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VIDEO: Farewelling the Dodge Viper at the Nurburgring

Dodge farewelled the Viper last year, after almost 26 years of tail-out, terrifying fun. Rather than letting the V10 snake go quietly into the night, 378 dedicated fans paid to send a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR to the Nurburgring for a final fang...

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RAM 2500 and 3500 recalled for transmission fix
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RAM 2500 and 3500 recalled for transmission fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the 2010 RAM 2500 and 3500 to fix an issue with the gear selector. According to the company, the Brake Transmission Interlock pin could become locked open, allowing owners to shift the car out of Park without pressing the brake. This increases the risk of a rollaway, putting occupants and other road users at risk...


Fiat Chrysler, owners and US government nearing diesel solution
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Fiat Chrysler, owners and US government nearing diesel solution

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has entered talks with diesel owners and the US Department of Justice, as the parties near settlement over cars fitted with emissions defeat devices. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a lawsuit against FCA in May this year, arguing the company used a 'defeat device' in 104,000 Ram 1500 pickup trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs fitted with the 3...


Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA
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Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA

I recently attended SEMA 2017 on behalf of CarAdvice and StreetFX, to check out some of the aftermarket goodies on show. In this video, we have a chat to Todd Beddick, product manager in the Jeep Performance Division, to discuss the range of Mopar crate engines you can buy off-the-shelf for your project car...


Dodge Hellcat V8, Honda Civic Type R motors now available as crate engines
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Dodge Hellcat V8, Honda Civic Type R motors now available as crate engines

The 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 used by Dodge and Jeep, and the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the latest Honda Civic Type R can now be bought as crate engines from their respective manufacturers. Hellcats for everyone Fiat Chrysler will debut the new "Hellcrate" engine at the SEMA 2017, which kicks off shortly in Las Vegas...


Chrysler, Dodge end right-hand drive production - report
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Chrysler, Dodge end right-hand drive production - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has reportedly ceased right-hand drive production at its Windsor and Brampton facilities in Canada. According to a report by of South Africa's Allpar, the move means the Chrysler and Dodge brands will be leaving South Africa early next year, spelling the end for nameplates like the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Journey...


2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix
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2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9896 vehicles across its 2011 to 2015 Dodge 'JC' Journey and Fiat 'JF' Freemont model lines over concerns a faulty steering wheel harness could cause the airbag to deploy randomly. The manufacturer reports that the steering wheel wire harness may become trapped between a tab on the wheel plastic back cover and the edge of the horn plate...


Dodge's last Viper rolls off the production line
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Dodge's last Viper rolls off the production line

The last-ever Dodge Viper rolled off the production line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit last week. Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ralph Gilles, has been posting photos on his Instagram account of the final moments as he was there to bid farewell to the red Viper, which will be kept as part of the Dodge heritage collection...


2017 RAM 2500 Laramie
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2017 RAM 2500 Laramie

See the full article here. These days it's not uncommon to see dual cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-esque RAM 2500 Laramie comes into its own...


Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report
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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, this week Matt Campbell presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Full details finally revealed
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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Full details finally revealed

The endlessly teased Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been fully revealed and detailed ahead of its debut at the 2017 New York motor show. With its fat tyres, vast Air-Grabber bonnet scoop, wheel arch flares, and 89mm wider body, the new Challenger SRT Demon makes the Hellcat seem positively tame...


Dodge Demon revealed ahead of New York motor show debut
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Dodge Demon revealed ahead of New York motor show debut

We’ve been teased, we’ve been taunted and we’ve been Demonised. We've gasped at the sheer size of the 'Air Grabber' bonnet scoop. And we've calculated the tyre-shredding costs of those bespoke ‘Demon Branded’ 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R tyres. But now, the forthcoming Dodge Demon has been released into the wild ahead of its public debut at this week’s New York motor show...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


That sucks: Dodge Demon gets massive "Air Grabber" bonnet scoop
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That sucks: Dodge Demon gets massive "Air Grabber" bonnet scoop

The upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will boast what the car maker has declared the largest functional bonnet scoop ever cut into a production car's engine lid. To celebrate its enormity, the scoop even gets its own name and badge: Air Grabber. Not since "freezer" has an object's name and function been so perfectly aligned...


2018 Dodge Durango SRT revealed
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2018 Dodge Durango SRT revealed

The long rumoured Dodge Durango SRT has made its official debut ahead of this year's Chicago motor show. With a 6.4-litre Hemi V8 producing 354kW of power at 6000rpm and 637Nm at 4300rpm, Dodge claims that the new Durango SRT is "the most powerful three-row SUV", although that claim conveniently ignores the Mercedes-AMG GLS63 and its 430kW 5...


2018 Dodge Challenger Demon teased again, could be a one-seater
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2018 Dodge Challenger Demon teased again, could be a one-seater

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been teased again this week, with new reports out of the US suggesting the stripped-down drag special may only have a seat for the driver. In the latest installment of the Demon's web video series through Dodge's YouTube channel, dubbed 'Body', the Challenger SRT Demon can be seen performing a serious burnout...


Dodge Challenger SRT Demon teased in new video
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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon teased in new video

Dodge has released a pair of teaser videos for the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon, which is expected to become the new flagship model in the muscle car's range...