November 30, 2022

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Report: Dodge Charger, Challenger, V8 Snarl Will Live On

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The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in white.Dodge suggests huge, indignant, V8-run, rear-wheel-travel (RWD) muscular cars and trucks. Dodge will go on to necessarily mean massive, indignant, V8-driven, rear-wheel-travel (RWD) muscular vehicles for another generation, in accordance to a new report.

Motor Trend studies that Dodge is working on a new RWD massive car platform that “will underpin a new Charger, a new Challenger, as nicely as possibly a new Chrysler 300, and the future-era Maserati Quattroporte.”

The transfer comes even as Dodge, like other automakers, helps make foreseeable future ideas centered all around electrical motor vehicles (EVs). The brand designs to use its signature Speed 7 days occasion next thirty day period to exhibit off its very first “electric muscle mass car or truck.”

The 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in orange

But Dodge’s identity is far more tied up in the roar of a naturally-aspirated V8 than any other automaker’s. The business evidently doesn’t plan to give up on that self-picture nevertheless. Motor Trend reviews that “The new Charger and Challenger will be lighter than the automobiles they switch, and they will manage better.”

That final item is not a daring prediction. The current Charger rides on a platform initially employed 17 a long time back. Suspension tuning has come a lengthy way because then.

Dodge mother or father enterprise Stellantis invested seriously in creating a new line of inline 6-cylinder engines, the Hurricane I6, that outpowers the outdated Hemi V8 that fashioned the foundation of the Charger and Challenger reputation. We hope to see people power most versions of Dodge’s long run RWD automobiles.

But it would not be like Dodge to junk the V8 completely. So we forecast that the Hellcat Hemi V8 that powers Dodge’s most potent offerings these days will however be an option for those eager to shell out a quality.

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