While the exterior receives a minor facelift, the big news happens under the hood as all the engines are new or upgraded.
A purported brochure for the 2011 Dodge Challenger has leaked to the web.
While the exterior receives a minor facelift, the big news happens under the hood as all the engines are new or upgraded. The boat anchor known as the 3.5-liter V6 is replaced by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. It produces 305 hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque - an increase of 55 hp (41 kW / 56 PS) and 18 lb-ft (24 Nm).
The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 carries over, but it is now tuned to produce 379 hp (283 kW / 384 PS) and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque which is up from 372 hp (277 kW / 377 PS) and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm). Last but not least, the Challenger SRT ditches the 6.1-liter HEMI V8 for a new 6.4-liter (dubbed the 392) with 475 hp (354 kW / 482 PS) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque - an increase of 50 hp (37 kW / 51 PS) and 40 lb-ft (54 Nm).
While the Challenger was never a dynamic darling, Dodge has decided to make amends by installing a revised suspension, an improved braking system, and gripper Firestone Firehawk tires.
To help kick off sales, the company will introduce the 392 Inaugural Edition. It will feature unique exterior colors, SRT wheels, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. The cabin will have white leather seats, brushed metal trim, and a serialized dash plaque. Production will be limited to 1,100 units and they are scheduled to go on sale November 29th.