Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
The Dodge Challenger was Dodge’s response to the Mustang, it was a little late in the race though.
Ford’s Mustang had taken off as the “Pony Car” of the day. It would have been something else if Dodge had pulled off the upset and beat out Mustang, but the following was just too great for Dodge to make a small dent in the Mustang sales. The Challenger was also in competition with the Barracuda.
There was a unique concept about the Challenger, you were able to choose from just about every engine in the Chrysler lineup to put in the Challenger. Dodge got it right and saw that it would need to compete against the more “luxury” branded cars such as Mercury Cougar.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|340 Six Pack||7.0 sec||15.2 sec||0-60.com|
|R/T 440 Six-Pack||6.2 sec||13.7 sec @ 105 mph||n/a|
|Hemi||6.3||13.1 sec @ 107.1 mph||Car Craft|
|225 i6||225 ci||1x1 bbl||145 hp||N/A|
|318 V8||318 ci||1x2 bbl||230 hp||N/A|
|340 V8||340 ci||1x4 bbl||275 hp||N/A|
|340 V8||340 ci||3x2 bbl||290 hp||N/A|
|383 V8||383 ci||1x2 bbl||330 hp||N/A|
|383 V8||383 ci||1x4bbl||335||N/A|
|426 Hemi||426 ci||2x4 bbl||425 hp||N/A|
|440 Magnum||44o ci||1x4 bbl||375 hp||N/A|
|440 Six Pack||440 ci||3x2 bbl||390 hp||N/A|
|198 I6||198 ci||1x1 bbl||125 hp||N/A|
Ask Challenger expert Richard Ehrenberg