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Muscle Cars: Old Versus New 7
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Camaro, Challenger, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Kurt, Shelby Mustang, video on 06 7th, 2011

The muscle cars of the sixties and seventies are the stuff of legend, and every gear head seems to have his own tales about a Mustang Mach 1, a Camaro Z/28, a Chevelle SS or a Hemi ‘Cuda. Most remember these cars as wickedly fast in a straight line, but utterly terrifying to drive in the rain or when the road got twisty. The revived muscle cars of today, like the new Mustang, the new Camaro and the new Challenger, can’t hold a candle to their ancestors, can they? After all, the new Mustang GT gets up to 26 mpg on the highway, so surely it can’t be as fast as one of the legendary Mustangs of years past. To find the answer, Motor Trend recently ran a showdown between classic muscle cars (pony cars, actually) and their modern-day counterparts. Squaring off were a 2011 Shelby GT500 convertible against a 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible, a 2011 Camaro SS against a 1969 Camaro SS 396 and a 2012 392 Challenger SRT8 against a 1970 Challenger R/T. Who came out on top? See for yourself in the video below.

Source: Motor Trend YouTube Channel

Chrysler to unveil limited edition Mopar 2010 Challenger 12
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Challenger, Chrysler, limited-edition, Mopar 2010 Challenger on 07 12th, 2010

Come August, and Chrysler will roll out its new special edition Mopar 2010 Challenger in limited numbers. To be built based on the Challenger R/T, the new Mopar 2010 Challenger will sport features such as cold air intake, hood venting, front and rear strut-tower braces, and a new engine cover, says a statement from Chrysler.

2010 Mopar Dodge Challenger

Chrysler will be rolling out only 500 editions of the car and will sell them for a starting price of $38,000. In case you are someone who would be looking for a model with a manual transmission, you will need to shell out $1,000 more. Pre-order has commenced already.

To be presented in Brilliant Black and a choice of accent colors Mopar Blue, Red or Silver, the car would come across as an absolute headturner. Born out of the link up between Chrysler and Dodge, the Mopar 2010 Challenger will sport 20-inch glossy black forged wheels, a black chrome grille, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Katzkin leather seats that add to the charm.

For the automatic models, the car will come with Mopar T-handle shifter and pistol grip shifter for manual transmissions. In a bid to cheer customers, Chrysler will also give away certificates and a limited-edition sketch signed by Mark Trostle, Chrysler’s design chief.