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Dodge Challenger SS Concept

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BrewSwillis    0

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Chrysler's SEMA surprise: 392 HEMI Dodge Challenger Super Stock

While in the past automakers have always used SEMA to display the individual customizations that can be applied to their production vehicles, Dodge is doing something different this year. For what it claims to be the first time ever, the company has unveiled a concept vehicle that has been customized specifically for the SEMA show. Based on the Dodge Challenger Concept that debuted at the 2006 Detroit auto show, the Dodge Challenger Super Stock Concept is a one-off concept built to commemorate the original HEMI 392 engine, as well as showcase Mopar's new 392 HEMI crate engine. The new 392 can be ordered in one of three variations: a carbureted version that produces 540 horsepower and 490 ft-lbs. of torque, a EFI-version that makes 525 horsepower and 510 ft-lbs. of torque, and a long block version. While Chrysler's press release doesn't indicate which engine the Challenger SS Concept is using, our bet is on the carbureted version. We'll have more details along with lives shots of the car soon, but for now check out more high-resolution pics and Chrysler's press release after the jump.

For rest of story and pics: http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/30/chrysle...er-super-stock/

Also a flash video posted on photobucket: http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/redf...nt=CIMG1069.flv

Also some other SEMA pics on Allpar: http://www.allpar.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=84807

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ocnblu    733
That's pretty neat, and the new engine sounds strong.

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Northstar    11

It looks HUGE without the huge wheels of the concept that made it look halfway-reasonably sized. It looks rather boring with just one line running down the side and the front is pretty average without those cool headlights.

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Intrepidation    846

It looks HUGE without the huge wheels of the concept that made it look halfway-reasonably sized. It looks rather boring with just one line running down the side and the front is pretty average without those cool headlights.

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I agree, the larger wheels and cool headlights made it look so much better.

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BrewSwillis    0

It looks HUGE without the huge wheels of the concept that made it look halfway-reasonably sized. It looks rather boring with just one line running down the side and the front is pretty average without those cool headlights.

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Uhhh....the headlights are the same except that the drag car's outer ring of the "halo" light is chrome instead of painted gray.

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Intrepidation    846

Uhhh....the headlights are the same except that the drag car's outer ring of the "halo" light is chrome instead of painted gray.

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Oh I see them now...well I think I like the gray better but that's fine..thanks for pointing it out!

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BrewSwillis    0

A bland retro muscle car... That's a new one.

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Umm.....it kinda of is a new one....isn't it?

What other bland retro muscle cars are there (or have there been), other than the Mustang and upcoming Camaro?

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Cory Wolfe    263

Umm.....it kinda of is a new one....isn't it?

What other bland retro muscle cars are there (or have there been), other than the Mustang and upcoming Camaro?

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If the Camaro was bland... I'll give you the Mustang, though. It is sort of bland. :P

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Drew Dowdell    4,989

:lol:  You got the freight train part right though!!

I think they were going more for this look:

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That isn't a freight train. It is the American Freedom train of 1976. That engine pulled the prestigious Daylight Limited from the 30s to the 50s. It had the finest of woods, silver, stainless steel, and fabric.

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Satty    338

That isn't a freight train. It is the American Freedom train of  1976. That engine pulled the prestigious Daylight Limited from the 30s to the 50s. It had the finest of woods, silver, stainless steel, and fabric.

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But no rich Corinthian leather?

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mustang84    12

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That's pretty sweet. Now they just need to bring back the 'Cuda.

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balthazar    1,875

I'll give you the Mustang, though. It is sort of bland. :P

Or is it more 'sort of Ford'?

OMG you are twisted. Allow me to quote a well-known message board poster: You need to get your eyes checked!!

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Cory Wolfe    263

I'll give you the Mustang, though. It is sort of bland. :P

Or is it more 'sort of Ford'?

OMG you are twisted. Allow me to quote a well-known message board poster: You need to get your eyes checked!!

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Oh look... There's a smily after that. Hmm... Wonder what that could mean? :scratchchin:

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balthazar    1,875

Well let's see...., in that you've come out repeatedly and adamantly against anything remotely 'retro', that smiley either means absolutely nothing or that you're absolutely twisted.

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Cory Wolfe    263

Well, then, Balthy... Thou shalt read my post again. I was being sarcastic. The only retro car I think is bland is the Challenger as I dully noted. It's pretty plain looking without the big wheels. It's a coincidence that it happens to be the most retro, to the point where it's almost a copy of the original. The Camaro, in itself, is radically styled enough to never be bland and is atleast original. The Mustang, too, just not as much so. And this is after it's been out for a while and we've seen the most basic versions.

But I am pretty twisted, even though I'm more open minded than the majority of people here. :P

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BB_454    0

Well, then, Balthy... Thou shalt read my post again. I was being sarcastic. The only retro car I think is bland is the Challenger as I dully noted. It's pretty plain looking without the big wheels. It's a coincidence that it happens to be the most retro, to the point where it's almost a copy of the original. The Camaro, in itself, is radically styled enough to never be bland and is atleast original. The Mustang, too, just not as much so. And this is after it's been out for a while and we've seen the most basic versions.

But I am pretty twisted, even though I'm more open minded than the majority of people here. :P

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I like the looks of the Challenger, but its nearly an exact copy of the origional. Guess thats why everyone can love it so much. Dodge took the easiest road with this car.

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