Distinguished with its racing stripes, the Challenger R/T Classic carries the trademark original Challenger script on the fenders, not on the grille. This retro baby carries the classic 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with its raised hood scoops that help increase cooling of the engine. The engine boasts of dual variable-cam timing (VCT) and two spark plugs per cylinder to raise engine power and torque but at the same time keeping its fuel efficiency capabilities.
It’s available with either five-speed automatic of a six-speed manual transmission; the manual option giving you better performance rates compared to the automatic transmission with its fuel-saving capabilities.
Combined with the Tremec six-speed manual transmission, this car boasts of the performance-tuned Track Pak’s precision-shift “pistol-grip” shifter, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with defeatable traction control, Hill Start Assist (HSA), bright pedals, anti-spin 3.92 differential, and a four-wheel disc performance brake system. The attuned dual exhaust perfects engine back pressure and exhaust harness. Thus, it produces 376 horsepower with a 410 lb.-ft. of torque that allows the car to perform 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
The production will kick off in February 2009 at the Brampton Assembly Park in Ontario, Canada. The 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic will start at $34,005 (inclusive of $725 destination) and will be available to Dodge dealerships in Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Stone White, and three classic Dodge color: HEMI® Orange, TorRed and B5 Blue.