The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 recently hit the market and Craig Jackson and Jay Leno have already brought the first two models. So far, a total of 1,000 units have been built and delivered to their rightful owners. Dodge also announced the pricing for the 2009 Dodge Challenger yesterday which starts at $21,995.
Production for the 2009 models will kick off later in August and Dodge will begin producing the non-SRT8 models, the SE and R/T. However, come the later part of 2009, the Dodge Challenger will lose its top in an attempt to challenge the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro.
Expected arrival time is in the second-half of 2009 as a 2010 model. Expect powertrains to remain the same, however we’re not too sure if Chrysler will throw the HEMI in for the convertible version.
2009 Dodge Challenger:
Source: CarandDriver (June 2008 Issue)