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Concept- A Look Back

It has been an incredible 12 years since the Challenger Concept car was unveiled in 2006.

I thought you guys would be interested in seeing these three rare photos:

Photo #1- The carbon fiber body of the Concept (built by Metalcrafters) before it was painted Hemi-orange (stripe area on hood was just clear-coated).

Photo #2- The first spy photo taken of the Concept "in the wild."

Photo #3- Richard Petty and a 1970 Challenger T/A with the newly unveiled Concept.
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Was there "one man" that can be credited with bringing back the Challenger?

Take the Mustang for example. Lee Iacocca give birth to the Mustang. It was Hau Thai Tang that brought it back in 2005.

Does the Challenger have a similar history? Who's vision at Diamler was that? I don't think Cerberus did anything with Chrysler other than trying to flip it for a quick gain.

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Was there "one man" that can be credited with bringing back the Challenger?

Take the Mustang for example. Lee Iacocca give birth to the Mustang. It was Hau Thai Tang that brought it back in 2005.

Does the Challenger have a similar history? Who's vision at Diamler was that? I don't think Cerberus did anything with Chrysler other than trying to flip it for a quick gain.
The Challenger Concept was developed, in 2004, by two designers at Chrysler's Pacifico Studio, Michael Castiglione and Alan Barrington. We owe them a BIG debt of gratitude.

Watch this video where they discuss how the Challenger came about.

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