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The Dodge Viper is coming back. Dodge stopped producing the two-seater snake in 2009, restarted production, then stopped again last year. But there has been continued growing demand for the vehicle, so insiders at Car and Driver say Dodge will restart production of the popular Viper sometime between 2020 and 2021. They say the new Viper will have several differences from the previous models. While it will retain the mid-front engine layout, the rear-wheel drive will be in a new spaceframe. They predict the 10 cylinder engine will be replaced by a next-gen aluminum-block, naturally-aspirated, 550 horsepower Hemi V8 that Chrysler recently developed.

The use of lots of aluminum and carbon fiber will reduce the weight of the next Dodge Viper significantly, the experts at Car and Driver say. SRT will gin up the horsepower in several trims and eventually add the option of getting a 700 horsepower engine. They expect the company to initially offer the redesigned Viper as a convertible and add a hardtop model a few years later. With the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant now repurposed, insiders anticipate the new Viper will be built by Prefix Corporation in Michigan. That’s the company that built the fifth generation Medusa Viper convertible and Viper Tanga.

Some anticipate the Detroit Auto Show in 2019 will feature a concept car that’s a tribute to the original Viper. Production beginning on the new model in late 2020 to be released in 2021. Plus, the new vehicle won’t be called the Viper some say. According to Allpar forums, the new vehicle will be similar to the Alfa Romero 6C/8C and the Maserati Alfieri. 5thGenRam forums anticipate two new Ram Rebel trucks getting 7.0 liter Banshee V8s and 6.2 liter Hellcat engines currently under development. The 10 cylinder, 8.0 liter engine in the original Viper were developed for Ram trucks, so some postulate the new Viper could have one of those engines.

Any one of these predictions for the powertrain of the next Viper could be accurate. The connection between Dodge and Alfa Romero go back many years. In 2010, when Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, previewed the fifth-generation Viper, many dealers said while it had a Viper face, it closely resembled the Alfa Romero 8C Competizionne. And there is no denying the connection between Ram truck engines and the powertrain of the original Dodge Viper.

If you are one of the people that lamented the end of the production of the Dodge Viper, do not despair. Lots of automotive experts with inside connections are saying that within the next three to five years Chrysler will once again begin producing this popular automobile. Most agree that there will be some changes to the engine powering the vehicle and it will look somewhat different. But the essence of what made the Dodge Viper a classic will live on in the next generation of this stylish, powerful automobile. Dodge Viper lovers, fear not. You will soon see a new version in the showrooms. In the meantime, you can check out any Dodge car or truck at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.


The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a 475-horsepower, high-performance, 3-row family vehicle with the heart of a muscle car. While it may appear big and heavy at first glance, its adaptive suspension, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system makes it feel and handle smoothly and deliver functional ass-kickery. This 17-foot long three-row crossover is rolling American thunder that goes from 0 to 60 in a skimpy 4.4 seconds. It also covers the quarter mile in an NHRA-certified 12.9-seconds.

The new Durango SRT has the same powerplant the Charger and Challenger has on several trims. It also sounds the same and its 475 horsepower engine delivers 470 pound-feet of torque. That’s perfect for the towing and hauling SUV owners do. At low speed, there’s little noise or vibration. Stomp on the gas and its growl lets people know there’s a beast under your hood. The Durango SRT’s towing capacity of 8,700 pounds is attention-grabbing. Plus, its cargo space of 47.7 cubic feet is impressive and can hold lots of stuff. If you head down to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas, you can see how much room a Durango SRT offers.

The interior of the 2018 Durango SRT is also impressive. Even if you don’t opt for the red leather interior and soft-touch surfaces in the higher trims, you can still get the captain’s chairs, front row seats with flip-up screens in the back and UConnect, one of the automotive industry’s best OEM infotainment systems. Plus, the Durango SRT is an SUV that handles great and is a pleasure to drive. Its well-insulated cabin is quiet and comfortable. Even though it weighs almost three tons, it corners surprisingly well and with six-piston caliper on the front end from its beefy Brembo brakes, its stopping power boosts the driver’s confidence.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a three-row crossover with launch control, several driving modes, magnetic ride shocks, low-profile tires and an optional Trailer Tow package. It’s a performance SUV that gets high marks for comfort, luxury and hauling things and people. When it comes to curb appeal, this vehicle has that ‘Wow!’ factor. It has unibody construction, a tight chassis, a third row of seats and incredible towing capacity. It’s a 5,510 pound anti-minivan with loads of power, a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission and a top speed of 155 mph.

