During an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno received the distinction of being the first “civilian” to drive the brand new 2013 SRT Viper GTS from Dodge.  A state-of-the-art roadster that is making the biggest comeback of all time.  Beth Paretta and Mark Trostle are also on the episode to give some specifics on what to expect with the Viper and others from the SRT lineup.  SRT is famous for producing the fastest and most powerful cars of all time.

Leno compares the current Viper to older Vipers and speaks on their successes throughout the years.  A truly phenomenal vehicle, the brand new Viper is powered by an 8.4 liter V10 engine that will pump out a whopping 640 horsepower and a jaw-dropping 600 lb ft of torque.  This engine is paired to a six-speed transmission, something that will give you whiplash with speed if you’re not careful.

The flagship blue paint with dual white racing stripes is out, and a custom red color gives the only Viper in existence some distinction.

For more information about the brand new 2013 Viper, or to take a look at any Dodge vehicle, contact Larson Dodge.

30 Jun 2012

SRT Motorsports – Sprint Cup Brad Keselowski Open Interview – Kentucky

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SRT Motorsports – Sprint Cup Keys For Success – Kentucky

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SRT Motorsports – Nationwide Post-Race Quotes – Kentucky

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New car sales have been on the upswing, and few vehicles have experienced more success than the Jeep Wrangler. The iconic off-roader set an all-time May sales record with 14,454 units sold, and its total sales are up 34 percent on the year.

That’s good news for Chrysler, and it could lead to more high-wage manufacturing jobs in northern Ohio. Automotive News reports that Team Pentastar plans to add an unspecified number of jobs to its Toledo Jeep plant in the fourth quarter of 2012. The move should help Chrysler satiate demand for the perpetually hot Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, and it could help international sales, as well. CEO Sergio Marchionne is on record saying that he’d like the Wrangler to spur Jeep sales across the pond.

That said, there is a chance that this decision won’t lead to many new hires in the near term. The Toledo, Ohio complex also builds the Jeep Liberty until August, when the plant will receive a makeover that will result in an additional 300,000 square feet of production space. It seems likely that the Wrangler jobs could come from the neighboring plant (the whole complex uses two facilities), but when production picks up at the renovated building, new jobs would have to be added. Chrysler has previously announced that up to 1,100 new positions will be available at the complex by the end of 2013.

Chrysler adding jobs at Toledo Jeep plant to boost Wrangler production originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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29 Jun 2012

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SRT Viper GTS-R prototype undergoes testing - front three-quarter view

The Viper GTS-R continues its march to a motorsports debut later this year in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series. Following its surprise debut alongside the new production SRT Viper at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the GTS-R underwent its first on-track test at Carolina Motorsports Park earlier this month. This time, however, the SRT crew took the GTS-R to Virginia International Raceway, an important track because it’s actually on the ALMS schedule.

In fact, while we don’t know the exact race at which the GTS-R will makes its competitive debut, we have been told it will race before the end of the 2012 season. The race at VIR occurs on September 15 and is the second-to-last race of the season, so the SRT Motorsports team could be getting some precious practice time in on the track at which they intend to unleash the new Viper GTS-R. All we know is that we’re glad they brought their Go Pros along.

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Continue reading 39 seconds of Viper GTS-R testing at VIR. That is all.

39 seconds of Viper GTS-R testing at VIR. That is all. originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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29 Jun 2012

SRT Motorsports – Camping World Truck Series Post-Race Quotes – Kentucky

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