If you’ve seen the “Fast and the Furious” movies, than you know the American Muscle always beats the import. The Dodge Challenger featured in a couple of the movies has been made famous, and it has turned past and present Dodge Challenger models into superstars.
Since the beginning, Dodge has been in the Fast and Furious movies and this partnership has worked quite well with the movie producers and the American carmaker. The first Fast and Furious movie featured a black 1970s Dodge Charger with an over-the-hood blower. Since then, Dodge cars have appeared in all the movie sequels and prequels, in either classic or in current model forms and models.
The latest installment of the series, Fast and Furious 6, featured the current model Dodge Challenger SRT-8 as well as a 1969 red Dodge Charger Daytona. Its sculpted, boxy and athletic styling is a close reiteration of the original and classic Dodge Challenger, which makes it all the more desirable of buyers.
When you compare the past model with the present model, the similarities are obvious. It’s easy to see why this design is is described as timelessly elegant. Its chrome-tipped dual exhaust and a bright fuel filler door is reminiscent of its 1970s Dodge Challenger in Tacoma as well as its front end styling, albeit with HID headlamps and bigger 20-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, its Nappa leather seats heated front seats, automatic temperature control, and offers spacious seating for five with a generous rear headroom and legroom that adds refinement to a very classic-looking interior. The front seats feature a six-way control for its powered driver’s seat and four-way control for a powered passenger seat.
While the new Challenger offers better creature comforts with more muscular performance and superior road manners, it also comes with a greener engine. What’s interesting about the new Challenger is that one can still see the family resemblance with its persona and old-school charm through its body styling and other details, retaining its appeal to the current set of car owners, who are most likely sons and grandsons of muscle car owners from the baby boom generation. Also, the pas version couldn’t hope to touch what today’s Challenger can provide in safety and convenience items, as well as advanced in-car tech.
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