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Pikes Peak



Everyone knows that the Acura NSX is an amazing sports car that can tear it up on the track and on the freeway. But, when it comes down to it, Acura does more with its NSX as it constantly wins awards and prizes from all over the country, and even the world. Recently, like every year, the Acura NSX competed in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and it, not surprisingly, won.

The NSX competed in the very difficult Time Attack 2 class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is the 14,115 foot pinnacle of the mountain, which puts drivers, and their cars, through a lot. Winning this year was a little more special as it was the 100th anniversary of this important race, and much has changed over the years. There were plenty of formidable opponents in the Pike Peak race, and the recently launched 2017 Acura NSX won – in its North America racing debut! To see inspired cars that may be more in your budget, check one out at Chapman Acura. By getting behind the wheel of a sports car, luxury car or even SUV, you will see where Acura does it right. 

The is a production-based car that anyone will be able to buy, and it’s powered by a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain. This gives it a big advantage, and if you want a quick sports car that can fly up hills or down the road, the NSX is obviously a sports car with sufficient power to do it. For safety reasons, naturally, the NSX had extra equipment, which added to the weight of the car. With that in mind, it still managed to navigate the 12.42 mile course in 10:28.820. Not all the credit should be given to the car as Nick Robinson, who is a North American R&D team member and an engineer, drove the production-based NSX to a solid victory. Though, with the kind of power and handling that the NSX provides, it is not hard to see why he won.

Acura did not stop there as two other vehicles also campaigned in the tough race. The NSX-inspired four-Motor Acura EV Concept had a good run, which was driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who finished second in the Electric Modified class, with a time of 9:06.015, which made him third fastest in the race. At an average speed of 79 miles per hour, this is feat, especially when you consider that it’s an EV concept sports car. Also in the running was a modified 2017 Acura NSX, which was driven by James Robinson, brother of Nick Robinson. Overall, Audi did not just show up. No, the company came to win, and it showed off its power in the process. If you wan’t to see what else Audi is proud of, you can head to a Tucson Acura dealer and test drive one for yourself.

A lot of people who are not into sports cars or don’t get that excited about new tech are making a mistake. Think about it, Audi showcases and tests these cars for one reason – to get people excited and to develop them further. We see this time and time again when getting in an Audi. If you are excited about its sports cars, you should check out one of many Audi cars as they are all built with the driver in mind.

Challenger on track


It is probably a surprise to many to hear that the current Dodge Challenger hit the market eight years ago. During that time, the car has gained a lot of followers. But, the company cannot be content as both the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have gotten better with plenty of upgrades to the outside of the car, as well as to the interior and engine. It could be easy to assume that the Challenger is a dinosaur, but this is not true as it has held up very strongly to the competition, and come late 2018, it will blow you away. 

Thankfully, fans of the Dodge Challenger don’t have to wish and hope that the company makes some changes. To bring the model up to date and compete with formidable opponents, the manufacturer will work on the rear-wheel drive platform, which is known as the Alfa Romeo Giula. With this, the car will have a more compact package, and more importantly, it will drop down the weight, which should give it more power and better gas mileage. All in all, this will give owners a better driving experience as it will handle better. If you want to see a current Dodge Challenger model or any other Dodge, you are sure to love the experience, and you can see one for yourself at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. This is true whether you are looking at getting an SUV, truck sedan or sports car.

While there is reason for excitement, you should realize that it may be a year or two before it is out, if not longer. In fact, right now, the company is aiming for a late 2018, which will be a 2019 model. Depending on how things work out in the engineering department, it may take longer, though Dodge is sure to want to get this beast out quickly so it doesn’t lose loyal buyers who run to Ford. The Dodge Challenger should compete with the Alfa Romeo. Although the Alfa Romeo is more expensive and a higher-end car, Dodge is hoping to coax some people to its cheaper, yet very formidable, car, especially since hte SRT Hellcat should have nearly 750 horses under the hood. Rumor has it that the company will offer quite a few models so the company can compete with, and probably outshine, the Camaro and Mustang.

It is tough to speculate as things change and car builders are tight-lipped about plans, but it should have a new V6 and V8 engine, and the range-topping SRT Hellcat could offer drivers nearly 750 horsepower, which will certainly blow the competition away. Some purists may not be happy about this, but there also is a chance that a four-cylinder turbocharged engine will be offered as other car companies have sub-2.5 liter engines that actually perform well.

If you like the Dodge Challenger and what it offers, you are going to love what comes out in 2018. There should be models and price ranges for every desire, and budget. Until then, there are certainly plenty of great cars, trucks and SUVs that the company offers. 

2017 Dodge Viper ACR



The Dodge Viper is a beloved car that has thrilled a lot of people who love sports cars. While it is a low volume production car, about 1,100 per year, it is a car that many dream of owning, and it shows how great Chrysler is at making cars. The company wants to go out on a high note, and the 25th anniversary Dodge Viper is going to turn some heads, and it is guaranteed to break some hearts. 

The Viper is a very low-volume car that is hand-built, and thus it is very expensive to build, and it is a wonder that the company has kept at it for 25 years, though it is easy to see why if you test drive one and see how powerful and fast it is. The company will have five limited-edition models for the 2017 year, which is, according to Chrysler, the last year of production, though things can change at any time.

The models included are the Dodge Dealer Edition, VooDoo II Edition ACR, GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, 1:28 Edition ACR and a Snakeskin Edition GTC. Each version will have a unique serialized instrumental panel badge, which will include the model name. To make it more unique, buyers will have the choice to customize with with their name. Production will be limited. In fact, the company will not make more than 100 of the GTS-R, and it will limit the Snakeskin to only 25, while the VooDoo will have 31. Finally, the 1:28, which is sure to be coved, will have only 28 units.

