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Old 10-16-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Is a Challenger ACR coming

There is some talk that the Challenger ACR could be coming to a dealer near you in the future.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/15/...acr-track-car/
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:19 PM   #2
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If FCA makes this vehicle and truly makes it a formidable force on the track, I believe it is safe to say that they have done the most with the least.

I've said it before, FCA has been in a financial straight-jacket for years and doesn't have the funds to engineer a new Challenger. What they have done is take a 10+ year old platform and mutate this thing into many different variations to keep the Mopar faithful happy. I'm not a Mopar guy, but competition breeds success and by them continuing to push the envelope, it keeps GM and Ford on their toes. I like it!
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Old 11-16-2019, 12:07 PM   #3
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I sure hope not. This platform need to die. Even back in 04 when the 05 300C was introduced the LX platform was just ok. Noone raved about how great the platform it was built on was. You know not great, but not bad. The car makes for a good value as a large comfortable RWD family sedan. It's based off an old E-Class chassis with a few S-Class front suspension parts if I'm remembering correctly. It's just old and dated, and too big to really be considered a track star. Would people have taken a Ford Panther platform car serious if Ford invested a lot of money to make like a SVT Crown Vic R? Would people of been happy with a Panther based Mustang? It would of had a Watts link. A LX/LD/LA or whatever they call the chassis would struggle to compete with a CTS-V in handling as Alpha is a much better platform. It would really struggle with a ZL1 1LE and new GT500 on a road course IMHO. The next Challenger is supposed to be a lot lighter and built on a more modern and more performance oriented chassis.
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:47 PM   #4
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The next Challenger is supposed to be a lot lighter and built on a more modern and more performance oriented chassis.
Which means, if this forum is any indication, people will whine about it being too small and claim they will not buy one.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:38 AM   #5
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Which means, if this forum is any indication, people will whine about it being too small and claim they will not buy one.
I think that is one of the reasons that Dodge has put back the development of a new Challenger platform, it is selling well and more people are buying the Charger/Challenger so don't fix it if it's not broke.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:34 PM   #6
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I think that is one of the reasons that Dodge has put back the development of a new Challenger platform, it is selling well and more people are buying the Charger/Challenger so don't fix it if it's not broke.
Yep, the Challenger and Charger scatpacks/hellcats have been such huge hits. The designer of those cars really nailed it and the buyers of those cars certainly like the large size of them. Dodge should keep this formula going forward without moving to an Alfa platform. Which they aren't going to do, I believe the FCA head said they will shave some weight off with the existing platform. Those scat packs on a diet of 200 pounds would be really nice I'd imagine.
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:06 AM   #7
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I feel Challenger ACR program could be canceled in future, as FCA is going to combine with PSA.

Alfa Romeo has decided to give up their future sport cars and kills 4C.
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