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Old 09-18-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Leaked Dealer Brochure Confirms Big Upgrades for 2011 Dodge Challenger

Chiefly, the new Pentastar V6 and formerly crate-only 392 HEMI.







The SRT moves to classic muscle car cubic inch badging instead of litres. Retuned suspensions. All models will use new corporate steering wheel and geart inside. Slightly revised styling outside as well.

Things are definitely changing for the better over at Chrysler.
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Damn that's nearly 400ci; wonder what they will dyno stock? Wonder what the 392 version will weigh?

That thing is gonna move out if someone is able to drop some weight and mod the engine.
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Wow, we'd heard the 6.4L rumors but it's really happening.
No 8 speed automatic just yet (as was also rumored) but that might still be coming as well.
Nice.
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Nice! Good to see the Challenger gets the power it deserves!

How about price increase?
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This is AWESOME! I LOVE the looks of the Challenger and now it's got the power to back it up! This is great stuff.
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Cousin and I were talking the other day how it seems back in the muscle car war days it was all cu in. bragging and now it has turned into litres. Really curious to see if others kind of follow their lead with it.
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I read the price was going to stay pretty much the same as the 2010 or even decrease ~$500. I like the car but always thought it should have a little wider stance.
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Maybe its me but I still don't quite get it out of the challenger line up. The RT model (even with the bump in hp) still is no match for the SS camaro or mustang GT. In order to compete with these two cars you have to opt for the SRT, which puts you out of a lot more money. The good news is in this arena the new SRT should compete very well. The bad news is I don't think it will compete at all at the level it should be competing at based on its price. And that is in an arena with the new Z28 and the new Cobra.
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475hp 392ci V8 really is a muscle car. I LOVE the ci bading making a comback, hopefully the other 2 follow. I hope the weight is trimmed as well on the SRT, because that would make it even nastier.

And a $500 gift card for Mopar parts is friggin sweet. That's at least an exhaust. Really cool incentive/reward.
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475hp 392ci V8 really is a muscle car. I LOVE the ci bading making a comback, hopefully the other 2 follow. I hope the weight is trimmed as well on the SRT, because that would make it even nastier.

And a $500 gift card for Mopar parts is friggin sweet. That's at least an exhaust. Really cool incentive/reward.
Hmm...I really have no previous knowledge, but I would think $500 through the manufactuer would get you exhaust tips at best.
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We were running a $2000 mopar bucks good towards any accessories with the purchase of a new Challenger at my job for awhile.
Parts department loved it!!

Only wish that Chevy would do something like that!!!
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Cool. I still wouldn't consider a Challenger.

The RT doesn't really compete with the Camaro SS or Mustang GT.
The fact that they actually seemed to be targeting the GT500 with the SRT8 is laughable.

Though, it does speak volumes for how kick *** the new Jeep SRT8 will be.
I'm most definitely looking forward to that as it's rumored to make more than the Challenger SRT8.
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Haha wow.... check out the tire width on the SRT8.

Fantastic.
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still needs some more ***** and less weight
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wow a 3.6 VVT 6 banger, that gets less mpg than a 98-02 ls1.

LOL

never been and still not impressed with lead sleds by mopar. LOL at tire size!!
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^Actually it probably gets better mileage than a 98-02 as the millage rating system changed and lowered the numbers for the newer cars
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^Actually it probably gets better mileage than a 98-02 as the millage rating system changed and lowered the numbers for the newer cars
this i didnt hear about..

how can you change MPG... its simple accurate math.. unless you fake the accuracy...


full tank divided by miles driven on tank equals mpg

granted driving styles, city or highway effect this and so do other varibles but its still simple math.
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to my knowledge, EPA ratings have held a tight testing standard for some time now. That's why some companies that are near a gas guzzling tax for a particular will try to up their mileage just a little.

Such as: if testing showed 17.3 mpg, the window sticker would say 17, but if they changed a few things without affecting emissions and got it to 17.7mpg, the window sticker would show 18. Now with Obama coming out in 2008 stating the tighter standards by 2020, we will see more of this.

I still laugh at the political push for better fuel economy standards while at the same time the gov't mandates use of ethanol in gas.....a 33% less energy per content fuel at that. Go figure.
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Starting in 2008 the EPA changed their method of testing which resulted in a average millage drop among the cars they tested. Some cars lost 4 mi/gal from the previous year. The cars didnt actually lose any millage but rather their millage rating changed as a result of the new testing procedure. The new ratings were said to be more accurate in terms of real world driving. Granted, you can allways divide the miles you drive by the gallons used. For some reason I dont think the epa does this on every vehicle they test but who knows they just might.http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...709_mpg_ov.htm
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Haha wow.... check out the tire width on the SRT8.

Fantastic.
i thought that was funny. 245's all the way around. My '98 C5 has that width in the FRONT. lol My truck has wider tires
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