Returning from it’s Vanishing Point

After 35 years and following all the modern retro styled trends, Dodge decides to awaken the legend once more and return her back from her Vanishing Point!

Don’t tell me that you haven’t watched “Vanishing Point”! Well if you haven’t seen this movie, shame on you and stop reading this post right now!! Vanishing Point is pure cult! The legendary 1971 movie is about a character named Kowalski and his bet to deliver a brand new car from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours! And that brand new car is the legendary 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 Magnum (which is not supercharged! 🙂 ). A truly classic American muscle car! A true legend!

 

The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger brings what pony car fanatics crave: ground shaking performance, unmistakable design cues reminiscent of the original Challenger, world-class ride and handling characteristics and benchmark braking. On top of that it features a wide variety of modern amenities and technology designed to delight a new generation of driving enthusiasts and the old muscle nutter fans alike!

‘The all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 is engineered to give customers everything they want in a modern muscle machine,’ said Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. ‘The new version of Dodge’s American classic boasts tire-smoking performance and head-turning design while offering a wide array of state-of-the-art technology, such as GPS navigation, ‘Keyless Go’ entry, a MyGIG™ infotainment system and UConnect hands-free communication.’Developed by Chrysler’s in-house performance engineering organization, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.

Dodge will offer the limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in three colors: HEMI® Orange, Bright Silver Metallic and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat. Each two-door, rear-wheel-drive coupe will be produced with a numbered dash plaque, carbon fiberlike hood stripes and will be powered by SRT’s 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that boasts 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque! With a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995 (including $675 destination), the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 arrives in Dodge showrooms this spring.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vehicles will be manufactured at Chrysler’s Brampton, Ontario, Canada assembly plant.Performance targets for the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 include a 0–60 mph time in the low 5-second range, 0–100–0 mph in less than 17 seconds, a ¼-mile elapsed time of less than 14 seconds, 60–0 mph braking distance of approximately 100 feet, and a skid pad performance of 0.88 g.

Source – Dodge

PS.: Wondering whether you’ll see the car getting imported by Greek Dodge dealers? Dream On!!!! Even if some units do appear, there are our ultra-stupid taxation laws… besides, Greeks prefer to buy Porsche Cayennes, or Jeep Cherokees much more than Dodge Challengers or Ford Mustangs… 😦


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8 Responses to Returning from it’s Vanishing Point

  1. jimsgarage says:

    It is a shame they won’t offer it in Kowalski white! 🙂

  2. vagpod says:

    just wait for 1-2 years! I bet Dodge will offer it on a Vanishing Point edition, like Ford offers the Mustang on Bullitt edition.

    It’s these times that I wish to be living in the U.S. 😦

  3. Paul says:

    Great photos !!

  4. Eddy says:

    Dream on about a Vanishing Point edition cuz the guys in charge of Chrysler are stupid. They coulda had a good marketing campaign with the new wanna be Charger when The Dukes of Hazzard came out but they didn’t and made that 4 dr, that should be called a Dynasty, Diplomat or Coronet but not Charger cuz it has wrong number of doors. They never made a 2 dr General Lee edition Charger so i’ll bet they never do a Vanishing Point edition Challenger but will eventually offer it in white.

  5. vagpod says:

    I’m with you on this one Eddy. Maybe a Vanishing Point edition is a dream too far.

    I reckon the 4dr your mentioned is the SRT something, the ugly berlina… Well not only it’s got the wrong number of doors, but it doesn’t look anywhere near a Charger, or at least what the name Charger represents and kick-starts our hearts.

  6. SOG knives says:

    Interesting ideas… I wonder how the Hollywood media would portray this?

  7. I just bought the 5.7 RT / 6 speed, Dodge did a great job on the car i love it.
    dan

  8. vagpod says:

    great news dan!
    drive safely…. if you can 🙂

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