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SEMA 2008: Samuel Hübinette’s Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger

Dodge brought a quiver of Challengers to the party (as did about fully half of the exhibitors) but there was only one sitting on a spinning platter. To wit: Rhys Millen thinks he’s so special with his Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car, does he? Well, meet Sam Hübinette’s Mopar drifter. Sure, Millen’s Coupe might have a super aggressive [...]

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Challenger Heaven At SEMA

Dodge has lived up to its promise to bring the goods to this year’s SEMA. The mad SRT10 Challenger concept is in attendance, complete with its insane suspension and mega-powerful 600 horsepower 8.4-liter V12. Of course, the best-selling Viper showed up to strut its stuff, too, but the car that takes the cake has to [...]

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Video: Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept

That’s right, SRT10. As in the 600 horsepower, 560 lb-ft of torque V10 usually found in the snout of the Viper plopped down behind the headlights of the Challenger. If that’s not enough to make you go all gooey inside, we give up. The mad scientists behind the wrenches at SRT have worked out this [...]

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SEMA: Hottest Challenger Of Them All

With all of the Mopar sheet metal in attendance at this year’s show, it’ll be a task to pick the hottest set of wheels in attendance. Still, if we had to pick an early favorite, it’d be this monster. It’s the Challenger R/T Blacktop Concept cranked out by Mopar Underground, Dodge’s in house tuner. A [...]

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SEMA: Another Drop Top Challenger

What the automakers won’t, the aftermarket will! As is the case with the second drophead Challenger we’ve seen slated for debut at the center of the aftermarket universe, SEMA. This Mopar is the product of Newport Convertibles. Details are sketchy at best, but we’re guessing the swap can be made on the base Challenger or the [...]

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SEMA 2008: Top 5 Rides We’re Digging

We’ve been tracking the hottest rides slated to show up at this year’s SEMA for, well, seems like forever. With the biggest automotive shindig just on the horizon, we thought we’d give you a taste of what we’re most excited to see. Take it as a refresher course on the slickest sheet metal to grace [...]

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Dodge Dishing Out SEMA Goodies

Chrysler might be on the chopping block but that’s not stopping Dodge from rolling out all kinds of shiny for SEMA next month in two weeks. Mopar fans will be thrilled to know the company will be bringing at least six different models to drool on, including two Challengers and four Rams. Of the two [...]

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SEMA Insanity: Drop Head Challenger

Dodge recently delivered the dire news that it had no plans to offer a convertible Challenger. If you know a heart-broken Mopar fanatic, tell ‘em to dry their tears. Looks like Coach Builders Ltd. is coming to the rescue with a convertible package for the mighty Challenger, which it will unveil at SEMA soon. According [...]

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Force Performance TriCharger: Dodge Charger With Balls

Every red-blooded American — Mopar fan or not — died a little when Dodge introduced the Charger as sedan only. Where were those “I’ll kick your ass and take your woman” looks? The ones that battled the infamous Challenger in Vanishing Point? The ones that ran moonshine in Hazard County, and ran from Steve McQueen [...]

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Chrysler: No Convertible Dodge Challenger

Speaking of muscle cars… If you had your heart set on a heavier slower convertible Dodge Challenger, we’ve got bad news. Chrysler says that it has no plans on lopping the roof off of their big boy. Mike Accavitti, the director of Dodge brand marketing said that the extra pounds associated with a mechanical hard [...]

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2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 M/T

Allpar Drives the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 M/T

This is the car many people (though mostly numbers matching MOPAR fanatics) have been waiting for. Let’s face facts, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 with it’s throaty 425 hp 6.1-liter HEMI V8 is all well and good, but it’s not that good. The power sucking, slow to react 5-speed autobox does the 4,140 pounds SRT8 no favors. [...]

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2009 Dodge Challenger To Compete In Targa Newfoundland

Now this should be interesting. Despite all the nay-saying flying about the interweb in connection with the Dodge Challenger’s handling characteristics, Chrysler head designer Ralph Gilles is set to compete in the 2008 Targa Newfoundland with a Snake Skin Green 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8. Gilles started with a Drag Pak edition car before doing his [...]

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Magnaflow Exhaust For The Dodge Challenger SRT-8

We think the bone-stock 2008 Dodge Challenger sounds pretty slick. With all 6.1-liters of Hemi fury burbling out of the back of the car, there’s no denying the sexiness of the car’s song. Still, the scientists at Magnaflow know that the stock exhaust is holding up even more ponies and an even better chest stomping [...]

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Hennessey SRT600 Lays Down 11 Sec Quarter

You may remember the 600 horsepower Challenger cranked out by the twisted wizards at Hennessey. The boys finally got around to running their mega beast at the strip, resulting in a high 11 second pass on the American meter stick, the 1/4 mile. The car sounds like it could benefit from some much wider, much [...]

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Edmunds: Dodge Challengers Are Slow

When I was Judging LeMons, the pace car was a Vitimin C Dodge Challenger, and they let/made us drive it. At one point I had to over take a firs gen Mazda RX-7, the races eventual winner, and then hit the breaks to pace ‘em. A brand spanking new “muscle car” with a 6.1-liter HEMI [...]

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SMS Lets Loose The 296 Supercharger

Steve Saleen (yes, that Saleen) and SMS Supercars has just released the 296 Supercharger designed specifically for the 5.7 and 6.1-liter Dodge Hemi. The release comes just before the company will show off their 570 and 570X Challengers rocking, not surprisingly, the 296 blower. Those cars are expected to produce 600 and 700 horses respectively. [...]

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LeMons South: Recap

Well sir, I had a hell of a time. The more attentive readers out there will remember I was going to be a crooked judge at LeMons, trying to figure out the more obvious cheaters. Remember, there’s a $500 limit on each and every race car. Meaning if you spend more than that, you’re penalized [...]

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