• Oct 19, 2007

A two-tone 2009 Dodge Challenger was spotted in Detroit earlier this month, but it was all the way back in August when we brought you shots of this all-black Challenger. That car hasn't been spotted cruising around the streets of Detroit in a while, the reason being is that it's no longer in the vicinity of Detroit. Recently the car was spotted far from home at Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort in Valley Center, located in sunny San Diego, California. The casino is conveniently situated near Mt. Palomar, which is home to San Diego's finest mountain pass. We can only assume that the folks from Chrysler were flogging the camo-clad Challenger around the mountain road. Testing was certainly in progress during this sighting, as it was closely followed by Dodge chase vehicles complete with roof antennas. Could this mean that the Challenger will be aimed at handling the twisties as well as the straights? Let us hope it won't be plagued with extreme understeer like its predecessors.

[Photos: Tam To]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I almost *expect* it to be plagued with understeer. It IS a Dodge...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think we need to see a totally un-camo'ed version. After all, its already out in the open on other picture caps..

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Living here in San Diego, I know how sweet the road up Palomar is, and I know that testing and press rides take place up there. Now I have another excuse to go to Harrahs...poker (I miss Card Squad) and watching for the test mules.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ya, so Chrysler hates phone cams... but loves the constant & free publicity.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This boring POS has been around the block--first in the early 1970's, and now in a new costly, bloated version that everyone has already seen (damn thing was parked on Nob Hill in an auto show a few years ago!).

      A few "gotta-have-it" guys will overpay for this thing, then sales will drop as dealers' lots fill up with redundant Challenger iron.

      If you must buy one of these clunkers, at least be smart enough to wait a few months following introduction when you'll get on on the cheap.

      Cerberus should concentrate on fixing volume cars like Sebring and Avenger. The Challenger is an unfortunate distraction IMO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why are the two cars behind it both dodges?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dodge uses Dodges to travel with?

        by the by, why are there sooo many test mules? i mean give us the finished product already, im tired of reading about em and looking at pictures online.

        Dont get me wrong I love looking at them on AutoBlog.com ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      this car is cool. but one thing i don't get, and if someone would be nice enough to explain this to me, is that this car is going to be built in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. then why doesn't even report seeing it there? am just curious, cause i live there and never heard of it being tested around there. are there better roads in Detroit...
      • 7 Years Ago
      They're still trying to disguise a car that everyone has seen a million times on every automotive Web site?

        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, what is the point?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Retro styled cars are cool, but i still think Dodge took it too far with this Challenger-saurus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm also confused why they're still trying to cover this thing up and play hide & seek. We've all seen this thing a thousand times...heck...we'll start getting them at the dealers in February...albeit only about 6000 are going to be made for 2008, but they'll be out in 3 months...drop the camo act already.