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Bradley Brownell
bcbrownell
Jalopnik contributor with a love for everything sketchy and eclectic.
Oct 26
2

From my understanding, the Indians ran street-legal California-smog-compliant engines. There’s a lot of speed out there to be found. 

Oct 26
1

Give racers a set of rules and they’ll creatively bend them anyway. These folks are serious about their racing, and wanted to make it a real spectacle. I think they succeeded. Next year I fully expect to see scrapes on the bags through the corners. 

Oct 26
11

I’d be down for a supermotos series. Maybe make it like Stadium Super Trucks and add a couple jumps on the straights????

Oct 26
4

Ya, and I offered to ride the bike back to them so they didn’t have to ship it again if they loaned me another bike to ride home. I could keep doing this and just review their whole lineup. 

Oct 26
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I think you’re being a bit cynical, which says a whole lot coming from me. The Caravan/Town and Country had the same PHEV system as the Wrangler, actually. There was a fourth prototype for a neighborhood EV based on the GEM architecture. And allegedly they were working on a 200C REx EV to compete with the Volt.

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Oct 23
17

Blind hate? It’s an incredible truck. It’s awesome, in fact. I absolutely loved driving it off-road. It’s VERY good at what it was designed to do, and it’s a terrible street car as a result. I promise, I didn’t hate this truck. I hated driving it on the road. 

Oct 23
7

Not only did those three EVs exist on paper, they were practically production ready. The Dodge Circuit EV was making the rounds in magazine tests in Car and Driver, Autoweek, etc. The Caravan EV was contracted to be a USPS delivery vehicle. And the Wrangler EV was as polished as any production vehicle Jeep has ever Read more

Oct 23
17

Yes, absolutely. Any car over $60K is overpriced, and the Hummer only exacerbates the issue of people thinking EVs are only for elites with lots of money. Europe and China get sub-$10K EVs, and our cheapest is over 30. It’s insane. 

Oct 23
17

Am I the one who is biased, or the people whose job it is to make sure they get invited to the next Ram launch?

Oct 23
95

Imagine thinking cars aren’t politics in 2020. Ram releasing a truck which achieves ten real-world miles per gallon is a political statement.

Oct 23
17

No, it is very real. Feeds directly into the supercharger through a pair of HUGE air filters. 

Oct 23
14

Everyone at Ram pronounces it Tee Are Ex and claim that the dinosaur reference is purely “a happy accident”