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Old 02-06-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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Challenger officially released

Check out the curb weight. Its a heffer as we all expected. Camaro has nothing to worry about:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/06/c...allenger-srt8/
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
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wow, 4140 lbs, 55.6/44/4 weight distribution, 5 seats, 0.88 on the skidpad, and 13/18 mpg. That mileage is just awful, and if the Camaro has the L76 then it may have nearly the same power to weight (if they can bring it down to 3500-3600 lbs), cost 10k less, and get better mileage.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:20 AM   #3
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wow, 4140 lbs, 55.6/44/4 weight distribution, 5 seats, 0.88 on the skidpad, and 13/18 mpg. That mileage is just awful, and if the Camaro has the L76 then it may have nearly the same power to weight (if they can bring it down to 3500-3600 lbs), cost 10k less, and get better mileage.

I know. The 13/18 MPG was pretty shocking to see. That's Dodge Durango type gas mileage. Let's hope the Camaro doesn't get hit with the gas guzzler tax.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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The Camaro is going to kick ass guys...... look at what the competition came out with..... nothing.. there slinging the old car with some other cars interior... thats not called making a new car!!

This "new muscle car era" will only comprise of two cars... the mustang and the camaro.

EDIT: okay after looking at the car in black, my opinion has completely changed and consider the new muscle car era to include all three, lol, the car looks evil in black... me likey all of a sudden.... but the performance and stuff.... wow... the cars a cow.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:06 PM   #5
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I'm in love. Hurry up Chevy, lol
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:29 PM   #6
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I'm in love. Hurry up Chevy, lol
Damn, it looks smokin' hot in black!! I thought the orange was cool, but it looks absolutely bitchin' in black!
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:07 PM   #7
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4100lbs!!!! What are they smoking?!?! Holy cow...that's big......
And 14/18 - I'm sorry, but that IS pretty poor. My Dad's '79 Z28 prolly gets better mileage, or at least the same!

hmmm...Looks wise? Interior, not so much - outside?; well, when I saw it in black my heart skipped a beat'

Camaro has nothing to worry about on the Mopar front - at least that's clear.
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4100lbs!!!! What are they smoking?!?! Holy cow...that's big......
And 14/18 - I'm sorry, but that IS pretty poor. My Dad's '79 Z28 prolly gets better mileage, or at least the same!

hmmm...Looks wise? Interior, not so much - outside?; well, when I saw it in black my heart skipped a beat'

Camaro has nothing to worry about on the Mopar front - at least that's clear.
I think my ASTRO van gets better gas millage!
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Challenger introduction video

Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. are in it. More shots of the Black one:

http://jalopnik.com/353341/2008-dodg...eal-live-video
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i take back what i said above......

after looking at the car in black, my opinion has completely changed and consider the new muscle car era to include all three, lol, the car looks evil in black... me likey all of a sudden.... but the performance and stuff.... wow... the cars a cow.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #11
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Damn, it looks smokin' hot in black!! I thought the orange was cool, but it looks absolutely bitchin' in black!
but that weight and gas mileage....

I suspect the Camaro will be smokin' hot in black. Can't wait!!!
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:26 PM   #12
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I have to agree. The Challenger looks good in black. But it still cannot compete with the Camaro. It would be a nice car to have but I would not buy one.
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WOW thats horrible gas millage.

i didnt catch it but is the srt challanger going to only be available in auto, like the srt charger, cause that sucks.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #14
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WOW thats horrible gas millage.

i didnt catch it but is the srt challanger going to only be available in auto, like the srt charger, cause that sucks.
The 2008's, Yes they are autosticks only. The 2009's R/T and SRT8 models will get an optional Tremec 6 speed. The SXT (V6 model) will still be Autostick only.
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That was a pretty bad rollout for the car. The Teutles (sp?) are awful when working from a script. They should have done a better video, showing more muscle car cliche shots -massive burnout, dirt road powerslides, even a 1/4 mile run perhaps? I was expecting something as big and exciting as the car itself is
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:32 PM   #16
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i gotta say all in all the car looks amazing, i'll be getting my camaro but i can appreciate the challenger.
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and the gas cap location doesnt look bad on it either!!
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:37 PM   #18
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looks great, but the weight, gas mileage and performance are unacceptable.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:23 AM   #20
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Looks good but on the weight HOLY CRAP she's hefty...

Not to impressed with the performance specs either...

I would be very disappointed if the Camaro was released with these kinds of specs...
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Looks good but on the weight HOLY CRAP she's hefty...

Not to impressed with the performance specs either...

I would be very disappointed if the Camaro was released with these kinds of specs...
For a while, I've been thinking about threads that ask what would make me not want a Camaro. These numbers would do it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:59 PM   #22
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:19 PM   #23
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dam that cars deserves more than i thought it would and in black, but it could drop a few pounds
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How is it that the Challenger weighs more then the Charger. One is a 2 door the other a 4 door. How does that work. The Charger weighs 500 pounds less. Figure that one out.
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How is it that the Challenger weighs more then the Charger. One is a 2 door the other a 4 door. How does that work. The Charger weighs 500 pounds less. Figure that one out.
Perhaps its because it . . . err . . . umm . . . no idea. Its also shorter by a few inches. Maybe they had to do a bunch of re-inforcing to make up for the larger open area. But 500 lbs is alot of steel. The interior is pretty much the same, there is less frame . . . I have no clue where that weight came from
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