First Ride: 2011 Ford Mustang V-6
Editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine rides shotgun in Ford's all-new Mustang V-6 and brings along its V-6 rivals -- the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro.
Shot by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
2011 Dodge Challenger RT
The new 2011 Dodge Challenger delivers more of what muscle-car enthusiasts want — a more powerful and efficient engine lineup, maximum grip with an all-new performance suspension design and even more athletic styling — all executed with quality and precision.
"To deliver the most thrilling to drive Challenger lineup ever, Dodge upgraded the iconic coupe's performance hardware for maximum precision and grip," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "From its lighter aluminum Pentastar V-6 engine with 305 standard horsepower, redesigned aluminum suspension geometry with aggressive negative camber for better cornering grip, improved feel and fade-resistant braking, to a near-balanced 50/50 weight distribution, the new 2011 Dodge Challenger has the hardware to compete."
Improved Agility, High-speed Stability and Braking Performance
The new 2011 Dodge Challenger combines world-class ride, refinement and braking performance with more power and new track-tuned suspensions to deliver a thrilling driving experience.
Redesigned to handle the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine's 305 horsepower (227 kW) — 55 more horsepower than the previous V-6 engine — the new 2011 Dodge Challenger SE features a new road-gripping touring-tuned suspension with wider 18-inch wheels and tires for added control. In addition, a revised brake-pedal ratio and refined brake Booster improve braking response and feel.
Challenger R/T vs 03 Cobra
Stock 09 R/T w/ JBA Exhaust messing around with a friends Pullied 03 Cobra.
The challenger does suprisingly well out of the hole, but it's obvious it doesn't make the power it needs.