2015 Dodge Challenger
The 2015 Dodge Challenger made its world debut at the New York Auto Show. The retro style American muscle car showed that the horsepower wars are alive and well.
At the show three variants were introduced starting with a V6 and two V8 models. For those that want to go fast, the top tier V8 is the only car to buy, although the mid level marks the return of the legendary shaker hood.
The exterior of the new Challenger looks very much the same as the outgoing model. That is until you take a closer look and notice the LED halo headlights and LED tails lights, the split grille and the hood air intake that is actually functional.
These slight styling changes take what was a good looking car and give it a bit more of a menacing appearance. Which is fitting as this car is packing quite a punch when your foot steps on the gas pedal.
The interior of the new Challenger looks to be of good quality materials. It is available with leather accents, but if you go for the black interior it can look a bit stark.
To create interest Dodge has used multiple angles in their design, the problem is that there are so many different angles that it makes for a somewhat chaotic feel. Having said this for a car in its segment, it will probably get plenty of praise from potential buyers.
We are living in a world where it is expected that a car’s exhaust should raise the sea levels and where everyone is expect to drive a Nissan Leaf. To that Dodge has said forget you pork chop!
They are helping to bring back the horsepower wars from the ’70s. Their new 6.4-liter track ready V8 package puts out an earth moving 485 horsepower. That helps the large muscle car that is just a bit more aerodynamic thanka brick, rocket from 0 to 60 mph in the mid-4 second range.
If 485 horsepower seems like over kill (or if you are buying one of these for a teenager), they offer the 392 HEMI. It puts out a very nice 375 horsepower from a 5.7-liter V8 engine and is available with the iconic and functional shaker hood.
If 375 horsepower is still too much for you, the smaller 3.6-liter V6 engine puts out a tolerable 305 horsepower (remember when that was a lot).
To help put that power down there is the old fashion 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. And if you go for the higher models, you can get upgraded suspension and tires to help keep you from flying off the road.
Pricing will be released closer to the cars launch, but expect for them to start in the $30,000 range.
If you are looking for a retro styling that will take you back to the early ’70s, then you can’t get much better than the 2015 Dodge Challenger. It offers a lot of horsepower and is probably the best current American muscle car.
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