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...
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
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.
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:
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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Dodge Challenger '70 first start in 4 months
Dodge Challenger '70
First start in 4 months.
Old gas, no choke.
Driven last time about 10 months ago.
Doesn't run very well when cold, gets alot better after running for a
couple of minutes. Would prefer it with choke.
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:
First Test: 2010 SMS 570 Challenger
Associate Editor Scott Evans is out at the Motor Trend test track to find
out how fast the all-new 2010 SMS 570 Challenger is.
Read the full story here:
ItaliaspeedTV - New "Pentastar V6" production at the Chrysler Group Trenton South Engine Plant
Video showing the production process of Chrysler Group's new 3.6-litre
"Pentastar V6" engine in the 822,000-square-foot Trenton South Engine Plant
in Michigan following a $730 million investment that got underway in 2007.
Trenton South Engine Plant; 2300 Van Horn Road, Trenton, Michigan, United
States; Floor Space: 822,000 square-feet; Acreage: 136 acres; Products:
3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine -- 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee; Employment: 204
(167 hourly; 37 salaried) as of March 19, 2010; Union Local: U.A.W. (United
Auto Workers) Local #372, #412 and #889.
Plant History: In 2007, Chrysler announced a $730 million investment to
produce a new fuel efficient V-6 engine, known as the Pentastar engine. The
all-new 822,000-square-foot engine plant will produce the most advanced
six-cylinder engine in the history of Chrysler, with an optimized
integration of select technologies that deliver refinement, fuel efficiency
and performance. The Pentastar delivers a fuel efficiency improvement of up
to 8 percent on average when compared with previous Chrysler Group V-6
The Trenton plant will have a competitive labor agreement that incorporates
World Class Manufacturing initiatives and flexible CNC-based machining,
volume-bundled parts purchasing, volume-bundled capital investment and
Over the long term, Chrysler will streamline its V-6 gas engine offerings
from seven options to the new fuel-efficient, state-of-the-art 3.6-liter
V-6 Pentastar engine, thereby reducing manufacturing complexity.
Awards: The all-new Trenton South Engine Plant was awarded a LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Green Building System
certification for meeting the highest environmental standards. Trenton is
one of only four auto manufacturing facilities to receive a LEED rating of
any kind and the only engine manufacturing facility in the world to achieve