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Lombardi 04-16-2013 12:44 AM

Challenger SRT8 set to challenge Z/28
 
Just got this email

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/16/emegurab.jpg

What's your opinions?

Me I highly doubt it. Challengers to be are just to big and handle like crap compared to mustangs and camaros.

And I doubt dodge is building the challenger as a track car like GM did the z/28

FINALLYSATISFIED 04-16-2013 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Lombardi (Post 6428418)
Just got this email

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/16/emegurab.jpg

What's your opinions?

Me I highly doubt it. Challengers to be are just to big and handle like crap compared to mustangs and camaros.

And I doubt dodge is building the challenger as a track car like GM did the z/28


They have core models so it may be possible. Guess we shall see.

KKreme15 04-16-2013 01:10 AM

I believe in Giles. Look what they threw together with the SRT Viper TA, just a couple of months after the zr1 whooped it, they forced it out and it was great. This could be interesting

Lombardi 04-16-2013 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by KKreme15 (Post 6428489)
I believe in Giles. Look what they threw together with the SRT Viper TA, just a couple of months after the zr1 whooped it, they forced it out and it was great. This could be interesting

Def nothing wrong with some good ol muscle car competition.

evolve 04-16-2013 05:33 AM

Very exciting indeed!

2012 Mustang GT 04-16-2013 05:40 AM

So now we got a $70,000 Challenger too?

RedWingsZL1 04-16-2013 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by 2012 Mustang GT (Post 6428745)
So now we got a $70,000 Challenger too?

I sure hope so. I mean, what would be better in this world than two incredibly fast pony-cars? Maybe one day Ford will make a car that can challenge the Z/28 too!

motorhead 04-16-2013 06:46 AM

I thinks it's cool what dodge is trying to do. Frankly I hope they succeed. That would shut up a bunch of people about the Challenger. I highly doubt they pull it off though. Although, we don't really know how the Z/28 performs for sure other than what GM told us. These are good times to be a Motörhead.

Cyber Gray 04-16-2013 06:46 AM

Did they launch the 2013 model yet?

Dodge website shows only 2012 SRT8 models until now !!

It seems that they are working on many changes because I heard about a supercharged version too

SRT8Tech 04-16-2013 06:53 AM

Psshhhhh, I will believe it when the car is on the showroom floor. Until then, its a bunch of BS!!!!

OldScoolCamaro 04-16-2013 08:19 AM

....the Dodge Boys are getting back into the fray! It's about time...but..they have their work cut out for them.

FrankT 04-16-2013 09:09 AM

Dodge has a long way to go. I had a 2010 Challenger SRT-8. For an everyday driver, it was a great car. As far as a performance car, it left a lot to be desired. Still, I hope Dodge makes some significant improvements to the Challenger.

Bad@ssCamaro 04-16-2013 09:20 AM

Just wondering if the guys @ GM are having a chuckle over this announcement :whistle:

Denis 04-16-2013 09:26 AM

hell yea! build it! awesome time to be a car guy!

motorhead 04-16-2013 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by FrankT (Post 6429082)
Dodge has a long way to go. I had a 2010 Challenger SRT-8. For an everyday driver, it was a great car. As far as a performance car, it left a lot to be desired. Still, I hope Dodge makes some significant improvements to the Challenger.

They already many large improvement since 2010. Hell the 2011 is far better and every year they just keep getting better. If they end up matching performance with GM and Ford they will have the best car of the bunch.

Zedave 04-16-2013 10:05 AM

I was told this is the last year for the Challenger

Zedave 04-16-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by motorhead (Post 6429172)
They already many large improvement since 2010. Hell the 2011 is far better and every year they just keep getting better. If they end up matching performance with GM and Ford they will have the best car of the bunch.

They have the best looking car of the bunch

FINALLYSATISFIED 04-16-2013 10:37 AM

New model SRT8s are promising. My 2010 Challenger SRT8 was great but once the Camaro was released I jumped. Interested to see what changes they make.

FINALLYSATISFIED 04-16-2013 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bad@ssCamaro (Post 6429103)
Just wondering if the guys @ GM are having a chuckle over this announcement :whistle:

Doubt it, Dodges are generally DD cars. Z/28 isn't practical for most.

360ss 04-16-2013 10:53 AM

Dodge Mulling Camaro Z/28 Rival, Barracuda Reportedly Delayed
The unveiling of the Camaro Z/28, based on the latest incarnation of Chevrolet's muscle car, seems to have gotten Chrysler officials thinking. Their Dodge Challenger is currently far too heavy, and they feel that it can't compete with the more modern bow-tie sports car, or the much-improved latest Ford Mustang.
However, according to MotorTrend, a Z/28-challenger may be on its way, but it will require a lot of work on Chrysler's side, in order to make it happen, and to be competitive.

It is suggested that the track-focused Challenger would have to lose a lot of weight, gain better brakes and stiffer springs, as well as an improved version of the 6.4-liter 392 Hemi V8, which currently makes 470 hp and 470 pound-feet (636 Nm). Power should be up, and if it still isn't enough, there's always the 8.4-liter V10, and if they were to put that under the bonnet of the Challenger, it would be turned into a much more unique proposition, and probably be priced above its rivals.

The magazine states, however, that chances of getting the V10 are very slim.

In addition, if they are to keep the same naming philosophy that they have with the Viper, then this more focused machine would be called the Challenger TA, which stands for Time Attack. Production won't stop at 33 units like they are doing with the Viper, though, and while it will carve itself a niche within a niche, it is probably the way to go for Dodge and Chrysler, if they don’t want to be left too far behind the muscle-car pack.

There is also another option of basing this TA model on the replacement for the current Challenger, rumored to resurrect the Barracuda nameplate. Still, according SRT boss Ralph Gilles, the development of the new Barracuda, is still a few years away. The repost says it may very well share its platform with Alfa's upcoming RWD 5-Series-challenger, and go on sale around the same time as that car – whenever that may be…

2cnd chance 04-16-2013 11:12 AM

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Yes, here's the picture of it that came out last week. Oh and they have a longgggggggggg way to go. But it does look good.

Z51Stingray 04-16-2013 11:58 AM

Anything is possible with Dodge.

Don't count the Challenger out just because it bigger and heavier than the Camaro anf Mustang.

History has proven time and time again that bigger is sometimes better.

2cnd chance 04-16-2013 12:07 PM

in road-racing?

KKreme15 04-16-2013 12:11 PM

Remember, the ZL1 is over 4000 pounds

2cnd chance 04-16-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by KKreme15 (Post 6429654)
Remember, the ZL1 is over 4000 pounds

Yes, but it's not better because it's bigger. It's the technology. And Dodge has never really been that high on tech. They're more brutish.


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