Dodge Challenger Parts And Dodge Challenger Accessories
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The Dodge Challenger is known for its striking style and impressive engine specifications. As a vehicle that was actually made to be a pony car, the timing of its production was unfortunate since the muscle car era was about to collapse by 1972. Although its production halted for a few years, it still managed to become one of the most iconic muscle cars. Dodge produced three generations of this model, and all of these generations proved to be a success in the automotive industry. The Dodge Challenger still continues to be a sought after vehicle up to now.
Manufactured to compete with some of the most renowned muscle cars in the 1970s, the first generation Dodge Challenger offered commendable engine performance and outstanding interior and exterior design. Introduced as the Dodge Silver Challenger, this vehicle has the elongated hood and shortened rear deck that most pony cars were known to possess. Available in coupe and convertible body styles, this car boasts a long wheelbase and a wide engine bay. The first-generation Dodge Challenger is also offered with nine engine options. From a weak 145 hp Slant Six engine to a powerful 425 hp Hemi engine-muscle car enthusiasts definitely has a wide array of engine types to choose from. The 425 hp Hemi engine is even capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in just 5.8 seconds. To top it all off, the Dodge Silver Challenger is also offered in a plethora of colors including classic black and eccentric bright green. This vehicle faced numerous modifications throughout its production period, but these changes mainly focused on trivial components such as the grille assembly and automotive lighting design.
By 1974, muscle cars were slowly exiting the limelight, and the sales of the first generation Dodge Challenger significantly went down. The company decided to temporarily stop producing this vehicle make and model.
In 1978, Dodge revived the Challenger name once again and used it on a coupe that\'s manufactured by Mitsubishi. Although this vehicle is not actually as awesome as the old Challenger, it\'s still considered as a strong contender in the coupe market. This second generation Dodge Challenger features a rear-drive configuration with a wheelbase of 99.6 inch and a length of 180 inches. Mitsubishi also equipped this car with a twin counter-rotating balance shafts to give it an outstanding vibration-damping capability. With a standard 2.0-liter engine that can produce up to 77 hp, this car can undoubtedly give a satisfying performance. Unfortunately, its production stopped in 1983, and only a few of this second generation Dodge Challenger exists today.
The increasing number of muscle car enthusiasts pushed Dodge to bring the Challenger into production once again after more than 20 years since the last second generation Challenger was manufactured. The current one looks just like the first generation Challenger, albeit a little larger in size. The style of its headlights, grille assembly, tail lights, and roof line is a reminiscent of this model\'s original design.
From sophisticated airbags to bigger wheel sizes-the current Dodge Challenger comes with a variety of advanced security features and performance upgrades. Its powerful 425 hp Hemi V8 engine is also a far cry from the weak engines of the past Challenger generations.