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Post by theColonel » Tue May 06, 2014 1:40 pm

FCA brass outline big plans for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Alfa Romeo

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Post by ckrock946 » Tue May 06, 2014 4:20 pm

So pumped or what FCA has planned for the next five years, looks really exciting, mostly because theres gonna be an AWD SRT Dart, and they are reabsorbing SRT as part of the brand now but Ralph Gilles still has his job.
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Post by theColonel » Tue May 06, 2014 4:32 pm

ckrock946 wrote:So pumped or what FCA has planned for the next five years, looks really exciting, mostly because theres gonna be an AWD SRT Dart, and they are reabsorbing SRT as part of the brand now but Ralph Gilles still has his job.
I wish they'd reabsorb the "Ram Trucks" and do away with the "separate Fiat dealerships", while they're reorganizing.
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Post by ckrock946 » Tue May 06, 2014 6:51 pm

theColonel wrote:I wish they'd reabsorb the "Ram Trucks" and do away with the "separate Fiat dealerships", while they're reorganizing.
yeah the seperate ram thing surprised me, seemed more logical to reabsorb that than SRT, are they gonna grandfather out seperate fiat dealers, seems like a logical thing. But a Journey SRT sounds pretty awesome, and the new challenger hellcat is gonna be supercharged :blob2: :blob3: :blob4: :blob5: :blob6:
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat May 10, 2014 1:15 pm

"The newly minted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will establish its headquarters in London, England, the company's chief executive has confirmed.
Fiat is currently based in Turin, Italy, and Chrysler calls the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills home, but the merged automaker will form a new HQ in London.
"Headquarters will be in London," FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told Reuters. "It's clear that group executive functions, the board, my office, some of my functions, need to operate out of London, but that doesn't mean that I'm giving up my operational responsibilities of the U.S. We will be multi-faceted ... we will do stuff everywhere."

Workers in Italy and the United States have voiced concerned over potential job losses that could result from the move, but Marchionne insists that no cuts are planned.
The news of the new London HQ comes just days after FCA announced an aggressive new five-year business plan."

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Post by ckrock946 » Sat May 10, 2014 1:35 pm

So are they moving assembly to London or just corporate?
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Post by r/tguy02 » Sat May 10, 2014 1:49 pm

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 10, 2014 8:10 pm

FCA will be headquartered in the UK for tax reasons. I'm not happy about it but no one asked me.
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Post by ckrock946 » Sun May 11, 2014 2:16 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:I'm not happy about it but no one asked me.
They should, talk to your buddy Ralph about it :)
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Post by theColonel » Tue May 20, 2014 1:28 pm

Dodge announces 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat

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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue May 20, 2014 2:49 pm

that vallet feature is pretty nifty, i want the red key please :D
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri May 23, 2014 11:19 pm

More of a forum friendly post on the Hellcat:
Dodge Challenger SRT With Hellcat Hemi Will Make 600+ Horsepower



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The upcoming Challenger SRT with the Hellcat Hemi will make nineteen hundred horsepower, official reports confirm. No wait, that's not right. Fourteen thousand horsepower. No, wait. 600+ horsepower. Close enough.
The supercharged 6.2 liter V8 has been hotly anticipated for a number of months now. It's the most powerful V8 Chrysler has ever made, they claim. I'm sure there are some muscle car nuts out there who can debunk what that means versus the classic drag-spec Hemis of the 1960s.
I will say, the new Hellcat logo looks righteous.
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Running this thing to redline must feel insane.
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Amazingly, Chrysler will be offering this engine not just with their newly-supplied eight speed, but with a six speed manual. God bless them. Honestly, driving that much horsepower with a third pedal is something everyone should do.
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If you're wondering what that much horsepower feels like in a two-door pony car package, just ask Ford.
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Take a look at that motor. Man, that's a lot of motor.
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It does fill me with warm fuzzies to see a company selling such a massive supercharged motor.
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The Chally face looks wonderful, too.
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I don't care how heavy it is. I want one!!!!

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 24, 2014 12:33 am

Very nice. Too big for me but still very nice. :D
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Post by theColonel » Sat May 24, 2014 3:47 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:Very nice. Too big for me but still very nice. :D
:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3: Too expensive for me !!!
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Post by C1DoG » Sun May 25, 2014 10:09 am

Too expensive for me definitly. But I sure would love to take one for a test drive. :twisted:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun May 25, 2014 10:17 am

It also has an air intake in the drivers parking light.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon May 26, 2014 10:05 pm

For real!??!

Edit: Fo real!
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Here is what it sounds like:
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Post by ragek23 » Tue May 27, 2014 11:52 am

Awesome car! although they are so damn big they are kinda nimble. I rented a base model challenger and its stupid big. I couldn't get over the heft of the car for two days but taking the car on corners and all around tooling around was a pleasent experience. The parking was the only difficult thing. The sound of the helcat engine would have me sold. Although the new Chevy SS does all the same for me with the fact that its more useful.

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Post by theColonel » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:48 pm

Challenger Hellcat's 600-plus-hp engine could go into Charger SRT

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:13 pm

Yes it will be going in the Charger. Since no one has posted it yet. The new Challenger/Charger HellCat will put out 707hp/650tq!!!

I believe the Challenger will be rocking get this... 275's in the rear! Talk about a skinny tire, :wtf:

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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:41 pm

can't wait to see it next week at Carlilse :twisted:
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Post by NickKo » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:13 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:More of a forum friendly post on the Hellcat:
Dodge Challenger SRT With Hellcat Hemi Will Make 600+ Horsepower


The upcoming Challenger SRT with the Hellcat Hemi will make nineteen hundred horsepower, official reports confirm. No wait, that's not right. Fourteen thousand horsepower. No, wait. 600+ horsepower. Close enough.
The supercharged 6.2 liter V8 has been hotly anticipated for a number of months now. It's the most powerful V8 Chrysler has ever made, they claim. I'm sure there are some muscle car nuts out there who can debunk what that means versus the classic drag-spec Hemis of the 1960s.
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Those tailights..... Are *VERY* '60's-70's MoPAR to me. :mopar: 8) =P~

Hell.... I'd take one, just for the cool taillights !! :D


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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:19 am

One of the few things that DCX got right, reintroducing the Chally. But leave it to Fiat/Chrysler Group to refine it to this stage. :thumbup:
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Post by theColonel » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:03 pm

Chrysler set to restart Dodge Viper SRT production after two month hiatus

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:26 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28krt9RCFj8
Cool video of the SRT Hellcat.
Ran a 10.8 @ 126 mph in the 1/4 mile. That is moving for a 4k lb boat! Sure looks sexy though!

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Post by theColonel » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:07 pm

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat to start at $60,990

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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:51 pm

NickKo wrote: Those tailights..... Are *VERY* '60's-70's MoPAR to me. :mopar: 8) =P~

Hell.... I'd take one, just for the cool taillights !! :D


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Post by Toast » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:08 am

theColonel wrote:2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat to start at $60,990

http://www.autoweek.com/article/dodge/2 ... dailydrive
Dont forget, when they'll be released, they'll be in small quantities, so the dealers that do get one will tack on another $5000 stating "Adjusted market value" just like the crap they pulled with the Charger Daytona, Rumble Bee Ram, Charger Super Bee. :roll: IMO: no deal...
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Post by theColonel » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:11 pm

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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