The E body 1970 Dodge Challenger is a big hit this first year with 76,935 units produced. The sales dropped in succeeding years and there were a grand total of 185,437 Challenger models produced by the time the first generation was terminated in the middle of 1974. The Challenger grill is adapted from a prototype Dodge Charger turbo powered model that never reached the production stage. Under the hood of the Challenger pictured here is a 440 engine coupled to a four speed manual transmission.
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The feature photo is a 2013 yellow Dodge Charger Superbee SRT and it does come with all the decals and badging but I could not find a picture showing them so just head to your favorite dealer and I am sure they can show you what they look like. But in the image you can see the “aggressive and gaping front grill treatment and scowling headlamps” . The chrome exhaust tips and rear spoiler hidden from view. The new “Bee” offers the best of then integrated with now’s desires. The “performance bolstered seats hold you, then technology takes over”. Chrysler Corporation says “Who is behind the wheel is as important as what is under the hood”
The 2013 Dodge Charger comes in nine models but there is no convertible offered! The Charger interior has ambient lighting and is pushily appointed optional frost beige cloth or with your choice of red or black Nappa leather – I am not sure what a Nappa is but I do believe that it is not on the endangered species list – so the leather option would be an environmentally friendly choice. Other interior possibilities available are the heated and ventilated seats and a 8.4 inch stacked screen to give the driver accurate read-outs from climate control and stereo operation as well as call your buddy on the integral phone.. The flat bottomed leather (from a Nappa?) covered steering wheel is standard equipment and it “roadalizes” handling. You will be as safe in a crash situation as modern technology can make you. There are 65 safety and security features built into this car including a roll cage, crumple zones, and an ultra modern air bag system. Some of the engine options are a 300 horse power (220.65 kW) V6 attached to an eight speed transmission complete with wheel mounted paddle shifters. Another engine option is a 6.4 liter V8 Hemi putting out 470 hp (345.7 kW) and 470 pound-feet of torque equipped with a five speed automatic and you can shift from the steering wheel with the paddle shifters. “The Superbee” says Chrysler Corp.” has lots sting but leaves no welts”. The 6.4 liter V8 Hemi under the hood will do o to 60 in less than 5 seconds and that is a lot of sting. The suspension features firm springs and Bilstein dampers. For stopping power there are large four piston brake cylinders to move the “Brembo” calipers onto the slotted rotors on the four wheel disk brakes. The brakes are also computerized to sense skidding as well as having air scoops on them for cooling.
The fuel saver technology can give you great mileage – on the highway but they did not give any statistics on city driving;. How good will the gas mileage be if you need to be the first one away from the light? Safe to say it will drop somewhat from the highway figures I am giving. First I will give the figures American brothers and sisters can relate to: from a low of 23 miles per gallon to a high of 31 miles per gallon. If there are any foreigners out there this translates to between a low of 9.79 km per liter up to a high of 13.2 km per liter. The actual figures will vary depending on how well the engine is tuned and also individual driving habits will change your results. The base price 0f the Charger is under $30,000.00 up to under 45,000.00 but you can be sure if you want a fully loaded ride that the bottom line would be somewhat higher.
Watch the New Chevy Camaro ZL1 Race the Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The guys at Hennessey Performance have already lined the new ChevyCamaro ZL1 up against the likes of the Corvette Z06 and gave us a complete walk-through of the new 650-horsepower muscle car. But that apparently wasn't enough 'Maro mayhem for the tuning shop—so to cap things off, Hennessey decided to make a little video of the ZL1 racing the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The result is pure, unadulterated, American muscle car porn.