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I picked up the following information from the dodgechallenger.com website,

The Brampton factory will produce 50,000 Challengers, starting in April 2008.

Source- Toronto newspaper (early Spring edition).

Chrysler will produce up to 100,000 Challenger a year, based on demand.
The first year, a 6.1 and a 6.4 will be offered.
In the second year, a 5.7 will be offered.

Source- A "connected" friend in the industry.

This information, of course, is unconfirmed but it makes sense and fits with what we have been hearing.
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I hope that's good info. I wish Dodge would start letting us in on some official info instead of keeping us hanging out in the wind.

On a side note, I've also been tracking the 2008 Bullitt Mustang. There has been so much hype surrounding that car as far as engine size, performance, styling, etc. And when the official announcement was made a couple of weeks ago and the car failed to deliver what it was hyped up to be, there were a LOT of unhappy campers in Ford land.

Don't let that happen, Dodge. Start giving us some real info, so our expectations won't be unrealistic.


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I think that the Toronto newspaper and the "connected friend" are right! That's exactly what I am expecting. I also think that the SRT Challenger model will be the top of the line Challenger (when produced every SRT model must be top of that line)...but later there will be a higher (+$$$) model under the Chrysler name called the "CUDA" ( a Challenger main body with few mods) which will have a 426 HEMI! Chrysler cannot afford not to do it...for status and publicity! TIME WILL TELL IF I AM RIGHT OR WRONG !

P.S. I will buy a SRT Challenger ...and hope to later trade up to the CUDA.
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I picked up the following information from the dodgechallenger.com website,

The Brampton factory will produce 50,000 Challengers, starting in April 2008.

Source- Toronto newspaper (early Spring edition).

Chrysler will produce up to 100,000 Challenger a year, based on demand.
The first year, a 6.1 and a 6.4 will be offered.
In the second year, a 5.7 will be offered.

Source- A "connected" friend in the industry.

This information, of course, is unconfirmed but it makes sense and fits with what we have been hearing.
This is good news, especially the 6.4 part. BUT, can Dodge really sell 50k+ Challengers w/o a V6?
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If they price them right they should be able to sell them. Also, they need to get the publicity stuff going. Movies, commercials, product placement.
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If they price them right
I think that is going to be very important. I see more and more SRT Chargers in my area and most of them have no idea about the Challenger. I think it's going to take a great price and a lot of hype (how Challenger is better then the charger) to sell the first 50k without a V6 model.
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I guess we will see. Lets hope so.
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They really do need to start running some commercials. The only people who really seem to know about this are us hardcore car fans and that isn't going to cut it if we want this car to stick around long enough for the car to evolve a little.
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I think that is going to be very important. I see more and more SRT Chargers in my area and most of them have no idea about the Challenger. I think it's going to take a great price and a lot of hype (how Challenger is better then the charger) to sell the first 50k without a V6 model.
Well, that sounds good and neat ; to me at least ! Have Money { } Will Travel !!
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They really do need to start running some commercials. The only people who really seem to know about this are us hardcore car fans and that isn't going to cut it if we want this car to stick around long enough for the car to evolve a little.
Yeah, I agree .I'd like to stage a coast to coast TV commercial ala Mister Kowalski style :for the New Chrysler Corporation ! Only this time have a dozen or so of us Challengertalkers; half in retro colors and others in new colors ...show a few Charger police cruisers trying to catch us..Wheeee
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