Response was so popular when Dodge unveiled a concept Challenger several years ago, the automaker decided to build the car in full production. It’s no wonder enthusiasts love the 2008 Dodge Challenger – it’s a throwback to the muscle cars of the 70s, with throaty power under the hood and plenty of modern day refinements to please discriminating car buyers. This year’s version is a two door Coupe offering seating for up to five passengers and a meaty 425 horsepower 6.1-liter V8 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with Autostick under the hood.Read more Read less
The 2008 Dodge Challenger, which borrows its shape and appearance cues from the early 1970s muscle car of the same name, is based on the Charger sedan and packs a modern V8 along with modern comfort, convenience, and safety features. It makes its debut as a late-arriving 2008 model and will only be offered in top, high-performance SRT8 trim in a limited production of 5,000 vehicles, with each car featuring a numbered dash plaque. Next year the Challenger lineup will be expanded to include more affordable models.
Performance; nostalgia-inducing muscle-car styling; exclusivity for 2008.
The Dodge Challenger rings a nostalgia bell for muscle-car enthusiasts, especially fans of the original late-1960s and early-1970s machines. With a torquey, high-power V8 engine that sounds the part, along with styling cues from those times, but with modern comfort and refinement, it plays the part for owners to relive their youth. And with a limited run, the 2008 may have some potential as a collectible years from now.