Dodge has released the first images of the redesigned 2011 Charger.
Scheduled to go on sale later this year, the car features an aggressive front bumper, a massive grille, a rakish roofline and distinctive taillights (with 164 LED bulbs) which recall the 1969 Charger.
While no interior pictures were released, Dodge says the cabin has a three-spoke steering wheel and world-class materials. We'll hold off judgment on the latter, but we're happy to hear the Charger has gotten a major technology upgrade with options such as Uconnect Touch (with Garmin navigation), adaptive-cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.
Under the hood, engine options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. While the company declined to release performance specifications, a previous leak indicated the V6 will have 305 hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque. On the other hand, the V8 is expected to be rated at 379 hp (283 kW / 384 PS) and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque.
As before, rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The latter has an active transfer case and a front-axle disconnect, which reverts the car to RWD when additional traction isn't required.
More information will be released closer to launch, so stay tuned for details.