Buzz Garage: Dodge Challenger

Buzz Garage: Dodge Challenger

Chrysler showed off a new Dodge Challenger Concept at the 2006 North American International Auto Show based on the famous 1970’s Dodge Challenger. After a positive response, a production version of the Challenger SRT8 was unveiled at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The car will arrive in dealerships in late April carrying a price tag of $37,995 plus a gas guzzler tax of $2,100. The 2008 model year will be offered in three color including HEMI Orange, Brilliant Black and Bright silver. There will be no other models for 2008.

Power comes from a 6.1 liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. 0″“60 mph comes in at the low 5-second range while 0″“100″“0 mph takes less than 17 seconds.

The whole production run of 6,400 cars is sold out.

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04-09-2009: 2009 New York: SMS 570X Challenger comes to NYC with 700 horses
03-30-2009: 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye offers 5-speed automatic
03-28-2009: Schwarzenegger wants to return his Tesla, loves his Challenger SRT8
03-18-2009: Dodge Challenger Convertible headed to the scrap yard
01-22-2009: KW gives Dodge Challenger Lambo scissor doors
01-19-2009: Steve Saleen unveils SMS 570 Challenger with up to 700-hp
01-16-2009: 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic pays homage to old Challengers
12-18-2008: Photo Renderings: A Dodge Challenger ready to tackle Le Mans
12-16-2008: Dodge Challenger is a PNTYDRPR, saves lives and wife’s mental health
12-10-2008: Hurst announces pricing and details on Hurst/Hemi Dodge Challenger
11-24-2008: 2009 Dodge Challenger earns 5-stars in crash tests
11-17-2008: Video: Dodge EV vs. Dodge Challenger SRT8 1/4 mile drag race
11-10-2008: Video: Top Gear at Bonneville with Corvette ZR1, Challenger SRT8, CTS-V
11-05-2008: 2009 Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger unveiled at SEMA
11-04-2008: Video: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept in action
11-01-2008: 2008 SEMA Preview: G5 to show a Dodge Challenger Speedster
10-24-2008: Video: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs R/T vs SE
10-20-2008: Dodge Challenger Convertible by Coach Builders coming to SEMA
10-14-2008: 2009 Dodge Challenger Targa and Blacktop coming to SEMA
10-14-2008: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept coming to SEMA
10-13-2008: Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger and Super Cuda coming to SEMA
10-08-2008: Chrysler: No plans for a convertible Dodge Challenger in the future
10-04-2008: 2009 SMS 570 Challengers produce up to 700-hp, pricing starts at $60k
10-22-2008: Top Gear at Bonneville Salt Flats with Corvette ZR1, Challenger SRT8, CTS-V
10-16-2008: Video: Fifth Gear reviews the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
08-27-2008: 2009 HURST/HEMI Dodge Challenger SRT8 coming to SEMA
08-25-2008: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Ford Mustang hang out
08-22-2008: Hennessey Dodge Challenger SRT600 Turbo does quarter-mile in 11.9 at 121mph
07-14-2008: Mopar reveals Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package
07-01-2008: Supercharged 2009 Dodge Challenger coming to SEMA
06-17-2008: Video: Jay Leno drives his new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
06-17-2008: Speedfactory offers 800-hp upgrade for Dodge Challenger SRT8
06-10-2008: Dodge Challenger Convertible coming in 2010
06-09-2008: 2009 Dodge Challenger pricing starts at $21,995
06-03-2008: Jay Leno takes delivery of first 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
05-19-2008: Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger face bad timing
05-16-2008: Chrysler to reveal Dodge Challenger drag-racing version
05-12-2008: Dodge Challenger SRT8 causes hour delay at border
05-08-2008: Video: Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs Ford Mustang Bullitt
05-06-2008: Video: Dodge Challenger SRT8 road test, 0-60 in 5.1 secs
05-02-2008: Videos: Burnouts and drifting in a Dodge Challenger SRT8
03-27-2008: Video: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 photo shoot for Top Gear
03-19-2008: New York Auto Show: 2009 Dodge Challenger to start in the low $20k
03-19-2008: 2008 NY Auto Show Preview: 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T and SE
03-18-2008: Hennessey gives Dodge Challenger SRT8 725hp
02-08-2008: Challenger Smack Talk: Chrysler takes shots at Mustang, Porsche and BMW
02-06-2008: Video: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
02-06-2008: Officially Official: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is finally here


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