As a well-respected car that has lasted through generations, the Dodge Challenger has endured its fair share of changes over the years. So how is it different now? Let’s take a look.
The first model, the 1970 Dodge Challenger, came with a whopping eight body styles, including convertible and hardtop versions, both with two doors. A variety of engine options was available for those who craved a little extra speed with this muscle car. Additionally, a dual exhaust could be had on some models. Four different hood styles were offered, though the standard style was almost flat, except for the small peak that ran down the center of the hood. For a flashier model, metallic paint colors were available alongside their flat color options. The 1970 Dodge Challenger (standard) featured a 225 cubic inch engine with a three-speed manual transmission.
Today, much has changed in the world of cars. Still with just two doors, the 2012 Dodge Challenger features a 470 horsepower engine, with hemi options available to give even more power to an already loud engine. As intimidating as ever, the front grill is inset from the end of the hod and the headlights create an image of a stern face. One this is for sure, this low-riding vehicle continues to impress.
With so many options, it can be hard to choose the perfect Dodge Challenger, but muscle car fans undoubtedly look back (and forward) at this car as one of the game changers in American muscle car history.