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In case you missed our update on the original post: mere days after rolling out a neoclassic Challenger done up like the lead character in Vanishing Point, Erich Heuschele stuffed it into a tire wall at Road America. Hey, things happen. At least only his ego was bruised; the damaged car was driven 200 miles without incident, proving that the scarring was little more than a flesh wound.

The nice thing about being in an automaker's inner circle is that you can make a phone call and get a car dropped off like a cup of coffee from an intern. Breaking the early morning stillness of a Sunday sunrise, an orange Challenger SRT-8 sporting black stripes rode into the pits at Iowa's Mid America Motorplex. One Lap rules preclude running for points after a vehicle replacement, so co-drivers Heuschele and Gillies are competing for giggles and exposure at this point. Never fear, though, the white-dunked Challenger is currently undergoing repairs, and should resurface for the Targa Newfoundland.

[Source: CarDomain]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Competing the One Lap would be far more fun if this car was a manual...oh well. Maybe they will run a 2009 next year.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I worked for GM for a while , it seems all these execs think they are race car drivers. It looks good on them... Mirror image of the type of person that will buy that car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thinking he didn't "get a car dropped off" considering they mentioned they drive the car 200 miles to someones shop. Looks like they picked up Ralph's company car likely (notice the regular license plate on it).......
      • 7 Years Ago
      does anybody know how the whole big deal with chrysler being broke and all effect SRT? after i heard about them planning to do away with performance and go for economy i started thinking. after the viper being dropped, that was bad enough id despise chrysler dodge if they dropped srt
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wonder how long it will be until they wreck this one...
      • 7 Years Ago
      If they would have driven through Milwaukee, no one would have even known. Looks like 90% of the cars on the road here anyways

      • 7 Years Ago
      Wish there was more photos of it next to the mustang, for comparison purposes. Oh well.