2009 Dodge challenger:Revisiting the Good Old Days

June 14th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by GD  

Car enthusiasts from all over America are rejoicing at the return of some of the old classic muscle cars reminiscent of a by-gone era forty years ago. The summer of 1969 saw an intense competition between the three biggest American car companies - the Ford Mustang, the Chevvy Camaro, and last but not the least the Dodge Challenger. Even the sternest critics of these car, who have called them gas-guzzling road monsters, are forced to admit it appeal to the American public. Each company had been selling multiple versions of these cars, and personalizing and customizing then became a life-long hobby of many of the owners.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger seems to hearken back to those good old days of the speed and stability of American car designing. Unlike the 2008 Challengers, there has been a no-limit production set on this year’s model as Dodge has added R/T and SE models. The production will depend on the overall demand and the economy. It is a thing of beauty, built for speed and the open road, looking back on a time when ignorance of pollutants and depleting oil reserves gave drivers wings. In spite of its heavy 6.1 liter HEMI engine, 425 horsepower and breathtaking acceleration, the Challenger’s number don’t reflect the way it feels it apparently does zero to sixty in a little over five seconds and the quarter mile in just under fourteen seconds at a little over 100 mph.

Improvements include the addition of a Brembo Brake which ensures a deceleration time which is almost as quick as its acceleration time.

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