Here is the car:
And some folks have already tried photpshopping it here:
Car will debut 1/9/2006 at 10:30 EST and can be seen live off of GM's TV
GMtv: http://gmtv.feedroom.com/?fr_story ώEDROOM128215
or http://starter.feedroom.com?fr_story...fa03990772162d and a popup
If you miss it live there's supposed to be archive footage later at
around 1:00PM EST.
These are the best pics I've seen so far, and all in one place!
I can't believe that everyone hasn't at least heard about it. If they
don't screw it up, I'm gonna have one by 2010..
Things I would like changed on the "real" one..
Lose the Ram's head off the front.
Paint the black stripes on the hood, or lose them.
Black out the grill.
Make the wheels a sane size, like 17's or 18's, the hot wheels look
SUCKS in my opinion.
Lose the "Challenger" on the side. I would rather have painted, or even
stickers there instead.
The rear light setup isn't all that great.
OH, make a Chrysler Cuda too. Don't screw it up either.
On the inside..
Lose the weird radio, and if you can't put a normal DIN sized one in, at
least put one of the crappy ones you put in everything else.
The look at the front is PERFECT.
I would like the dash toned down a little.
I want a 6 speed auto, not the present one that the trucks have.
If they only can keep it together..
Daimler/Chrysler is one company that has consistantly put their concept cars
into production. I would love to see this on the road. Since GM shot
themselves in the corporate foot by killing the F body with no immediate
replacement (and no, the GTO doesn't count), Ford has that market all to
To your comments;
No, don't do a Cuda, just do the Challenger right.
Wheels don't look too bad but simpler is always better and I am damn tired
of all the offset being on the inside. Split the difference and give the
rims some depth.
Like the dash, who cares about a radio when you have it running at full tilt
How about a 6 speed manual with a multiplate clutch?
Lose the hemi. The new hemi is a pig, bring back the old 5.9 (360).
Agree with you on the hood graphics, look like they were stuck on as an
Like the taillights, remember the original ChargerII concept from 68 or 69?
OK, I guess I am a little confused. The pics say 2006 concept, but the
thread says 2009... does that mean the concept was just unveiled in the
last 2 weeks and it is set to be in production in 09 or what?
About the Challenger... Its got some potential.. but what is with the big
doors and tiny ass windows? Is that the new thing? The front seems a
little off to me.. and the rear needs something else, I dunno if I wanna
say add a small spoiler, but it seems very plain and unfinished.
Ok, yes I am young and didn't grow up during the times that these cars
were in production, unfortunately, but atleast it has some looks and
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It's a 2006 concept, a 2009 model "real" car.
Well, I have thought for years, "What is it with the tiny doors and BIG
windows?" I had a friend who used to use photoshop and he would take a
lot of the newer cars and "remove" sections of windows along the bottom,
and it made some otherwise really dorky GM cars look tremendously
better. I like the "sitting in a turret" deal anyway.
I agree the rear of the Challenger needs something back there. It will
probably not make production the way it is anyway..
I figure the Chrylser division is going to want one anyway, they don't
have the Charger/Magnum, so they will want something. So make the Cuda,
the new car actually looks more like it anyway, from a side view. Just
lose the line..
I'm so sick of the giant wheel look, I bought my Ram with 17's because I
really hated the factory 20" wheels so much. I got the off-road package
mostly for that alone.
Since I'm in it over an hour a day, minimum, the radio is important to
me, and most of the time, the factory radio is pretty lame, and on my
last truck, a 2000 Sierra, it was really bad. GM should be ashamed to
have put it in there. The WORST sounding radio since my 74 Roadrunner's
Motorola AM-FM, worse actually..
Bring back the 360?? WTF are you drinking? As a past owner of three of
them, I can say good f'ing riddance. It should have been killed off
years before it was. My 74 Roadrunner's 360 was ok, the other two were
pitiful leakers. I didn't buy a Ram back in 2000 just because of that
pinging slug of a motor. When a truck with 14 miles on it sounds like
it's full of ball bearings, it's pretty sad.
Drive a 300/Charger/Magnum, and say goodbye to that boat anchor..
No manual for me, I want an auto that shifts like the one in my 77 Power
Wagon after it blew up and a friend rebuilt it at his tranny shop.
Snapped your neck good and hard at full throttle, and chirped the tires
on the 1-2 shift too..
Last time I drove a stick was when I borrowed a friend's car for two
days. By the time I gave it back two days later, I was so tired of that
shifting, and the clutch (it was a Toyota, the clutch couldn't have been
softer) action annoyed the shit out of me.
The back end is too plain on the Challenger, it needs something.
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