We have to hand it to those successfully clumsy or disloyal auto execs. Every time we need some juicy information on a car that hasn’t exactly been fully unveiled, one of those guys always comes through to provide us with information that we would have to have waited to see. A leaked document from Dodge revealed a few more details on the 2011 Challenger . Apparently, the muscle car will be offered in four trim levels: Challenger, Rallye, R/T, and SRT version.
The standard version will be powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine that develops 305 HP. It will get touring suspension, dual exhaust, leather on the interior, and a 6 speaker audio system. The Rallye version will add heated front seats, Satellite Radio, and more.
The R/T version is powered by a 5.7 HEMI engine with 379 HP and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque. This version will hit a top speed of 160 mph. Of course, the most powerful version will be the SRT. It is powered by a 6.4 liter HEMI engine with 475 HP and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque.
Dodge will be also offering a 392 Inaugural Edition that will be limited to only 1000 units. It will get unique exterior colors, SRT wheels, a four-tailpipe exhaust system, leather seats, brushed metal trim, and a serialized dash plaque.
Sales will begin at the end of 2010.
Updated 11/15/2010: Dodge has unveiled the official details on the 2011 Challenger. For the new year, the Challenger gets a new aluminum Pentastar V-6 engine with 305 HP, a new road-gripping touring-tuned suspension with wider 18-inch wheels and tires for added control, a revised brake-pedal ratio, and refined brake booster.
UPDATED 12/28/10: From the first official images a month ago to the first official driving footage, the 2011 Dodge Challenger is getting primed and ready for its close-up. Sales are expected to begin anytime now so expect to hear more and more of the new Challenger in the coming months. For now, check out the video by clicking on the picture above.
Full details in the press release after the jump.