Dodge Updates its Simulated Exhaust Sound for Charger Daytona EV

Dodge revealed an updated version of its simulated exhaust sound for its Charger Daytona EV called the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust

By Justin Cornelison | February 24, 2023
No Reserve: Duke & Duchess Daytona

An interesting car will be crossing the Mecum auction block next month: a 1969 Dodge Daytona, affectionately named the Duke & Duchess Daytona.

By Justin Cornelison | December 28, 2022
The Future of Electrified Muscle

Last week, Dodge unveiled what it’s calling “the future of electrified muscle.”  The Charger Daytona SRT is an electric performance coupe meant to carry the torch passed by the outgoing Charger and Challenger.  This new EV is touted as being faster than a Hellcat.

By Justin Cornelison | August 29, 2022
POV Track Drive: 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.

By Winding Road Staff | August 03, 2019
Video: POV Test Drive of 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Take a ride with Winding Road Magazine in the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody.

By Winding Road Staff | December 12, 2018
WRR TV: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR POV Hot Laps at Chuckwalla Raceway

Last year when Dodge formally announced the new Viper ACR – the most track-focused street legal version of the manufacturer’s sports car – expectations were high. But could it complete with this new crop of seven-figure, nearly 1000 horsepower hypercars from Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche, especially since SRT engineers had chosen leave the 645 horsepower V10 and six-speed manual gearbox alone?

By Bradley Iger | March 14, 2016
WR TV: 2016 Dodge Viper GTC POV Lead/Follow Laps at Autobahn Country Club

Ride along with us as we do some lead/follow laps in the Dodge Viper GTC at Autobahn Country Club during the 2015 Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall Rally. While the limited pace doesn’t exploit the capabilities of Dodge’s 645 horsepower sports car, it does give us a chance to see and hear the new GTC model in action.

By Winding Road Staff | January 04, 2016
WR Long Term Garage Update: Attacking The Track With The Hellcat

Earlier this year we took a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat out to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California to do a few lapping sessions, but we hadn’t planned on creating a wake while heading down the banked oval. Having a similarly spec’d car over the course of summer, fall and a bit of winter has afforded us some flexibility in terms of timing, so we were able to head back to Fontana under fairer weather to give the big coupe another shot at Auto Club’s sportscar course.

By Bradley Iger | November 30, 2015
WR TV: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Hot Lap at Willow Springs International Raceway

Ride along with us as Viper engineer Chris Winkler shows us what the newest hardcore track version of Dodge’s sports car is capable of on a hot lap around Big Willow.

By Bradley Iger | September 18, 2015
WR Long Term Garage Update: Does The Challenger Hellcat Still Do Grand Touring?

It’s been six weeks since we introduced the Challenger Hellcat into Winding Road’s garage as a long term tester and it has been smooth sailing thus far with no mechanical abnormalities to report. With your author serving as the sole driver of the Hellcat (along with the luxury of not having to commute to an office) we’ve been looking for an excuse to rack up some miles on the big coupe.

By Bradley Iger | August 24, 2015
WR Long-Term Garage: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

It’s been a while since we’ve had a long term test at the Winding Road offices, so we thought we’d reintroduce the idea with something a bit special. No doubt you’ve read our review of the Hellcat coupe from our stint behind the wheel in Portland last summer and our notes from wet track driving from earlier this year, but now we’ll have the opportunity to see what the 707 horsepower muscle coupe is like to live with year-round. Well – almost year round. We have this red bruiser in our garage for six months, so come December the folks from Dodge are under the impression that they’ll be getting this car back. We’ll see about that.

By Bradley Iger | July 13, 2015
WR TV: 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Shaker

Back in April when we drove the 2015 Dodge Charger Scat Pack, we also got some seat time in a Shaker-optioned Challenger Scat Pack, and while the dual-nostril air intake that sticks out of the hood of this Challenger doesn’t boost horsepower, it’s not without its nostalgic merits.

By Bradley Iger | May 29, 2015
Preview: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

When we drove the 2014 SRT Viper TA last year we loved the brutality of the Viper’s V10, the tenacious grip that the massive footprint offered, and the car’s ability to lap all day without missing a beat. But we also left wondering whether the TA was a bit of a mixed message in terms of a package – the competition-ready seats and track-cailber firmness of the suspension tuning gave the car many of the attributes and sensations of legitimate track car – both good and bad – but the car also made plenty of concessions to comfort and convenience as well, leaving us to wonder if there wasn’t some performance left on the table for the sake of daily driving sanity.

