300 units were produced. Back then, it had a sticker price of $84,995, but it seems someone thinks that due to its supposed rarity, along with the fact that it’s practically unused, this bonkers muscle car is supposedly worth $500,000.
Watch A Dodge Challenger Hellcat Get Spanked Hard By A Tuned BMW M4!
Pit the Dodge Challenger Hellcat against any car and it will be the Alpha male there. However, it faced an unlikely bully on the drag strip in the form of a tuned BMW M4. Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ raced a Challenger and an M4, and even though the former makes more power, it lost to the German every time they raced. Quite embarrassing for the muscle car, eh?
Dodge Charger 392 Scat Pack Races Mercedes C43 AMG In An Unusually Close Drag Race
Everyone knows, high-horsepower builds are insanely fast in a straight line, but seeing two stock vehicles run on the drag strip is just as interesting. Sam CarLegion provides us with another YouTube video and this time, it’s the Dodge Charger 392 Scat Pack versus the Mercedes C43 AMG. The two cars are very different, with the only thing in common being their sedan body style. While there can only be one winner, some of the races were quite close.
Take A Ride In The 1,650 Hp, Fast And Furious 9 Dodge Charger Tantrum
When we talk about classic muscle cars, the Dodge Charger is considered one of the ultimate. The car’s iconic status has prompted many custom shops to build reimagined versions of the mighty MOPAR, but one of the most unique builds has to be this 1970 Dodge Charger pro-touring car, featured in 2021 Fast and Furious 9. AutotopiaLA takes us on a tour of what is, arguably, one of the most unique MOPARs, ever built.
1969 Dodge Charger CAPTIV by Ring Brothers
Dodge Charger is one of the most coveted muscle cars ever made. Like other iconic muscle cars, the mighty MOPAR has been immortalized in cinema, with movies like “Bullit”, “Deathproof”, “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry”, and many others. But there’s another way of immortalizing an automotive icon – by reimagining it. When it comes to that, the Ringbrothers are masters at building restomods, and they just came up with a one-off, 1969 Dodge Charger that they built for a special client.
1969 Dodge Charger Captiv by Ringbrothers Makes A Great Car Even Better
The 1969 Dodge Charger is probably one of the most loved Chargers of all time. Of course, this is mostly due to "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series that featured an orange painted 1969 Charger named "The General Lee." However, truth be told, the 1969 Charger is one of the best Chargers you can get. It was offered with a wide range of engines, starting with 383 and up to 426 HEMI that delivered 425 horsepower. This particular engine made the customers go wild!
Now, Ringbrothers is offering a one-off 1969 Dodge Charger "Captiv" equipped with a Hellcat supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 707 horsepower.
The 710-HP Dodge Durango Is Walter White On Weekdays And Heisenberg On Weekends!
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ uploaded another drag race video on his YouTube channel, this time involving two stalwarts known for their punchy prowess. On one corner, we had the mighty Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, and on the other, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S. Both these vehicles are powerful and fast, so it makes for an unpredictable race. Who do you think will win?
The Coolest Cars in the World
If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.
What Do You Think Happens When An 800-Horsepower Dodge Charger Takes On An AWD AMG E 63S Wagon?
What happens when an insanely powerful muscle car decides to take on a performance-oriented grocery-getter? Well, all hell breaks loose! Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ pits a Dodge Charger Redeye Widebody against a Mercedes-AMG E63 Son a drag strip to see how they perform. Both the vehicles have very different characteristics. One is a car that lives to scare the crap out of you and has the potential to make you pee your pants, whereas the other is Mr. Rogers injected with a dose of steroids. Which car do you have your bets on?
TopSpeed’s Most Popular American Sports | Pony Cars Of 2021
Despite 2021 being a fairly challenging year for the entire auto industry as a whole, we still managed to see some fairly phenomenal cars throughout the year. The muscle car scene was no different. Our numbers tell us that these were some of the cars that you, i.e our readers enjoyed reading the most in 2021.
Here’s a quick recap of these special cars which include classics, auction cars, high-performance drag racers, cars with engine swaps, and being 2021, an EV also made it to our list. So in no particular order, here they are.
