It’s confirmed: the North American International Auto Show in Detroit will play host to the Challenger, Dodge’s 2-door venture into modern muscle. Based on the 1970s model of the original Challenger, this new vehicle is built on a short Chrysler 300/Dodge Magnum platform and offers up a fitting 6.1 liter Hemi mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Chrysler released a few derivations of the sketch we’ve all seen, of course, but AutoWeek has some bona fide spy shots worth taking a look at.
So here’s the question — will the Challenger be the PT Me Too to the Mustang? The Mustang has been an extraordinary star in the Ford lineup, exceeding all sales expectations — and it’s even a coupe. Has the Mustang captured all of the sales to be had for retro muscle? Or will we reserve that designation for the Chevy Camaro should it ever make its way to the streets of Detroit?
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