• Jun 29, 2008
Click above image for the 2009 Dodge Challenger brochure

In the gallery below, you'll find the full brochure for the 2009 Dodge Challenger, and yeah, there's some good stuff to be found in there. We're particularly fond of the R/T Classic package (above), which gets a coat of B5 Blue, 20" torq-thrust lookalikes, throwback R/T stripes, and the old-school script Challenger badge on the front fender. Unfortunately, while Chrysler was cooking up the retro badging, they neglected to order up some nouveau Fratzogs to really finish off the look, so the Ram-head shield sits on the hood, instead. Too bad. As for the rest of the car? Badass. There are some pretty cool stripe and wheel options to be had regardless of trim level, plus what's sure to be a bevy of aftermarket parts from Mopar and other third parties. Finally, Chrysler's offering a factory R/T Track Pack that, in its most aggressive form, combines the 6-speed Tremec with 20" wheels and a 3.91 rear axle ratio. Bring money for tires. Ford is the king of leveraging its heritage to keep the Mustang interesting. Chrysler has a shot at doing the same thing here with the Challenger. From the looks of things, it's off to a good start. That R/T Classic? Yeah, we could roll like that. Thanks to Challenger64HEMI for the heads-up!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Unfortunate timing for a car that was never much to look at--not even when new in 1970.

      I wish Cerberus/Chrysler well, but this over-sized, overweight, yawner won't do much to help matters there.

      I'm so tired of seeing photos of this thing--and the upcoming Camaro as well. There's been so much publicity that the Challenger seems ready for a restyling even before it's introduced.

      Talk about overkill!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep. I'm as consistent as the Challenger silly-hype.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So in 40 years, are people going to be restoring the original challenger, or the 20xx copy of the original challenger? Choices choices...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw a new Challenger in downtown Atlanta yesterday. My heart rate jumped drastically. Just wish I had my camera.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I feel like Chrysler LLC should only produce performance cars... (and Jeeps)
        • 6 Years Ago
        they really should
        viper, challennger and soon the demon

        except the jeep idea?
        only if they stick with the real jeeps
        not stuff like the patriot and compass
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's exactly what they're doing, plus they're also making trucks and minivans still. They're subcontracting whole platforms to other companies (Nissan Versa...) and playing subcontractor (VW minivan...) as well. They're smart to focus on their strengths and to stop bashing their heads into the economy car wall.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Beautiful car come in at the wrong time! Chrysler wasn't able to capitalize on the retro remake era while the fuel was still cheap. unlike the new Mustang which came out few years ago, Chrysler must now face difficult task to sell these Hemi Challengers to the masses at $4 a gallon. This car I expected will sell in small number to die hard Challenger fans and thats about it. I guess it would still better than GM with its Camaro. Hopefully this car will last for a while before Chrysler axe fall on it like it did with the Pacifica, Magnum etc. which didn't make the number. So folks, get it while it is here!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know, I don't think people who can afford a 41K sports car wouldn't give a crap about gas prices...
        • 6 Years Ago
        people who can afford a $41K sports car would give a crap

        sorry, miserable typo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, but the Challenger isn't just in the V8, I mean.. there will be the V6 for around 21... and i expect to see alot of them on the road.

        Also, I personally believe Dodge introduced the retro design. Plymouth Prowler... Although its looks were killer... Its engine lacked.. and was ahead of its time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chrysler did a nice job executing the new Challenger--there's some really nice styling cues on this.

      If I were in the market, I think I would still go with the new Camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let em tell you the feedback on my Challenger has been incredible. Couple stories from just today. 2 girls in a Mustang followed me for miles just to get close to the car and ask me about it. A car full of what looked like a family was sitting in my blind spot checking it out when they passed they were giving me horns up signs including the grandmother. My favorite today was the ambulance on a call with lights and sirens, he passes the intersection, then double takes and brakes to look at the Challenger while driving away.

      While a few will always hate the design, Dodge nailed this so perfectly that it can afford to have some flaws and people would not care. Does not matter if they love
      Ford, Chevy or tuners, 14 or 74 this bad boy screams look at me. So far, I find the turn signal arm feels a bit low, bad blind spot and a spare tire would have been nice, pretty damn short list of complaints.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's completely fine with Autoblog. That thing's bad as hell. Congrats.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow you're so lucky......I just wish it came in more COLORS!!!!

        Me personally, I'm waiting for the Camaro, but If the Camaro wasn't coming out, I'd definitely shell out the cash for the Challenger. The Mustang had it's run, but now it's time for the 2 contenders that disappeared, but never really left.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Excellent! There's nothing like having something truly special. Like a few others that have posted, I might be more inclined for the Camaro, but seeing you with your new ride just makes me smile. Who could hate on that? Beyond Point A to Point B, if a car can deliver true satisfaction then it's completely worth it. Congrats!
        • 6 Years Ago
        sick... our neighbor just got his too. looks odd against his Murcielago, Bentley, Range Rover, Escalade and two Mercedes. i think he traded his SRT-10 for the Challenger.

        ANYWAY... the car is gorgeous. you're a lucky man.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ MajorGeek

        I am really jealous of you.. I haven't even seen one on the road yet.. and you get to drive it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet. The biggest issue I've had with Dodge lately is not the exteriors - where I think they've done pretty well - but the brutally cheap looking interiors. Good engines, good exterior design, nice functionality etc - but $30K + for hard plastic. I hope that changes for this car
        • 6 Years Ago
        Saw my first Challenger on the road in Saco, Maine two days ago. Black, and from a distance it looked like a much more expensive vehicle. Man that car has presence! I want one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I've heard they even have suede on the door panels for the SRT8, unlike plastic on the Charger SRT8, if that's worth anything.
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        This is by far the coolest car Dodge has made in a long, long time. Retro for the win.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find it curious that almost every automaker in the world is sweating the price of gas and the one automaker in the most trouble with the most outdated models and the worst overall fuel economy is reaching back to the past to bring us a car they killed off because of the last major oil crisis. Is it just me? Really nice car BTW.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sad, but couldn't be more true. What C/C really need are new Calibers, Sebrings, and a new 30k+ CUV.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's nice, and the brochure is cool, but I am just not interested anymore.

      Maybe when I see one actually on the road I'll get excited again, but at this time I am much more interested in the new Camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i just like the fact that it lists the srt with an optional 6 spd manual. how long have people been waiting for a SRT-8 with a clutch?


      Answer: a long time
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