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  Dodge Charger
Dodge was in desperate need of a car that appealed to anyone under the age of 80, and the way to do that quickly was to develop a fastback version of its Coronet midsize car.
Dodge's first attempt to turn the Charger into a race winner was the special "Charger 500" which used a flush-mounted front grille with exposed headlights and a modified rear window also mounted flush with the trailing edge of the roof.
The Charger was replaced for the 1978 model year by the Magnum that used the Charger body introduced for '75 with a new grille and new rectangular headlights behind clear covers.
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 Musclecarclub.com - Dodge Charger - History
Introduction: The Dodge Charger was a response to the fastback fad started by the Mustang and the Barracuda, but on a much larger scale.
Based on the midsize Dodge Coronet model, the Charger was launced in 1966 and quickly became a sales hit with its dramatic fuselage styling of 1968.
This would be the last year that the Charger would be considered a performance vehicle as the 1975 Chargers would be repositioned in the personal luxury sector.
www.musclecarclub.com /musclecars/dodge-charger/dodge-charger-history.shtml   (1367 words)

 Howstuffworks "The 1969 Dodge Charger Explained"
The 1969 Dodge Charger presented perhaps the widest array of choices in the history of the nameplate.
The 1969 Dodge Charger was an update of the completely restyled '68 model, which meant it was built on a 117-inch wheelbase with Chrysler's familiar torsion-bar suspension up front and leaf springs in the back.
The really distinctive new Chargers were the 500 and the Daytona, both creatures of the so-called "aero wars" of the day being waged by Ford and Chrysler as they sought dominance in NASCAR stock-car racing.
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The Dodge Charger’s rear suspension complements the performance of the front suspension, resulting in a balanced ride.
For the ultimate in pursuit power, the Dodge Charger police vehicle will be available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 340 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.
Dodge Charger police vehicles equipped with HEMI engines will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds.
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 Dodge Charger
The Charger was created to show that Dodge could compete in the muscle car race despite the fact that the Pontiac GTO and other cars were already quite popular and running away with sales.
The Dodge Charger was introduced to the public in 1966 as Dodge called the 1966 the "Leader of the Dodge Rebellion." The first model had an electric shaver grille, fully rotating headlights, bucket seats, and plenty of cargo room.
The 1968 through 1970 Chargers were known to have a coke bottle style that had curves around the front fenders and rear quarter panels that did have the side profile of a Coke bottle.
www.dodgeforum.com /models/charger   (734 words)

 2006-2009 Dodge Charger photos and information
The Dodge Charger police car is equipped either the 3.5 V6 or the Hemi V8; the V6 Charger squad is roughly equal to the Crown Victoria in performance, according to the Michigan State Police tests, while the V8 is best in class.
In 1970, a Dodge Charger Daytona made history at Talladega Speedway when Buddy Baker became the first driver to be clocked at more than 200 mph for a lap on a closed course.
The "personal luxury" Charger SE does not seem to have affected the Charger's reputation any more than those 100-horsepower sixes; nor has the Omni-based Charger, which at the time was a strong performer.
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 The Dodge Charger
The newly designed '68 Dodge Charger was leaner and meaner than the original model as evidenced by these two shots of Buddy Baker's No. 3 Ray Fox Charger.
For 1969, the Dodge boys faced the dilemma of competing with the ultra-sleek Ford Torino Talladega and the Mercury Cyclone.
In all, the 1968-1970 configuration of the Dodge Charger in both the 500 and Daytona body styles won 43 events, but changes on the drawing board at Chrysler corporate would again take the car in a different direction for the 1971 NASCAR season.
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 Dodge Charger History
Dodge, on the other hand was fit and ready to combat the new Mustang with a special line of the 1965 Dart.
The Charger 500 was no longer a race edition thanks to the Daytona model and instead of the Hemi, the 500 came standard with a 318, and overall, the 500 was little more than a dressy version of the base model.
The Charger SE as it was marketed, was more of a luxury line to the Cordoba with a great many features of all of the Dodge products from the recent years wrapped into one familiarly named package, but in no way was this new Charger any semblance of the Chargers of the Muscle Car era.
www.dodgeforum.com /dodge/charger-history.asp   (2486 words)

 NASCAR.COM - First Glimpse: 2005 Dodge Charger die-cast - Jan 11, 2005
The resurrection of the Dodge Charger is presenting die-cast collectors with their first totally new model since Dodge returned to NASCAR in 2001 with the Intrepid R/T. All of NASCAR's top die-cast manufacturers -- Action Performance, Team Caliber, Racing Champions and Hot Wheels -- have affiliations with drivers who will be racing the new car.
I anticipate that the new Dodge Charger will continue to fulfill the racing potential started by its 1960s-era counterpart, and I will not be surprised to see the car in victory lane really soon.
When Dodge unveiled the first generation Charger in 1966, company officials could have scarcely imagined the new model would have such a profound impact-both in the showroom and on the race track.
www.nascar.com /2005/comm/collectibles/01/11/charger_diecast   (624 words)

