Our Atlanta-area Dodge experts love the Dodge Challenger muscle car. The original American-made Challenger’s production run only lasted for five short years, but it quickly became an instant classic for Mopar enthusiasts, which was especially true during its initial debut in 1970-71 with its powertrain lineup consisting of massive high-compression V8s. Pony cars all but died out in the mid-1970s due to incredibly tight emissions regulations, and insurance rates, but the legacy of the Challenger lives on.
In 1970, the 1970 Challenger hit the market with the perfect muscle car formula of high-compression horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and undeniable curb appeal. After lending the Challenger name to a Mitsubishi import from 1978-1983, Dodge engineers intensely revived the Challenger’s performance roots in 2008, after a 25-year hiatus. Check out this infographic from your local Atlanta Dodge dealer – Hayes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. This educational infographic gives you a closer look at the rise, fall, and resurrection of the Dodge Challenger muscle car. Please feel free to share with your fellow car enthusiasts! And, if you have any questions about the current Challenger model, contact our dealers at (770) 963-5251.