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Beginning in 1978 ó the year the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard took effect ó Dodge offered a new Challenger two-door coupe imported from Mitsubishi. It was offered with a standard 1.6-liter, 77-horsepower I-4 engine, with a 2.6-liter, 105-horsepower four-cylinder as an option. Slightly restyled in 1981, the Dodge Challenger soldiered on until 1984, replaced by the growing stable of Chrysler Corporationís K-platform compacts and a new import from Mitsubishi, the Dodge/Plymouth Conquest. Over its six-year run, sales of the imported Dodge Challenger averaged between 12,000 and 14,000 units per year.
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2006, Chrysler unveiled the Dodge Challenger concept to immediate acclaim.
1974 Dodge Challenger

Based on the companyís advanced rear-wheel-drive LX platform and its legendary HEMI engine, the Dodge Challenger concept featured the long hood, short deck, wide stance and two-door coupe body-style that resembled the iconic Challengers of the 1970s.

Left: 2006 Dodge Challenger R/T Concept.

Over the next several months, the company received repeated pleas from consumers and the media to build the car. For more information on the 2006 Dodge Challenger R/T Concept visit here.


Las Vegas, Oct 31, 2006 - Mopar Celebrates 50 Years of HEMI Heaven with Relaunch of Legendary 392.

Dodge Challenger Super Stock Concept with 392 HEMI by Mopar

To commemorate the legacy of the 392 HEMI, Chrysler Group and Mopar are unveiled a SEMA first: a concept vehicle tricked out just for SEMA. From Detroitís 2006 North American International Auto Show and a year before its production debut, the stunning Dodge Challenger Super Stock powered by a 392 HEMI by Mopar.

Left: Dodge Challenger Super Stock Concept with 392 HEMI by Mopar.

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary engine, Mopar launched an all-new 392 HEMI crate motor for a new generation of performance enthusiasts. This engine built with all new components is a complete engine assembly from the throttle body to the oil pan, and cranks out 525 horsepower in it most potent form.


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