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The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of automobiles (two of those being pony cars) produced by American automobile manufacturer Dodge. However, the first use of the Challenger name by Dodge was in 1959 for marketing a "value version" of the full-sized Coronet Silver Challenger.

1959 Coronet Silver Challenger 1959 Coronet Silver Challenger

The Dodge Challenger R/T is a high-performance muscle car that has been produced by the American automaker Dodge. Introduced in fall 1969 for the 1970 model year, and ran through 1974. The R/T stands for "Road and Track," a performance package that was first introduced in 1967 on the Dodge Coronet. The first-generation Dodge Challenger was introduced in 1970 and was available with a range of engines, including a 340 cubic inch V8 and a 426 cubic inch Hemi V8. The R/T model was the top-of-the-line Challenger, and it was available with the Hemi engine, which produced up to 425 horsepower. The Challenger R/T was also notable for its distinctive styling, which featured a long hood, short deck, and a wide stance. It was available in a range of colors and graphics packages, including the iconic "Bumblebee" stripe.

Production of the Challenger ended in 1974 due to changes in emissions regulations, but the model was reintroduced in 2008 as part of Dodge's retro styling trend.

1970 Challenger 1974 Challenger

And then there was the '80's' -- The Dark Ages

It is, of course, the second-generation Dodge Challenger, from 1980.
Dodge did produce a model called the Challenger in the 1980s, but it was not a continuation of the classic muscle car produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The 1980s Challenger was a compact hatchback model that was based on the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda and was produced from 1978 to 1983. The Dodge Challenger of this era was also sold under different names in various international markets, such as the Plymouth Sapporo in the United States and the Chrysler Scorpion in Australia.
In addition to the shrunken body, the Challenger lost its V8 for this generation. On offer were a couple of inline-four cylinder engines, in either 1.6- or 2.6-liter displacements.
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1980 Challenger 1980 Challenger
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1980 Challenger 1980 Challenger

The modern Challenger R/T features a similar design to the original, but with updated technology and more powerful engines, including a 375 horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and a 485 horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8.

Since its reintroduction, the Challenger R/T has continued to be a popular choice for muscle car enthusiasts, and it has received numerous updates and special editions over the years, including the limited-production Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, which was designed for drag racing enthusiasts.
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