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Stellantis (FCA US) has recently taken a step that has many people buzzing on social media. The automaker has refiled a trademark for the Cuda nameplate with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This trademark covers “motor vehicles, namely concept motor vehicles,” which has led to widespread speculation about the possible return of the legendary Barracuda, commonly known as the ‘Cuda. ‘Cuda is a name that resonates deeply with muscle car aficionados. Initially produced by Plymouth, a now-defunct brand, the Barracuda was a beloved muscle car during its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s. Known for its powerful … (read full article...)
As the sun sets on an era, Dodge enthusiasts are gearing up to bid farewell to an automotive legend. The 2024 Dodge Durango SRT392 AlcHEMI® “Last Call” edition has hit dealership lots, marking the culmination of an iconic chapter in the brand’s automotive history. With its powerful 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® SRT V8 engine roaring beneath the hood, this limited-edition model pays homage to the beloved Gen3 HEMI in the current Dodge Durango lineup. Celebrating A Legacy – Production of all HEMI-powered Dodge Durango models, including the mighty 710-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT, is set to conclude at the … (read full article...)
Matt Hagan shook his head in disbelief after stepping out of his 11,000-horsepower, nitro-burning Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT HELLCAT Funny Car. Sitting in victory lane at the NHRA Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 Nationals near Chicago, Hagan had just clinched his second consecutive NHRA Funny Car national event win, which he hadn’t considered possible after battling challenging racing conditions all weekend. A four-time NHRA Mission World Champion, Hagan overcame tricky track conditions during the Friday and Saturday qualifying rounds to secure his 51st career NHRA national win. The Virginia racer, who recently won the NHRA Four-Wide … (read full article...)
In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, Dodge stands as an emblem of American muscle and performance. Yet, amidst its illustrious history, a glaring gap has emerged in its lineup – the absence of an affordable performance vehicle priced under $35,000. As competitors surge ahead with enticing options, Dodge finds itself at a crossroads, … (read full article...)
Set to grace the auction block at Mecum Indy 2024 tomorrow is a true muscle car spectacle: a 1970 Dodge Charger like no other. Crafted by the skilled hands at Finale Speed, this Charger is a blend of vintage aesthetics and cutting-edge engineering, boasting a jaw-dropping carbon fiber body that’s both lightweight and incredibly strong. Underneath its stealthy exterior lies a powerhouse – a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® HELLCAT V8 delivering 707 horsepower. Paired with a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission, this Charger offers an exhilarating driving experience, with power on demand and precise gear shifts. But it’s not just … (read full article...)
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and Stellantis find themselves at loggerheads over recent layoffs following the negotiation of a new contract. In November, the UAW celebrated its agreement as a “landmark” achievement, boasting significant gains, including hefty investments in the U.S. market, substantial wage hikes, and the promise of full-time positions for almost 3,000 temporary … (read full article...)
Buckle up, car enthusiasts, because something truly extraordinary is revving its engine and at the Mecum Indy 2024 today. Prepare to feast your eyes on the world’s only four-door Plymouth Barracuda Sedan—a bespoke creation that defies convention and sparks awe at every turn. Crafted by the late owner of restoration products supplier ECS, Dave Walden, this remarkable vehicle is more than just a car; it’s a testament to imagination and ingenuity. Inspired by a theorized idea of what the new-for-1970 E-body would look like as a four-door sedan, Walden embarked on a journey of automotive innovation. The journey began with … (read full article...)
In a decisive move aligning with its Dare Forward 2030 agenda, Stellantis, in collaboration with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup Leapmotor, is set to introduce the first two EVs of their joint venture into the European market. The announcement, made during a joint press conference in Hangzhou, China, signifies a significant step forward in Stellantis’ … (read full article...)
On August 17th, 2022, the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept debuted at the brand’s Speed Week event during the week of the Woodward Dream Cruise. Dodge’s concept featured a polarizing design that broke from the brand’s current styling language. The R-wing A notable and very innovative feature of the design is the front R-wing, which not only pays tribute to the original Charger Daytona’s design but cleverly channels air through its front opening to significantly enhance downforce while retaining an aerodynamic profile. The term R-wing was coined for Stellantis Chief Of Design Ralph Gilles and has made it through to … (read full article...)
