The Dodge Challenger was Dodge’s response to the Mustang
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.
|Challenger: 2 - Dr Hardtop V6 and V8||53,337|
|Challenger: 2 - Dr Sports Hardtop V6 and V8||6,584|
|Challenger: R/T: 2 - Dr Hardtop||14,889|
|Challenger: 2 - Dr Convertible V6 and V8||3,173|
|Challenger R/T: 2 - Dr Sports Hardtop||3,979|
|Challenger R/T: 2 - Dr Convertible||1,070|
|Challenger T/A - 2 - Dr Hardtop||1,000+||Total Production||84,032|
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|225 i6||225ci||1x1bbl||145 hp||-||-|
|318 V8||318ci||1x2bbl||230 hp||-||-|
|340 v8||340ci||1x4bbl||275 hp||-||-|
|340 V8||340ci||3x2bbl||290 hp||7.0 sec||15.2 sec|
|383 V8||383ci||1x2bbl||330 hp||-||-|
|383 V8||383ci||1x4bbl||335 hp||-||-|
|426 Hemi||426ci||2x4bbl||425 hp||6.3 sec||13.1 sec @ 107.1 mph|
|440 Magnum||440ci||1x4bbl||375 hp||-||-|
|440 Six Pack||440ci||3x2bbl||390 hp||6.2 sec||13.7 sec @ 105 mph|
|198 I6||198ci||1x1bbl||125 hp||-||-|
- 4-Speed Manual
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