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All-New Dodge Challenger & Chrysler Imperial [Jan. 4th, 2006|11:36 am]
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Like Challengers past, this modern version packs more than its share of muscle under the hood in the form of the 6.1-liter, 425-hp, 420-lb-ft Hemi V8, linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. DaimlerChrysler estimates the fully functional R/T show car should clear 0-to-60-mph in 4.5 seconds, the quarter-mile ran in 13 seconds flat and attain a top speed of 174 mph. So, if that's the R/T, what's in store for the SRT-8 version, huh Chrysler?

At the opposite extreme lies the luxurious Imperial riding on a 123-inch wheelbase, a three-inch stretch over the 300C. To achieve the proper proportions for the concept, the overall length grows 17 inches to 214 inches, and the overall height is six inches taller than a 300C. The car rides on massive 22-inch turbine-finned wheels and tires, with passengers sitting nearly seven inches higher than in the 300C. The Imperial show car carries over the 5.7-liter, 345-hp, 390-lb-ft Hemi V8 from the 300C including its 5-speed automatic slushbox.

Overall, these examples demonstrate the flexibility potential of the LX platform and clearly hides the future in plain sight. You'll probably be driving these before 2009, as DCX is planning to modify the specific sheetmetal to create the "Chrysler Barracuda" and "Dodge Dynasty" versions.
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From: itchiie
2006-01-04 05:30 pm (UTC)
:drool:
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[User Picture]From: navybratjoe
2006-01-04 07:40 pm (UTC)
now they're doing the Challenger justice, instead of that wanna be Charger they've got out now. I like that they actually stuck to the original style.

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[User Picture]From: thebarkingdog
2006-01-04 08:40 pm (UTC)
That's what I was going to say.
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From: moparmaniac101
2006-01-05 07:54 am (UTC)
There is a rumored discussion of a 475-hp - 500-hp SRT-8 in-the-works to battle the Shelby GT500 Mustang. The definite details, I'm not sure yet. The R/T show car already has the 6.1L is what's shocking, with a 6-speed manual to be standard and the 5-speed AutoStick as an option on production models.
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[User Picture]From: spikedpunch
2006-01-05 02:40 am (UTC)
Good lord, and I thought there was no way they could make a 300C look more like a brick!
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From: moparmaniac101
2006-01-05 07:50 am (UTC)
Imperial = bizarre child of 300C + Maybach
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[User Picture]From: spikedpunch
2006-01-05 02:16 pm (UTC)
I personally would think it be cool if they would make a lengthened 300c to balance out its heavy build. Be a good excuse to cram in a v-12 too.
Although, if you did that, it might wind up looking like something out of "ThunderBirds."

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From: moparmaniac101
2006-01-05 08:08 pm (UTC)
Look, FAB 1 redesigned!
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[User Picture]From: spikedpunch
2006-01-05 08:15 pm (UTC)
Saw that movie too.
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From: mycreation68
2006-01-23 07:02 pm (UTC)
:drool: That challengers awesome I might just have to trade in my 98 on that
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