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From Sky to Shining Sea! Road Trippin a 1965 Dodge M37! [Dirt Every Day Episode 10]

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams takes to the mountains of Mammoth in his 1965 Dodge M37 to try some snow wheeling away from the busy city.

While in Mammoth, Fred meets up with his friend Shane and agrees to take him to the coast at Big Sur to go surfing. Along the way Fred decides to take Shane 4-wheeling in Hollister and even lets him drive “The Dumpster”. Fred ends his journey on the towering sand dunes of Pismo Beach.

2013 SRT Viper vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series! [Head 2 Head Episode 36]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits two members of the “more than 600 horsepower club” against each other - the 2013 SRT Viper & the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. It’s a three-bout heavyweight match that begins with real world canyon carving, moves on to an all-out quarter mile drag race, and then finishes with blistering hot laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with hot shoe Randy Pobst.

Despite a huge gap in price, both of these long-nosed, front-engine, RWD, two-seat brawlers represent significant revisions of their wild predecessors. Will good old fashion American muscle beat out German Engineering? Join us as we find out.

New 2014 SRT Viper TA Strikes Back! [Ignition Episode 58]

On this episode of Ignition, Jonny Lieberman heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to find out if the new SRT Viper TA has what it takes to knock the ZR1 off the podium as the fastest production car around the track.

Chrysler CEO to Auction Off his Customized Challenger SRT8 for Charity

Sergio Marchionne will soon say goodbye to his beloved 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 as it will go up for auction, alongside Mopar’s latest 426 HEMI V8 crate engine. Both items will go under the hammer at the April 4-6 Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida.

Marchionne’s one-of-a-kind pitch black 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 comes with a set of custom mixed “Dark Charcoal” racing stripes, a lowered suspension that uses a Mopar adjustable coil-over kit and a Mopar exhaust system.

The smoked taillights and 392 HEMI fender badges re-created in gloss and satin black finishes contribute to the car’s aggressive appearance, as well as the factory forged 20-inch wheels with a matte black finish.

The Chrysler and Fiat CEO will have to learn to live without the grunt of the 6.4-liter (392-cubic-inch) HEMI V8 engine that delivers a hefty 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. He will surely miss its 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of less than 5 seconds and its quarter-mile time of under 13 seconds. Fuel economy is not bad either, at 23 mpg (10.2 liters/100 km) on the highway thanks to the car’s six-speed manual transmission.

The money raised from the auction will go to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to be used for education, income and basic needs of people in the Detroit area.

(story from Carscoops)

2013 SRT Viper GTS vs 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 [Head 2 Head Episode 24]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS against its domestic rival, the 2012 Corvette ZR1.

It’s an all American prizefight as Jonny heads north to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to hot lap these two monsters with pro race driver Randy Pobst.

And of course, no match up between these two contenders would be complete with out a drag race.

It’s one for the record books as Jonny and Randy find out which car has the bigger “bollocks.”


2013 SRT Viper First Owner Ceremony

Scott Thomas, of Oklahoma City, received the keys to 2013 SRT Viper #001 in a special ceremony Jan. 10, 2013, at Conner Assembly in Detroit, where the Viper is produced. Among those on hand were Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC and Ralph Gilles, President and CEO SRT Brand. Video contains excerpts from the ceremony, remarks from Marchionne and a comment from Thomas.

Thomas earned the honor of being owner of the first of the new Vipers after having the winner $300,000 bid during a Barrett-Jackson auction last year, benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

¡Qué emoción!