2010 Dodge Challenger

2010 DODGE CHALLENGER RETRO ROCKET
Few good things came out of the marriage between Dodge Mercedes-Benz (Daimler-Chrysler). One very good thing was the one-generation-old (by that time) E-class platform that was used to underpin every RWD car in Chrysler's inventory. The Chrysler 300 D, the Magnum (I loved those!), the Dodge Charger were all spun off this versatile chassis. Obviously, if you're going to build a pony car off a full-size luxury car (the 300), it's going to be big. And it was, bigger than the Mustang or Camaro, but somehow it worked. Dodge discovered that there is a market for plus-size pony cars, with a decent trunk and back seat. What a concept? Loading it up with a ground-pounding Hemi V8 more than made up for the added weight. And Dodge did a stellar job of styling the new Challenger, introduced as a 2008-model. It is instantly recognizable as a Challenger, looking very faithful to the original and yet thoroughly modern. In my humble opinion, the modern-day Dodge Challenger (like this 2010-model) is THE best retro design produced anywhere, by anyone.

BELOW: The lucky owner of this 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T also owns the 1970 Challenger T/A in the background.
TWO BROTHERS SEPARATED BY 40 YEARS
The lucky owner of this gorgeous 2010 Challenger R/T also owns a 1970 Challenger T/A, which he displayed side-by-side at the 2014 Nostalgia Day Car Show in Downtown Livermore. Parked next to each other really allows you to appreciate just how fine a job the Dodge Boys did at recreating this muscle car legend. The modern Challenger is at the same time a faithful interpretation of the original, and a totally modern car. Both are drop-dead gorgeous!!

2010 Dodge Challenger SPECIFICATIONS


Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

Engine type

Displacement

Compression ratio

Horsepower @ RPM

Torque @ RPM

Redline

PERFORMANCE        

Fuel consumption

Recommended fuel

Zero-to-60mph

    CHALLENGER R/T

116.0 in

197.9 in

75.7 in

57.0 in

63.1 in

63.1 in

4,140 lbs


OHV "Hemi" 90-degree V8

5.7 liter

10.5:1

375 hp @ 5800 rpm

404 lb/ft @ 4200 rpm

5,800 rpm


15mpg city / 23 mpg hiway

87 octane

5.9 sec

   CHALLENGER SRT-8

116.0 in

197.9 in

75.7 in

57.0 in

63.1 in

63.1 in

4,140 lbs


OHV "Hemi" 90-dgree V8

6.1 liter

10.3:1

425 hp @ 6200 rpm

420 lb/ft @ 4800 rpm

6,400 rpm


14mpg city / 22mpg hiway

91 octane

5.0 sec


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