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Yellow Challenger Adventure

We lent our 1970 Challenger, E-Max to Edmunds Inside Line for an all Challenger extravaganza. This article has something for all Challenger fans!

Editor Josh Jacquot and test driver Chris Walton took our yellow pro-tourer to the hills and the track where it was matched up against a new 2010 SRT-8 Challenger.

Both cars performed well, and the results were surprisingly close!

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"There's only a whisker of difference in the comparative acceleration of these cars, with the modern Challenger barely edging the old car to 60 mph by 0.1 second. The SRT-8's 5.4-second sprint to 60 mph from a standstill (5.1 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, like on a drag strip) hardly overshadows the Hotchkis car's 5.5-second run (5.2 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, like on a dragstrip). The quarter-mile is similarly close with the SRT-8 finishing in 13.6 seconds at 104.5 mph versus the old car's 13.8-second run at 101.1 mph.

Braking from 60 mph had the SRT-8 stopping in 118 feet, yet the Hotchkis car nearly matched it with a stop of 123 feet, a genuinely impressive number for this nose-heavy, 3,494-pound machine.

But that's hardly the most impressive number recorded by the Hotchkis Challenger. Circling the skid pad at 0.93g is something we've never seen a muscle car accomplish, let alone one that's 40 years old. But that's exactly what the Hotchkis car does. Its modern counterpart can only manage 0.84g.

Less than 1 mph separates the cars through our 600-foot slalom. At 67.6 mph, the old Challenger shows it is up to the challenge, but its ultra-low ride height does it no favors on the slightly uneven surface, where the suspension finds the bumpstops more than once. As a result, the SRT-8 is marginally quicker at 68.8 mph."
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That's a cool video. Thanks for sharing.




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Cool Great pics!!

Watch delivery day video w/Bob Frederick. http://www.vimeo.com/10249778


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"It bottles the mind"? "Bottles"? Really. Sorry.. cool but dumb comparo. Just not comparing apples to apples here. Nice to see a tricked out '70 though. Now take a stock '70 T/A and compare it to stock SRT and you have a reasonable point of comparison to see how the technology has changed in 40 years. Otherwise, it's just a fun yellow car to watch for 4 minutes.

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Great vid,
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