Tis The Season

You never knew you needed a Dodge Hellcat Reindeer onesie in your life until now

Dodge has introduced a new Hellcat-themed onesie just in time for the holiday season.

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Your engine can roar to life, but when the fire is going and you're snuggled up on the couch with your loved one watching Netflix and sipping cocoa, there's only one outfit you should be wearing. Clearly it's the new Dodge Hellcat reindeer onesie, which has just gone on sale at Dodge's online lifestyle shop.

The 100-percent polyester fleece onesie has a bright red hue that is reminiscent of the red in the Dodge logo. It zips up in the front (naturally) and features a crew neck. It comes in sizes small through 3XL, proving it could be a good fit for most anyone, not unlike a Dodge Charger or Challenger.

Most importantly, the Dodge Hellcat Reindeer is embroidered on the right chest of the garment in contrasting white stitching. The Dodge word logo and rhombus are on the left in white and gray. The Dodge rhombus is also on the left leg in white.

Like Dodge customers, the garment is considered "one of a kind" according to the website.

If the $69.95 price tag of the onesie is too much of a stretch for your budget, consider the equally as handsome dark gray Hellcat Redeye Reindeer t-shirt which is just $17.95 (plus $5.95 shipping and handling - rush delivery is available for considerably more).

Among the other holiday gifts the automaker is touting are a 1320 Angry Bee ornament, "Ugly" holiday sweater, and a Demon whiskey barrel and stand.

Other FCA brands have holiday shops as well. Alfa Romeo's features finer items like a leather duffle bag and vanilla latte candle (with a leather wrap, natch) among the driving gloves and blanket choices.

Fiat offers a Fiat 500 children's pop up tent for just $30.95.

Jeep's gifts are among the coolest with two Hallmark ornaments to choose from: a 1982 CJ-8 Scrambler and a Wrangler Rubicon R/C Off-Road 1:16. There are Gladiator socks for the enthusiast and a drone and a pedal go-kart for the Jeep fan that just must have branded merchandise.

Ram has Stanley drinkware for sale, a Buck "55" lockback knife with the Ram logo featured on its blade, and a canvas and leather apron.

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The Hennessey Mammoth 1000 SUV is a beefed up version of the Ram TRX.

Photo courtesy of Hennessey Performance

It's big. How big is it? MAMMOTH. The Hennessey Mammoth 1000 SUV is grand creation that is a lot of what enthusiasts would want from a modern Dodge Ramcharger.

"I have a big family with five kids and have always enjoyed owing big, powerful SUV's. In 2012 we converted the first-generation Ford Raptor into our VelociRaptor SUV – I still own one today and love it," said John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: "Now, we are excited to offer something very similar, but with a lot more horsepower, using the new Ram TRX truck as our base vehicle. Creating this king of SUVs offers our customers the ultimate combination of space, power and exclusivity."

The Texas-based high-performance vehicle manufacturer started with a 2021 Ram TRX and added bespoke bodywork. The truck was turned into an SUV with the addition of a C-pillar and an elongated roofline. This has allowed the company to install sizable rear side windows and a rear windscreen, and have a good amount of luggage space behind the added third row of seats.

The Mammoth Off Road package that has been installed includes a 2.5-inch lift, custom front bumper with LED lights, 20-inch Hennessey 10-spoke wheels, 35-inch off-road tires, and a. front suspension leveling kit.

The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the TRX's hood has been upgraded to 1,012 horsepower and 969 pound-feet of torque. That's a 310-horsepower and 319 pound-feet of torque improvement over the traditional TRX.

It has a zero to 60 mph time of 3.2 seconds and can run the quarter mile in 1.4 seconds at 120 mph.

Hennessey says that the bespoke five-door conversion fits seven adults comfortably.

Hennessey backs every Mammoth 1000 SUV with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.

Pricing starts at $375,000. Each vehicle will be fitted with serial numbered plaques. Orders can be placed through authorized FCA / Ram retailers or Hennessey directly by calling 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com. Just 20 of the models will be produced.

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Existing Dodge Charger and Challenger models are getting a no-cost update designed to thwart thieves.

Photo courtesy of Stellantis
The Dodge Charger and Challenger are hot models. Not just hot as in good-looking. Hot as in stolen. In 2019, the Dodge Charger HEMI and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat were atop the Highway Loss Data Institute's list of vehicles most likely to be stolen. The claim rates for each model's whole-vehicle theft were more than five times the average for 2016 to 2018 models. Since then, both models have continued to see robust sales.

Dodge has announced an automotive software upgrade that is designed to made the cars less desirable to theives. Using the Dodge owner's four-digit security code, a new enhanced deterrence feature limits the vehicle's engine speed to idle (675 rpm). At idle, the engines produce approximately 2.8 horsepower and 22 lb.-ft. of torque.

2020 Dodge Charger The Dodge Charger is one of the most stolen vehicles in the U.S. Photo courtesy of Stellantis

The no-charge update is limited to Dodge Charger and Challenger models equipped with 392-cu.-in. HEMI V8 or supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engines.

"Dodge is launching a new owner-customized 'double verification' security system," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. "When flashed into the computer of affected 2015 or newer Dodge muscle cars, the protective software will limit the engine output to less than three horsepower, foiling fast getaways and joyrides."

The software upgrade can be installed free of charge by any Dodge dealer on 2015 through 2021 model-year Dodge muscle cars. The complimentary enhancement applies second-level vehicle security encryption via Dodge's Uconnect 4C infotainment system.

"More than 150 cars are stolen every day in the United States," added Kuniskis. "For any car owner, it's terrible, it's a hassle and it's a personal violation. Though statistically rare, car thieves have targeted the high-horsepower Dodge muscle cars, and we want the Dodge 'Brotherhood' to know we're taking quick action and covering their backs."

Dodge has committed to pursuing other enhancements to vehicle-theft deterrence in order to protect owners' investments.

Dodge expects the new security feature to be available late in the second quarter of 2021.

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