The current generation of Dodge Challenger continues a long heritage of muscle cars and designs inspired by them. It is sold as a two-door sedan with a generous back seat compared to other sport cars. Unlike some competitors, there is no convertible option available for the Challenger. The most powerful Challenger is a drag strip purpose-built SRT Demon with 840 horsepower which holds Guinness World Records and is the only car built with only a single seat. More realistic are Challenger trims with a 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6, a 5.7 liter Hemi, or perhaps the SRT trim with its 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi V-8. Challenger is also offered as the SRT Hellcat using the same 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi rated to either 500 or 707 horsepower based on a dual key fob system. Be careful not to grab the wrong key! You may also find models with the resurrected shaker hood starting in 2015. The hood has the scoop peeking out of the front hood, with an inlet that shakes when the engine revs up.
The initial Challenger line was only offered from 1970 to 1974. Convertibles were only offered in 1970 and 1971. A Mitsubishi Sapporo was given the Challenger badge from 1978 through 1983, but was only offered as a front-wheel drive compact sedan with a 4-cylinder engine. The current Challenger generation began in 2007 with a small choice of engines from the base V-6 developing 250 horsepower, a 375 horsepower Hemi, and a 6.1 liter Hemi. The body style evokes the Challenger of old, though the vehicle was quite a bit larger and heavier than the original Challengers. Early versions were offered with a 5-speed automatic or pistol-grip 6-speed manual transmission.
A new base engine arrived in 2011 with the Pentastar 3.6 liter V-6. Technology improvements are keeping up with customer preferences, including a power-adjustable driver’s seat, upgraded audio, advanced traction control, electronic stability control, fog lamps, Garmin navigation, Sirius Travel Link, UConnect web connectivity, and recent upgrades to current infotainment options. Appearance and performance packages in recent years include the SRT8 392, Rallye Redline, R/T Redline, and Blacktop package.
Dodge Challenger continues a long history of performance sports cars with its current generation, and Car Stop Texas routinely has Challenger selections for your review. Stop by and check them out or one of our other fine pre-owned models. Come to Car Stop Texas and you won’t have to go anywhere else.