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
ItaliaspeedTV - Dodge Challenger (2010)
The 425 horsepower
(317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N•m) in the 2010 Dodge Challenger
SRT8® are the result of SRTs exclusive and proven 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8
engine, which represents the highest naturally aspirated specific-output
V-8 engine ever offered by Chrysler. Its 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating
exceeds even that of the legendary 1966 Street HEMI. New for the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 in the 2010 model year is a limited-edition Plum Crazy
model. It will feature a unique Plum Crazy Pearl Coat exterior paint color
with a plum seat-stripe insert, along with a serialized dash plaque.
Exterior styling cues are unmistakably Dodge, with proportions that evoke a
bold, instantly recognizable vehicle that has a wide, stable stance on the
road. A full-width grille and fog lamps, reminiscent of the original
Challenger, are married to the modern Dodge performance attitude. The
result is an aggressive face that is unmistakably a muscle car. The
hood—with a raised center, black stripes and functional dual
scoops—stays true to the Dodge Challenger heritage, as does the A-line
and beltline. The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is available with either a
standard five-speed automatic with Auto Stick or an available Tremec
TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission that was first offered on the 2008
Dodge Viper SRT10®. The result is a Dodge muscle car packed with modern
amenities and features any enthusiast will love. Interior highlights
include race-inspired leather seats with added bolstering and an exclusive
red accent stripe, exclusive stitched accents on the seats and steering
wheel, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and 180-mph speedometer in the
center, and an SRT-exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
with Performance Pages that provide drivers instant feedback on 0-60 mph
time, 60-0 mph braking, G-forces in addition to one-eighth mile and
quarter-mile times. The classic pistol-grip shifter featured on the manual
transmission is reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger.
2010 Camaro vs 2010 Mustang vs 2009 Dodge Challenger VOTE
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Here is the first car battle that i have made and is going to be one of the
biggest future match ups in automotive history. The 2010 ford Mustang that is completely redesigned
and going to have new engines like a ecoBoost and maybe something with a little more
power like a 5.0 liter. The 2010 Camaro coming out in early 2010
with its base 300 hp v6 and ss 6.2L v8. The 2009 Dodge challenger which is
the only one of these out right now with 3 models available the se, r/t,
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:
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 @ 2009 NAIAS
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Like the new Ford Mustang
GT and V6 models introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2010
Shelby GT500 to be introduced at the Detroit auto show in January is far
from an all-new car.
Like its more pedestrian brethren, the GT500 gets a revised look, a vastly
improved interior and a bump in horsepower for the 2010
model year. The car goes on sale in early spring 2009.
Unlike the meager 15-hp injection given to the GT, the GT500 gets 40 horses
more for a grand total of 540. And no, Ford will not change this car's name
to GT540. The 2010 model uses the same, basic supercharged 5.4-liter V8,
but it's tuned more like the limited-edition GT500 KR. A new cold-air
intake draws air from the upper front grille through its own snorkel, and
this piece helps generate the increased power. It's so important that the
Cobra emblem on the grille has been moved to the passenger side so as not
to block the intake. Along with the 540 hp at 6,200 rpm, the reworked motor
now makes 510 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm (a 30 lb-ft increase).
The GT500's increased accelerative thrust will be aided by a new 3.55:1
rear end, in place of last year's 3.31. Even so, Ford says that the 2010
model will get a 10 percent improvement in highway fuel economy thanks to
taller 5th and 6th gear
ratios in its six-speed manual transmission. Figure it should return
about 22 mpg highway.
In truth, the last thing the GT500 really needs is more power; what it
needs is a retuned suspension. The 2009 GT500 is just too soft and floppy
for track duty, with a noted tendency toward understeer. Jamal Hameedi, SVT
chief nameplate engineer, has been aware of this fact. So Hameedi says the
2010 GT500 incorporates lessons learned from the KR development for
suspension tuning as well. For example, the 2010 GT500's front springs are
13 percent stiffer and the rears are 7 percent stiffer. The new model also
carries the next generation of Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tires, upsized
to 19-inchers for the coupe. The convertible version (which arrives at the
same time as the coupe and should account for about 30 percent of sales)
sticks with 18-inch wheels and tires. Hameedi claims the GT500 should be
significantly quicker through the slalom and less prone to understeer. The
new car will also come standard with the three-mode traction and stability
control system (on, off and sport), just like the new Mustang GT.
Ford also tells us that the new GT500 will have better aerodynamic balance.
A pan under the engine reduces front-end lift and a new rear spoiler
reduces lift in the back. The GT500 won't be any lighter than the outgoing
model due in part to the addition of more acoustic insulation. However, the
2010 GT500 will get a heavy dose of stripes. As Chief Designer Doug Gaffka
says, "The car is all about performance, but a lot about design." In all,
Ford will offer five different stripe packages, including striped leather
seats and a striped cue-ball shift knob. And when we say cue ball we mean
it — the shift knob is supplied by a maker of billiard balls.
2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8
If Chrsyler can do anything well it is building powerful engines that make
others chase the Penstar. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to see exactly what
a Hemi is capable of with the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. It is a retro car
that lives up to its heritage!!!
2010 Dodge Challenger SE 3.5 V6 Dual Exhaust
I opted for the 2010 Dodge Challenger with the 3.5 V6 over the Hemi because
my wife drives 35mph the 10 miles to work everyday, and it made no sense
for the added gas, purchase cost and insurance for that type of driving.
HOWEVER, it doesn't mean the car can't look and sound like the R/T...
Dodge Challenger Review - Everyday Driver
We drive Dodge's Muscle Car remake to see if the Mustang should be worried.
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