• Jan 15, 2008
click above to view more ready spy shots of the Dodge Challenger

A few days ago we showed you a single spy pic sent in by a reader of a what we think is a production Dodge Challenger out driving in the rain. Fellow Autoblog reader Brian G. saw the shot and sent us his own. These four images also show the rear of the car, though in some cases much more clearly. The bar of light bulbs on the rear that makes up the taillight assembly certainly doesn't look like the concept's, so we're still of the mind that this car is a pre-production prototype and not what we saw spinning on stage in 2006. Don't take our word for it, click here to view the gallery and make up your own mind. It's not long now anyway until the car is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in early February. Thanks, Brian!



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Some of the stupidity here is amazing. How do you people make it through high school, much less college?
      Grain, it's "you're," not "your," okay? As in, if you're going to flame, at least edit your post and try not to look as stupid as you're trying to make the other person seem.
      Any knob that compares a Challenger to a GT-R is ... well, a knob. It's just stupid. Be a fanboy -- cool -- but don't disparage other vehicles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Gooch
        Nice job finding my grammatical errors in my posts. You get a star for that one. I never compared the GTR to the Challenger. I know better than to do that. I was just "aggressively" commenting on someone's ignorant perception of Nissan vehicles.

        @ JJ
        I have plenty of automotive knowledge. Don't underestimate someone you have never met or spoken with.

        @Vik
        I do apologize for my harsh and ignorant comment. I just got a bit frustrated after seeing another ignorant comment first. It made me look no better in this situation. Also, due to me having my own Condo in New York City and living a few hundred miles away from my parents, I wouldn't think that they would know if I posted here or not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love this car. I have liked the looks since the concept came about. I'll take an R/T in all black with black wheels please.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I’m diggin that rear. I was afraid that Chrysler would cheapen-out on this part.
      • 7 Years Ago
      >>> On a sidebar topic, a person at the dealership where I get my vehicled service told me during the course of our conversation that Dodge was planning to release a special limited edition, limited number, two-door version of the Charger.

      I immediately of course thought he was referring to the Challenger but just called the car Charger by mistake. But he said he knew the difference between the two and insisted it was the Charger.

      With the introduction of the Challenger it wouldn't seem to make sense. But I suppose anything is possible. And I know folks have been clamoring for a two-door edition of the new Charger since it was first introduced.

      I've made a sweep on the Internet trying to either confirm or deny the rumor, but came up with an empty basket. Has anyone else heard or seen any information on this subject?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Absolutely not in the cards. If you peruse the Allpar forums, you will find a post regarding future model production codes and launch dates. This, is without a doubt, total BS.


        More on topic, that appears to be a R/T trim level... not base or SRT
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll wait to see the whole car to make a final judgement.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This POS cost 40k?????? Wow, these companies really have you pathetic bastards by the balls in making you pay 40k for a poorly built (but large displacement-"the bigger the engine, the better the car") automobile.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Grain... shut it...please. You're making yourself sound like an idiot... much less anyone who can speak of any knowledge on cars, car architecture or car culture.


        Last i checked no one is FORCED to buy ANY car.

        and if you kept up with things you'd realize this is the top of the line SRT8 model that costs 40k.

        The car will start likely in the mid to low 20's.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Grain- your ignorance is AMAZING. This car hasn't even been released and you are already commenting on its build quality? I think it's cool that you've already sat in and driven the production version so you can comment on its build quality. You should post up a review! Does your mom know you post to these forums?
      • 7 Years Ago
      no 3rd brake light? wtf
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the new Challenger, but then I had a '70 Challenger when I was in high school so I'm biased
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ahh man i hope one day i'll own one of these...for now i'll be happy eating it's dust with my 4 can car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I understand that it is supposed to have a retro look but it seems like it's out of the 70's and smoothed out, something people stopped buying thirty years ago. It looks old. The Camaro is a modernized version and looks new, something I would buy now in 2008 (I will not begin to discuss how it should be out now and not 2010 or whenever they plan on releasing it) but the Challenger is an old car with some newer styling whereas the Camaro is a modern car with classic styling (despise the dash/interior though). Wasn't the full single tail light across the back already done and gone twenty years ago? Just doesn't do it for me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The only reason people stopped buying them was because they stopped making them. Oh and a down turn in the economy, rising insurance, oil troubles - the Challenger came late to the party - but what a splash.

        It is an amazing vehicle in its own right. Just as any so called 'modern' car is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Urgalee.

      Backward design.

      I don't get it.

      GT-R rulez.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I hope the above post is some kind of joke because it made me laugh. In a way I agree though the Challenger is pretty cool looking but the GT-R has better styling
        • 7 Years Ago
        I really admired the GT-R until I came across idiots like you. No one cares, just another POS Nissan that will fall apart if pushed.

        Sure people will buy the pieces of crap, just like the bought the 300 ZX etc. Where are they now? rotting in some junkyard. As soon as you start getting the repair bills for the GT-R, you too will run from it.

        Every car truck or bus that get posted here, you must compare to the GT-R. Idiot. It'll be junk in three years.
        • 7 Years Ago
        price check on homosexual nutswingers.

        Take your erotic haikus elsewhere GODZIRRA.

        The challenger will live up to all the hype of the concept. great news for detroit.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its supposed to look old, that's its allure. Its not for everybody, but those who like old cars are now in heaven.

        GT-R is a $60k car and this is a $40k at the top. Not entirely comparable. They produce similar HP anyways :).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Even Tricky Dicky got to post a homosexual slam on here! When I do my post gets removed. Someone at Autoblog hates me ;(
      BILL
      • 7 Years Ago
      PHOTOS ARE BAD. MUST HAVE USED A CHEAP CELL PHONE WITH CAMERA OR DAUGHTERS BARNEY CAMERA.
      AS FAR THE NEW CHALLENGER GOES, THE NEW MODEL LEANS TO MUCH ON THE PAST. THE LIGHTS AND FRONT GRILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE MODERN LOOKING.
      WHILE DODGE IS PLAYING WITH IT'S CONCEPT CARS
      FORD HAS UNLEASHED A PLETHORA OF MUSTANGS
      TO CHOOSE FROM. WHILE FORDS ENJOYING SOME OF IT'S BEST SEELS DUE THE MUSTANG LINE UP, CHEVROLET, AND CHRYSLER ARE ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. I LOVE MOPAR BUT IT SEEMS THAT MOPAR IS WAY TO LEARY TO PULL THE TRIGGER.
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