By Bradley Iger | May 18, 2015
WR TV: 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

This week we’re getting our first chance to get behind the wheel of the new Charger R/T Scat Pack. While the Hellcat is stealing headlines for its supercar-level power, the R/T Scat Pack is no slouch either, and at a 40% discount, it makes for a compelling alternative for those who might not have the means to pony up for a $65,000 vehicle.

By Bradley Iger | April 06, 2015
A Day at the Track in a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

When we went to Portland last July to get some seat time in the Challenger Hellcat, one of the biggest surprises we took from the event was the car’s relatively well-mannered behavior on Portland International Raceway’s road course. It is without a doubt a big car – a grand touring vehicle by nature – but it was clear that engineers at Dodge had spent some time dialing out some of the persistent understeer that had become a hallmark of Challenger handling in models past, resulting in a much more neutral balance and a car that was much easier to corral around a race track than its reputation would suggest.

By Bradley Iger | January 23, 2015
Driven: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

It’s no secret that Dodge’s new 707 horsepower Hellcat power plant has caused quite a stir among performance car enthusiasts. When we headed to Portland earlier this year to drive the Hellcat-flavor Dodge Challenger, we came away with a lot of reasons to be excited. Considering that the Charger and Challenger share a nearly identical platform aside from the coupe’s shorter wheelbase, it comes as little surprise that the driving experience between the two is fairly similar. Still, with four doors, the Charger serves a different purpose in Dodge’s lineup, and the automaker has made a concerted effort to give the Charger its own unique characteristics that complement its sedan configuration and the role it will play for potential buyers. To get a better understanding of exactly what that entails, we headed to Washington D.C. and nearby Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia to see for ourselves.

By Bradley Iger | October 28, 2014
WR TV: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – POV Canyon Drive

Some days at work are better than others. Yearning for more seat time after our stint with the 707hp muscle car in Portland back in July, we happily accepted the red key at an event held where Kanan Road meets Mulholland Highway in the lovely Malibu hills and headed out to the twisting stretches of picturesque road in this supercharged bruiser – here equipped with the Viper-derived six-speed manual transmission – with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. Some days, indeed.

By Bradley Iger | October 02, 2014
Update: 2015 Dodge Viper SRT Gets Power Bump, New Trim Level, TA 2.0

While the Hellcat variants of the new Dodge Challenger and Charger might be hogging all the Pentastar headlines these days, the Viper still reigns supreme when it comes to sporting prowess and serves as the company’s halo supercar. But with the big snake’s thunder being muted by the Hellcat, as well as some very serious competition on its way with the forthcoming Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Viper engineers saw fit to make a few tweaks for the 2015 model year.

By Bradley Iger | September 02, 2014
Preview: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Recently we heard rumors about a Hellcat flavored Charger making its debut soon, and today Chrysler made its existence official. Normally we’d spare you the superlatives, but this new four door Dodge boasts some particularly notable ones, as it is officially the quickest accelerating, fastest, and most powerful sedan in the world.

By Bradley Iger | August 13, 2014
Preview: 2015 Dodge Charger

The Challenger isn’t the only car in Dodge’s portfolio that’s getting a refresh for 2015. As Chrysler is often known to do, all the vehicles sharing the LX platform – which also includes the Chrysler 300 – get their updates simultaneously. While Dodge kept it simple when giving the Challenger a facelift, designers chose to give the Charger a more comprehensive makeover.

By Winding Road Staff | April 18, 2014
Preview: 2015 Dodge Challenger

Debuting in 2008, Dodge threw its hat back into the pony car ring with the Challenger, a vehicle which rides on a shortened version of the LX platform which underpins the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. The Challenger saw a minor refresh for the 2011 model year, which brought updated infotainment systems, interior appointments, revised suspension geometry, and some very minor visual tweaks. Now looking into the 2015 model year, the Challenger sees another refresh, this one of much more significant scope.

By Bradley Iger | April 17, 2014


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