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The Return of American Muscle

April 23, 2009
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Posted by Steve George

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If you’re fond of Classic American Muscle Cars, you have to agree that the Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a refreshing sight to the auto industry. With classic lines and details like the retro styled front grill, it takes you back to the 60’s and 70’s where these type of cars reigned supreme. Brains meets brawn in this rendition of the Challenger. The 6.1-liter Hemi engine gives you 425 horse power with 420 foot pounds of torque all the while reducing overall emissions. With all this performance and size, you still manage to pull 22 mpg highway. The Electronic Vehicle Information Center gives you all the stats like average mpg, miles to empty, maintenance intervals, digital speedometer, braking distance, 1/4 mile and 1/8 mile timers to name a few.

It’s not going to get any environmentalists cheering but still gives you cleaner emissions and better gas mileage than those of yesteryear, without sacrificing the extreme power and performance for which most enthusiasts yearn.

You definitely can’t fault the design department for the financial problems the auto companies are having. With all the style of classic lines and the latest technology, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 is one great looking car.

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