 Auto Reviews | 2006 Dodge Charger
The all-new, rear-wheel-drive Charger is a fabulous follow-up to the mighty Chrysler 300 sedan on which it is based.
The 2006 Charger, which is on sale now, has the potential to offend purists because it's not a clone of the original (it has four instead of two doors).
Charger Chief Engineer Burke Brown tackled with ease the controversy about whether the car is retro enough for all tastes.
info.detnews.com /autosconsumer/autoreviews/index.cfm?id=19530   (1239 words)

 Dodge Charger SRT8 - RSportsCars.com
During the heyday of the original Dodge Charger, performance was measured mainly in straight-line numbers.
As an all-around performer, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 is capable of awe-inspiring numbers unheard-of in a muscle sedan: 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, quarter-mile time in the 13-second range and braking distance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet.
The Dodge Charger SRT8 is also capable of accomplishing SRT’s signature performance test of 0-100-0 mph in the mid 16-second range.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/cars/charger_srt8.asp   (642 words)

 2008 Dodge Charger Reviews, Photos, Options and Pricing - Best Cars & Trucks - U.S. News Rankings and Reviews
The 2008 Charger's exterior is a throwback to the Chargers of the 1960's, with an aggressive, wide stance.
Dodge developed an original exterior that is fresh." See it for yourself in our Dodge Charger Photo Gallery, or continue with our full Exterior Review to read about a look that generated a lot of buzz in the automotive press and inspired future Dodge designs.
Dodge has upgraded the Charger's interior for 2008 to address reviewer complaints, and the new cabin is an improvement.
usnews.rankingsandreviews.com /cars-trucks/2008-Dodge-Charger   (1025 words)

 Dodge Charger - Wikicars
In February 2005, Dodge introduced a new full-sized rear wheel drive Charger on the Chrysler LX platform also used by the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum (the interior of the Charger is almost identical to that of the Magnum).
Part of the disppointment stems from the fact that the redesigned Charger was never intended as competition to the Ford Mustang, but rather as a replacement for the outgoing Dodge Intrepid sedan which had been waning in popularity for several years.
It had functional side scoops, as does the Dodge Viper, and the chrome plated, central mounted exhaust was somewhat reminiscent of the Viper.
wikicars.org /en/Dodge_Charger   (1622 words)

 Dodge Charger Overview - Edmunds.com
The Dodge Charger debuted in the mid 1960s as a response to America's growing interest in average cars with above-average performance.
The current Dodge Charger may not be the two-door muscle car you remember from the '60s (to the chagrin of traditionalists, it's a sedan), but it does a fine job of being a modern interpretation.
The current Dodge Charger debuted for the 2006 model year and is based on the same Mercedes-derived platform used for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum.
www.edmunds.com /dodge/charger/review.html   (671 words)

 Dodge Charger Review - Wikicars
The Charger is moderately nose-heavy and will plow, or understeer, momentarily before the electronic stability program steps in; this means the program's threshold is set high enough that better drivers can alter their line through a corner with deft throttle application; drive too hard and you'll become aware you're pushing the envelope.
Inside, the Dodge Charger has much in common with the Magnum, which is essentially the wagon version of this car.
The Charger reportedly was planned all along to be a sedan version of the Magnum.
wikicars.org /en/Dodge_Charger_Review   (1788 words)

 Dodge Charger (B-body) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dodge was going to restyle their entire B-body lineup for 1968 and decided that it was time to separate the Coronet and Charger models even further.
The Charger, however, was no longer considered a performance car, and was gradually turned into personal luxury car, because all manufacturers "saw the handwriting on the wall." The end of the muscle car era came to a close, and the 1975 Dodge Charger would be the final nail in the coffin.
Dodge Charger at Muscle Car Facts- A year by year account of one of the greatest muscle cars ever.
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 2006 Dodge Charger Reviews
Dodge has sold 65,760 Magnums in America since it introduced the wagon last May, and Chrysler has sold 169,867 of its overhauled 300 sedans since April 2004, the model's first full month of availability.
Unlike the 300 and the Magnum with which the Charger shares its structure, however, to many old fans of the previous incarnation last appearin in showrooms 27 years ago, the new Charger is a bit of a disappointment.
All of this is great news for Dodge, which would love to have a popular passenger car on its hands, given that the Neon and Stratus are pretty passé at this point, to say the least.
www.forbesautos.com /reviews/2006/dodge/charger/testdrive.html   (631 words)

 Dodge Charger 2006
Dodge Charger offers the clever functional use of interior space that has become a trademark of the Dodge brand and adds the convenience of four doors.
The historic Dodge Charger nameplate returns to NASCAR Nextel Cup competition as the successor to the race-winning Dodge Intrepid race cars of 2001- 2004, and to the storied Dodge Charger race cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s that earned several national championships.
Dodge continues to lead the minivan market segment with a 20 percent U.S. market share and maintains an 18 percent share of the highly competitive truck market.
www.shadetreemechanic.com /dodge_charger_2006.htm   (1414 words)