Dodge 2022 Lineup
Dodge’s lineup at the start of 2022 may only contain three core models – the Charger, Challenger, and Durango – but that doesn’t mean the brand doesn’t have something for everyone. The Charger and Challenger, for example, start out in the low-$30,000 range while the Durango has a starting price of right around $35,000. These entry-level prices do fall into the affordable category but be prepared if you start to move up the range of trims for any of these models. In total there are 26 different trims spread out across these three core models, with range-topping prices reach well into premium territory.
|Dodge Charger||Dodge Challenger||Dodge Durango|
|Price Range||$31,125 - $84,140||$30,075 - $82,170||$35,475 - $81,390|
The Dodge Challenger currently serve as the entry point to the Dodge brand with the Dodge Challenger SXT being the cheapest model at $30,075. The Challenger is a muscle car through and through, and even sports a very muscle coupe body style. The are a total of 11 trim levels of the charger and while the base model comes with a 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6, moving up the trim levels can get you a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, a 6.4-liter V-8 with 485 horsepower, or a 6.2-liter available with 717, 797, or an impressive 807 horsepower. The SRT Hellcat (and Hellcat Widebody) are tuned to 717 horsepower, Hellcat Redeye models pump out 797 horsepower, while the Super Stock and Jailbreak models give you the full Monty or 807 horsepower.
|Dodge Challenger SXT||3.6-Liter V-6||303 HP||$30,075|
|Dodge Challenger GT||3.6-Liter V-6||303 HP||$33,050|
|Dodge Challenger R/T||5.7-Liter V-8||375 HP||$37,625|
|Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack||6.4-Liter V-8||485 HP||$43,100|
|Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Wide Body||6.4-Liter V-8||485 HP||$49,395|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat||6.2-Liter V-8||717 HP||$66,170|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody||6.2-Liter V-8||717 HP||$72,870|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye||6.2-Liter V-8||797 HP||$74,775|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody||6.2-Liter V-8||797 HP||$81,080|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock||6.2-Liter V-8||807 HP||$84,080|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak||6.2-Liter V-8||807 HP||$82,170|
The Dodge Charger is the perfect vehicle for someone that wants a Challenger but just can’t afford to give up the practicality the goes out the window with the coupe body style. The Charger has the same general lineup of engines as the Challenger, but some of the engines are tuned just a bit different. The Charger lineup consists of just eight models, with the entry-level Charger SXT netting you the 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 with 292 horsepower. The GT trim sees that power jump up to 400 horsepower, while the Charger R/T will give you a 5.7-liter V-8 with 370 horsepower. The two different Scat Pack models comes with a 6.4-liter V-8 with 485 horsepower, and then you get the hellcat models with a 6.2-liter V-8 and 717 horsepower or 797 horsepower if you get the Hellcat Redeye. Finally the Charger SRT Jailbreak is the range-topping model and puts out the same 807 horsepower as it’s two-door equivalent.
|Dodge Charger SXT||3.6-Liter V-6||292 HP||$31,350|
|Dodge Charger GT||3.6-Liter V-6||300 HP||$33,625|
|Dodge Charger R/T||5.7-Liter V-8||370 HP||$39,745|
|Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack||6.4-Liter V-8||485 HP||$44,070|
|Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody||6.4-Liter V-8||485 HP||$49,765|
|Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody||6.2-Liter V-8||717 HP||$74,450|
|Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody||6.2-Liter V-8||797 HP||$83,145|
|Dodge Charger SRT Jailbreak||6.2-Liter V-8||807 HP||$84,140|
It would be quite silly for Dodge not to have an SUV given their popularity, so the Durango has stuck around through several generations. The most recent version of the Durango has brought it well into modern and premium territory. There are a total of seven different trim levels, with pricing ranging from $35,475 for the entry-level SXT to $66,670 for the range-topping SRT392. Like the rest of the lineup, the base model, the GT, GT plus, and Citadel trims have a 3.6-liter V-6 with 295 horsepower. Go for the R/T or R/T Plus and you’ll see that upgraded to a 5.7-liter V-8 with 360 horsepower. The SRT 392 is the perfect blend between performance and utilitarian capability with a 6.4-liter V-8 that produces 475 horsepower.
