TheIgnitionBlog Podcast Ep. 4 – Millennium Muscle : Return of the HEMI Part 1

In this Episode:

Matt Dace and Nolan Browning continue the Millennium Muscle car series with the “Return of the HEMI” Part 1 of 2. We discuss the development of the Chrysler LX platform and the launch of two American icons, the Dodge Magnum and the Chrysler 300.


Show Notes:

(01:20) “That Thing Got a HEMI?” Commerical
(01:50) Information on the modern HEMI engine
(03:26) Burke Brown talks Daimler Chrysler and LX platform development
(04:26) Chrysler 300M
(05:45) Dodge Magnum SRT-8 Concept debuts at LA Auto Show [Pic 2]
(06:55) B-roll video of Magnum SRT-8 Concept
(07:30) Chrysler 300C concept debuts at NY Auto Show in April of 2003
(08:10) Motor Trend compares Chrysler 300 to Mercury Marauder and Impala SS
(09:45) Interview with Freeman Thomas, designs include Audi TT, New Beetle, and Chrysler 300. 
(10:36) Ralph Gilles talks Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300 with MotoManTV
(11:02) Chrysler LHS interior, featuring rather sexy HVAC controls
(12:10) Dodge Sling Shot and Tomahawk concepts
(13:43) Trevor Creed, the designer of Magnum, discusses its unique styling
(14:12) Dieter Zetsche discusses 2003 Magnum SRT-8 concept in press release
(15:10) “Dude, what do you got in that thing?” commercial for Dodge Magnum
(18:15) Chrysler Multi-Displacement System debuts on 5.7L HEMI
(18:40) 2005 Chrysler 300C press release from the launch of the production model
(20:25) Chrysler 300 DUB Edition
(20:50) Snoop Dogg loves the Chrysler 300C
(23:45) Car and Driver names Magnum and 300 in “Ten Best” list for 2004
(25:00) 2005 Chrysler 300 SRT8 10-spoke wheels
(29:00) 2005 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Press Release from Pebble Beach debut 
(30:00) Chrysler SRT8 compared to Mercedes AMG vehicles
(30:30) 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 photo, production numbers = only 240 produced!
(34:34) 2017 Chrysler 300S Sport Appearance package
(35:40) 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

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