There’s two ways of interpreting the term ‘going green’, and we much prefer this route. No quiet battery cell operated engines here, just pure raw American muscle. With another angry cat on our backs, we gave it the Liberty Walk treatment. Widening the body, we then installed a set of forged three piece PUR LG05’s with a matte black diamond face and polished step lip. The car was literally brought down to the ground with the help of a Airrex air suspension system. With a compressor in the trunk, the lines ran through to all four corners to increase and decrease pressure.
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The 1970 model year heralded a number of restylings from Detroit, but one of the most anticipated was Dodge’s new entry into the ponycar market, the Challenger. Created to compete with Cougar and Firebird, the Challenger’s E-body platform was capable of handling any engine in the Dodge passenger car line. The R/T designation would be for performance models, and it was only in 1970 that a convertible Challenger was ever offered. That year, 1,070 people bought new R/T convertibles; only nine of them selected the Hemi engine. Four of those chose the Hemi/automatic combination. This is one of that very exclusive group.
Beyond its rich muscle car legacy, which is highlighted today by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models – the most powerful muscle cars ever, Dodge continues to produce some of the most recognizable high-impact and heritage hues that have ever hit the blacktop. And for this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge will debut the next limited-edition color from its archive: Plum Crazy.
“Powerful muscle cars painted in impactful colors make Woodward Dream Cruise the perfect setting for Dodge to debut the newest generation Challenger and Charger models in Plum Crazy,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, FCA – North America. “And with our strongest muscle-car arsenal ever, we knew it was time to reach into our Dodge paint code archive and offer our high-performance R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat models in one of the most iconic exterior colors of all time.”
Dodge will soon be opening the dealer order banks for 2016 model year Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats, streamlining the process and significantly increasing production to ensure that the fastest, most powerful muscle cars ever continue to move off dealer lots.
“We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats – it was absolutely unprecedented, but then again, these 707-horsepower muscle cars are unprecedented,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands, FCA US. “To meet this demand, we are more than doubling our SRT Hellcat production for 2016 and
Mopar has announced the launch of ordering for the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, with the option of the brand’s first-ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine. Pricing will be cubic-inch appropriate, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $99,426 for the naturally aspirated 426 version and $109,354 for the 354 supercharged race car.
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The cats out of the bag, literally. After a long wait, we finally are able to bring you Vancouver’s first Liberty Walk Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This 700hp beast has been in our minds for a long long time, and it is a great feeling to see it take shape. As you can see on the exterior, we utilized the front and rear fender flares from Liberty Walk.
Remaining true to its performance roots, the Mopar brand unveiled the next-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a factory-prepped package car specifically geared for drag racing. The vehicle, revealed today at the FCA US LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds, is built on the Dodge Challenger platform and will come with the option of either the brand’s first-ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine.
The Dodge brand is launching a new U.S. Hispanic advertising campaign for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Dart featuring actor Danny Trejo (“Machete”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Once Upon A Time in Mexico”).
The Spanish language campaign consists of three spots airing in both 30- and 60-second versions. The first spot, “El Trato” (“The Deal”), began airing June 11 and the rest will continue to roll out in the coming weeks across U.S. Hispanic media, as well as digital and social initiatives. All spots will be available on the Dodge brand YouTube channel.
The Mecum Seattle 2015 auction held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center this past weekend achieved $9,517,676 in total sales with all five cars in the headlining John Wickey Collection hammering sold for $630,000 overall.
The auction’s top seller was a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE (Lot S76.1) that brought a high bid of $185,000. A true R-Code Challenger with matching-numbers four-speed transmission, the car had undergone a comprehensive restoration in 2014 and presented beautifully in Plum Crazy paint retaining most of its original sheet metal and the original fender tag. The second highest seller of the auction was a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster (Lot S189) that gaveled at $170,000.