• Jun 28, 2007
Our car-culture obsessive compatriots over at the Jalop snapped up a shot of the new Challenger from Frau Priddy and her merry men, capturing Dodge's newest hotness at speed on the highway.
It's not hard to make out the Challenger's distinctive roofline, and the camo-clad rear end doesn't give much away, save the small ducktail spoiler. According to Priddy, production of the Challenger will begin in Ontario, Canada in the spring of '08, based off the "LY" RWD platform. Pricing is expected to be around $31k, but rumors have suggested that some R/T models have been pre-sold in the $50,000 range.

To quote Priddy, "The official debut of the (production) Challenger will be on February 6th at the Chicago Auto Show – just 222 days away." Woohoo!

[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I was hoping for some front end spy shots too. Probably in the coming weeks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Some of you are too young to remember when the original Challenger was sold as a new car in 1970.

      At that time, the Challenger was a late response to the Mustang and Camaro--a cute, but cramped car with little to distinguish it. Funny that people are making such a fuss about something that was never as good as it's remembered now.

      The upcoming, new Challenger is oversized, overpriced, and might sizzle for a short time, then fizzle.

      My suggestion: After introduction, if you must buy one of these things, wait a few months and it'll be heavily discounted. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be;-).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man thats gonna be a gas guzzler...they need a V6 to help sales.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Mustang has nothing to worry about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome.. I wish they would have gotten more pictures.

      If you are as interested in the Dodge Challenger as me, please check out:

      http://www.challengertalk.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bet you're one of those cats that oohed & ahhhed at thet $40,000.000 Civic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another Gas guzzler from Dodge first the nitro then the sebring then this.....no one will buy it,it will get shit mileage. If the Comaro can get at least 20-25+MPG with the active cylinder shut off that GM supposedly has then id be surprised,but the dodge challenger will get 10-15MPG MAX probably. The Corvette gets decent millage with the ACM Active Cylinder Management. Good luck paying for gas for this bitch and the gas guzzler taxes. I wouldn't buy this thing. Its basically a Charger/300.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I won't be surprised to bypass the problem of the mileage if the Bluetec offered under the hood of the 300C in Europe and Grand Cherokee goes under the hood of the Challenger. (The future Cummins V6 4.2L planned for the Ram 1500 and Durango might be too heavy for the Challenger, just imagine the ad "This thing got a Cummins?") then there could be a kit conversion for the Hemi to use E85 fuel just like this Viper http://www.e85viper.com/ but that's another story.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mercury could do a heavier content Mustang based Cougar to undercut this.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought the Challenger was supposed to compete with the Mustang? How is it going to do that when it's starting price is $11k above the Mustang's?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Long term demand for the Charger all depends on how diverse Chrysler makes the range. If it's just a boutique car with a 425hp V8 Hemi for $40k, then I agree demand will be sharp at first and then taper off after a few years.

      I hope Chrysler turns this into a "something for everybody" car like the Mustang. Offer the V6. Offer manual transmissions across the range. Have special editions (one per year, not one per month like Ford). If Chrysler makes this more than a toy for bored middle age guys, then I can see it having real staying power.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It'll be too bad if they price the base V8 model over 27K. 5K more than its competitor (Mustang GT) is a lot of cheddar. If its close to 3900-4000lbs and comes with a 5.7 @ 340-350hp it won't even be quicker than a GT. And a 6.1 425hp R/T won't even touch a Cobra. They really need to bring a V6 model out well under 25K if they want to move enough of these to make it worth thier while. If they don't, I give it 5 years, no redesign then canned.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It is REALLY too bad that there is not an American car company that can put out a good product without "rebuilding" the cars of the past. I guess the one exception is the vette.
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