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Challenger Hellcat X Flies Past 707 HP

Over the past few days, a handful of images have arrived online showing the Dodge Challenger Hellcat X and while limited initial details are leading some people to believe that this is some sort of next generation Dodge offering – it is actually a one-off built as part of a charity raffle.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the Hellcat X, and along with a custom 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, the unique Mopar muscle car is a part of the 2015 Dream Giveaway. The Dream Giveaway program has been running since 2008 and in that time, they have raised…
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Old Versus New: The Nissan Murano

We asked the owner of a 2009 Nissan Murano to take a spin in the all-new 2015 version of the dramatically styled crossover SUV. Is newer always better?

While we'd all like to have a McLaren, Porsche, or Lamborghini parked in our garage, that pesky thing called "reality" forces us to buy cars that are reasonably priced, convenient to drive every day, and—if there are kids involved—friendly to the sticky-handed set. One of the most popular models for families around the world since it made its debut in 2003 is the Nissan Murano. Named after the islands…
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Heat Illnesses Can be Fatal; Would You Know What to Do?

Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you're hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.

In 2011, 587 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury Facts 2015, the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council. Heat-related illnesses can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death.

There are several heat-related illnesses, including heatstroke (the most severe), heat exhaustion and heat cramps. Those most…
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Rockin’ on the Riverfront Free Detroit Summer Concerts 2015

Rockin' on the Riverfront Free Detroit Summer Concerts 2015 -- The annual free summer concert series kicks off Friday, July 10 outside GM Renaissance Center. Enjoy free summer concerts in the heart of Detroit this summer on Friday evenings from 7:30p-10p in July and August.

Rockin' on the Riverfront Free Detroit Summer Concerts 2015

- Friday, July 17, 2015 – 38 Special
- Friday, July 24, 2015 – Dennis DeYoung
- Friday, July 31, 2015 – Burton Cummings
- Friday, August 7, 2015 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited
- Friday, August 14, 2015 – Kansas

Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered…
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The 1,000HP Gen III Hemi 1970 Dodge Challenger Dream Car

For some, Super Stock and "Super Stalk" might as well be one in the same. For others however, both are distinctly different, yet equally heroic endeavors. In NHRA Super Stock, the Big Three dumped ludicrous stacks of money to build factory ringers for bragging rights and bragging rights alone. This results in cool stuff like 9,000-rpm hydraulic roller small-blocks that run 9-second e.t.'s. By contrast, "super stalk" describes one man's quest…
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When should you consider synthetic oil?

Many automakers require owners to use synthetic motor oil in their cars' engines. This is because synthetic oil has some advantages over conventional motor oil. It's designed to be more effective at:

Resisting break-down, and thus lasts longer than mineral oil

Withstanding high temperatures

Flowing in cold temperatures, thus reducing engine wear during frigid startups.

However, synthetic motor oil can cost two to four times as much as regular oil. So unless your owner's manual specifies synthetic, you don't need it. But Consumer Reports' chief mechanic says there are some situations where synthetic oil's resistance to…
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The 6 Worst Towing Mistakes

Summer is in full swing and that means roads full of vacationers towing their homes-away-from-home behind them. If you plan to be one of them, make sure to avoid these common towing mistakes -- you'll enjoy your trip much more and so will the people driving behind you.

1. Not knowing your ratings

Your tow vehicle (the vehicle doing the towing) can only carry and haul so much weight. Overloading your tow vehicle, trailer, or both can cause a whole host of problems like failing brakes, broken suspensions, overheated transmissions, or blown-out tires. None of these things make for happy…
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12 Pickups That Revolutionized Truck Design

Trucks are thought of by many as being crude, primitive, agricultural implements with a bouncy ride and poor fuel economy--and they're considered by the hybrid-driving elites as being generally inferior transportation implements. But if you live in a wood-frame house, have had plumbing or electrical work done, or have filled your tank with gasoline--among many other modern-day conveniences--you can thank pickups for facilitating the "American way of life."

Whether from a standpoint of head-turning good looks, historical significance, or impressive engineering, we've picked out 12 pickups from the past century that changed the pickup game for the better…
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2016 Nissan Maxima First Test Review

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is NOT a four-door Miata, so join me in ignoring the car's 4DSC (four-door sports car) marketing references straight away. Once you do, you're left with a damned good SPMS—a semi-premium midsize sedan. For a front-drive car with a $30,000-$40,000 price range, the quick 2016 Maxima is a high-quality package that should find favor with drivers who prioritize fun over the superior rear-seat and trunk space of Nissan's competitors. The CVT helps the Maxima stand out in a good way, an interesting turnaround considering we deemed the CVT in…
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V10 Dodge Challenger revealed: 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak

The much-rumored race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak was unveiled on October 1, featuring an 8.4-liter, 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission, launched at the Dodge Viper Owner’s Invitational in Salt Lake City, with later appearances scheduled for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11.Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, said: “With the introduction of our new 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, Mopar will be the only place to get a factory-built…
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