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Review: 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T

For all the problems it faces, Chrysler has to be happy with this: the Dodge Challenger rollout has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped. Everyone wanted this car to happen from the moment it appeared as a concept back in 2006. Back then, the S197 Mustang was still new and demonstrating that retro done right can be a very good thing. Flash forward to today and following a brief, SRT8-only 2008 model year run, the Dodge Challenger is now available in three distinct trim levels. We've already reviewed the stylish and value-priced, six-cylinder SE model, and we'll soon give you... Read More

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    Official: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat ringtone revs up [w/video]
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    The best (or worst, depending on your views) thing about smartphones is that you're able to carry lots, and lots of useful stuff around in your pocket. That means you can always have a phone, messaging service, email, flashlight, calculator, dictionary, encyclopedia, and literally thousands of other things on your person at all times. Now, we can add one ...

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    Auctions: Dodge to sell off first Challenger SRT Hellcat for charity
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    Want to get your hands on a new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and can't wait to be the first to get one? Las Vegas will be the place to be on September 27. That's where Barrett-Jackson will auction off the very first example. And you'd better bring your checkbook, because the bidding is sure to be fierce with all the proceeds going to charity. The ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: New bosses try to jump-start Cadillac and Lincoln
    Plus: Notes On Aston, Nissan And Another Hellcat 1406390400

    Both of America's domestic luxury brands seem to be stuck in neutral. It's ironic that Cadillac and Lincoln got new bosses within days of each other this month. It's also a commentary on the fact both of America's domestic luxury brands seem to be stuck in neutral. Cadillac has received barrels of good ink in recent years, thanks to its sporty, ...

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    Report: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the works
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    In Autoblog's recent First Drive of the 2015 Challenger SRT with the 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 we found its engine to be as brutally powerful as the numbers would suggest, even if it wasn't the best handler. However, the muscle-car-styling just isn't right for some buyers that need four doors and proper rear seats to haul around the family. It appears ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat [w/videos]
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    Darrell Waltrip once said, "If the lion didn't bite the tamer every once in a while, it wouldn't be exciting." The sentiment behind that aphorism is causing my adrenal gland to wake up as Dodge and SRT drivers and engineers – somber-faced to a man – give me the track talk that will precede my driving the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT on the ...

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    Report: Will Dodge limit 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat to 1,200 units?
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    With over 700 horsepower on tap and a price tag barely over $60k, Dodge appears on paper to have a winner on its hands with the new Challenger SRT Hellcat. But if you want to get your hands on one, you may have to act quicker than this most powerful of muscle cars covers the quarter-mile. That's because, according to our compatriots over at Edmunds, ...

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    Featured: 2015 Ford Mustang vs. Camaro and Challenger [w/poll]
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    The horsepower wars are tightening among the Detroit Three, as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger are getting bigger, more powerful, and yes, more fuel efficient. That came into sharper focus this week as more information was revealed about the most insane Challenger ever – the 707-horsepower Hellcat – followed quickly by ...

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    Confirmed: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will hit 199 mph, burn 1.5 gallons per minute [UPDATE]
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    Dodge anticipates a 0-60 run in the "mid threes," storming all the way to a top speed of 199 miles per hour. Autoblog Senior Editor Seyth Miersma will shortly be getting his sweaty mitts on Dodge's 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat, but he's wisely sitting through a presentation on the car before they let him loose on track and street today. He's ...

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    Report: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's 707 storming horses can be yours for $60k [UPDATE]
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    We love a good deal on high performance. It's what traditionally makes muscle cars so appealing – you get lots of speed, for not a lot of money. For 2015, Dodge has taken this to its logical extreme, offering its new 707-horsepower, supercharged, V8-powered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat for just $59,995. For those wondering, that works out to just ...

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    Video: Dodge CEO and Gas Monkey Garage dissect the 10-second Challenger Hellcat
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    So far, whenever we've seen the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with its 707-horsepower, supercharged Hellcat V8, the muscle car has been smoking its tires. Dodge is finally proving that the SRT can do more than ruin perfectly good sets of rubber, though. In it's latest video, company CEO Tim Kuniskis hands the Hellcat off to the guys from Gas Monkey Garage to ...

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    Video: Watch 1,414-hp worth of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat do stereo burnouts
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    When Dodge announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, automotive enthusiasts were shocked. The company had promised us that it would be powerful, but no one expected for the muscle car to post even larger numbers than the range-topping Viper. Car and ...

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    Featured: Dodge lets us drive 100-years' worth of history [w/videos]
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    A raft of important production models from the last hundred years were available for me to either drive or ride in. Dodge is 100 years old this year. So, as happened on Ford's recent centennial, the 50-year birthday of the Porsche 911, and others, the company has an excuse to trot out the highlights of its history next to its upcoming model lineup, ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has 707 glorious horsepower [w/video]
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    Hold onto your butts. "600-plus horsepower" is what we were told to expect from the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with its 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine. But as we've just learned, those were incredibly conservative numbers. Dodge has officially announced that the range-topping Challenger will hit the asphalt with 707 – seven hundred and ...

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    The List: The List #0392: Go Drag Racing
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    Hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre head to Southern California's Irwindale Speedway to compete in a weekly "run what ya brung" NHRA Thursday Night Thunder event. With them they've brung brought some Mopar muscle: a Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT8, both packing 470-horsepower 392 Hemi engines. But before our hosts can take to the strip, ...

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    Video: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat revving is sonic bacon
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    This is the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and we're sure that by now, you know its stats, including over 600 horsepower from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V8. What, pray tell, does that blown engine sound like, though? At least judging on the sonic strength of this video, it's very, very dirty. Honestly, it sounds unlike anything that's come out of the ...

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    Video: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets brace of new videos
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    Yesterday's big announcement focusing on the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat had plenty of stuff going for it – information, pictures and the rabid enthusiasm that always accompanies such an eagerly anticipated reveal. What it was lacking, though, was a proliferation of videos of the new model. Sure, yesterday's news came with one clip, but today, ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with '600-plus horsepower' officially unveiled [w/video]
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    Dodge has officially unveiled the most powerful vehicle to ever wear the Challenger name – the SRT Hellcat – complete with over 600 horsepower courtesy of a supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V8. It will be offered alongside the 485-hp Challenger SRT. The new, force-induced V8 isn't just the most powerful ever fitted to the Challenger, it's the ...

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    Report: QB says University of Alabama offered him a Corvette to play football
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    The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team could be in some hot water, following a pair of posts on social media. The first post was sure to raise a few eyebrows on its own. It's an Instagram of sophomore running back Derrick Henry standing in front of his new Dodge Challenger (we're guessing it's an R/T based on the fender stripes). Complete ...

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    Official: SRT back to Dodge, Dart SRT, new Challenger, Charger and Caravan's death outlined in 5-yr plan
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    The onslaught of news from Fiat Chrysler's layout of five-year plans continued with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis this morning, including the unexpected announcement that SRT was coming back into the fold. After just a few years existing as an independent entity within the Fiat Chrysler universe, an unceremonious press release hit in conjunction with today's ...

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    Video: Dodge offers 100 years of solid advice in new ad
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    This is a cool ad. Dodge, which is celebrating its centennial this year, recruited some of its peers to see what you should and shouldn't do in life. Of course, some are obvious - don't complain, learn from your mistakes and live for now. Then again, some are less obvious. Some, actually, are downright awesome. Towards the end, each piece of advice is ...

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