Two really historic names dear to those hanging out in the world of muscle cars: were talking about the Challenger TA and the Charger Daytona.
Their welcome comeback is accompanied by an increase of angriness in terms of main ingredients, thanks to stiffer suspension, a sport exhaust, better brakes and semi-racing tires, but especially for the upgrade occurred in the engine compartment, where the 5.7cc leaves room for a 6.4cc V8 capable of delivering 485hp and 644Nm torque.
Despite the different sizes of the two models, the declared performances are very close together, with figures on the 0-100 kph which stops the clock in the 4 seconds range, while prices rise from $ 43.995 and £ 44.99 respectively for the TA and the Daytona. 392 units to be produced. Are you in a hurry? If yes, hurry up, but remember that the purest racing thing here it is only the name that pays homage to their illustrious ancestors.
Collectors rank the 1968 Dodge Charger as one of the fastest and best-styled muscle cars of its era. This, the second generation of Charger, marked the pinnacle of the horsepower race between American car manufacturers in the late 1960s. At that time, gasoline was 10 cents a gallon, Americans had more disposable income than ever before, and engine capacity was everything to the aspiring car buyer.
This is the archetypal muscular American sports car, first manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation as a halo car to showcase its ability to create monumental attention-grabbing automobiles. The first Dodge Viper struck venomously in 1992, surviving the DaimlerChrysler merger and Chrysler’s return to American ownership. The fourth generation Viper was launched after the German retreat. Continue reading “Dodge Viper Gen IV – 2008”
The Dodge Ram pickup had been around since the early 1980s, and this full-size truck from the Chrysler stable had built up quite a reputation as the backwoodsman’s best friend. But all good things come to the end, and every automaker’s dream is to replace a best seller with an even more successful model that cashes in on the name and reputation of its predecessor. Continue reading “Dodge Ram – 1994”
Only in America! The Dodge Viper is a quintessentially American sports car, with a massive engine, aggressive retro styling and muscular performance. The Viper harked back to great cars like the Shelby Cobra, and indeed Carroll Shelby himself was involved in the development process. It all began in the late 1980s at Chrysler’s Advanced Design Studios, where the Copperhead concept car was created — named for its broad, snakehead appearance. This received such an enthusiastic reception when the public clapped eyes on it that production was sanctioned by Chrysler boss Lee Iacocca, and in 1991 Carroll Shelby piloted the first re-named Viper pre-production model as the pace car in the Indianapolis 500 race. Continue reading “Dodge Viper SR – 1992”
If you’ve got a good name, flaunt it — that was clearly Dodge’s thinking regarding the Challenger tag, which has featured on three distinct generations of car. The first two appeared in the 1970s and early 1980s, and the name returned with a bang in 2008. Granted the fact that all three incarnations were completely different, it is maybe unsurprising that the rationale behind the first generation was not altogether clear. Perhaps the reasoning process went something like this. Continue reading “Dodge Challenger – 1970”
Flex your biceps and leap into a 1966 Dodge Charger. It wasn’t the first muscle car on the block, but rather a hasty midyear introduction to compete in a market crowded with performance cars like the Pontiac GTO, Chevelle SS 396, Buick Gran Sport, Olds 442, Plymouth Barracuda and Ford Mustang.