: Dodge plans a challenger for hot Mustang



HotRodSaint
06-13-05, 08:32 AM
Watch out, Ford Mustang. Dodge is preparing a challenger. (http://www.autonews.com/article.cms?articleId=53470)

In fact, it's likely to be called Challenger.

Chrysler plans to resurrect a respected name from the pony car era for a rear-wheel-drive Mustang fighter, industry sources say. The car is expected in 2009 on the LX platform, the basis of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum and Charger.

"It is a two-door, essentially a competitor for the Mustang," says Catherine Madden, a production analyst for industry research group Global Insight. "They are really excited about it."

Madden says the sport coupe is planned to debut in 2009, when the next-generation LX vehicles are scheduled to be re-engineered and restyled.

"They would be able to make some additional investment in the platform, make some adjustments for that product" at that time, she says.

"The enthusiasm for that product," Madden says, is "very big."

Chrysler hopes to sell 60,000 to 70,000 of the cars a year, she says. An assembly site was not identified. Production of the 300, Magnum and recently introduced Charger is expected to fill Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant.

Msilva954
06-13-05, 08:54 AM
Hmm I hear by that time Ford will be readying a new 5.0 V8.

HotRodSaint
06-13-05, 08:59 AM
Hmm I hear by that time Ford will be readying a new 5.0 V8.

Maybe in anticipation of the 5.7 Hemi competition? :hmm:

Spyder
06-13-05, 05:36 PM
If they build a Challenger, it better have something better than the 5.7 ... ... :(

Sandy
06-13-05, 07:10 PM
At 24 years old I had a brandy new HEMI Challenger R/T - S.E. Hardtop Coupe

'Ya think I should get another one at age 62 in 4 years? I think I'd look as dumb as a 16 y.o. in a Buick LeSabre with whitewalls & a vinyl top!

Is it okay for an old guy to buy a teenager's car ??

Msilva954
06-13-05, 07:11 PM
At 24 years old I had a brandy new HEMI Challenger R/T - S.E. Hardtop Coupe

'Ya think I should get another one at age 62 in 4 years? I think I'd look as dumb as a 16 y.o. in a Buick LeSabre with whitewalls & a vinyl top!

HEY! Im a 17 yr in a Deville with whitewalls and a cloth top :D

Sandy
06-13-05, 07:15 PM
'ya, but you got a beemer too, for those "youthful moments" :p
I am having a "senior moment" thinking about my days of old drag racing my HEMI and blowing away totally everything. In theory, I should not be alive right now. God musta been in the other bucket seat - I tell 'ya!

Msilva954
06-13-05, 07:17 PM
hmm sounds like you need a supercharged towncar or something along those lines!

Sandy
06-13-05, 09:39 PM
No, it's all just a nice memory now. I'll stay in my Town Car and show my Sixty Special.
(I do lust after a Trailblazer SS...Shhhhhh, don't tell nobody :shhh: )

HotRodSaint
06-13-05, 10:40 PM
Is it okay for an old guy to buy a teenager's car ??

You are never too old for performance!! :thumbsup: