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Notes From A Week With The 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

In a sort of Let's Be Cops moment, Seyth Miersma and I spend a week with the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit to see what it's like to be a civilian behind the wheel of a police cruiser. Here's what we learned.

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During a drag-race event in Florida, the Tesla Model S P85D ran the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 114.6 miles per hour, the new mark for BEVs at the drag strip. Proving its pace, it ran three more times in 11.69, 11.72 and 11.76 seconds. During its record run it faced off against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but things didn't go so well for the Hellcat driver that day.

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2015 Shelby GT, Elon Musk Speaks In Detroit

Episode #414 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Seyth Miersma discuss the new Shelby GT and Elon Musk's recent speech in Detroit.

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It's the battle we've all been waiting for as the ultimate versions of America's most legendary sports cars finally line up on the drag strip in this latest video to see which can clock the better quarter-mile time.

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Gooding & Company sells $51.5 million worth of metal at the 2015 Scottsdale auction, including a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico, a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 and Jay Leno's 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

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Challengers, Chargers, Vipers, And America

Senior Editor Steven Ewing takes to the American southwest in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Challenger SRT Hellcat, and Viper GTS to see what makes these cars so great. It's an epic, 1,600-mile journey from Dallas, TX to Las Vegas, NV. Come along for the ride.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles tweets that it's planning to reveal its next generation of its successful minivan line at next year's Detroit show. But just which version will come first, and in what form?

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Dodge has announced a new no-cost bespoke program for its 2015 Viper, offering customers a total of 25 million combinations, including 8,000 shades of paint and 24,000 hand-painted stripe patterns.

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It may not have factory support anymore, but Riley Technologies is adamant that the Viper GTS-R is a winning platform, and aims to prove that much by bringing it back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.

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A Dodge customer ordered a Charger SXT, paid for a Charger SXT, but received a lower-spec Charger SE instead. Two months later, he and the Dodge dealership are trying to sort out the mess.

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Our Editors Reflect On Their Favorite Rides From 2014

As the year comes to a close, our editors are all taking time to reflect on the machinery that made 2014 so special, with one simple, open-ended question as the guide: "What's the best car you drove this year?"

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Under rare circumstances, the spring in the clutch ignition interlock switch on stick-shift 2006-07 Dodge Ram, Dakota and Mitsubishi Raider pickups could fail, but one reported fatality was enough for Chrysler and NHTSA to issue a recall of nearly 67,000 vehicles.

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The Dodge Challenger has netted a five-star overall crash test rating for 2015, but that's not the whole story, as the fullsize muscle coupe saw its front crash rating fall from five to four stars.

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The 2014 Google Trends report has named its most-searched-for automaker, with Ford taking the crown. Other big names to make the list include Dodge, BMW and Tesla. Meanwhile, high-end and exotic manufacturers, like Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar all missed out on the top-ten roundup.

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Chrysler is expanding its Takata airbag recall beyond high-humidity areas, adding a whopping 3.3-million vehicles to the queue in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.

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A June investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has led to a full recall of the 2005 Dodge Ram, after investigators discovered a loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize. 280,000 vehicles are affected globally, while 257,000 are in the US market.

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The new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the most formidable muscle cars on the planet. And it looks the part, too – especially with the optional satin black hood. But if you were one of the first customers to place an order for the 707-horsepower Mopar muscle car and specified the black hood on the options sheet, you may have to wait awhile.

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Chrysler is expanding the scope of its front passenger side Takata airbag inflator recall yet again to include 139,115 additional vehicles for a total of 208,783 units now needing these parts replaced.

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Itching to get your hands on a new 2015 Dodge Charger? Your day is almost nigh, my friend While you're waiting, you can spec out how you'd want your muscle sedan to look as Dodge has included the revised four-door in its online configuration tool.

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Ward's Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from fuel-sippers to fire-breathers.

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Is your car under recall?

The already record-breaking rate of automotive recalls this year shows no signs of slowing down, especially since millions of cars with defective airbags made by global supplier Takata are under further scrutiny.

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