dodge sports car

dodge sports car

Dodge Sports Car

This list of all Dodge cars and models is your one stop Dodge vehicle model list, including photos of Dodge vehicles along with release dates and body types. Among the Dodges listed here are Dodge Rams, the Dodge Diplomat, Dodge Viper, and all Dodge models. Dodge’s popular Charger is also featured on the best muscle cars and the best cars for teen drivers. From old Dodge cars to the latest Dodge automobiles on the market, they’re all here, with all the information you’ll need.Who makes Dodge vehicles? The company is now a division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, though the company was originally founded by the Dodge brothers in 1900. Well-known classic Dodge cars and Dodge sports car types set the company apart and earned it a loyal customer base. However, in more modern years, small Dodge cars, Dodge compact cars, and plenty of models that would be at home on a Dodge SUV list gained popularity.This list of car models made by Dodge features all kinds of extra information – just hover over the Dodge car names you’re interested in, or you can click on the names of the Dodge brands to learn more. Dodge types also have car class information available if you click on their names and go to their dedicated page. From old to knew, this Dodge cars list is full of memorable automobiles.
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Dodge Sports Car

It wouldn’t be right to leave off some classic-era muscle, though this may be one you may not have heard of. For 1968, Dodge partnered with Hurst to create the ultimate drag car. Using the already light Dart as a base, Dodge and Hurst replaced sheetmetal with a fiberglass hood and fenders, dipped the doors in acid to shave off precious grams, and used thin-gauge steel for bumpers.
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Dodge Sports Car

Inside, everything from sound deadening to window cranks to heaters were thrown out, a 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 was dropped in, and the car, known internally as the LO23, was offered by the company to drag racers across the country. Rated at 425 horsepower (but probably putting out well over 550), the LO23 wasn’t advertised or listed in Dodge catalogs, and cost as much as a Corvette. With just 80 built, Dodge never released official numbers. But according to multiple sources, the cars could run the quarter mile in the low 10 second range, and could make the zero to 60 sprint in around 3.5 seconds.  This one is being offered by Mecum Auctions. It’s expected to fetch over $250,000.
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Dodge Sports Car

A variety of Dodge pickups, vans and SUVs, including many of these same models, have been sold overseas as well. Most times, this was under the Fargo or DeSoto names. This list is far from complete, especially in regards to medium- and heavy-duty models. Since 2010, Dodge pickup and commercial van models have been sold under the Ram brand.
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Dodge Sports Car

Based on the Challenger, the Demon is slated to be the ultimate Dodge performance car. The company is keeping a tight lid on the car (it’s slated to be unveiled in April), but current rumors point to 900 horsepower from a supercharged V8. If those turn out to be true, then the Demon could put the Viper TA to shame, and stay at the top of this list for a while.
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Dodge Sports Car

In the 1950s, there was the Hemi-powered D-500, a preview of what was to come in the following decade. Then the ’60s arrived, and between all the high performance Chargers, Coronets, Darts, Daytonas, Super Bees, and Super Stock cars offered, the brand came to the forefront of the performance car movement. The ’70s brought the Challenger, the ’80s the Shelby GLH-S hot hatch; the ’90s gave us the Viper, and well, let’s just say Dodge has been very generous in the 21st century too.
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Dodge Sports Car

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the Dodge Viper on the automotive world in the early ’90s. Developed with help from Carroll Shelby, the Viper was a spiritual successor to the Cobra in almost every way, and was the most brutal performance car to come out of Detroit in decades. By its first refresh in 1996, the RT/10 cranked out 420 horsepower and 480 pound-feet from its massive 8.0 liter V10. Zero to 60 came in just 4.1 seconds — and if you didn’t treat the nose-heavy Viper with respect, that’s about how long it would take to send you spinning.
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After 2017, the Viper will be no more. So it’s only appropriate that the final base car (if you can call it a base model) is one of the most powerful cars Dodge has ever built. The SRT Viper has a top speed of 206 miles per hour, and posts a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds. The V10 now makes 640 horsepower and 600 pound feet of torque, giving it the ability to run with some of most powerful cars in the world. We’re going to miss the Viper once it’s gone, but at least it’s going out doing what it does best.
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The TA is nothing less than the ultimate production Viper. The TA (or Time Attack) was Dodge’s final attempt at making the ultimate track-day car, and the company pulled it off beautifully. It makes the zero to 60 sprint in 3.2 seconds, a full tenth of a second faster than the SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS. While it TA uses the same 8.4-liter V10 engine as those cars, some key aerodynamic and engineering tweaks give it that extra drop of performance. And with just 159 examples produced, it’s almost as exclusive as the ’90-era Viper GT2.
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The most exclusive Viper on this list, the GT2 is a street-legal version of the GTS-R, Dodge’s endurance racer that saw action in endurance races all over the U.S. and Europe, and won the FIA Manufacturer’s Championship in 1997 and ’98. With 100 roadworthy cars needed to meet homologation requirements, the GT2s were eagerly snapped up by racers and collectors alike. We can see why — on top of its iconic American racing livery, 460 horses and 500 pound-feet of torque got the GT2 from zero to 60 in four seconds flat.
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The Dodge Viper includes a high-performance suspension consisting of aluminum-bodied Bilstein® dampers or a driver-selectable suspension featuring Bilstein DampTronic® Select shock absorbers with street and track settings. A five-mode Electronic Stability Control System allows drivers to customize the system control to best match the driving conditions and style desired. Balance it all with nimble and precise steering, standard 295-mm front and 355-mm rear Pirelli® P Zero Z-rated tires that combine for an extremely wide tire patch, and you’ve got your hands full of something special. It just feels right.
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The Dodge Viper features a Brembo brake system with vented or available vented and slotted two-piece rotors. Serious racers can opt for the Viper ACR, which delivers ultimate stopping performance with brake fade resistance unprecedented on the Viper, through exclusive Brembo carbon ceramic matrix 15-inch two-piece rotors and six-piston front calipers.
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The Dodge Viper is unmistakably an American icon. The familiar lines, broad shoulders and carbon fiber hood, roof and decklid blend with aluminum door and sill panels for a truly aerodynamic look.
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The ‘American Club Racer’ Viper further blended the line between track car and street car, boasting a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. The ACR used the same 600 horse, 560 pound-feet 8.4-liter V10 as the standard Viper, but was aided by no-holds-barred aerodynamic and design tweaks to set it apart. Track-focused suspension modifications and a sizable carbon fiber spoiler helped too.
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Moving right along the Viper evolutionary ladder, the fourth-generation car (now called Viper SRT 10) is the first vehicle on our list to crack the four second barrier on the zero to 60 run, clocking in at 3.9 seconds. The 8.4-liter V10 engine makes all the difference, cranking out 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Despite its supercar performance, the Viper would take a two year hiatus after the 2010 model year.
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Two model years in, the Challenger Hellcat is still the fastest muscle car of all time, and there’s still nothing else quite like it. Thanks to its 6.2 liter supercharged V8 cranking out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the Hellcat has a top speed of 199 miles per hour, and flies from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. That time drops to 3.9 seconds if you opt for the six-speed manual transmission, but in our opinion, it’s worth it.

Published on Apr 10, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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