Dodge might add Challenger Convertible
Dodge just revealed the 2008 Challenger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show and plans for the future have already started: the company expects to sell 20,000 to 30,000 of its retro-styled Challenger sport coupes a year once the full model line goes on sale; the Challenger family will probably grow next year to include lower-priced models with less-powerful engines. A convertible is also possible.
The company has also announced that the whole production run of 6,400 cars is sold out and will appear at dealers in the spring.
The Challenger will come with standard antilock brakes, electronic stability control, curtain air bags, six-speed automatic transmission and keyless ignition.
With a top speed of 170 mph and a price of only $37,995, the SRT8 is faster than the $82,900 500-horsepower BMW M5 super sedan and that the 6.1-liter Hemi V8 produces more torque than a $126,200 Porsche 911 turbo.