• Jul 23, 2010
2010 Dodge Mopar '10 Challenger – Click above for high-res image gallery

Good news if you've been itching to get a look at something other than a renderings and grainy detail shots of the Mopar '10 Challenger. Dodge has just dropped a hefty batch of photos of the model in full. Supposedly, the company is only building 500 examples of the car, each of with a price tag of $39,000 if you want a six-speed manual. If you can live your life with a slushbox, Dodge will give you the car for $38,000. For that kind of coin, you get a raucous hood scoop and your choice of three accent colors.

Likewise, the interior will also wear a slew of new niceties, including Mopar logos embroidered in the side bolsters of both front seats, matching thread accents and a new steering wheel. Unfortunately, the car is based off of an R/T model, so don't expect to see the heavy-breathing 6.1-liter V8 from the Challenger SRT8 under the hood.



[Source: Chrysler]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the shifter.
      jdee
      • 4 Years Ago
      you want a true sports car? move up to a CORVETTE..... nuff said..........
      • 4 Years Ago
      I know I'm gonna get flack for this but.... I still don't understand why the challenger exists. It lacks the performance of the mustang or the looks of the camaro and its higher spec models are more expensive.... and it still looks like a giant bathtub.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It exists because thousands of people per month choose to buy one over a Mustang or Camaro ( about 4,000 or so). As far as the Camaro being better looking, thats individual taste, or better put, are you kidding me!
        Dodge will never accept second fiddle to Chevy or Ford and will get the weight out and the power up and then it's "see you later" !! Go Dodge!
        • 4 Years Ago
        you must need glasses and a brain check !!.. hv you driven a Camaro ??, a Mustang ??.. you know spining tire power really doesn't mean much, put equally qualifioed drivers together and they all run the same, but the Challenger is much, much more daily liveable. Fella who works for me bought the Camaro SS couple of months back, hates it as a daily driver, he gonna go trade it for a CTS.. enough said.. cheers
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks are subjective, and for me this is leagues above the Camaro in that department. So that's reason enough for this car to exist.

        But beyond that it can seat 5 people relatively comfortably, has a bigger trunk, and is roomier in general.

        It's also got a softer ride and would be better for long trips.

        It also exists because it makes money for Dodge. The challenger was created on the basis of being able to easily create a muscle car on an existing platform, while making money off of it even with limited sales. They've done that and then some. They have also re-established the Challenger name, so if down the line they decide to make a car that is more directly competitive with the Mustang and Camaro, they won't be starting from scratch.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have to say, I test drove several cars including the 370z. I just got my 2011 Mustang GT and it is so much more fun for regular driving IMO. The interior's nicer, you have power everywhere, and it's just all around a nice car. Of course, I came from a Honda Fit, so anything is nicer...
        • 4 Years Ago
        unlike the Mustang or Camaro, the Challenger is actually a FULLSIZE coupe that can fit a family of 4 Easily and a Driver over 6' tall.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Quite frankly, I think all three of those new 'pony cars' are pretty dreadful. None of them are real muscle cars and they are certainly not sports cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      hv a 2010 R/T white and ecked out..best car I've ever owned and I have owned a few (72 actually). Presently also own a restored 74 Challenger Panther Pink, white top/interior, 340/auto. They look great side by side. looks similair but are so different from each other - butg good, just differnet, as one would expect.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I STILL can't believe Dodge chose to go with that UGLY steering wheel for the Challenger.

      Easily, hands down, the worst aspect of an otherwise very attractive car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A $1000 EXTRA for a manual? Where have the times gone?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Remember it's not just the trans you are paying for:

        3:73 gears (vs stock 3.07s in the auto)
        T-65 Getrag (near bulletproof gearbox)
        Limited slip (I think it uses REAL LS, not the brake actuated junk like the Automatics)
        Hill start assist (Really like this option).

        Is is cheap? No. Is it worth it? Hell Yeah....

        The car needs much wider tires though (and an inch drop).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh no.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sharp!.........sorry for the addition: I love the Camaro by far. The Mustang is already looking tied.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Being a Ford man, my heart beats for a Shelby Mustang...but the Challenger catches my eye and has the retro look of the '70-'72 models that I fondly remember, as I drove Mopars back then. Interior needs work though, ugly steering wheel, hard dash with too many sharp edges and bland look overall. Hood scoop on this thing is WAY too big, looks almost cartoonish taking up most of the hood. Needs to be more to scale as the original ''Shaker'' scoops of the '70's. Still much better looking than that abortion GM calls a Camaro, they should hang their heads in shame disgracing the fine '69 Camaro they failed miserably to reproduce.
      • 4 Years Ago
      brmintz:

      Performance is not all about "the numbers". It's about buying something that a person enjoys driving. I have in-seat experience with a 27M Police Package Challenger (R/T 6 speed manual) and it's a blast. It may not be as fast "by the numbers" but who really cares? People who buy car X because it's .5 seconds faster 0-60 is just drinkin the advertising kool-aid. As long as a car feels fast, that's good enough for me. Only people with member-deficiency syndromes walk around saying "my blah blah blah is faster than yours"...it's just childish.

      As for style..that is strictly a matter of opinion. I personally think the Camaro is nothing but a life size hot wheels car with an offensive interior. I think the Mustang and Challenger look FAR better inside and out.

      Yes, I would like to see a lighter Challenger, but I would buy this if I were in the market.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I never referenced any 0-60 times or anything of the sort... take it easy!
        • 4 Years Ago
        No prob..

        You asked why someone would bother buying the Challenger. I'm just saying they buy it because they like it, not because it has to perform to some predetermined standard.
      Marc
      • 4 Years Ago
      It must be my complete lack of knowledge, but it looks like the Mustang to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      then ill will be a SRT8? people need to realize "mopar" makes Classic looking modifications to its cars. SRT makes things Custom for the Street.
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