100-hp 2.6-liter four-cylinder

Close your eyes and picture a Dodge Challenger. Depending your age, maybe your mind goes Kowalski driving a white one in the movie Vanishing Point or perhaps a modern SRT Demon burning up a drag strip. We doubt anyone contemplates the second-gen model and for very good reason.

The original Challenger bowed out in 1974. In 1978, the company decided to revive the name in the worst way possible. Chrysler used its close relationship with Mitsubishi and slapped the Dodge logo onto a Galant coupe. Things got worse from there. Initially the available engines were 1.6- or 2.6-liter four-cylinder engines. Eventually, only the larger powerplant remained but with only 100 hp and 137 lb-ft of torque by the time the Challenger died again for the 1983 model year. Good riddance to a terrible idea.