The Dodge Charger has appeared in three different platforms since it was produced in 1966. The first was a pony car produced from 1966-1978, the second was a subcompact car made from 1983-1987, and the third and final version is the current sports sedan which began production in 2006. The Charger combines Hemi power with rear-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension.
The current model is powered by a choice of four different engines, but the obvious choice would be the top of the line 6.1L V8 providing 425HP and 420 lb-ft of torque. Other options include a 178HP, 190 lb-ft of torque 2.7L V6 engine, a 250HP, 250 lb-ft of torque 3.5L V6, and a 368/372HP, 391/401 lb-ft of torque 5.7L V8 engine. These engines are mated to either a 4- or 5-speed automatic transmission.
How do you chase down speeders in a country full of Ferraris? Hemi power, of course! Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior purchased 150 Dodge Chargers with police packages to use for traffic, security and emergency response. Deputy Ministry of Kuwait’s Interior, Musaed S. Al-Guwainem said that the Charges were chosen for the police because, "speed, handling and functionality are critical to their job.” Now all Dodge has to do is teach the entire Kuwaiti police force how to yell ‘Yee-Haw’ whenever they get in ‘hot pursuit’.
For all of us that missed Dukesfest, the annual celebration of the Dukes of Hazzard, earlier this month (and I know there’s a lot of us that missed it,) here’s a quick highlight. REMEMBER: close the door to your office before yelling "Yee-Haw".
Maybe you haven’t heard about Michael Leonhard, but the Dodge Charger prototype will definetely remain in your mind. His design study represents an idea of how the next Charger model will look like. Dubbed the 2010 Dodge Charger Concept, the vehicle is based on the 1968 Charger but with a little refreshment unveiling new design lines and an incredible car. So Chrysler...what are you waiting for? More pictures after the jump!
The 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT models will make their debut today at the Atlanta Auto Show. These special “DUB Edition” vehicles may be ordered today at Chrysler and Dodge dealers and will arrive later this spring.
Both models are powered by a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick. All 2008 “DUB Edition” models feature a performance-tuned suspension as well as Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Brake Assist.
The limited production run of the 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT includes 1,385 Chrysler models and 2,180 Dodge models for the U.S. Both models will be built at Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario. Production begins next month and Chrysler and Dodge dealers are now taking orders. MSRP for the 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring is $33,140, which includes destination. MSRP for the 2008 “DUB Edition” Dodge Charger SXT is $30,235, which includes destination.
The new fuel-economy regulations gave a lot of trouble to all auto-makers and made them give up to a lot of RWD models,but it seems that Chrysler will keep its RWD LX platform around for the next-generation Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.
According to TheCarConnection, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger will receive a major makeover for the 2011 model year, but the company has no money to switch to front-wheel drive, even if this could improve the fuel economy.
The revamp in the works for the early part of the next decade will be fairly substantial. Chrysler is said to have decided that a bold styling statement is critical to the lineup’s sales success–but certain features of the car, like its low roofline, will change to give the cars a more updated look.
While other cars were grabbing the headlines at Monterey two weeks ago, RM Auctions hit a big number for the original Dodge Charger, a concept car first displayed in 1964. The Charger sold for $1.1 million dollars. At that, however, the car brought less than the pre-auction estimate, which had predicted bids between $1.5 and $2.0 million.
The price, however, actually seems astronomical for what is, in many ways, a production based show car. Unlike the Oldsmobile F-88 and Pontiac (...) > Full story
A few days ago John Schneider, aka Bo Duke, was selling his personal 1969 "General Lee" Dodge Charger used in "The Dukes of Hazzard" on eBay. But back then no one expected that this car will become the most expensive car ever auctioned. The auction closed at $9,900,500 at 1:00 pm Friday. eBay had to stopped tha auction once to remove fake bids when the price hit the $6 million dollar range, and after that bidders were required to register before making a play for the car.
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We now you like drifting and we know you kike muscle cars. A Dodge Charger R/T from Dukes of Hazzard should be one of your dream cars. For those who don’t know very well what a drift is, the first step is this video. You need a powerful car with rear wheel drive and a bit of talent.