Posted on 2017-12-21


The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of automobiles (two of those being pony cars) produced by Dodge. From model years 1970 to 1974, the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The second generation, from 1978 to 1983, was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda compact car. The third and current generation is a pony car introduced in early 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.

The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 had a base price of $41,955. The drivetrain consisted of a 426 ci 6.4-liter V8, RWD, with an automatic transmission. The horsepower rating was 425 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 420 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm with a curb weight of 4,144 lb.

The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 stands for Street and Racing Technology. The Challenger is based on the Chrysler LX platform, which is used on the 300C, the Charger, and the Magnum. The design of the Challenger is one of our favorite areas of the car, as it harks back to the muscle car heyday. Like most American cars, and Americans, the car has grown wider, taller, and longer than the original version.

There are numerous models available to buy, including a V6, a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi R/T, and our test car for the week, the 6.1-liter V8 Hemi with a five-speed automatic transmission with sport shift.

The Dodge Challenger is aimed at the Ford Mustang GT500 with its 5.4-liter supercharged 500 horsepower V8, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The GT500 is miles ahead, so for realistic tests, we will compare it to the 5.0 GT and the Chevrolet Camaro SS.

From the outside, the Challenger is just about as bad as it gets. The front of the car looks sensational and the amber running lights that were mounted inboard of the HID headlights look good. The black underlip front spoiler and the spoiler around back will aid downforce and the two hood scoops bring cooling air into the engine.

The seats on the other hand, are absolutely amazing. If you’re a large individual, the large side bolsters might make it difficult to enter the car, but once you’re in, they keep you firmly in place. The tilt and telescoping wheel allows drivers of any size to get a good feel behind the wheel and the center console is easy to understand. The 6.5-inch navigation and multimedia screen is one of the easiest systems to use for music.

The battery location is in the trunk and helps add weight over the rear wheels and it’s a nice throwback to the seventies drag racing cars. The Challenger also comes with a 60/40-split rear seat, which will help the 16.2 cubic feet cargo capacity, which is very good.

This motor makes a lot of noise that comes out of the tail pipes, as the front-end snorts up and speedometer hits 60 miles per hour in just 5.1 seconds. For getting noticed, there is nothing better than the 2010 Dodge Challenger STR8.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608 or check out our inventory here: https://www.skywayclassics.com/vehicles


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