Jeep Introduces Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever


Like supercharged sports cars? How about a supercharged SUV?

Jeep has announced the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, calling it the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

The vehicle has a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, with 707 horsepower and 645 lb ft of torque! It goes 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph. It has a 60-0 braking performance of 114 feet.

“The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global, in a press release.

It comes with more than 70 safety and security features, and plenty of advanced technologies like Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The aggressive exterior includes quad-tip exhaust and standard 20×10-inch Titanium-finish wheels.

The vehicles are set to arrive at Runde Auto Group in fall of 2017. They are built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

Starting MSRP is $85,900. They are available for order Aug. 10.

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The Chrysler Pacifica is Cruising on Sesame Street


There are some interesting characters behind the wheel of the Chrysler Pacifica lately.

As part of a sponsorship of the PBS show “Sesame Street,” Chrysler is creating a multimedia campaign that pairs Sesame Street muppets and the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

The first four videos feature muppets riding in a Chrysler Pacifica while playing a new In Pacificagame show called “Listen, Drive, Surprise!” The game show tests the characters’ ability to follow directions. Children help explain the vehicle’s features along the way.

“’Sesame Street’ has a powerful connection with families and this partnership allows the Chrysler brand to support their work around the world,” said Tim Kuniskis, of FCA North America, in a press release. “As a trusted family brand, we were looking for a like-minded partner who possessed a thoughtful and engaging approach.”

The all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan has an unprecedented 115 safety, security, and Cookie Monstertechnology innovations.

“Partnering with Chrysler will help us extend our reach in new and creative ways, and support Sesame Workshop’s nonprofit mission to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder,” said Steve Youngwood, Chief Operating Officer of Sesame Workshop, in a press release.  “We’re thrilled to work with a brand that stands for a deep commitment to families and children.”

To see the first four videos, click here.

To see Runde Auto Group’s inventory of Chrysler Pacificas, click here.

Dodge Introduces Fastest Production Car in the World: 2018 Challenger SRT Demon


Hold on to your seats: Dodge has revealed what it says is the fastest production car in the world, the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon.

This street-legal muscle car has 808 horsepower (!!!!) and 717 lb-ft of torct-2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-gallery-201-009que on 91
octane gas. The track version has 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque on 100-plus high-octane race fuel.

It gets from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, thanks to its supercharged 6.2L HEMI Demon V8 engine. To get from 0 to 30 mph, it takes 1 second.

The vehicle has enough power that it can do a wheelie when it takes off. The Guinness World Records certified it as the first front-wheel lift in a production car — the front tires were 2.92 feect-2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-gallery-201-011t off the ground!

The vehicle will appear in the film “Fate of the Furious” in theaters this week. Just 3,000 of the limited-edition, single-model-year Challenger SRT Demon will be produced this summer in the United States. There will be 300 in Canada. Dealers will receive the vehicles in the fall.


Available options include:

  • You can add a front passenger seat and a rear seat for $1 each. They were removed to save weight.
  • “Front-runner” wheels for use at drag strips
  • Foam case for the front-runner wheels
  • Track tools to change the wheelsct-2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-gallery-201-006

Everyone who buys the Demon gets a day-long session at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving in Chandler, Ariz. They also receive a personalized “Demon Crate.” Each one includes a torque wrench, cordless impact wrench, hydraulic floor jack, tool bag, fender cover and tire-pressure gauge.


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