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While these new spy shots of the production Dodge Challenger show neither more nor less of the car than similar shots taken last week, we still find ourselves interested. This time we see the new Challenger sitting at a stoplight, which afford a view of the big 5-spoke wheels that slightly obscure the car's massive disc brakes. This particular car is silver, compared to the black and reddish-bronze colored ones in previous spy shots.

The photographer reportedly pulled an illegal U-turn and chased down the car. After pulling up next to it and snapping a few pics on his camera phone, the guerilla snapper revved his engine. He reports that the engineers inside the Challenger changed their smug mugs into smiles and indicated they were ready for a stoplight launch party, but when the light turned green they quickly let off. Our guess is their bosses probably frown on street racing with the million dollar prototypes.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Hope the interior is nicer than Dodges I've been in lately. The Charger and whatever the little FWD wagon thing is called have stank interior; fleet cars - rent 'em and forget 'em. Cheap-o-rama. Not as bad as the 'stang, but still. The U.S. has to step up on the build quality department or face the consequences. I don't care how many fuzzy dice this thing comes with... But nice exterior, I guess... Big and beefy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see what looks like a solid B pillar...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I saw this, too. I had a feeling Chrysler would eff this one up, like all the other concept-to-reality projects they've executed in the past few years. So much for our hopes for the return of the true, American hardtop.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The wheels are too big. I hate the giant tire/wheel combos. Reduce the size of the wheels and I'll be happy. I'll be happier if I can afford one when they come out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The fine solid details of the Lexus and Toyotas is what puts their cars over the tops. They look very well built. There is nothing tacky about them. The Chellanger concept accomplishes exactly that, together with the amazing retro muscle car look. If they stick hard to that concept, it will win big (even if it adds to the sticker price). If they deviate and cheese up the interior, door handles, tail lights or other things (similar to the Charger, etc.) it won't come close to what they could get out of it. Stick to the concept and I buy it...cheese it up, and I'm out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really don't care for American cars.
      I like Hondas, Toyotas, Lexuses and BMWs.

      The Dodge Charger was the first American car I've liked since I was like 10 or something.

      The Dodge Challenger is even better. Man, I love that thing! Even though my mind tells me that it will suck at handling like the Mustang or it will be unreliable or the interior will be cheap or something... I still want one!

      Oh God, I hope this thing handles well, is reliable, and well made. I so want one!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Judging from your taste in foreign cars, this is a bad sign for Dodge.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That's a very dumb thing to say. From a design perspective as well as a business perspective, Dodge has designed a car that is universally appealing.

        I want American car companies to succeed universally. They should be able to compete with all cars, not just other American ones. There should be no need to like either foreign cars OR domestic cars, they should be mixed. That would be good for the American car companies, their customers, their investors, and their country's economy. With this one I think they are going to do so.

        The point is that this car can attract the tastes of someone who likes foreign cars, and the tastes of someone who likes domestic cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree with you there. It's really is not innovative. For example, if this car takes off, eventually it will need to be revamped. And Dodge will have troubles taking the design anywhere since they've already shown that they haven't been able to design anything this pretty since the 70's given the fact that it is built off the 70's design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like it will be spectacular.

      The door handles are the same pieces that the Charger and Magnum used. This car is based on the Charger/Magnum so expect most of the parts to be used on this car as well.

      The wheels are a different style than the current SRT-8 trio, so it looks like they will be unique to the car. And for the record, I like them.

      This is easily going to be one of the hottest rides for 2008, and maybe the only Chrysler product of the year worth getting excited about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What are you smoking people. There is nothing wrong with the size of the wheels. The wheels look great. Do you realize how big this car is, smaller wheels would just like stupid on this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The side view mirrors look good on the Challenger. I hope they keep them similiar with the production version.

      Not to go off topic, but I'm curious to see the side view mirrors (they look so fragile) of the production version of the new Camaro .
      • 7 Years Ago
      I clicked on the link and couldn't view any of the pics.

      But from what Neff posted, I like it. The weird side view mirrors will have to grow on me, but otherwise I like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pulled an illegal U-Turn to get the pictures.

      Is upset that the responsible citizen/employee would not race him on presumably a busy road seeing as how it was lunch time.

      It's amazing he didn't cause an accident!
        HST
        • 7 Years Ago
        This just in...TheGMSource is reporting the Challenger has been shelved...
        • 7 Years Ago
        He's very lucky he wasn't drunk, otherwise he might swerve off Opdyke and pinball his sports car off a nonexistent guardrail, totalling it, and having a state trooper tell him to just ask his local police file an accident report to avoid DUI charges. He should have simply made a big deal about seeing a car with camo on it and provided a vague description without showing any pictures, but still say he spied a car. Would have been safer for all.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Just because a U-turn is illegal doesn't mean it's dangerous.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh, grow some cajones...you never pulled an illegal u-turn to get a look at something or get somewhere faster?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do you have a link? I tried looking, and I can't find it on the site, but since GM is a competitor of Chrysler, I would take it as a grain of salt since at the Carlilse All-Chrysler Nationals, there was a countdown to the Challenger being released.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The last comment was directed towards Wrecked_Solstice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Creative and fresh like a BMW? i hope you only mean engine wise cause all the BMW's all look the same but headlights and size of the actual body.
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