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MSN Auto offers up some coverage of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, including some video coverage and an article. Here's a snippet from the article.

The Challenger was popular in America’s muscle car era of the late 1960s and 1970s. Creed said the new, rear-wheel-drive Challenger concept drew its inspiration especially from the original Challenger that debuted in 1970. It is the model most sought after by collectors.


The characteristic wide-mouth grille is there. So are the rectangular tailpipes and pistol-grip shifter. Even the Challenger’s black racing stripes on the hood are on the new concept. But instead of being done with paint, the stripes on the concept car are exposed carbon fiber.


The four-passenger Challenger concept also has six manual speeds, rather than the four speeds of the original car. The single, large rear taillight is illuminated by diffuse neon in the concept, and tires and wheels are 20-inchers. The front and rear track are 64 and 65 inches, respectively, which is wider than that of the 1970 Challenger. And the side glass is narrower than it was on the original Challenger.
Let's hope they're wrong about a 2009 release date on the Challenger!

To read the rest of the article and watch the videos, click here!
 
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