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Old 12-23-2005, 10:51 PM
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Toyota and Honda have nothing now but to live it the past, they better go retro before they come out with any worse design ideas.
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:56 AM
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So we'll have the Challenger and the Camaro concepts to look for in the upcoming auto shows. Muscle car era is back in full force, no doubt.
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^ in a time of high gas prices and an American market needing the best in fuel econ. Unlike those days, today we have low-displacement, high MPG I4s too.
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^ in a time of high gas prices and an American market needing the best in fuel econ. Unlike those days, today we have low-displacement, high MPG I4s too.
GM has v6s getting 30mpg on the highway ... I think it's possible to have good performance and acceptable fuel economy.
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Looks great, but I don't know if I'd buy it... I used to drive domestics, but I'm not sure If I'm ready to switch back..
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"... plus possibly an STR8 6.1L version showing up later." LOL, who are they kidding. It's a given, especially since this is Chrysler's musclecar reborn.
jesus christ. Reborn? More like dusted and repainted to be re-releasted in 2010

still looks nice, just a bit too retro.
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I am REALLY diggin this car! Any ideas on what MSRP is going to be?
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Yeah, for the SRT version, maybe. Expect the prices to be very similar to the Mustang.
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Challenger Pics Break Out from Dodge - - Source: The Car Connection



Dodge's Challenger concept isn't due to be shown publicly until next week - but pictures of the two-door musclecar concept have hit the Web a full week early. The concept sits four inches shorter than the Dodge Charger sedan upon which it's based, but the proportions are similar to those of the original 1970 Challenger - making the new concept a much larger vehicle than today's Mustang. The concept sports a 425-hp, 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 and a six-speed manual transmission. So outfitted, Chrysler says the new Challenger could hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Stay tuned for more on the Challenger, the Ford Shelby GT500, and the Chevrolet Camaro concept as the Detroit show goes retro next week.
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Dodge unveils Challenger - - Source: Automotive News / January 4, 2006 - 6:00 am

Unhappy with getting sand kicked in their faces by the redesigned, blast-from-the-past Ford Mustang, Dodge designers opened the vault and took a long look at the 1970 Challenger. The result: The Challenger concept that will be rolled out next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Under the skin of this new Challenger is a shortened version of the rear-drive LX platform used for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum/Charger. Under the hood? What else but a Hemi V-8 — this one a 6.1-liter unit that cranks out 425 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque. All that power is channeled to the rear tires through a six-speed manual transmission.

The Dodge boys estimate that the Challenger's powertrain would propel the four-seat coupe from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and that the speed would top out at about 174 mph.

If the concept is a hit, and the corporate chieftains give it the green light, a production Challenger could be chewing up the asphalt by 2009.











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hmm...my dad had a '70 Challenger R/T when he was 18. Later on in life when he was around 32, he had an '84 corvette. When the new 'vette came out, I told him about it...and now he's got one, and loves it. I wonder if when the Challenger comes out, if he'll get it?
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I like it, though they need to give the steering wheel back to the Ford Mustang they stole it from.
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too retro for me....not a fan
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man, I'll be driving minivan in 2009...hurry up Dodge!
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*if* the final version looks like that... I love it!
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I love it, very nice...I also love the engine bay, no wires, no plastic, stright to the point and sexy as hell...
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*if* the final version looks like that... I love it!
Don't bet on it
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2009? thats way too late. an updated/improved mustang will be out by then
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Holy Shit

If this Challenger goes side-by-side for 1/2 the price with upcoming M3 V8, I'll get it and still add intake/headers/exhaust
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Man too retro, never been a fan of those large 70's looking muscle cars. No thanks, I'll pass
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That's hot !!

I've never own a chrysler product before, but if they keep coming up with interesting vehicles like this, I might
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Interesting look, I'm suprised they claim 174mph with that face though. The aerodynamics on the new retro-dodges look about as good as a typical brick. It may have enough muscle to get there, but I wouldn't want to be in the car
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Interesting look, I'm suprised they claim 174mph with that face though. The aerodynamics on the new retro-dodges look about as good as a typical brick. It may have enough muscle to get there, but I wouldn't want to be in the car
If they put enough efforts on under body aerodynamics, it should be stable. Plus, I don't think it looks that un-aerodynaic.
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Why DCX want to wait until 2008? the platform is already available, so are most of the mechanicals. hurry up already.....
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too retro for me....not a fan
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The more I look at this thing the better it looks. The side profile actually look more like a Barracuda than a Challenger.

I'm still not so sure about the retro interior. Something more contemporary like a GTO interior would seem more appropriate.
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I'm still not so sure about the retro interior. Something more contemporary like a GTO interior would seem more appropriate.


Challenger INT >>>>>>>>GTO INT.
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Challenger INT >>>>>>>>GTO INT.
I thought maybe it was just me.

The GTO interior is "Meh"
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Lots of things can happen between now and predicted launch. As usual with far off concepts look for lots of things to change even the car does make it to production.
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