Sometimes simple is good. With each new model year showing an increase in complexity and sophistication, each manufacturer pushing the boundaries of the daily driving experience, we sometimes need to take a step back and simplify.
Fiat Chrysler Autos, at least in North America, have always been simple. They are now taking that concept numerical and applying it to their vehicles as they forge an identity of big, brash, and not that bright: 707. That stands for the horsepower they’ve decided to rebuild their name on. With the introduction of the Dodge Hellcat Challenger to the Hellcat Charger, FCA are so stoked on what’s, like, a really big number that they’re dumping that same supercharged 6.2L V8 in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk.
With 707HP pushing the typically large American to 60MPH in 3.5 seconds, and topping out at 180MPH, it takes 15.75″ Brembos in the front with 13.78″ calipers in the back to bring all that mass to a halt.
With their small cars failing to
make a dent sell and no real developments for their full-size sedans, it seems that sometimes simple is what it takes.