Gone in a Flash: Mopar ’14 Dodge Challenger is Sold Out

From Chrysler:

If you blinked, you missed it. The limited-edition Mopar ’14 Challenger, the latest Chrysler Group LLC vehicle to come straight from the factory already upgraded with Mopar products, has sold out in just the first day after being made available to dealers.

The Mopar ’14 Challenger is the most recent limited-edition vehicle offered by the brand, continuing the success of the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300 and Mopar ’13 Dart in demonstrating how owners can personalize their rides with Mopar products — even before driving away from the dealership. With only 100 built, the Mopar ’14 Challenger is the rarest limited-production Dodge Challenger offered to date.

“The very high demand for the Mopar ’14 Challenger spotlights the success of our limited-edition, Mopar-modified vehicles, and also clearly demonstrates the passion our customers have for personalizing their rides,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Whether during or after the ordering process, Mopar is there to help put a personal touch on customers’ rides.”

“The Mopar ’14 Challenger shows that when combining a legendary car like the Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker and making it even more exclusive, we create collectible performance machines unlike anything else on the road,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand. “From the Mopar ’14 Challenger to the new Scat Pack performance stage kits available on Challenger, Charger and Dart, you can continue to expect great things when Dodge and Mopar team up.”

Many unique features contributed to the Mopar ’14 Challenger’s quick sellout, including two exterior color options and three Mopar Blue stripe options. A 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine also rumbles beneath the Satin Black Shaker hood scoop, while exterior design elements include 20 x 8-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with Mopar center caps, a unique Black Vapor grille surround, a black fuel-filler door, a Satin Black deck-lid spoiler with Gloss Black “Mopar Design” badge and “Mopar” quarter-glass decals.

The interior is upgraded with premium leather seats featuring Mopar Blue accent thread and Mopar Omega M logos embroidered on the seat backs. Other unique touches for the limited-edition ride include a serialized instrument panel plaque, “Mopar” branded key fobs, a custom-crafted personalized owner’s kit with a Mopar ’14 brochure and much, much more.

Customers ordering the Mopar ’14 showed they still wanted the rarest limited production Dodge Challenger offered to date with additional customization.  Of the 100 orders placed on the first day, 52 customers chose the Pitch Black exterior paint version, while 48 opted for the newly offered Bright White option. The traditional Shaker stripe proved to be the most popular graphic chosen for their ride, followed by the bodyside decal and then the rocker stripe. Top Custom Shop options chosen were hood pins, Mopar Performance badges, quad exhaust tips and the Challenger monogrammed car cover. The top-ordered Mopar Performance part was the Cat-back exhaust to complement the Shaker intake. Although all 100 Mopar ’14 Challenger vehicles have been spoken for, enthusiasts can still build their own similarly personalized and unique, one-of-one Dodge Challenger.

Customers taking delivery of a new Dodge Challenger can have their ride personalized in a similar way to the sold out version right at their local dealership. Existing owners who have their own Challenger pride and joy at home also can have their vehicle updated with Mopar parts and accessories to make it similar to the sold out version.
Many of the up-fitted items for the Dodge Challenger are offered through Mopar’s vast catalog of parts and accessories available at Mopar.com or an authorized dealership. Among the products found on the Mopar ’14 that are available for customization are:

• Mopar short-throw shifter
• Mopar cat-back exhaust
• Mopar performance suspension
• Mopar lowering springs
• Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)
• Mopar performance badges
• Mopar hood pin kit
• Mopar car cover
• Mopar door-sill guards
• Mopar sequential taillight kit
• Mopar premium floor mats or slush mats
• Mopar chrome exhaust tip
• Mopar fuel-filler door
• Mopar wheel locks
• Mopar interior trim bezel kit
• Mopar Shaker hood

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Chevy raises price on 2014 C7 Corvette

After all the press surrounding the 2014 C7 Corvette, it’s no surprise that the popular Chevy has been in high demand. Of course, that demand will eventually be met with a price.

Initially, the coupe and Convertible were listed at $51,000 and $56,000 respectively, and that’s without performance packages added.

According to Corvette Blogger, Chevrolet is raising the prices on the base Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible by $2,000. They also said that the Z51 Package increases to $1,200, for a total of $4,000.

The price increase went into effect on March 3.

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Nissan Recalls 2012-2014 Frontier vehicles

From the National Traffic Safety Administration:

Report Receipt Date: FEB 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V052000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,535
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012 through 2014 Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012, through December 17, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly causing the main wire harness connected to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt located on the A-pillar.

CONSEQUENCE

The bolt may wear through the wire harness covering, resulting in an electrical short which could cause a fire.

REMEDY

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the circuit breaker orientation. If the circuit breaker orientation is incorrect, dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early March 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2014 Chevy Impala slams into multiple C7 Corvette Stingrays

2014 Chevy Impala slams into multiple C7 Corvette Stingrays

UPDATE:

Carscoops reports that an eyewitness and the person who took the pictures shared the following information about what happened:

“The individual responsible was a special needs person that had a driver’s license SOMEHOW. But he made two Laps inside the parking area and took out 2 Vettes and 2 impalas. He claimed to have had a diabetic shock. But witness says he had a very deranged look on his face and he knew what he was doing. Needless to say he walked off without any fines or charges against him AND the free t-shirt for driving the cars.”

Various blogs and forums online are reporting that a 2014 Impala slammed into two or three C7 Corvettes at the Chevy Ride and Drive event in Texas.

Corvette Blogger jokingly called it “a case of Bow-tie on Bow-tie violence.”

Apparently the driver of the Impala was test driving the vehicle and managed to lose control.

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2014 Chevy Impala slams into multiple C7 Corvette Stingrays

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray loses roof, rear end in crash

2014 Corvette Stingray Loses Roof in Serious Crash

There weren’t many details about what exactly happened with this 2014 Corvette Stingray, but the entire roof and most of rear end are gone.

If the owner wanted a convertible, he certainly went about it the wrong way.

This photo came from the Corvette Forum, and as far as we know, is now the second 2014 Stingray involved in a crash since the car hit dealership floors less than a month ago.

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C7 Corvette Stingray does some pretty impressive burnouts

2014 C7 Corvette Stingray does some pretty impressive burnouts

A recent review of the C7 Corvette Stingray shows the high-performance auto doing some pretty sweet burnouts.

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Chief Corvette engineer dispels rumors of Corvette-based Cadillac

Chief Corvette engineer dispels rumors Cadillac-based Corvette

A rumor that spawned across some auto forums claimed Cadillac could develop an XLR successor based on the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

But Corvette chief engineer Tadge Jeuchter told Fox News that there was no intent to offer any other nameplate, aside from the Corvette.

“This is a Corvette. It’s optimized for the Corvette market,” he said in his interview with Fox.

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