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Old 01-24-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Challenger goes 0-60 in...

3.9 seconds!... maybe.

http://jalopnik.com/348272/car--driv...ir-april-cover

Car and Driver has shown two different covers for their April issue, and on the second cover (scroll down) it says something about a 0-60 time for a 'Hemi Powered Street Rod' which may or may not be referencing the Challenger... but it certainly looks like it doesn't it?

Check it out and lemme know whatcha think!

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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3.9 seconds!... maybe.

http://jalopnik.com/348272/car--driv...ir-april-cover

Car and Driver has shown two different covers for their April issue, and on the second cover (scroll down) it says something about a 0-60 time for a 'Hemi Powered Street Rod' which may or may not be referencing the Challenger... but it certainly looks like it doesn't it?

Check it out and lemme know whatcha think!

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I think its for some custom Hemi car, not the Challenger. There's no way a car that heavy can do 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. You're talking ultra exotic car 0-60 numbers there.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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I dont think so....the "hemi street rod" being in yellow make me believe that they are speaking fo another vehicle. plus can 425hp in a nearly 4k lb car go 3.9?

IT BETTER NOT!
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:03 AM   #4
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It's clearly a 'Hemi powered street rod' and not the Challenger
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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I'm putting my money on some other car. But Car and Driver normally doesn't do tests of custom cars though does it? I'm not too familiar with them so I could be wrong
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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They're not talking about the Challenger. Because they've already got a title allocated to it:
"FIRST DRIVE: 425hp Dodge Challenger SRT8."
Then it talks about a street-rod.

I like the second cover better, though. The G8 looks bigger.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:02 PM   #7
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It could've been a typo and meant 3.9 minutes



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I think its for some custom Hemi car, not the Challenger. There's no way a car that heavy can do 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. You're talking ultra exotic car 0-60 numbers there.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:19 PM   #8
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So when do you think Pontiac will put real pictures and real "Build Your Car" sections for the G8 on its website instead of the little microsite that's there now?
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