We sent a team to the Brampton Assembly Plant to get a "behind the scenes" look at the elements that go into the creation of a Dodge Challenger. So if you love this iconic muscle car, follow us on the journey...
MuscleCar Tuner Showdown: HPE650/SuperSnake/SpeedfactorySRT8
We've compared nearly every combination of modern American muscle cars on
the market. Now it's time for the ultimate showdown - Hennessey's Camaro HPE650 vs Shelby's GT500
Super Snake vs Speedfactory's Challenger SRT8. We head to the Dyno, the test track and the
racetrack to determine which of these tuned pony cars reigns supreme.
Read the story here:
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
Challenger New vs. Old: Vanishing Point Revisited
"Our sole Challenger has just broken the ring of evil the deep blue meanies
have so righteously wrought — get through 'em baby, get through 'em." —
Super Soul, Vanishing Point 1971
It happens deep in the Nevada desert, just past Austin. On a long, straight
section of road with nothing to lose, our friends in the white 1970 Dodge
Challenger R/T finally put the hammer down. At once, the rawness and purity
of Kowalski's ride pulverizes the well-insulated interior of our 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8, shredding the peace inside the modern car's cockpit with
the same brute force Kowalski used to pierce a hole in the cool desert air
38 years ago. Even with my right foot buried, I see nothing but taillights
until they disappear into the desert.
In these few brief seconds, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is clearly
defined by its soft edges and quiet Exhaust. Manufacturers don't let us feel cars
raw and unfiltered anymore. Hammering down a desert road with a thin-rimmed
steering wheel and pistol-grip shifter — that's raw. Four hundred and
forty cubic inches and a four-speed — that's raw. Powerslides unhampered
by electronic intervention — that's raw.
In 1970, when Kowalski drove this very road — U.S. Highway 50 through
Nevada — he felt it. And it was raw.
MVS - 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. We will
take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior
features and everything else in between.
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Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang
Watch our muscle car comparison with this video from Consumer Reports and
get more car info on our website:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm Muscle cars are back! We
take a first look at the new Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 6-Spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Dodge Challenger
SRT-8 392. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2013 Dodge Challenger Sxt Plus "Rust Bucket"
This is my "New" 2013 Dodge Challenger Sxt Plus with Sport Suspension, and
electronics convenience group. Purchased this vehicle "New" from Colonial
South Chrysler Dodge in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This vehicle is full ,of
'Rust'; notice the front and rear suspension that has an abundance of rust.
The steering knuckle bolts, and nuts rusted completely. The control arms
are with rust as well, and the Exhaust. Is the Exhaust stainless? Misalignment of body panels
are present as well (driver door). Is this a robotic assembly line, and is
"quality" control still being used?
The plastic stickers were never removed from the weep holes in the trunk
area. There is also 'Rust' in the gully area of the trunk; "unnoticed by me
at time of purchase". The vehicle took me about seven days in detailing
work, for there were tar spots embedded in the clear coat finish. The
monotone paint is really horrendous.
In addition to this, Colonial South lied on the "Odometer Disclosure
Statement", in stating the aforesaid vehicle had 13 miles. In fact when I
took delivery, the said vehicle had 117 miles.
General Manager, Mark Babineau promised a hat, and t-shirt to my
handicapped mom, in which she never received. Mark also promised me a
locking gas cap free, in which I received not. Mark said that he would
provide a "free" oil change for the odometer disclosure, of being false. I
was not at all pleased with that fact. As for the rust in the trunk area,
Mark said he would bring the vehicle to a Ford dealership to have it
painted, "trunk area". Dodge Corporate, along with another Dodge dealership
stated this was absurd. Apparently, there is no body shop at Colonial
South, which I was not aware of.
I contacted the Attorney General in Massachusetts and they refused to do
anything, other than providing me a free oil change, and promised
merchandise. Dodge Corporate blamed the salesman for being dishonest on the
This vehicle now sits in my garage with about 150 miles, on a "NEW"
vehicle. This car has never seen snow, nor rain. Any lawyer wishing to
represent me on this matter would be truly appreciated. Audio recordings,
photos, and video can certainly corroborate the facts without any doubt.
This vehicle (2013 Dodge Challenger Sxt Plus cost me nearly 30k.
We would hope that the Chrysler Corporation may take notice of these
faults, and the "Rust". Beware when purchasing a vehicle today, as most
corporations use the bare minimum, and most cost effective materials. A
'plastic' car with a uni-body frame. I'm ashamed for buying this car.
Researching for nearly a year was not long enough to notice all the
'faulty' aspects of the Dodge Challenger. Good luck "Hemi" owners. Those
four cylinders shutting off at cruising speed is a 'wonderful' idea, (
This is most likely why Daimler left years ago. German technology would
not tolerate such changes, whereas the vehicles were not being assembled