• Aug 19, 2010
It's entirely possible. The crowd at the Mopar Nationals last weekend noticed something odd about the T-shirts handed out for the event. Parked among the usual suspects of Plymouth/Chrysler/Dodge lore sat a car that few folk recognized. It just might be the next-generation Dodge Charger. The internets have been aflame for awhile with word that the company's big four-door would get a version of the rear light bar seen on the Challenger, and if the drawing on the shirt is any indication, it looks like those rumors might be true.

We're not exactly sure who was behind penning the design for the T-shirt, but it seems unlikely that the gurus at Dodge would be so absent minded as to feed the Mopar hungry crowd at the Nationals a snippet of future product design. Even if the car in on the shirt is a figment of someone's imagination, it looks plenty sharp to us – and that's parked next to a Superbird. Thanks for the tip, FuzzyFish!



[Source: Allpar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Still uglier than a junkyard dog, but at least it doesn't look like a 11/10ths scale Galant anymore (which is probably how it started life, but don't expect Allpar to ever run THAT story...)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just release the damn thing already!

      It's only a refresh so I'm not sure what all the fuss is about anyway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It has completely new sheet metal, a brand new Interior, and two new engines. Sounds like a pretty major refresh to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nissan 240SX anyone?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jeez you're a touchy crowd, I was merely pointing out the resemblance the taillight(s) had to the 240sx, not implying that it WAS the 240sx.
      • 4 Years Ago
      At this point, I'm going to put my foot down and say, no. That's not it. The drawing looks good and that's about it.

      --RS
        • 4 Years Ago
        It is it, been confirmed by people who had actually seen the car "naked".

        Plus all the lines from the t-shirt drawing matches what we know of the car so far; check out the greenhouse, the rear spoiler, the shoulder line, the outer taillights, etc. They are identical to what we've seen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kinda like what I'm seeing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Imitation/replica of the '69 /'70 Charger. The '69 had two separate rear lights; each with 3 bulbs. The '70 had a one piece rear light basically looking like a joined '69 rear. Would be interesting if they went with the sequential lights which blinked in the direction of your turn which, IIRC, both the late '60s Thunderbirds and the '69 or '70 Cougar had. Especially in this time of LED lights, sequential lighting would be great. BTW, the '69 and '70 took 1157 bulbs in the outer two spaces which were two element wires (low voltage for regular lights and a higher voltage for brake/turning). Ah, those were the days! I severely/sorely miss my B5 Blue White Hat Special with the police/towing option (HD everything) '69 Charger (stolen in '74) which, like an idiot, I didn't replace but moved on. Darn thing was modified to the headliner with a Holley sitting on top of an Edlebrock on the 383; Addco rear sway bar; rear air shocks; B&M shift kit for the Torqueflite; sealed coolant overflow bottle with a seal for the radiator cap and a '70 GTX 440 exhaust system ('70 GTX 440 was modified for A/X class; did 10.60 quarters) Corvair Turbo mufflers. Used to go to Cecil County towing the GTX with the A/C and FM stereo on. Once ran the quarter in 13.9. after I loosened the dual A/C-alternator belts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thats it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I downranked you for your avatar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it.. The bar style lights go well on the car.

      Also at least FOR NOW the design separates the new Chargers from cop cars, and that is something I feel is very necessary to continue selling any units of this model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it!! With that said, I cannot help but wonder why GM has not come around and spruced up the Impala with the Charger as their target.

      Both seem to be aimed at the same market, but the Impala comes out the loser with its generic design and FWD platform.

      Hats off to Chrysler for building a sedan that appeals to enthusiasts, despite the weight the Charger name plate carries with it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The rear of the current Challenger is absolutely awesome. One of the best if not the best rear of any car being made today IMO. If they can do an adaptation of that rear for the Charger, it will be a real looker. The rear of the current Charger is one of the car's weakest spots.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Taillights better look like that, basically a modern interp of the best years '69 taillights. Not the one I saw photoshoped that were essentially four rectangles (bah!).
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