Fold down the second and third row seat and the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s enough room to hold just about anything you need to carry. Fold the seats back up and your entire family can fit comfortably in the vehicle and enjoy a relaxing ride no matter the distance you have to travel. The 2018 Dodge Durango is the type of vehicle both parents and children of any age would feel proud to show up in because of the way it looks and the powerful sound of the engine. If you’re looking for the ideal family vehicle, one large and powerful enough for all the people and things you need to carry, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the perfect choice.


The Dodge Challenger was first released in 2008 as the “new” muscle car for Dodge. The sleek car, powered with a Hemi engine, was quickly a best seller, and demand continued to rise for the car each and every month. Now, 10 years after its release and with only one “upgrade” to its credit, the Dodge Challenger remains one of the hottest selling muscle cars on the market today.

Muscle cars are changed every few years to keep the interest of buyers, Mustang, Camaro and even Corvettes release new body styles and major changes every few years to spark interest for buyers and entice current owners to upgrade to the newer model. On averag,e these cars see major changes take place every three or four years.

The Challenger, however, has only had one upgrade in 2015, seven years after its initial release. The upgrade fine-tuned all the amenities that Challenger already offered and really didn’t change the body style. Yet it was a success. Challenger sales increased that year as well and have continued to outpace other muscle cars on the market. No matter what type of Dodge Challenger you want, you can take one for a test drive at Las Vegas Dodge.

So why is the Dodge Challenger outperforming other muscle cars in sales? There are three really good reasons.

Raw Hemi Power

The Dodge Challenger offers four different V8 engines. Two of these engines offer more horsepower than any other muscle car on the market. The Challenger gives buyers a choice of the Hemi Demon 840 horsepower engine, the Hellcat 707 horsepower engine, as well as the Hemi 485 and 375 horsepower engines. For those who do not want the raw power of a V8, Challenger also offers a V6 model.

In comparison, the Mustang offers two V8 engines at 526 and 450 horsepower. Chevy also only offers two V8 engines that are 455 and 650 horsepower.

The Hemi engine has the ability to draw people that are seeking very powerful engines, those who are not loyal to any specific brand and those who are loyal only to Hemi. The engine is perhaps the top reason for the success of Challenger.

Trim Options

It is not unusual for a car to offer 10 or 11 variations to encourage more people to become interested in their product. The Mustang, for example currently offers 6 coupe and 4 convertible variations and Camaro offers 6 coupe and 5 convertible variations. The Dodge Challenger, however, offers 16 variations of its coupe style. The Challenger does not offer a convertible version.

While this may seem like a ridiculous amount of variations, Dodge has mastered being able to attract a larger variety of buyers by literally making something available for everyone. Buyers can go in and really buy the car of their dreams without having to settle for more or less than what they really wanted. This availability of choice is a real attraction to many buyers.

The 2015 Upgrade Was A Success

When Dodge refreshed the Challenger in 2015, the upgrades they made were fabulous. Not only did they add two more types of engines to the choice package, but they also improved the appearance of the car by adding LED taillights, projection headlights, while retaining the lines that gave the body its distinct appearance.

The upgrade also improved the comfort level within the car while still having a very muscle car appearance. Buyers absolutely loved the upgrades and sales have continued to improve since the upgrades and have not stopped since.


If you are looking for a powerful, stylish, spacious, versatile, affordably-priced vehicle, check out the Dodge Durango SRT. This aggressively styled, six seat SUV offers everything you need and more. Powered by a 475 horsepower Hemi V-8, 6.4 liter engine, this vehicle looks great, handles well, has all the latest infotainment technology and safety features you need. It also has that throaty roar and many other useful attributes you want. Plus, it goes from zero to 60 in a skimpy 4.7 seconds and flies through the quarter miles in just 13.3 seconds hitting speeds of 104 miles per hour in a flash.

You are sure to love the way the Dodge Durango SRT performs. It suspension has stiffer springs in the front and rear, a stiffer rear anti-roll bar as well as adaptive Bilstein shock absorbers. Add a wide-mouth grille, heat-shedding hood with that famous scoop, rear-facing nostrils and dual exhaust outlets and you have a beautiful beat under your control. Built on a 119.8-inch wheelbase, this SUV handles well. Turn-ins are crisp and precise, the steering clearly communicates budding understeer and it is fast and stable when you hit the accelerator. Plus, it practically stops on a dime with its Brembo brake hardware.