The nice thing about Dodge is that the company continues, and will continue to do so, make great cars, trucks and SUVs. If you are looking for a top-notch car, you should test drive one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. Even if you cannot afford a high-end sports car, you are sure to find the car, truck or SUV of your dreams.

One reason that Chrysler is not going to make the Dodge Viper anymore is because of demand. While high-end sports car enthusiasts love the car, it is just out of most people’s price range. This doesn’t mean that many don’t dream of taking the car for a spin. It is a shame as the car has an 8.4 liter, V-10 645 horsepower engine that also churns out 600 lb-ft of torque. Given that it is a hand-made car, assembled by 80 workers right here in the United States, and one can see why it is coveted by people who can afford it.

What happens next is anyone’s guess. While Chrysler would obviously like to produce the vehicle for a long time, without a long list of buyers, Chrysler is throwing the towel. It is a shame as the Dodge Viper ACR has set more track records than any other sports car in the world. However, any fan of Chrysler should not be too sad as there are plenty of other high-end cars that provide powerful engines. . But, any fan of powerful sports cars with almost perfect handling are sure to shed a tear as it’s certainly an end of a great era.

2016 Dodge Challenger SXT review



The 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT is a real head-turner, and there is a reason why people think it is the ultimate muscle car. Though, some wonder if a V6 engine can be a muscle car. While this is a concern that many have, the truth is that the Dodge Challenger SXT has a ton of power and a true muscle feel, and it is obvious to anyone who gets behind the wheel and starts driving one.

Owens of the Dodge Challenger SXT are treated to a peppy 3.6 liter V6 engine, which is very adequate for day-to-day driving or taking the car up a mountain road. If you test drive a Dodge Challenger SXT on city streets, you won’t feel the full power of this beast. But, if you can take it out to an open and deserted road, you will love the 305 horsepower and cruise control. This car is made to go a little fast, and if you are cruising down the freeway, you will find it comfortable. The truth is, with all the power at your disposal, it will be hard to keep it under the speed limit.

Drivers of the Challenger SXT get a nice engine and still enjoy 19 MPG in the city and 30 on the highway, which is nothing to sneeze at, though most drivers will have a hard time getting that gas mileage as it is a powerful engine, and it is fun to rev up. To see how powerful this V6 engine is, you can test one out and take it for a spin by going to Chapman Dodge. Then, you can see for yourself that this is a truly impressive muscle car.

While the SXT doesn’t sport the 707 horsepower engine that the top of the lineup offers, if you want to get a muscle car and not break the bank, the SXT is the car to get as it can be had for well under 30k. Without a doubt, you will feel the luxury as it comes with a Uconnect infotainment center with a 5 inch touch screen. It also comes with USB, Bluetooth and an auxiliary input. With six speakers, drivers and passengers alike will love the tunes, and the driver also is treated to a six-way power driver’s seat. In addition, with the SXT, buyers are treated to a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote start (with the automatic transmission version) and plenty of other features and available add-ons.

If you are in the mood for a muscle car, you have other options with the Dodge Challenger. The SXT is great as it gets very formidable gas mileage, and it has a much lower price tag, all while giving the driver a lot of power, luxury and comfort. If you can afford it, you should check out a Challenger at Las Vegas Dodge.

The Dodge Challenger SXT is a great combination of power, drivability and reliability. If you are in the market for a muscle car and don’t want to break the bank, you should consider checking out the 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT. You are sure to love it.



Trailhawk Wears Trail-rated Badge With Pride

Owners of the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk can testify to the little SUV’s ability to take on the toughest trails, whether they involve rocks and crevices or water crossings. By earning the Trail-rated badge, the Renegade Trailhawk has proven its ability to provide traction, maneuverability, articulation, ground clearance and clear streams without causing the driver or passengers concern. The Renegade Trailhawk also has Best-in-Class 4×4 ability with Jeep Active Drive Low. This transmission is only available in the Trailhawk, providing the driver to crawl over really tough terrain without having a foot on the accelerator. Like other Jeep 4×4 systems, Active Drive Low switches between four-wheel and two-wheel drive as needed to provide the maximum fuel efficiency. Test drive the Jeep Renegade today at Chapman Jeep Las Vegas.

Driver Mode Dial Increases Flexibility

Each Jeep Renegade 4×4 offers a Selec-Terrain dial to help give you the maximum control for different kinds of road, or non-road, conditions. Auto gives the Jeep the flexibility to change traction settings as needed. Drivers can select Snow, Sand or Mud as necessary to get the best performance. The Renegade Trailhawk model has a Rock setting for those people who like to put their little Jeep to the ultimate challenge. The Selec-Terrain dial not only provides maximum control for the road conditions, but also delivers maximum fuel efficiency.

Trailhawk Has Additional Features

For the serious off-roader, the Trailhawk is outfitted with skid plates, tow hooks on both the front and back bumpers and a raised height for additional ground clearance. Like all Renegades, the Trailhawk has an impressive 2,000 pound towing capacity, which is more than enough for a pop-up or small travel trailer for those who really like to enjoy the outdoors. The 2.4L Tigershark engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 pound feet of torque, making the Renegade the mighty little off-roader that leaves other vehicles behind.

Design and Suspension Deliver Tough, Superior Ride

Jeep engineers had a challenge to design a suspension system that not only handled tough terrain, but also delivered a comfortable ride on the highway. Head over to Chapman Jeep Las Vegas and take a test drive to see just how comfortable the Renegade feels on the road. With a stiff body structure to absorb energy and selective damping in the front and rear struts, the Renegade absorbs the bumps of the road while having the ability to navigate nature’s toughest trails.