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IL Insider: Dodge Challenges Reports of Challenger Production

Date posted: 05-15-2006
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Despite Web site reports that an auto supplier is working on components for the production version of the Dodge Challenger, the automaker is still studying whether the retro car makes good business sense, Inside Line has learned.

The muscle-car Web site claimed that the Challenger was on track as a 2008.5 model. "They don't know what they are talking about," Chrysler spokesman Jason Vines told IL. "There has been no official approval, and I should know — I'm on the product strategy team that gives the green light. We are doing the business case on that [the Challenger] and the Imperial.

"What we have done is reached out to suppliers and asked them for costs. It doesn't mean the car has the green light."

However, Vines said the decision on the Challenger will be "fast" and should be handed down by the end of the year.

The four-passenger Challenger concept was one of the show stoppers in Detroit this past January. The rear-wheel-drive concept version of the muscle car is powered by a 425-horsepower 6.1-liter Hemi engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission. The concept is patterned after the initial 1970 model, the one that is most sought after by collectors.

What this means to you: Don't jump the gun on the production Challenger. The powers that be at the Chrysler Group are still mulling this one over.
 

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  • I posted this in another thread, but here is the website this article is refering to.
  • NewAgeMuscleCars.com <--LINK Dodge Supplier: Challenger A Go For 2008.5
  • Employees from DamilerChrysler supplier, Collins & Aikman told NewAgeMuscleCars.com today that they are working on engineering certain components for the upcoming production version of the Dodge Challenger.
 

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Thanks EVERRET, guess we'll eventually see how things develop, but......
Sometimes the declaration that something is a rumor - IS the rumor
 

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Oh HEMEE,..Now I know what's like to feel like a ping-pong ball.:p :rolleyes: The one good thing is the statement of the decision will be made fast and handed down by possibly years end! By the sounds of it,I think we got a new ketchup marketing commerical of an-tic-a-pa-tion!;) WHOA NELLIE!!:p
 

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boing... boing...
I hear ya VP, I almost didn't post that on the front page, but news is news and we all wanna know!
 

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HEMEEE said:
boing... boing...
I hear ya VP, I almost didn't post that on the front page, but news is news and we all wanna know!
You got that right!! I only want the truth,..all else is rumors! Thanks for the heads-up!!;)
 

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man i feel as though dcx is playing head games with us. one week an article comes out saying its pretty much a go, next week an article like this comes out shooting it down.

i feel that they know they will make it, however i guess its policy to shoot down such rumors so that they dont lose credibility for future products and they can have all the glory when they announce production dates.

the only thing we can do is keep emailing them. GM gets 300 emails per day (so they say) about the camaro, lets keep the challenger emails going too.
 

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I love being part of an impatient society! It used to take SO MUCH LONGER to bring a concept car to reality. But now, with computer design and part sharing, they can do it so fast. And yet it's still not fast enough!

I want it tomorrow! (Not really... I couldn't afford it tomorrow...)

I don't think I'll believe it's real until it shows up when you click the "products" button on dodge.com!
 

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:mad:Why do they toy with peoples emotion?
Well, I'm just a little suspicious about this IL article ! Does anyone know if Jason Vines really is on Dodge's Product Strategy Team ? Who made him a/the ' Spokesman ' ? I would think Dieter Zetsche or Tom Tremont would be more in the mix to say Let's " Hit It " !
 

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I still don't see what's to mull over, it's a no brainer!! if you build it, we will come... we have been quietly restoring older mopars for years waiting, watching, for a glimer of hope for something new to play with, and here it is do it!!!
 
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