Revised Dodge Challenger Revealed at New York for 2015
|   Saturday, April 19, 2014
Dodge is still playing its retro cards effectively and the latest Challenger two-door Coupe, showcased at the New York Motor Show, proves what this American car maker is capable of. Its range topping variant draws power from a 6.4 liter V8 engine displacing 478 BHP and 350 foot pounds of torque, better known as 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker. Its engine cover is exposed, which virtually vibrates when the engine is running.

This projects a mean and aggressive stance missing in most modern American muscle cars.
A range of exterior color schemes have been lifted off their 1967 model and this list includes B5 Blue, Sublime Green and TorRed. Xenon Head lamps, along with LED Daytime Running Lights and 20 inch sports alloys are provided as part of the standard kit, while the interior features quite a few upgrades too.

The interior has a 17 inch TFT touch screen, controlling every infotainment measure included in this vehicle. An analogue tachometer and speedometer have been added, along with Chrysler's Uconnect, which controls all basic applications installed in the vehicle. This vehicle get s a six speed manual transmission, along with an optional eight speed automated. Adaptive cruise control, rear path detection, blind spot warning and forward collision warning are some of its advanced warning technologies.

Exterior wise, no major additions have been made, except for the LED lamps and minor changes to its rear end. Projector beams up front, provide great view of the road. Dodge is currently claiming top speeds of 182 MPH on its HEMI, which is also capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 MPH within 4.5 seconds. A smaller Pentastar petrol variant producing 305 BHP is powered by a 3.6 liter V8 or a 5.7 liter V8 displacing 375 BHP.

The LC platform, on which this vehicle is based, is based on the Mercedes Owned Chrysler's LX platform, first launch on the 300C, back in 2005. Minor modifications have been made on this platform, to incorporate changes brought along with time. Dodge is currently offering Super Track Pak on all variants of the 2015 Challenger, which includes steering changes, damper additions, suspension modifications, shorter gear ratio, upgraded brakes and Goodyear F1 summer tires for additional traction.

A range of advance safety measures come standard with every variant of this vehicle, while Dodge has taken complete advantage of its situation. A backup camera is available as well, along with a system that dials 911 in case of an emergency. Sales are expected in the United States by the third quarter of 2014, although no such announcements have been made for European markets at this moment.

There is not much to look up at, on the exterior front, although massive improvements have been made to its performance, interior and technological front. Stay tuned for latest inputs, news and drive test reports, as we get back with latest developments. The New York Motor Show has a range of interesting launches and we will get back to you shortly.
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