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#61 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 04:44 PM
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From the articles (most recent) the LA body replacement is slated to be 110" [6" shorter than today's LC Challenger]

For comparison, here's the current wheelbase /rear legroom/rear shoulder/rear head room of:

Challenger: 116.0" / 32.6" / 53.9" / 37.4"
Camaro : 112.3" / 29.9" / 50.4" / 35.3"
Mustang : 107.1"/ 29.8" / 47.8" / 34.7"

I suspect the Barracuda will be cramped inside much like the Mustang...and there goes the utility that gives the Challenger an advantage over the competition.

It will basically be a 2-person car with room for a small child in back. Forget about it will a taller driver.
I think a target curb weight of 3950-4050lbs would be realistic (-100lbs in the front; iron to aluminum block and -70-90lbs in the rear with the shorter wheelbase/3-4in rear end shortened).


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You tend to forget rayzazoo that the "original" Challenger E-Body, 1970-74, had the same exact wheelbase as the 110" that you posted. Which would make it approximately the original dimensions of those cars. An there was room in the backseat but not as much as the current model.
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You tend to forget rayzazoo that the "original" Challenger E-Body, 1970-74, had the same exact wheelbase as the 110" that you posted. Which would make it approximately the original dimensions of those cars. An there was room in the backseat but not as much as the current model.
Is the E-body Challenger really relevant to this discussion? Compared to todays cars, the old cars where empty shells inside. If Chrysler can give us a usable back seat in a 110 inch wheelbase car with musclecar proportions, that will be some trick.

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You tend to forget rayzazoo that the "original" Challenger E-Body, 1970-74, had the same exact wheelbase as the 110" that you posted. Which would make it approximately the original dimensions of those cars. An there was room in the backseat but not as much as the current model.
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Is the E-body Challenger really relevant to this discussion? Compared to todays cars, the old cars where empty shells inside. If Chrysler can give us a usable back seat in a 110 inch wheelbase car with musclecar proportions, that will be some trick.
I do believe the current Challenger, 2008 to present, is the Modern Interpertation of the ICONIC E-body Challenger, 1970-74, so, yes, it is REALLY relevant to this discussion. You answered your own question by owning a present model. Now, the original wheelbase is to return!!!

For packaging inside the box, just look at the original Minivan to today's product. Enough said!!!
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Most of my life I have driven short wheelbase cars and the Mustang GT being the longest I drove for over 24 years. Corvette for 7 years now. I'm so tired of the bumpy stiff rides. Yes the car can handle but I now want more room in a car, a comfortable ride and easy to get into and out of which the current big Challenger fits my bill
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I found this interesting tidbit on allpar:

"Challenger is to run through model year 2015 or 2016 with minimal changes, while the new E-EVO platform is developed; the supercharged 6.2 Hemi is now thought to be arriving in 2013 or 2014. After that, Challenger’s fate is unknown."

This supports the Ralph Gilles' remark on Autoline that "the Challenger will not become irrelevant."
Do you mean the Challenger will retain its 116.00 wheelbase to the very end?
Don't want to loose that comfortable ride.
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I have a good friend who works at Chrysler, and when I asked him to get me Control Number so I can get the employee price, he told me the Challenger will be re-freshed in 2015. As to what extent, I do not know, he told me more than he was supposed to.

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This article appeared a few months ago. I don't think that it was posted, so here it is:

Dodge Challenger To Get Redesign, Spawn SRT Barracuda Variant: Report

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Here is some info from Motor Trend.

Last January, we broke news that a new pony-musclecar would join the SRT Viper in the lineup. The SRT Barracuda won't necessitate revival of the Plymouth brand and will eventually replace the Dodge Challenger. The SRT Barracuda should appear by the 2015 model year, same as for the next-generation Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, while the Challenger may live on into the 2017 model year.

Read more: 3 SRTs For The Road - Motor Trend
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Here is some info from Motor Trend.

Last January, we broke news that a new pony-musclecar would join the SRT Viper in the lineup. The SRT Barracuda won't necessitate revival of the Plymouth brand and will eventually replace the Dodge Challenger. The SRT Barracuda should appear by the 2015 model year, same as for the next-generation Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, while the Challenger may live on into the 2017 model year.

Read more: 3 SRTs For The Road - Motor Trend
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