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plumcrazy73 04-03-2013 06:03 PM

Extreme Dodge Challenger in the works
 
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...ntcmp=features


Extreme Dodge Challenger in the works

The racetrack ready, 500 hp Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 stole the headlines at the New York Auto Show, but it may have some new competition on the way.

The head of Chrysler’s SRT performance division, Ralph Gilles, told FoxNews.com at the show that an extreme version of its Challenger coupe is in the works.

“We get a lot of requests for the Challenger, not so much the Charger, and we’ve been looking at doing an ACR [American Club Racing] edition of that, eventually,” he said. “So we’ll see something along those lines in a couple of years.”

The currently out of production Dodge (now SRT) Viper ACR was about as close as you can get to a street legal racing car, with modifications including nearly slick tires, an adjustable suspension and huge rear wing. A Challenger carrying that name would have to live up to its reputation.

Gilles didn’t say exactly what was being considered for the car, but the V10 from the Viper fits under the Challenger’s hood and the 470 hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 found in the Challenger SRT8 392 can easily be tuned for even more power, so the sky’s the limit.

Of course both GM and Chrysler could be in for an even tougher challenge this time next year when Ford is expected to unveil the all-new next generation Mustang, which started this whole track-ready thing with the recently available Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition.

Will there ever be peace in the muscle car wars?

We doubt it.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...#ixzz2PR7Wkgpp

RadioFlyer 04-07-2013 06:45 AM

I'd be happy if they'd just cut a thousand lbs off the car, keep the engine like it is and produce more "CORES" as they call it. I would buy a core version of a Challenger without all the bells and whistles like that in a heartbeat. Especiaslly a track ready, no heater core/airconditioning/battery mounted in the trunk version. Even if it weren't track ready, """"JUST KNOCK A THOUSAND LBS OFF THE DANG THING"""" and be done with it! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that sales would """"SKY ROCKET"""" IMO The core version they're planing as it is isn't enough, it's still too expensive. WTF up Gilles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8t8iroc 05-15-2013 12:12 PM

I really do like the sylings of the Charger and Challenger, but still they are just such BIG cars. I know that they were in the past as well, its just seems like it would be wiser to bring back the Cuda or have made the Dart with a V8 option :)

Leveil22 06-17-2013 09:49 PM

It needs a huge diet

bstc00 06-18-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8t8iroc (Post 1098863)
I really do like the sylings of the Charger and Challenger, but still they are just such BIG cars. I know that they were in the past as well, its just seems like it would be wiser to bring back the Cuda or have made the Dart with a V8 option :)

The Cuda is in the works right now.

JCummings 06-18-2013 10:53 PM

From what I just seen on the web the Cuda looks like it will disappoint. I hope Dodge just makes it a fast as hell, no frills, beast of a car. But something tells me that won't happen and the price tag will be heavy.

skytop 06-21-2013 08:39 PM

Chrysler has always had a morbidly obese car line. All their muscle cars were at a minimum 600 to 800 pounds heavier than comparable brand vehicles. That negated the power advantage of the 383, 440 an 426 hemi.

The 426 Hemi (the 'elephant engine') weighed in at a breath taking 843 pounds in street trim. It was known as the 'street Hemi.'

331/354 Hemi with alum. intake and water pump - 504
392 Hemi with alum. intake and water pump ------ 564
Slant 6 --------------------------------------------- 525
273-340 ------------------------------------------- 525
360------------------------------------------------- 560
361-400 ------------------------------------------- 620
413-440 ------------------------------------------- 670
426 Street Hemi ----------------------------------- 843

madhatr02 06-23-2013 04:42 AM

I wish the made an extreme base model challenger like they have with the Express Ram's

And would love to either have a blown Hemi, like Ford has with Roush, or a Viper motor in one,

kgarrett 06-28-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madhatr02 (Post 1132536)
I wish the made an extreme base model challenger like they have with the Express Ram's

And would love to either have a blown Hemi, like Ford has with Roush, or a Viper motor in one,

they do have a v10 challenger
http://www.leftlanenews.com/mean-mac...s-to-life.html

CdnoilRAM 06-29-2013 10:13 AM

The down side to the drag pack is they are not a turn-key vehicle. Every single one requires a trans and a bunch of other mods to even get it to run. The point of the drag pack as to provide a body and an engine for race-only enthusiasts, that was it.


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