Car of the Day 12/6/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. It’s from the third generation of the Dodge Challenger, which has been in production since 2008. The Demon was unveiled at the 2017 New York Auto Show, and even made it’s film debut in The Fate of the Furious. Tim Kuniskus is the man behind the project, and he presented the car while the song “Fuel” by Metallica was being played. The engine is a 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi V8 that produces 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. This car weighs 4,279 pounds since the chassis is unitary steel. This car does 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. I’m not sure what the true top speed is because one source says that it’s 207 mph, and another says it’s 168 mph. A total of 3,300 were built. 3,000 were sold in America, and the remaining 300 were sold in Canada.

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Car of the Day 11/29/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’69 Dodge Coronet Super Bee that was at this year’s Daytona Turkey Rod Run. It’s from the fifth generation of the Coronet, which was made between 1965 and 1970. The engine of this one is the 440 Magnum, which is a 7.2 liter V8 that produces 375 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic.

Car of the Day 11/5/18

Today’s car of the day is this Dodge Challenger SRT8 that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. This is from the third generation, which has been in production since 2008. The engine is a 6.1 liter Hemi V8 that produces 425 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed manual.

Car of the Day 11/1/18

Today’s car of the day is this ‘74 Dodge Charger SE that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. This is from the third generation of B-body Chargers, which were made between 1971 and 1974. The engine of this one is a 5.2 liter V8 that produces 150 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 4-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 11.1 seconds and has a top speed of 112 mph.

Car of the Day 10/10/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’64 Dodge Polara that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Dodge Polara is a luxury car that was made between 1959 and 1973 (model years between 1960 and 1973). This is from the second generation, which was made between 1961 and 1964 (model years between 1962 and 1964). This one was modified to have a 7.2 liter V8 that produces 375 horsepower and 482 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed Torqueflite automatic. This Polara sold for $93,500.

Car of the Day 9/20/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2016 Dodge Viper ACR that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the Phase VX, which was made between 2012 and 2017 (model years between 2013 and 2017). The concept for the ACR was unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show, and it was made between 2015 and 2017. The engine is an 8.4 liter V10 that produces 645 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 206 mph. This car weighs 3,430 pounds since the body is made of carbon fiber and aluminum. The chassis is a steel tubular spaceframe backbone. The front splitter and rear spoiler are carbon fiber. This Viper was auctioned off for $134,200.

Car of the Day 9/19/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the third generation, which has been in production since 2008. The Hellcat has been in production since 2014 (the first model year was 2015). The engine is a 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi V8 that produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is an 8-speed automatic, but it can also come with a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 199 mph. This Hellcat was auctioned off for $63,800.