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Old 02-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Dodge Announces Green Challenger & 6.4L Hemi 470hp

Chrysler Group announced that they will launch a limited production run of the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and SRT8 models. The limited production vehicles will feature ‘Green With Envy’ exterior color, the company noted.


They probably saw how well the Synergy green was selling compared to their "plum Crazy" and thought they should join in on the fun. I know the challengers have had green like this in the past (sublime green) but one year after camaro did it CMON!!! lol Im not complaining though.....Just saying

New Features for 2011 models

The all new Dodge features the legendary 392-cubic inch HEMI powertrain, which the company is bringing back to the street. The new HEMI engine that can pump out a power of 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, provides an additional 90 lb-ft of torque at 2,900 rpm, when compared to the previous 6.1-liter V-8 engine.

The company said that the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 will be available with either the standard five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick or an available Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission that was first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10.



I just might have to get me one of these when Im done paying my camaro

Imagine both of them side by side
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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what copycats. It still won't boost their sales that much though. The car is still slow for the money unfortunately. And unless you're getting the car solely to look retro, it just doesn't compare with the competition.

It would beat the SS finally though, but they were never meant to compete, they were just THAT slow before

That being said. If I could afford both, I'd have bought the Challenger solely for the retro look. I do love how the car looks on the outside.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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.......... Imagine both of them side by side
I can't see any gen5 Camaro's for all those Green Monster trees!!!!! May have to sell the old camaro for the 6.4............
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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I know the chally had the green on their minds for a while. And theres a peach colour in the mix I believe
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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I know the chally had the green on their minds for a while. And theres a peach colour in the mix I believe
A pinkish orange or just light orange?
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #7
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what copycats. It still won't boost their sales that much though. The car is still slow for the money unfortunately. And unless you're getting the car solely to look retro, it just doesn't compare with the competition.

It would beat the SS finally though, but they were never meant to compete, they were just THAT slow before

That being said. If I could afford both, I'd have bought the Challenger solely for the retro look. I do love how the car looks on the outside.
Plum Krazy, same as this, same as Detonator yellow were built in limited numbers period (not like GM with synergy green that calls is limited for 10 and they an all out whatever you want it on for 11. Also, slow for the money? Are you joking? The R/Ts have run low 13s, the 6.1 is a good run for a stock SS and I would give it the edge over an auto SS the new SRT 392s have hit 12.4, also lets not even go feature to feature because the price that you pay for the SRT nets you features that is not even available on the Camaro and basically everything else that is. I love them both, but you get what you pay for.
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This new engine is going to be amazing: 470 lbs/ft torque. I bet it will be aurally pleasing as well.

Still wouldn't trade my M156 V8 for it, though.
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I like the white w/blue stripes 392 Chally.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #10
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I gotta say that green looks alot better on the challenger than the synergy green does on the camaro. I'm excited to see what that motor does.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:57 PM   #11
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The new interior coupled with the awesome color choices they offer...plus the new engine...I may have to look. GM offering the basic colors and a lack of infotainment options is kind of ticking me off. I know the Camaro is beautiful, but look at the competition and what they offer for less money. And now Challenger offers the EVIC performance monitoring system along with a nav screen and hard drive system. Plus the constant updates to the drivetrain...
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The new interior coupled with the awesome color choices they offer...plus the new engine...I may have to look. GM offering the basic colors and a lack of infotainment options is kind of ticking me off. I know the Camaro is beautiful, but look at the competition and what they offer for less money. And now Challenger offers the EVIC performance monitoring system along with a nav screen and hard drive system. Plus the constant updates to the drivetrain...
Very good points.

Kind of wishful thinking, but it would be really cool if Dodge came out with a "lightweight" model, maybe C/F body parts.

Less weight plus this more stout engine and already sexy looks would make a real classic.
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Very good points.

Kind of wishful thinking, but it would be really cool if Dodge came out with a "lightweight" model, maybe C/F body parts.

Less weight plus this more stout engine and already sexy looks would make a real classic.
Agreed...and I tip a hat to your ride.

GM could learn a little from the Challenger and the Mustang in these points...Ford has brought back some colors from it's past, most recently Grabber Blue. Dodge is selling Plum Crazy, Go Banana, Hemi Orange, Fuchsia, B5 Blue...in other words embracing the retro movement that the car appeals to...GM - where are the Marina blues, Hugger Oranges, Goodwood Greens, Marlboro Maroons? Why is GM not embracing the heritage that people love about the classic first Gens by offering the colors we all crave?
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:40 PM   #14
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470 horses? Now Jesse Ventura will be able to find conspiracy theories much quicker.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:42 PM   #15
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Agreed...and I tip a hat to your ride.

GM could learn a little from the Challenger and the Mustang in these points...Ford has brought back some colors from it's past, most recently Grabber Blue. Dodge is selling Plum Crazy, Go Banana, Hemi Orange, Fuchsia, B5 Blue...in other words embracing the retro movement that the car appeals to...GM - where are the Marina blues, Hugger Oranges, Goodwood Greens, Marlboro Maroons? Why is GM not embracing the heritage that people love about the classic first Gens by offering the colors we all crave?
Thank you, kind Sir. Nice car you have there yourself.

Again, you make very good points. The Camaro would definitely stand out with some retro colors in the mix.

