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 |  Nov 06 2013, 8:33 PM

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There’s a must-have option coming to the Dodge Challenger for 2014: the “shaker” hood.

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 |  May 11 2013, 12:01 PM

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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.
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 |  Jan 08 2013, 12:31 PM

Dodge just announced what amounts to a new name for its top-trim Dart compact sedan previously called the R/T package. The newly named Dodge Dart GT will appear during the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Sep 21 2012, 8:31 AM

Recent reports say that the SRT Barracuda will co-exist with the current Dodge Challenger, and now further evidence supports this belief as the 2015 SRT Barracuda will be built on an entirely new platform.

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 |  Sep 06 2012, 7:02 PM

Despite rumors and speculation that the soon-for-resurrection Barracuda nameplate would replace the Dodge Challenger, reports suggest that the muscle cars will co-exist.

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 |  Jun 10 2011, 12:28 PM

When it comes to rental cars, one doesn’t think of fun or sexy vehicles. Realistically, rental cars are boring, slow and silver. The Chevrolet Aveo or the Ford Fusion comes to my mind.

Hertz is trying to change this stereotype by offering their new Adrenaline Collection. This new collection features American muscle. The three hot rods included in this collection consist of the new 2012 5.0-liter Mustang GT, the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS, and the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T (all three in automatic transmission only). All three feature powerful V8′s and have over 370-hp. Hertz has previously offered cars like the Shelby GT-H and Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ.

[Source: Car and Driver]

Dodge Challenger R/T Classic – Get Yours Today

Retro-inspired Challenger retails for $34,005

 |  Jan 16 2009, 12:22 PM

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It looks like something Dodge had on display at the 2009 North Americna International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit will actually go into production. No, it won’t be a forward-looking electric car but rather a retro inspired version of the all-new Challenger.

Available as of today for $34,005, the Challenger R/T Classic gets a long list of “classic” design cues to bring back memories of the good old days.

For starters, the Challenger R/T Classic gets two wide side R/T stripes and old-school Challenger heritage badging. It also gets retro-inspired 20-inch chrome wheels, an egg-crate grille with an R/T badge, a body colored rear spoiler and a chrome fuel door. On the hood can be found two functional hood scoops!

Dodge will offer the Challenger R/T Classic in Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Stone White, as well as three Dodge heritage colors: HEMI Orange, TorRed and B5 Blue.

Of course, the R/T Classic comes with the latest version of Dodge’s 5.7-liter HEMI engine, which produces 376 horsepower  and 410 lb.-ft. of torque – enough to ensure a sub six-second 0-60 mph time. A performance exhaust is also a part of the package so you can hear that baby rumble.

A six-speed Tremec manual is standard equipment with a 5-speed auto optional. The six-speed gets a precision-shift “pistol-grip” shifter, Hill Start Assist and a 3.92 differential and both models come with a Track-Pak that includes special pedals, four-wheel disk brakes and stability control with a traction control system that can be shut off.

Inside the retro theme continues with a trapezoidal theme for the door-panel cover and gauge cluster. A dark headliner, slanted shifter console and “four bomb” gauge cluster are also inspired by the origial.

Dodge Challenger R/T Classic:

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Official release after the jump:

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