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Dodge Challenger, Coupe
#14 of 526 New Dodge Challenger
Aug 30, 2005 (4:09 pm)
I've heard that by 2009 or so there will be a revised Dodge Magnum. I hope Dodge can trim the weight of this new Challenger. They had better enter it in sports car racing like Ford is doing with the new Mustang which has already won four races against BMW M3s, Porsche 911s, Nissan 350Zs, and other cars in Grand-Am Cup. Also, the new Pontiac GTO.R. has won one race since it came to the Rolex Sports Car Series a month or two ago against BMW M3s (with 3.4 liter I-6 engines), 911 GT3 Cup cars, Corvettes, and what not.
#15 of 526 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible for reference
Oct 01, 2005 (12:43 pm)
This Challenger originally had a 318 cubic inch V-8, but the car was restored and now has a 440 6-Pack, a shaker hood, and a hurst pistol grip.
#16 of 526 Challenger & Cuda Images
Oct 04, 2005 (9:52 am)
There are some nice images created by Doug Schraam at creatingthelie.com. Go to Automotive design, then Mopar. I was going to include pics, but I'm not sure how at this time. I would be happy if they made the cars look like these images.
#17 of 526 Re: Challenger & Cuda Images [gkientzle]
Oct 04, 2005 (11:41 am)
Yeah, I checked out those images.
The Challenger drawing is NICE! It has all the good old styling cues.
I also saw a Camaro drawing and it's pretty good also.
If you want to see another sketch, pick up the September issue of Motor Trend, with the red Mazda MX-5 on the cover. That sketch was pretty neat.
I have a feeling that no matter what Dodge does, this car will look awesome. Chrysler/Dodge make the best exterior designs out of the domestic brands.
#18 of 526 cars
Oct 04, 2005 (8:19 pm)
I think Saleen and Panoz make the best exterior designs out of the American car makers.
#19 of 526 Re: cars [xkss]
Nov 07, 2005 (8:03 pm)
Here's a couple of my early takes on an LY Challenger. First a bit more radical. Second a bit more traditional.
#20 of 526 Re: challnger power [tex10]
Nov 09, 2005 (10:32 am)
Hell yes. my only problem is that you can't shut off the 4 cylinders at any given time. just when you turn on cruise control. that irks me, gas prices being the way they are. other than that, hell yes. \m/(--)\m/
#21 of 526 Challenger sketch
Nov 19, 2005 (1:10 am)
According to Karl's blog, they will have sketches and spyshots of the Challenger up on Inside Line soon. I can hardly wait!!
In the meantime, check out this good sketch.
I hope the production looks like that.
Soon we're really going to have muscle car wars heating up, with the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang.
#22 of 526 Re: Challenger sketch [navigator89]
Nov 19, 2005 (8:48 am)
Oh geez, if that car makes the showroom, I'm going back to a domestic (sort of) for the first time since 1988. To my eye, that rendering takes the best of the old Barracuda and Challenger and combines them into a package that, with the addition of a 6.1 Hemi and a three pedal 6-Speed manual would actually make me willing to pay full MSRP for the car.
#23 of 526 Sketch
Nov 21, 2005 (4:47 am)
This article quotes the R&T editor. This sketch looks mostly like an old Challenger with a new grille, so it isn't very likely to look like this (too bad).
Now where's the T/A edition with side pipes? Hope the interior has a pistol grip.
Alongside the new Camaro/Firebird being developed, the NAIAS should be interesting this year.