Following the success of Ford's retro Mustang design, Dodge revived the Challenger, a muscle car originally produced from 1970 to 1974. The new version not only updates the look, but updates the tech as well.
The SRT8 comes with the monster 6.1-liter V-8 producing 425 horsepower. It rumbles nicely, but other automakers have hit that amount of power and beyond with less displacement, through the use of direct injection and forced air induction.
The Challenger is a coupe with distinctive retro looks. The side mirrors sit on struts in a style not seen for decades. The headlights bookend the grille, the entire structure neatly framed by hood and bumper.
The SRT8 comes standard with Brembo brakes, providing the necessary stopping power for the engine's 425 horsepower. We also like how easy it is to modulate the brakes, applying partial stopping power to bleed off speed.