Inside, the Dodge Durango SRT is equally impressive. It’s spacious and comfortable and has high-bolstered front seats and leather and microsuede upholstery throughout as standard equipment. Adults can easily fit into the third row seats and there’s 48 cubic feet of storage space. It boasts an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen with an array of Performance Pages with all the information you need. Handy gauges lets you display the info as a scrolling ribbon or in analog format. The infotainment screen also manages the rpm launch-control system. While it’s one thing to read abotu the infotainment system, you must see it in action at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge so you can fully appreciate it.

The Dodge Durango SRT also comes with several specialty packages. Add the SRT Interior Appearance Package and you get a Durango first, stitched leather-look dashboard cover. Plus, carbon-fiber trim, microsuede headliner and painted accents. Opt for the Towing Package and the Durango SRT becomes the only large, three-row SUV with a class-leading 8,700-pound tow rating. And Dodge even adds a spare tire.
With 8 driving modes including Eco, Track, Sport, Snow, Tow and Valet, the Dodge Durango SRT can have multiple personalities without a disorder. The SUV even lets you customize your mix of steering, suspension, all-wheel-drive, transmission and stability control preferences by choosing Custom mode. Choose Sport mode and the system makes the suspension damping firmer. In Track mode, up to 70% of the torque is directed by the all-wheel-drive system to the rear axle. Engage Tow mode and not only is the torque split evenly, the active noise cancellation system is activated.
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT offers owners a winning combination of three-row seating, incredible performance, roominess, a powerful engine and muscle car machismo appearance. Fully-equipped it costs $71,270, but at that price no other SUV even comes close to delivering the level of performance the Dodge Durango SRT offers. This is an SUV bred on the racetrack.


If you’re looking for a big, user-friendly automobile that’s perfect for any lifestyle, then check out the 2018 Dodge Durango. This three-row SUV is a giant when it comes to performance, versatility and affordability. With a starting price of $29,995, this four-star rated vehicle delivers a smooth, powerful ride, lots of helpful technology and the towing capacity to pull all your toys and equipment. Plus, this muscular, roomy, tech-savvy vehicle is ideal for taking the family shopping for groceries, transporting sports or musical equipment to practice or heading down the highway for a holiday adventure.

Visually, the 2018 Dodge Durango’s bold, solid, muscular design blows all other three-row SUVs away and gives its occupants the confidence of knowing they can handle anything they encounter in the city on the road. Plus, with all the headroom and legroom in its third row, it can comfortably seat 7 passengers. Add the Brass Monkey appearance package with its burnished bronze 20-inch aluminum wheels and gloss black grille, or any of the other packages Dodge offers, and you can add more visual flair to this friendly giant. You can add your own flair and get the Durango you want at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

While the 2018 Dodge Durango isn’t a luxury automobile, its leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front and middle row seats gives it a comfortable, up-scale look and feel. Adjust the seats and you have 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. And whether you choose the 3.6 liter 295 horsepower V6 engine with its 260 pound-feet of torque or the V8 360 or 475 horsepower engine mated with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the new Durango delivers a smooth, quiet powerful ride. Plus, the 2018 Dodge Durango comes with paddle shifters and your choice of All-Wheel or Rear-Wheel Drive.

When it comes to towing capability the Durango outmuscles other three-row SUVs. The standard model can tow over 6,200 pounds, while the Durango SRT can handle 8,700 pounds with ease.

The 2018 Dodge Durango has an excellent UConnect system with either a 7-inch or an 8.4 inch touchscreen, voice activation, an impressive navigation system and easy-to-use steering wheel controls. Add the optional in-car entertainment system that’s Blu-Ray compatible and you get screens that fold down behind the headrest and wireless headphones that let the occupants in the back watch and listen without disturbing the people up front.

There’s an optional Beats Audio system powered by a 506 watt amplifier, an AUX port and 2 USB ports. On most Durango models Bluetooth is standard, along with a year of satellite radio for free. The 2018 Dodge Durango’s other technology and safety features include Parksense rear park assistant, a standard backup camera, traction control, electronic stability control, keyless entry, remote start and hill start assist. Plus, it gets 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The thoroughly modern 2018 Dodge Durango offers the power and performance that’s the Dodge bran’s heritage, along with room for all your stuff and the latest technology and safety features and delivers a ride the entire family will find smooth and enjoyable.