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Challenger 2.0 - World's 1st Test of Dodge's New Muscle Car

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=125459 The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a muscle car, right? An American muscle car. So naturally, the first thing I want to do when I jump behind the wheel is a big American smoky burnout.


 


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Challenger New vs. Old: Vanishing Point Revisited
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=126092 "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.





Challenger: Faster than a Speeding Bullitt?
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=125968 The rebirth of the American muscle car is about a lot more than retro. It's about pride. It's about recalling a time when Americans looked down the road to the future with confidence, and they wanted a great big V8 engine to get them there as soon as possible. It's no wonder the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt has our respect. It's the best version yet of the 2005 Ford Mustang, the car that set Detroit on fire again with enthusiasm for good old American muscle. Maybe the fuel-guzzling muscle car won't save Detroit from the challenge to build cars that people need, but it's surely restored the domestic car industry's confidence in its ability to do so. And it's shown that Americans can build cars that are utterly unlike anything you'll find in Stuttgart, Shanghai, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur or any of those other places that economists think they're so clever to know about. Now that the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is here, Chrysler is cracking the seal on its own Mopar-branded can of muscle-car whoop-ass to show that it understands what's at stake in the muscle-car sweepstakes. The Bullitt and the Challenger are the two coolest cars in America, and it's only natural to bring them together.





2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Cruise Weekend by Inside Line
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=125650 "I'll never be able to face my muscle-car friends if I don't ask you for a ride around the block," Brooks reminds me. "Sure, get in." It's not like I'm going to turn him down. This 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in all its Hemi Orange splendor has been illegally parked in front of motorhead bookstore Autobooks in Burbank, California, for an hour, so I'd be totally cold to just drive off without giving one of the guys a ride. Dropping the keys into the cupholder, I press the start button. It's plastic rather than some kind of pretentious metal, yet it wakes up the 6.1-liter Hemi V8 all the same. It's a hot afternoon in Burbank, but I put the windows down so Brooks can get the full aural effect. "It idles quieter than I thought it would," he says. "I was expecting it to grumble and snort like the old cars that my friends have." I pull onto Magnolia Boulevard, take a quick right down a side street scanning for children and pets, and go for maybe two-thirds throttle. "That's more like it," says Brooks, bracing himself a little. "The Exhaust note gets all loud and old-school as the revs build, and even though it's an automatic, the car feels fast." A minute later, we roll up to Autobooks and my only Challenger ride-along of the weekend seems to be over. But Brooks knows better. "Wait here a second. I'm going to see if my manager Hiram wants to ride with you."





Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
MORE MUSCLE CAR MADNESS @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/ In 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to set foot on the moon, punched a guy in the face for accusing him of faking the moon landing. Buzz was 72 years old at the time. Go right ahead and question the existence of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T and 2010 Chevy Camaro SS and they, too, might just give you a knuckle sandwich in the kisser. Like Mr. Aldrin, they bear names from long ago that have made a collective return to the limelight. Like Mr. Aldrin, they are American heroes with unparalleled legacies reaching across decades. And like Mr. Aldrin, they have Ph.Ds in kicking ass. Their makers may have proven that they have the financial acumen of a blind yak. However, we submit these pony car icons as proof that the home team can extract their craniums from their nether regions once in awhile and knock the cover off the ball.





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: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0912_hennessey_Camaro_speedfactory_challenger_sh elby_gt500_comparison/index.html





2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with the new supercharged 6.2L engine will burn rubber all day long. But what makes this classic American car so new and special. In another interesting and informative TFLcar video we tell you almost everything you ever wanted to know about the new HEMI 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT HEMI Hellcat. Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar ) and classic cars as well at: TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )





Challenger Drag Race! - SE vs R/T vs SRT8
MT Technical Director Frank Markus tests the three 2009 Dodge Challenger variants - SE, R/T, SRT8 - with a three-way drag race and laps around our figure eight. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0809_2009_dodge_challenger_t esting





David & Mike Talk Roadkill! Plus New Challenger & Muscle Car Wars - Wide Open Throttle Episode 61
Roadkill's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Jessi Lang, Angus MacKenzie and Jonny Lieberman on this episode of Wide Open Throttle. The panel answers your most burning Roadkill questions and gives a little insight into what it takes to create the show every month. The discussion then turns to muscle cars, including what the new Dodge SRT Challenger needs to do in order to compete with the Ford GT500 and the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Wide Open Throttle appears every Thursday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





White Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Return to Vanishing Point
A white 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will run in the 2008 Tire Rack One Lap of America, a modern day version of the cannonball. Behind the wheel Kowalski (aka: Erich Heuschele) and Super Soul (aka: Ralph Gilles) will pay tribute to the 1971 movie Vanishing Point.





Camaro is King! Mustang vs Challenger vs Camaro
We pit the much-anticipated Chevy Camaro SS against its strongest competition: the Ford Mustang GT and the Dodge Challenger R/T. Join as we head to the hills east of San Diego to find out which one we liked best. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett UPDATE: Since the question of price seems to be coming up a lot in the comments, here are the confirmed prices for all 3 cars (base price / as tested)... Camaro SS: $30,995 / $31,490 Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270 Mustang GT: $28,845 / $34,330





Jay Leno and Craig Jackson pick up their Dodge Challengers
Craig Jackson picked up his #1 Challenger and Jay Leno picked up his #2 Challenger. Here's the footage...check it out!





2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 - First Test
The strategy for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 is simple: more power. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_dodge_challenger_srt8_ 392_test/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/Motor_Trend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot by: Duane Sempson & Gordon Green Edited by: Duane Sempson





2015 Dodge Challenger: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger made their debuts at the New York Auto Show bringing refreshed muscle to the city. There's an all-new interior on the 2015 Dodge Challenger with 1971-inspired high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum bezels and 14 interior color and trim options, including throwback Houndstooth premium cloth, Radar Red, or Pearl and Alcantara suede and leather high-performance seats. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar ) and classic cars as well at: TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )





Dodge Challenger Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/videos 2008 2009 Dodge Challenger. This is the Dodge Challenger. With it Dodge hopes to build enthusiasm among car buyers by tapping into its brand heritage. The Challenger may look old-school but beneath the skin its a completely modern automobile. Competing with Fords venerable Mustang and Chevrolets reborn Camaro the Dodge Challenger completes a trio of pony cars that aim to revive the muscle-car wars of the 1970s. With the automotive industrys current focus on fuel economy and the environment, it might seem like an odd time for Dodge to introduce a tire-spinning, gas-sucking muscle car. Timing aside, Dodge is betting that there are still car buyers who wont mind spending a little extra cash on gas to relive the golden era of American performance. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





2008 Dodge Challenger Burn Out
Get more info on the Dodge Challenger - http://www.myride.com/vehicle-reviews-Sportscar2009-Dodge/Challenger/SRT8-4 8756.html 2008 Dodge Challenger Burn Out and power slide.




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