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Want a 10-Second Mustang? Lebanon Ford Has You Covered. (For $60,000)

There’s a laundry list of crazy fast cars coming from the factory nowadays. The Dodge Demon, ZL1, GTR, and Z06 just to name a few. You may be getting the itch for a new car, and a fast one that can compete, but maybe a Mustang is more your style or more in the range of your pocketbook. If that’s the case, you’re in luck. The crazy dealership responsible for a host of other ridiculously fast, and brand new, Mustangs, Lebanon Ford, is at it again, this time with a 10-second quarter mile Mustang GT named the LPF 10.

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Far from stock (and a drive train warranty), the LPF 10 boasts a Stage 2 Roush Supercharger, upgraded, larger fuel injectors, a high-flow air intake, a re-tuned ECU, and a larger oil pump increasing cooling capacity. According to Lebanon Ford, the LPF 10 setup is built to output up to 700 wheel horsepower on 93 octane pump gas.

In addition to the power adders, you also get drag tuned Viking shocks with BMR springs, Mickey Thompson tires mounted onto 17×5-inch front wheels and 17×10.5-inch rear wheels along with a NHRA legal bolt-in roll cage and upgraded drive and half-shafts.

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Lebanon Ford says the LPF 10 will run consistent 10.5 second quarter mile times, depending on usual variables including weather, altitude, and driver skill. The asking price for the performance? $59,995, sans the Premium Package, which you can upgrade to for the normal cost.

Is it better than a Demon or a Hellcat? Maybe, maybe not. That warranty is pretty attractive, but then again, so is an extra $20,000.

 

Source: Road and Track

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody Is Here

Want the trendy fender flare widebody look of the new Demon without having to resort to the aftermarket or cough up Demon money? You’re in luck. The team over at Dodge has released the photos and new specs on the latest iteration of the almighty Hellcat.

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Like it’s older and unholier sibling, the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody (yes that’s the official name) gets the exact same body modifications as the Demon as well as the same wider tires to fill it all out.

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The changes bump the MSRP up by around $6k to a total of around $71,495, in comparison, the base Hellcat sits at $65,290 and the Demon at $84,995. The changes to the Hellcat slightly improve the straight line performance, decreasing the 0-60 time by 0.1 seconds, from 3.5 to 3.4 and improving the quarter mile time by 0.3 seconds, from 11.2 to 10.9

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Drag strips aside, the new, wider stance and stickier tires should give the Hellcat a much needed boost in the handling department, improving track performance and better assisting all that torque in reaching to the ground.

 

Photo Credit: Dodge

Hellcat-Powered Jeep Cherokee Is Officially On The Way

The long rumored and much desired 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has officially been unveiled and while it’s down 5 pounds of torque, it is packing all 707 horses that its Hellcat derived drivetrain produces in the Charger and Challenger.

According to official specifications, the Trackhawk will use the exact same boost levels and peak in-cylinder pressures as its hellish brethren. The Jeep will have a boost in oil capacity and will also boast the ability to tow a hefty 7,2000 pounds like it’s little brother the SRT8.  The Cherokee will also have AWD which will propel it from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, closing in on the quarter mile in just over 11.5 seconds. Top speed will be aero limited to 180 mph and it will stop impressively quick 114 feet thanks to massive 15.75″ six-piston front and 13.78″ four-piston rear Brembo brakes.

Pricing for the Trackhawk has yet to be announced but expect pricing in the mid to upper $80,000 range. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is available for pre-order now with initial delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

Source: MotorTrend

Richard Hammond Should Be Upset- Teens Steal Hellcats and Immediately Wreck Them

If you watched Episode 3 of The Grand Tour then you know how much Richard Hammond loves the Dodge Hellcat. What you may not know unless you have seen this hilarious and sad story, is that a few weeks ago a group of teenagers had a brilliant idea to go on a grand theft auto road trip which ended up going terribly awry. Reportedly, a group of teens drove in excess of 200 miles from Kansas City, MO, to St. Peters, MO, in order to steal a Dodge Charger and Challengers Hellcats at a dealership in that area.

In what we can assume the teens thought would be the perfect plan to steal some high horsepower cars, it seems that the teens forgot one essential thing, driving skills. The teens were successful in stealing the cars but in less than one mile the massive 707 horsepower engine quickly outpaced their driving skills and they totaled two of the three cars, while the third was damaged.

 

The teens were spotted by another local dealership employee who called the police after spotting headlights on the lot early in the morning at about 1:30 A.M., far outside of normal hours and much later than most would typically be checking out cars after the dealership had closed.

The teens were arrested at the site of the crash and charges are being pressed against all the teens who range in age from 16-19 years old.  The older teens will face charges as adults and the 16-year-old will presumably be a bit luckier as they are to be tried as a juvenile.

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It just goes to show you that just because you can do something it doesn’t mean you should. Or at least if you’re going to steal a car, you should know how to drive it. Better luck next time kids.

Source: AutoWeek

NOPE: Sorry, There Is No AWD Hellcat

That’s right everyone. There is no all-wheel drive Hellcat on the way. Like a game of telephone in middle-school, this 100% false rumor started after several outlets incorrectly posted information based on an article by AutoNews.com(Automotive News), which stated Dodge had announced a wide body Hellcat variant called the ADR, or American Drag Racer, as well as a new AWD V6 Dodge Challenger, which is indeed true. What is not true is how this information became twisted into the statement that an AWD variant of the Hellcat was on its way. Major automotive news outlets, all of whom somehow failed to do any fact checking whatsoever, have unfortunately given false hope to a plethora of auto-enthusiasts today. Take it is a lesson learned everyone, and do some fact checking, or at the very least, a quick Google search before taking everything as true.

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