The Dodge Challenger line was always known as one of the preeminent muscle cars of the 70’s generation. Well if Dodge continues in the direction it is now, the latest iteration, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 RWD 2dr, will gather the same recognition.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 RWD 2dr is one of those cars that simply makes no apologies. It is big, brash and powerful, which makes it really hard not to fall in love with this great car. There is no doubt that Dodge took careful consideration of the Challengers from years gone by when they were designing the current Challenger. The front fascia of the modern Challenger is almost a clone of the 70s version, albeit with a little more aerodynamics and body molding added. The 2013 Challenger has quad headlights and a black grill, with a hood that almost comes to a point, much like it did in the original. Underneath the grill is a massive air scoop and integrated fog lights to illuminate even the darkest highways and byways. The raised hood and the muscular rear quarter panels give this car a great look from every angle. The multi spoke wheels also add the muscle car feel and is yet another nod to years gone by.
Now when it comes to the engine, the allure of the past seems to be left behind and modern technology is placed in the forefront. Engineers squeezed in a very modern 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, into this new Dodge car, forgoing the past and looking to current technology for answers. The result is this big Dodge will scoot to 60mph in 5 seconds flat, leaving most others behind in its wake. Top speed for the automatic version of the Challenger is a mind blowing 175mph. But don’t worry all this power and speed doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable and that’s where Dodge excelled once again.
The interior of the Challenger is spacious, including the rear seats which can actually accommodate full sized adults. The Uconnect feature allows for smart phone integration and is a nice touch in a “retro” vehicle. Other amenities include; leather, front heated seats, a Boston Acoustics sound system, a touch screen display and of course the fun of sitting in a modern day legend. Plus, that last option comes at no additional charge!
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 RWD 2dr retails for just under $46,000 depending on what options are added on at the time of sale. Test drive St. Louis Dodge cars in Missouri at All Star Dodge Dealership today.