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.
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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.
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.
American muscle at its best – the Dodge Challenger has become a favorite ride for those who want style, speed and pure muscle! This red hot Challenger turns heads everywhere it goes, not just because of its eye-catching color, but because of its Savini Forged SV28-S wheels that were fitted by California Wheels. To offset its bright exterior, the wheels were finished in yellow and black for a bold statement.
Watch out for this one! This custom widebody Challenger has a menacing stance and the supercharged power to back up the looks. Massive 24×15″ Savini Forged wheels feature a huge 12″ lip, custom matte charcoal finish, and floating center caps. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli 405/25-24 tires. To make room for the massive footprint we built complete composite body panels and reskinned the entire side of the car.
This unique 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T is a two-owner example that has been with its present owner since 1979. At that time it had been driven 30,609 miles and had a 1973 state inspection sticker on the windshield. It had not been driven since 1974, and had been stored inside out of the weather. The second owner has driven the car sparingly but enough to keep it mechanically supple, adding another 3,500 miles for a total of 33,955 original miles.
SRT stands for ‘Street and Racing Technology’, an appropriate tag for the Challenger SRT Hellcat, since this new king of the muscle cars is equally at home on the road, track or 1/4-mile drag strip.
The 6.2-litre V8 that powers the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is based on the larger displacement 6.4-litre, 492 hp engine of the Challenger SRT 392.
But where the SRT 392’s motor is naturally-aspirated, the Hellcat’s bent-crank V8 dances to the beat of a twin-screw supercharger.
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Chrysler’s E-body platform debuted in 1970 as a base for Plymouth’s latest Barracuda and Dodge’s all-new Challenger. Rolling on a longer wheelbase (110 inches, compared to 108), the Challenger appeared in hardtop and convertible forms with either six-cylinder or V8 power.