Steane Klose | Aug 14, 2007

While the upcoming GM Camaro is definitely a head turner for all of the right reasons when it comes to future American muscle the Dodge Challenger is my personal favourite. It manages to combine sensuous and tough into a styling package that is just about perfect.

Car Magazine have managed to obtain some pictures of a disguised Challenger mule and as you can see it would appear that Chrysler are changing little and plan to bring the original Challenger concept to the showroom relatively un-changed.

This includes the concepts 19-inch wheels (hardly huge these days anyway), uniquely styled door mirrors and even the quad headlight front end. To see all of the pictures visit Car Online.

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The new Challenger will use Chrysler’s latest large rear-wheel drive platform and as expected Hemi power will be a feature. A revised version of the 6.1-litre Hemi that powers the 300C SRT-8 is the likely choice with around 335Kw running through a six-speed automatic transmission. The Challenger should be good for a sub five-second 0-100km/h time.

Given that Chrysler already supply Australia with a growing number of their models it would be reasonable to assume that we will see the Challenger in Australia…provided they are engineering a right-hand drive version. Challenger is expected to hit the road in its home country during 2008.

Steane

[Source: CAR]

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