Some of the paint colors I've seen on the Challengers are definitely eye candy.
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I bet this car will still be slower in the 1/4 than a Camaro SS and a 5.0 and for ~$10k more. The Challengers are nice looking cars, just priced way too high in terms of performance.
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I bet this car will still be slower in the 1/4 than a Camaro SS and a 5.0 and for ~$10k more. The Challengers are nice looking cars, just priced way too high in terms of performance.
Dodge ran one 10 12.4, Edmunds, as crappy as they are, got 12.6. And you also check the price of a Camara SS or Mustang GT optioned to SRT levels, both 40k plus.
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Dodge ran one 10 12.4, Edmunds, as crappy as they are, got 12.6. And you also check the price of a Camara SS or Mustang GT optioned to SRT levels, both 40k plus.
Currently, a 2011 Challenger SRT-8 goes for 44,985 with the nav. The exact same set up on the Mustang GT costs about 41k. So there's already a 4k price difference for the current set up. I'm not sure what the price increase is, but I'm sure that gap will widen a bit further.
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Copy cats! What's next a ZL/1 hemi? LOL
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Yes, Dodge and Edmunds got good times. 2 other tests were done and it ran high 12s. I'll wait and see once more tests are done.

As to price, I said "in terms of performance". If you compare it to a base model 5.0 or Camaro SS, the difference is indeed ~$10k, and actually closer to $15k vs a base model 5.0.
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Currently, a 2011 Challenger SRT-8 goes for 44,985 with the nav. The exact same set up on the Mustang GT costs about 41k. So there's already a 4k price difference for the current set up. I'm not sure what the price increase is, but I'm sure that gap will widen a bit further.
2012 Mustang GT optioned to match the SRT8: 42680 and still doesn't have the keyless entry/start system of the SRT, smaller wheels, and no independant rear suspension.

The True Market Value® (TMV®) price is our exclusive method for calculating what others are paying for a 2012 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium in Ivel, KY (based on actual sales data from your region).
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DescriptionInvoiceMSRPTrue Market Value® Base Price
$30,460$33,045$33,045 3.73 Ratio Limited Slip Axle
$344$395$395 Comfort Group
$518$595$595 Brembo Brake Package
$1,475$1,695$1,695 GT Coupe Accessory Package 1
$627$720$720 Hood & Side Stripes
$344$395$395 Charcoal Black
$0$0$0 Grabber Blue
$0$0$0 All Weather Floor Mats
$74$85$85 HID Headlamps & Security Package
$801$920$920 PowerCode Remote Start System
$300$345$345 Electronics Package
$2,036$2,340$2,340 Shaker 1000 Audio System
$1,127$1,295$1,295 Destination Fee
$850$850$850 Regional Adjustment
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2011 Mustang GT: 41725, same missing items as above.

$32,845
Brembo Brake Package $1,695
Shaker 1000 Audio System $1,295
HID Headlamps $525
Comfort Group$595
Electronics Package $2,340
Security Package $395
Rapid Spec 401A $395
Hood & Side Stripes $395
3.73 Ratio Limited Slip Axle $395
Destination Fee $850
Total $41,725


2011 SRT8: 45425 with many additional features and a much larger and roomier car.


$42,555
Front 245/45ZR20 and Rear 255/45ZR20 Performance Tires$100
Media Center 430N $1,045
Destination Fee $825
Gas Guzzler Tax $1,000
TOTAL: 45425

4g difference between an 11 GT which you can no longer even order and 3g with a 12. given the extra stuff you get with the SRT8 it is definatly worth the asking price. So is the Mustang. please don't think I am trying to say either one is overpriced as IMHO they are both AMAZING cars and worth the price of addmission. i see the Mustang as a balls to the wall performance machine and the SRT8 as a "cruise" missle. I want to take the Mustang to the twisties and the CHallenger across country.The Camaro is a great car too and maxed out cheaper than both, but there reasons for that as it simply does not offer the available features or quality interior materials of the Mustang or SRT, still a great car though. IMHO all are great cars and all are EASILY worth their prices. Name one car in the 30-45k price range that can give a CHallenger SRT-8, Camaro SS, Mustang GT, or Mustang Boss a run for there money. Easy, they don't exist.
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Yes, Dodge and Edmunds got good times. 2 other tests were done and it ran high 12s. I'll wait and see once more tests are done.

As to price, I said "in terms of performance". If you compare it to a base model 5.0 or Camaro SS, the difference is indeed ~$10k, and actually closer to $15k vs a base model 5.0.
The difference there is simple. Edmunds and Dodge both used automatics, the others had manuals, hasn't this been discussed before? And again, the Challenger SRT8 is a Halo model and a base GT or SS is simply not in the same class and as an overall package should NOT be compared. please see my post above.....
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Sorry but they should have used the old true lime green, not this metallic green. Bummer.
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LMAO @ some of you guys saying dodge copied gm with this color. Im only 25 and even I know that dodge has always been the one company that has toyed with radical colors on their muscle cars. Wake up ppl. Challenger customers have been DEMANDING a lime green challenger before the 5th Gen was even a reality. GM did not invent the muscle car nor were they the first ones to throw crazy paint on one.
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LMAO @ some of you guys saying dodge copied gm with this color. Im only 25 and even I know that dodge has always been the one company that has toyed with radical colors on their muscle cars. Wake up ppl. Challenger customers have been DEMANDING a lime green challenger before the 5th Gen was even a reality. GM did not invent the muscle car nor were they the first ones to throw crazy paint on one.
They put 4 wheels on the car too... damn copycats......


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