 2006 Dodge Charger RT, R/T, SRT 8, SRT8 - Review / Road Test
Dodge guys in Michigan hope fans of the Chrysler Group's performance brand will receive the new Dodge Charger.
Further, it's as heavy as and actually larger in a couple measures than the Dodge Magnum, which is like a station wagon, and the Chrysler 300, a full-on, unapologetic, family-size sedan.
The Charger has all the pavement-ripping, gut-thumping power of the old muscle cars, but is packaged with modern creature comforts and tempered by startling levels of handling competency.
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 Dodge Charger
Production of the Dodge Charger commenced in 1966, the car fitted with a 225ci slant six or either a 318ci or 383ci V8 engine using conventional heads and combustion chambers.
Although the Charger was a great car, it was in 1968 when Dodge introduced their most memorable model.
Perhaps some credit for the Chargers jump in popularity should be given to the movie in which it was featured.
www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au /car_info_dodge_charger.htm   (318 words)

 Dodge Charger
The Charger is its own animal, sharing no sheet metal with the 300 and Magnum, and it still turns plenty of heads.
In general, insidethe Dodge Charger is not a bad place to spend some time, reflecting DCX's new found leadership in the domestic race to match the foreign competition for interior quality.
The Charger's no Viper, of course, butit is smooth and predictable, with good grip and manners, and it beats the best of those 60's autos, handsdown.
www.roadfly.com /magazine/18/dodge_charger_rt.html   (1030 words)

 Dodge Charger News
Dodge Charger News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Dodge will have no trouble capturing attention with its mid-size concept vehicle, thanks to its muscle-car styling.
By Sep 29, 2006 The Neon is dead and Dodge has come up with a car to replace it that's of a whole different caliber.
www.topix.net /autos/dodge-charger   (748 words)

 NASCAR.COM - Dodge going retro with modern-era Charger - Jan 11, 2005
The new car is the second from Dodge since the manufacturer returned to the sport four years ago, replacing the Interpid.
The 2005 Charger was unveiled Tuesday morning before NASCAR Preseason Thunder Testing at Daytona International Speedway.
Dodge Motorsports' engineering department did most of the development of the car, with help from its four factory teams: Evernham Motorsports, Petty Enterprises, Chip Ganassi Racing and Penske Racing.
www.nascar.com /2005/news/headlines/cup/01/11/dodge.charger/index.html   (619 words)

 USATODAY.com - New Charger's big, daring and best of all: Fast
Charger gives Dodge dealers a sedan to go with the Magnum, which might have limited appeal because of its wagon styling.
Charger transmission's manual-shift mode is especially easy to use: just tap the floor-mounted gearshift lever sideways, left to downshift, right to upshift.
Charger's gauges are big, simple and easy to read, if perhaps too few to satisfy the sporting types who want to monitor more than fuel level and engine temperature.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/reviews/healey/2005-05-26-charger_x.htm   (1522 words)

In 1914 Dodge Brothers was formed, and in their first year the "Old Betsy" would be released, a rugged car built for reliability and durability at a time such vehicles were held in very high regard; that year Dodge built a total of 249 new cars.
From the 1980’s Dodge engineers and designers would set about the creation of some of the most desirable sheet metal going around, from the Dodge 400 (and the Chrysler Lebaron) convertibles of the 1980’s, to the Viper of the 90s.
While the Charger is the muscle car most highly regarded today, the Challenger remains a close runner up and, like its predecessor, was available as a R/T model in both 2 door coupe and convertible configurations.
www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au /car_info_dodge.htm   (536 words)

 Dodge Charger HEMI Police Cars - MotorPoint
Dodge is set to conquer the police car market later this year with its all-new 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle.
The Dodge Charger police vehicle will be available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 340 Horsepower at 5000 rpm and 390 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.
Meanwhile, the Dodge Charger is also available with a powerful 3.5 liter High Output V-6 engine hat provides 250 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 250 lbs.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm.
www.motorpoint.com.au /dodgechargerpolice.asp   (871 words)

 Dodgeboy.net - 2006 Dodge Charger Police Package pictures, information and specifications
Dodge Charger police vehicles equipped with HEMI engines will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds.
The 2006 Dodge Charger police car also will be available with a powerful, 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine that provides 250 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm, offering an outstanding blend of performance and fuel economy.
While the Dodge Charger offers law enforcement agencies a four-door sedan with all the power, handling and functionality they require to effectively patrol the streets, the BeaconWear Safety Vest offers police officers the extra protection they need when outside of their vehicles.
www.dodgeboy.net /news/charger_police   (1345 words)

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