To celebrate Mopar's tie-up with Magneti Marelli, Dodge has unveiled an Avenger rally car.
Essentially a one-off concept, the car has a Brilliant Black exterior with a massive rear spoiler, a lowered sport suspension (which reduces the ride height by approximately 1.5 inches) and 18-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires.
Inside, the stripped-out cabin features carbon fiber door panels, a fully programmable instrument cluster, OMP racing seats, an eight-point roll cage, and a fire extinguisher to prevent those unfortunate parade incidents.
Under the hood, power is provided by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that has been outfitted with a cold-air intake and a high performance Exhaust system. This enables the engine to produce 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) instead of the usual 283 hp (211 kW / 287 PS).
According to Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, "Our companies worked closely together to bring this vehicle to life in a joint build that utilizes proven, quality-tested performance parts and accessories from Mopar and Magneti Marelli. We will gauge reaction to this vehicle and determine which parts will go into production."
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T announced for NY debut
Dodge has released the first details about the Avenger R/T, ahead of its
debut at the New York Auto Show.
Designed to appeal to younger drivers, the R/T is distinguished by a
body-color grille, tined headlights, and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the cabin is outfitted with fabric/leather sport seats, a Boston
Acoustic sound system, and a revised instrument cluster with a
Power comes from a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 283 hp (211 kW / 287
PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. It is mated exclusively to a
six-speed automatic transmission, which enables the car to have a fuel
economy rating of 19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway.
While none of this sounds terribly exciting, Dodge says the car offers
"exceptional driving dynamics" thanks to a sport-tuned suspension with
stiffer spring rates and a larger rear stabilizer bar.
No word on pricing, but look for the 2012 Avenger R/T to start arriving at
Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence
Taking cues from the popular Jeep Scrambler CJ-8 from the 1980s, Mopar has
designed a kit for do-it-yourselfers that converts a Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited into a pickup truck.
Lexus LF-Gh revealed
Several new images and this video of the Lexus LF-Gh concept car made their
way through the internets today following a release by the automaker. The
car, teased earlier this month by, is set to debut at the New York Auto
Show next week.
A precursor to the 2012 GS, the Lexus Future Grand touring Hybrid (LF-Gh)
is reportedly 4890mm in length by 1870mm wide, making it 40mm x 50mm larger
than the GS. The concept is also said to be 1450mm in height, meaning it
is another 20mm taller than the car it is replacing.
As we previously reported, the LF-Gh will feature LED headlights, unique
tail lighting and a large grille. It is also expected to get a new set of
side sills and a rear diffuser.
The rear-wheel drive four-seater will debut on April 19 in New York. You
can find out more about the car in the press release below.
Best of Crash Rallye HD - Compilation 2013
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The production-based cars with 1.6 L direct injection turbo engine and four-wheel drive are built to
World Rally Car regulations for racing across tarmac, gravel and snow. The
power output is limited to around 300 bhp (225 kW). Current cars in the
championship include the Citroën DS3 WRC, Ford Fiesta RS WRC and Mini WRC.
The WRC was formerly held for Group A and Group B rallycars. However, due
to the increasing power, lack of reliability and a series of fatal
accidents on the 1986 season, Group B was permanently banned. Later, in
1997, the Group A cars evolved into the WRC car spec, to ease the
development of new cars and bring new makes to the competition. In 2011,
new rules were introduced to encourage more manufacturers (and privateers)
to take part, because the recent economic downturn had prompted several
manufacturers to leave the championship.
Cars in the Production Car World Rally Championship are limited to
production-based cars homologated under Group N rules. Cars in the Super
2000 World Rally Championship are homologated under Super 2000 rules. Most
cars in the Junior World Rally Championship are homologated under Super
1600 rules, but Group N and selected Group A cars can also contest the
Starting in 2013,a new category of rally cars known as Group R were
introdued as a replacement to the Group A and Group N rally categories,
with cars classified under one of six categories based on their engine
capacity and type, wheelbase, and drivetrain. As a result no cars will be
homologated under Group A and Group N regulations and instead will be
reclassified under Group R. Parallel to this, the Super 2000 and Production
Car World Championships were restructured; Super 2000 and Group N cars were
merged into a single championship known as World Rally Championship-2
alongside R4 and R5 cars, whilst the Production Car World Championship was
completely reimagined as the World Rally Championship-3 for two-wheel drive
cars complying with R1, R2 and R3 regulations.
WRC Teams and Drivers
20 different manufacturers have won a World Rally Championship event,
and a further ten have finished on the podium.
Suzuki and Subaru pulled out of the WRC at the end of the 2008
championship, both citing the economic downturn then affecting the
automotive industry for their withdrawal. Mini and Ford both pulled out of
the WRC at the end of the 2012 championship, due to a similar economic
downturn affecting the European market.
A typical WRC team will consist of about 40 people on the events, with a
further 60--100 at the team base.
Manufacturers and manufacturer-backed teams usually have two or three
drivers participating in each rally who are eligible to score points. The
total number of crews (driver and his co-driver) in the rallies varied from
47 (Monte Carlo and Mexico) to 108 (Great Britain) during the 2007
In 2012, The Ford World Rally Team and The Mini WRC Team both announced
their departure from the World Rally Championships for the 2013 season.
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6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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Building Mk2 Escort rally cars
Past Wyedean Rally winner Dave Jenkins talks about the Mk2 Ford Escort,
made from 1975 to 1980, and its enduring legacy in rallying.
The video coincides with the first Escort Dave Jenkins Motorsport has
built, which took a humble one-time economy car and turned it into a
performance machine with a price tag of more than £100,000.
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Welcome everyone to the newly redone 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T in Redline
It's now one of the hottest selling Avenger models on the current market.
On that front, it now sport multiple futuristic design cues, and all new
features. Many of these highly unique aspects are explained throughout this
complete review of the vehicle.
This review consists of explaining many unique features and aspects of the
overall car, complete with a demonstration of the engine, through the start
up process, which in this case does include a remote start demonstration.
This video is designed to educate potential buyers and enthusiasts alike on
one of many new vehicles on the market today.
LaFontaine Dodge - Travis Pastrana | 2013 Dodge Dart Rally Car - Saline, MI
Check out this exciting video of Travis Pastrana putting his new Dodge Dart
Global RallyCross entry through its paces at an undisclosed location. The
test was his first opportunity to learn what the 600hp, all-wheel drive
Dart racer can do in preparation for the Global RallyCross series, which
opens May 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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