The Dodge Challenger was Dodge’s response to the Mustang, it was a little late in the race though. Ford's Mustang had taken off as the "Pony Car" of the day.
The Dodge Challenger was Dodge’s response to the Mustang, it was a little late in the race though. Ford's Mustang had taken off as the "Pony Car" of the day. It would have been something else if Dodge had pulled off the upset and beat out Mustang, but the following was just too great for Dodge to make a small dent in the Mustang sales. The Challenger was also in competition with the Barracuda.
There was a unique concept about the Challenger, you were able to choose from just about every engine in the Chrysler lineup to put in the Challenger. Dodge got it right and saw that it would need to compete against the more “luxury” branded cars such as Mercury Cougar.
|Hardtop V6 and V8||53,337|
|Sports Hardtop V6 and V8||6,584|
|Convertible V6 and V8||3,173|
|Sports Hardtop R/T||3,979|
|Hardtop T/A||1,000||Total Production||84,032|
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|225 i6||225 ci||1x1 bbl||145||-||-|
|318 V8||318 ci||1x2 bbl||230||-||-|
|340 V8||340 ci||1x4 bbl||275||-||-|
|340 V8||340 ci||3x2 bbl||290||-||-|
|383 V8||383 ci||1x2 bbl||330||-||-|
|383 V8||383 ci||1x4 bbl||335||-||-|
|426 Hemi||426 ci||2x4 bbl||425||6.3 sec||13.1 sec @ 107.1 mph|
|440 Magnum||440 ci||1x4 bbl||375||-||-|
|440 Six Pack||440 ci||3x2 bbl||390||6.2 sec||13.7 sec @ 105 mph|
|198 I6||198 ci||1x1 bbl||125||-||-|
- 4-Speed Manual
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