Dodge Challenger: History of Horsepower

Everyone has seen Dodge’s premier two-door muscle car storming down a drag strip or sliding around corners. However, the Dodge Challenger has a history beyond the new high-horsepower tire annihilators. Here’s a little background on one of the most sinister muscle cars in history.

When was the Challenger first sold?

Dodge first revealed the storied Challenger in 1969 but released it to the public for the 1970 model year. The car was an instant classic, featuring Chrysler’s E-body platform. Specifically, the car was a short rear deck, long front end, and two-door muscle coupe (and convertible) with a classically wide stance. The Dodge muscle car was two inches longer than its sibling, the Plymouth Barracuda, and every bit as angry-looking.

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