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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Pics of the NEW Challenger!

I know this is a FORD board but I think everyone here can appreciate the new car. Maybe not as much as the old 426's but it's still a decent size hemi RWD car.

Pics of the one local to me.









The good:
This car SCREAMS "I'm bad ***", it demands respect from just being present.
Build quality looks better than the typical Dodge. Panels line up, lines flow well.
BIG BRAKES! 20 inch rims and they are full of brakes.

The bad:
The car is BIG.. and not just on power. Big in stature, its all, its long, it's wide.

The "Carbon fiber" strips are decals. As opposed to a carbon hood and painted over orange sides.
Automatic, I realize this wont be the only option in the future but not good now.


I also saw two black and one orange SRT on a trailer while traveling between Myrtle Beach and Columbia today.

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Where at in South Carolina did you see this one. A couple months ago I saw a gunmetal silver/grey and carbon fiber striped one at Darlington Dragway. Only difference was this one had a manual tranny.
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I wonder if FORD will bring back the Torino or Fairlane? That way, they would have something to contend with the new challenger. Dont get me wrong, the Mustang is cool, but it would be nice to see something (new) from Ford, in the musclecar category.
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I think it's cool they're building more performance cars. Just wish everything wasn't a 4000lb pig.
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Where at in South Carolina did you see this one. A couple months ago I saw a gunmetal silver/grey and carbon fiber striped one at Darlington Dragway. Only difference was this one had a manual tranny.
They are not avalilable with manual tranny, only automatic.

let it happen.
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I seen two of them this week. One in Nashville and one on the way to Pigeon Forge. They don't seem to fast from reading in Hot Rod though. Maybe their quoted hspr is closer to actual than Fords quoted "450" the GT 500 has. :lol:

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Where at in South Carolina did you see this one. A couple months ago I saw a gunmetal silver/grey and carbon fiber striped one at Darlington Dragway. Only difference was this one had a manual tranny.
I'm in Myrlte Beach. This car is Murrells Inlet. I go to Darlington on occasion... If you seen a straight shift car you seen a test mule. The first 6400 cars to my knowledge are all auto cars. 6 sp hit the market as 09 models later this year.

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I think it's cool they're building more performance cars. Just wish everything wasn't a 4000lb pig.
We talk about this everyday at work. One day at all these damn meetings somebody is going to listen to me!
I would take a 300 hp N/A mustang at 2800 lbs over a supercharged 500 hp mustang at 4400 lbs any day!

and we do have something coming for that challenger. it's in the works, let's hope some penny pinching big shot doesn't shoot it down.

Please don't ask cuss I can't and will not say what. sorry
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Yep, can only get an automatic, it gets something like 16mpg, no limited slip rear, is way too heavy, too tall, 4" narrower than the concept... and is $40K. No thanks, I think I'd save a few more bucks and just buy a 'vette instead and go a lot faster and have a lot more fun.

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What's wrong with 4K#? That car is light. :lol:
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Where at in South Carolina did you see this one. A couple months ago I saw a gunmetal silver/grey and carbon fiber striped one at Darlington Dragway. Only difference was this one had a manual tranny.
They are not avalilable with manual tranny, only automatic.
For 2009 a six speed manual behind the 6.1L and the 5.7L will be a option.
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Looks cartoonish...

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The father of a good friend is taking delivery of one of these this week. He has had it on order for 6 months. I'll be sure to take lots of pics and let you guys know what its like to ride in one. And yes there is nothing like a big cube motor in a light car. Maybe Ford will listen, but I suspect small motors with good economy in light cars will be the cars of the future. But we can dream!
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I think it's cool they're building more performance cars. Just wish everything wasn't a 4000lb pig.

Chilly: I agree. Too bad we couldn't buy 3200 lb. , 300 plus H.P. solid axle RWD Hot Rods anymore.

The Corvette Z07 weighs around 3150 lbs with 500 + HP (not affordable tho)

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I think it's cool they're building more performance cars. Just wish everything wasn't a 4000lb pig.
We talk about this everyday at work. One day at all these damn meetings somebody is going to listen to me!
I would take a 300 hp N/A mustang at 2800 lbs over a supercharged 500 hp mustang at 4400 lbs any day!

and we do have something coming for that challenger. it's in the works, let's hope some penny pinching big shot doesn't shoot it down.

Please don't ask cuss I can't and will not say what. sorry
Hey D i just got off the phone with Peter Horbury the new designer for Ford and if they proceed with that project it will be insane !!!!! its got my vote --- but i wont tell ..... 8)



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