Prepare to be dazzled as one of the rarest and most vibrant muscle cars of the 1970s takes center stage at the Mecum Indy 2024 auction later this month. The 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda, resplendent in its eye-catching Moulin Rouge (FM3) paint, is set to captivate enthusiasts with its unique combination of rarity, performance, and … (read full article...)
The Stellantis (FCA US) Product Design Office (PDO) is bringing back its popular Cars + Coffee events for 2024. These events will again occur on the grounds of the former Walter P. Chrysler Museum, located on the grounds of the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. These events are held a few times a … (read full article...)
Prepare to be amazed as a true automotive unicorn graces the stage at the Mecum Indy auction on Friday, May 17th, 2024. This 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible boasts a stunning Sassygrass Green (FJ5) exterior complemented by a pristine white interior and top, a combination that’s as rare as it is breathtaking. With an estimated price … (read full article...)
Alfa Romeo, renowned for its rich heritage of performance and style, has revealed its new 2024 Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport limited special series. This marks a poignant finale for the twin-turbo V6 Quadrifoglio models in the United States, celebrated through an exclusive, commemorative chapter. Limited globally to 275 units for Giulia and 175 for Stelvio, with only 72 Giulia and 52 Stelvio units allocated for the U.S. market, the Quadrifoglio Super Sport models epitomize the pinnacle of Alfa Romeo’s sportiness, technical prowess, and advanced technology. These special editions serve as ambassadors of the iconic Quadrifoglio legacy, renowned for … (read full article...)
The Dodge Viper was undoubtedly one of America’s greatest performance cars. Going through five generations of the V-10 powered snake, Dodge hand-built Vipers for 25 model years, before calling it quits in 2017. To help close out the Viper’s historic life, Dodge//SRT released five exclusive limited-edition models for collectors. Among them was GTS-R Commemorative Edition … (read full article...)
Is Stellantis Quietly Cutting Options On Certain Vehicles? We Keep Finding Vehicles That Keep Getting Options Cut... In today’s automotive industry, consumers expect innovation and value for their hard-earned dollars. However, Stellantis has left many scratching their heads and feeling shortchanged. Despite recording profits in the past two years, Stellantis has been cutting features from several of its vehicles while still commanding premium prices. https://moparinsiders.com/is-stellantis-quietly-cutting-options-on-certain-vehicles/
Prepare to be amazed as a true automotive unicorn graces the stage at the Mecum Indy auction on Friday, May 17th, 2024. This 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible boasts a stunning Sassygrass Green (FJ5) exterior complemented by a pristine white interior and top, a combination that’s as rare as it is breathtaking. With an estimated price … (read full article...)
In a resounding affirmation of economic resilience, Mayor Clint Morris of Belvidere, Illinois, firmly believes that the Stellantis Assembly Plant is gearing up for a triumphant return. Despite whispers of uncertainty, Mayor Morris remains steadfast in his commitment to ushering in a new era of prosperity for the “City of Murals.” According to Morris, the … (read full article...)
Enthusiasts and collectors alike are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events in the automotive world – the Mecum Indy 2024 auction. Among the standout lots set to cross the block on Friday, May 17th, 2024, is a true gem from the golden era of American muscle cars: a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. … (read full article...)
The Dodge Ram SRT-10 holds a revered status among Mopar enthusiasts, serving as a timeless icon of power and performance. Representing the pinnacle of OEM street performance trucks from the 2000s, the Ram SRT-10 continues to command admiration and respect. With its bold design, unparalleled performance, and unmistakable rumble, it remains a beloved choice among … (read full article...)
In the fast-paced world of automotive excellence, Alfa Romeo has emerged as the undeniable champion, boasting the strongest global growth among premium brands in 2023. The numbers speak volumes, with a remarkable overall sales increase of 30%. Europe witnessed a roaring success for Alfa Romeo, where sales surged by an impressive 46%. Countries like Italy, … (read full article...)
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