|Dodge Durango SXT||3.6-Liter V-6||293 HP||$35,475|
|Dodge Durango GT||3.6-Liter V-6||295 HP||$38,870|
|Dodge Durango GT Plus||3.6-Liter V-6||295 HP||$42,970|
|Dodge Durango R/T||5.7-Liter V-8||360 HP||$47,625|
|Dodge Durango Citadel||3.6-Liter V-6||295 HP||$49,825|
|Dodge Durango R/T Plus||5.7-Liter V-8||360 HP||$52,620|
|Dodge Durango SRT 392||6.4-Liter V-8||475 HP||$66,670|
Discontinued Dodge Models
|Dodge Dakota||Dodge Magnum SRT8||Dodge Ram 1500||Doge Ram 3500|
|Dodge Sprinter Cargo||Dodge Sprinter Passenger||Dodge Challenger SRT 392||Dodge Challenger SRT8|
|Dodge Challenger SRT Demon||Dodge Charger SRT8||Dodge Charger SRT 392||Dodge Durango Hybrid|
|Dodge Avenger||Dodge Caliber SRT4||Dodge Caliber||Dodge Dart|
|Dodge Nitro||Dodge Viper||Dodge Viper Convertible|
Body Styles Offered by Dodge
As of February 2022, the Dodge brand features just three core models – one sedan (Charger), one coupe (Challenger), and one SUV (Durango). The Dodge Grand Caravan has been discontinued as the company continues to rebuild itself as a performance brand. Dodge Trucks – specifically the Dodge Ram series – are sold exclusively under the RAM brand, a spin-off brand that allowed FCA (Dodge’s parent company at the time) to maintain competing with the Ford F-Series and Chevy Silverado while, at the same time, transitioning Dodge into the performance brand it is today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dodge
Is Dodge owned by Ford?
Dodge has been owned by Chrysler since it was purchased 1928 and is now under the Stellantis umbrella.
Is Dodge is a good car?
Some older Dodge cars are known for being unreliable and problematic, but Dodge’s current offering and that from the last decade are fairly well regarded by consumers.
Is Dodge in India?
Dodge doesn’t sell vehicles in India, mainly because the market is not viable for it. The profit margin for the Dodge brand, in general, isn’t good enough to justify bring the brand to the India market.
What is the cheapest Dodge car?
The cheapest new Dodge on the market today is the Dodge Challenger SXT, which starts out at $30,075. If you’re more interested in a sedan, the Dodge Charger SXT starts out at $31,3150 while the Dodge Durango SXT commands an entry price of $35,475.
Are Dodge cars reliable?
Because of Dodge’s limited lineup, Consumer Reports was unable to report a reliability ranking for the 2020 model year, but it 2019, the brand was in the list of top 10 reliable brands.
Is Dodge owned by GM?
Dodge is not owned by General Motors or any of is subsidiaries. Its current parent company is Stellantis, and it is considered a performance brand.
Is Dodge a good brand?
Dodge has made a name for itself as a performance brand, and all three vehicles in its current lineup have a cult following of sorts. As of the last few years, there have been no major reliability complaints against the company for build quality
Who owns Chrysler Corporation now?
Chrysler, as an automotive brand, still exists but the corporation was absolved into the FCA-PSA merger that created Stellantis.
How long do Dodge cars last?
The life span of a Dodge vehicle depends on a number of factors, with the most important being how well they are maintained, but they are generally as reliable as other vehicles from the big 3 American companies.
Are dodge chargers reliable?
The Dodge Charger is fairly reliable with J.D Power giving it a reliability score of 89 out of 100, which puts it in the “great” range. Main things to look out for on the Charger including the problematic front suspension and potential transmission issues.
Are dodge challengers reliable?
The Dodge Challenger has received an 88 out of 100 score for predicted reliability from J.D. Power. Like the Charger, it has been known to suffer from front suspension and transmission issues. The 5.7-liter V-7 in Challenger R/T models has been known to be problematic when not properly maintained (oil changes, for example) with common issues including valve tick, cylinder misfiring, and issues with the multi-displacement system.
Are dodge darts good cars?
The modern Dodge Dart was only sold from 2013-2016, and was knot know to be a very reliable vehicle. Repairpal even gave it a ranking of 28 out of 36, meaning it’s one of the least reliable Dodge models. J.D. Power also gave it a reliability rating of 2 out of 5.
Are dodge journeys good cars?
The Dodge Journey wasn’t the worst car Dodge ever made, but it’s not known for longevity and in 2012 it received the lowest possible rating for reliability from Consumer Reports. There are also safety issues to keep in mind like the poor rearward visibility for the driver.
Are dodge Durango’s reliable?
The Dodge Durango has received a reliability score of 81 out of 100, but it just at the start of the “great” threshold, but the Durango has been known to have problems over the years. One of the most common problems include broken exhaust manifold bolts on Durangos equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8.
Are dodge chargers awd?
The modern Dodge Charger is available with AWD, however, you must opt for the base SXT or GT trim to get it, and you can only have AWD with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Why dodge is better than ford?
Some would consider Dodge as being better than Ford largely because Dodge is considered a performance brand, and since it has a small lineup, it can contribute its R&D budget to making its few cars that much better.