The first generation Dodge Challenger was introduced in 1969 and was meant to compete with the Pontiac Firebird and the Mercury Cougar. The second-generation Dodge Challenger was previewed in 1978 from a rebadged from another coupe, the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. Its current generation was initially unveiled through photos on the internet and was formally revealed on November 21, 2005. In 2006, the refreshed concept was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
Locally, a revamped version of this iconic coupe was unveiled in 2018 complete with exterior and interior upgrades.
The Dodge Challenger measures 5,023mm long, 1,923mm wide, and 1,419mm tall with a 2,946mm wheelbase. Its impressive body is packed with details such as a sleek brow design frame, projector headlamps paired with quad LED halo with an optional projector fog lamps for increase night visibility, dual air extractors, and the automobile company’s patented headlamps with air catchers on the headlamps of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Red eye 6.2L HEMI V8 to lessen turbulence and heat, a mighty aluminum hood with air intakes, and a wide rear LED split tail lamps cased in black.
To solidify its premium athletic aura, the Dodge Challenger wears 20x.5 lightweight and forged aluminum wheels in hyper black or matte black.
Five fully grown adults can comfortably fit inside the cabin of the Dodge Challenger. Its is furnished with premium features such as customizable standard or sports seats in cloth or Nappa Leather with detail Alcantara suede and accent stitchings, leather-wrapped race-inspired steering wheels with paddle shifter, brushed and satin silver aluminum interior accents throughout, and seven-inch driver information digital cluster display with heritage tic-toc-tach gauges, and dual-zone temperature automatic control.
Technology & Safety Feature
An optional 8.4 NAV touchscreen with downloadable apps, 3-D graphics, and more are offered to level up your infotainment needs. It is paired with Harman Kardon speakers strategically positioned throughout the cabin.
Safety is assured as it is built with a generous number of airbags, an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, security alarm, electronic door locks, speed-sensing door locks, blind-spot detection system, keyless entry, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Dodge Challenger is built with an independent suspension at the front and a five-link suspension at the rear. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scatpack 6.4 HEMI V8 is equipped with a Bilstein High - Performance suspension while the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Red eye 6.2L HEMI V8 utilizes an SRT Tuned Bilstein three-mode competition suspension for added agility.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Dodge Challenger R/T Scatpack 6.4 HEMI V8 is powered by a 6.4 V8 SRT HEMI engine mated with a six-speed manual TREMEC transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 485 horsepower with 644 Newton meters.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Red eye 6.2L HEMI V8 utilizes a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat engine matched with the same six-speed manual transmission that emits 795 horsepower with 958 Newton meters.