OT Car Crew: Challenger production to be announced tomorrow????? :eek3:

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  1. Foo

    Foo Could I have been anyone other than me?

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    Source: Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006606300319)
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    June 30, 2006
    Email this Print this BY MICHAEL ELLIS, JOE GUY COLLIER and MARK PHELAN
    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS

    Muscle car fans, a classic ride silenced since 1974 will roar back to life this weekend.

    Chrysler Group is preparing to announce before the Pepsi 400 NASCAR race in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday that it will build the Dodge Challenger, bringing to market as soon as next year a sports coupe to compete against the Ford Mustang.

    Chrysler officials haven't announced details, but people familiar with the plans confirmed that the two-door, four-seat concept Challenger unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show will go into production. Chrysler built the Challenger for only a few years, 1970-74, but the car made a lasting impression.

    The concept version's styling borrowed heavily from the classic 1970 Challenger muscle car, with twin hood scoops and a pistol-grip shifter. The concept is powered by a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 producing 425 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission.

    "Every NASCAR fan in the country will be drooling over that car," said Erich Merkle, an auto analyst with IRN Inc. in Grand Rapids.
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  2. Light Speed

    Light Speed Guest

    lol this will be great. I am waiting to see if they have the balls to go against the mustang :x:
     
  3. Light Speed

    Light Speed Guest

    oh wait, it IS being produced? :noes:
     
  4. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Will be. I'm hoping they don't stray too far from the concept.
     
  5. chrislehr

    chrislehr * from home

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    Oh man. i need to start saving pennies.
     
  6. MrBonus

    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    I hope its production version looks like the concept.
     
  7. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    Chrysler is known for that. :x:
     
  8. TankRizzo

    TankRizzo Sensational Moderator Super Moderator

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    IBstratus w/ new grille
     
  9. CrosseyeLion

    CrosseyeLion delight in our youth...

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    Saw that on the front page of the paper this morning. They'll overprice it and the dealers will get all pissy about people driving them just like the Chargers :hs:
     
  10. Mr. Mikey

    Mr. Mikey New Member

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    OMG!

    I just got a hard-on for a Chrystler product!
     
  11. Light Speed

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    :rofl:
     
  12. TankRizzo

    TankRizzo Sensational Moderator Super Moderator

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    what?
     
  13. Mr. Mikey

    Mr. Mikey New Member

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    Sad, but probably true.
     
  14. CrosseyeLion

    CrosseyeLion delight in our youth...

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    When I went to test drive Chargers 3 dealerships wouldn't let me drive one...and that car was way to fucking expensive. No way I'm paying $450/month for a 6 cylinder Charger :o
     
  15. TankRizzo

    TankRizzo Sensational Moderator Super Moderator

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    oh, test driving...I thought you meant driving them in general :o
     
  16. whatever

    whatever OT Supporter

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    Ooooo yes.

    R/T charger FTMW
     
  17. Light Speed

    Light Speed Guest

    srt-8 charger will be nice
     
  18. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    FUCK YES. :bowdown:
     
  19. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    Police will never put out the money for an SRT8 car. An extra $10k over the loaded R/T models is not a justified expense. As it is, the gov't pays about half the price a loaded Charger R/T goes for when they buy a Cruiser Ready Charger R/T.
     
  20. TimzSI

    TimzSI The man you hate to love.

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    Never owned a Domestic (my ford aspire was built by Kia :mamoru:) but I WILL be buying this car. I've been sold ever since I saw it in person at the DC auto show and took these pics:

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    And I don't even like the Hazard County boys. :rofl:
     
  21. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    They drove a Charger.
     
  22. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    I never knew the new charger will come with a BMW inside. :eek3:
     
  23. flytojungho

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    charger has bmw steering wheel?
     
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    CrosseyeLion delight in our youth...

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    :rofl:
     

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