The new Challenger vs. the World [S3 Ep.8-1]
Some of the biggest news to come down the automotive pipeline in a long
time is the fact that Dodge is making the Challenger again. But how does it
stack up against the legendary Challengers of old? Well, Stacey decided to
find out! First, by "grabbing" a Challenger in a most unorthodox way... and
then comparing it head-to-head with a 70'440 six-pack car. But that's not
all... Then Stacey decided to take the new car beyond the legend by
sticking on a Supercharger and really
blowing the doors off of the competition! If you are a Mopar nut, or have
just wondered what all the fuss was about concerning the new Challenger...
this is one show you've got to see!
Jay Leno's 1970 Challenger, Grande Prairie, AB - www.gpautogroup.com
Jay Leno's 1970 Challenger
Part of the success of the initial offering of the Challenger (it outsold
all pony cars that year except leaders Mustang and Camaro) was the multitude of
engine options available for the car. 1970 and 1971 would prove to be the
only two years of real performance for the car, as tougher emission
standards would require Dodge to take away many performance options by
1972. But in 1971, Challenger buyers could choose from nine different
engine options. In fact the only engine Dodge offered that was not
available for the Challenger that year was the smallest available, a 198
CID slant six-cylinder.
Instead, the standard engine for base model Challengers was a 225 CID slant
six that produced 145 horsepower. This could be
upgraded to a 318 CID V8 rated at 230 horsepower for $102 or a 275
horsepower 340 V8.
Performance driven R/T (Road/Track) models came standard with a 4-barrel
383 CID V8 that produced 335 horsepower (a 2-barrel
version of this engine also was available as an option for the base
models). All Challenger models also could upgrade to two versions of a 440
CID V8, one the "Magnum" producing 375 horsepower and one the
"Six-Pack" producing 390 horsepower. Topping them all
was the 426 Street Hemi, which was rated at 425 horsepower.
By 1970, it was clear that while pony car fans desired power, many did not
want to sacrifice luxury to fulfill their performance needs. The Firebird
introduced its Espirit luxury model in 1970, and the Mustang Grande had first appeared in
1969. Dodge offered Special Edition trim for those that wanted to make
their Challenger a little more luxurious. Appropriately branded the SE trim
package, Dodge marketed the luxury models as "the little limousine." The
package could be added to both the base and R/T models, and included a
vinyl roof, "honest-to-goodness real leather facings on the seats," and an
overhead console with door, fuel and seatbelt warning lights.
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would love to hear your Challenger stories over a coffee.
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Ferrari Birthday Gift!
My dad has always dreamed about driving the Ferrari, so for his birthday
gift; we got him one. P.S. When he took a seat in the car, he thought we
got him some type of Total Gym/Bow Flex. LOL!
You can head over to Nick DePalo's channel to view more of his films. Just
click the link below.
2012 CHALLENGER SRT8 6.4L vs. 2009 PONTIAC G8 GT
Made a couple of friendly pulls in the wife's G8 with a buddy's new
Challenger he recently bought. 4th gear was giving him trouble, so we
didn't get to get the ideal 40-130MPH pulls we wanted to do, but fun
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 - 6.4L Hemi, Exhaust, tires/wheels.
2009 Pontiac G8 GT - American Racing long tube headers, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rotofab CAI, Powerbond underdrive
pulley, DBA drilled and slotted rotors and Hawk performance pads, throttle
body port & polish and East Texas Muscle Cars custom Dyno tune - 371RWHP and 387RWTQ.
Check out East Texas Muscle Cars at http://www.easttexasmusclecars.com
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Triple-X Motorsports & Outdoors for
all the latest updates!
2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Tour, and Short Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2010 Dodge Challenger
SRT-8. 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.
Speed and Carey Hart Test Drive the 2012 Challenger SRT8. Part 2
Carey Hart is best known for his abilities on two wheels, but the motocross
rider still knows how to have fun on four. Hart, along with Speed Test
Drive host Tommy Kendall take the 2012 Challenger SRT8 to its limit at an
abandoned industrial facility in Fontana, California.
SRT represents the pinnacle of performance engineering within the Chrysler
Group. Join us as we journey to the limit at driveSRT.com.
CUSTOM WIDE BODY Challenger SRT8 w/ 24x14 Forgiato - 1080p HD
This Chally was NASTY. A Wide Body Kit on a Dodge Challenger SRT-8, sitting
on staggered 24's. The front was a 24x9 or 24x10... And the back was a
24x14 with a 9" Lip! Crazy. Had a Supercharger on the motor... Trunk fiberglassed
and wrapped with LED's.. This Challenger was serious!! Rims and design came
from "The Rim Shop" of Charlotte, NC. At Forgiato Fest 2012 in Miami, FL.
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 - First Test
The strategy for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 is simple: more power.
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2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Cars.com's Mike Hanley reviews the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. It competes
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