London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 01, 2009 -- The new 2009 Dodge Challenger available from American Car Imports of London, one of the UK's leading American vehicle importers.
Hemi Orange Pearl Coat exterior paintwork with Dark Slate Grey leather interior, this classic colour and shape of the car evokes nostalgic memories of the original 1960's cars. Re-live memories of the late 1960's, and early 1970's, The Dukes Of Hazard, Starsky and Hutch, the Barracuda, the AAR 'Cuda, The Superbird and all the other Classic names we remember so well.
Now you can drive your own bit of Classic American Motoring History in a brand new car, the new 2009 Dodge Challenger. The R/T with a 5.7V-8 Hemi with 372 bhp with 401 lb ft of torque or the SRT-8 with a 6.1V-8 Hemi with 420 bhp and 420 lb ft of torque out of the latest 6.1 V-8 engine with a sporty 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, or a 6-speed Tremec manual transmission.
A sport-ride suspension with stability control makes for a well balanced and well poised car. With less than 10,000 cars planned to be produced the 6.1 Hemi it is sure to be an instant collectible.
With a drag coefficient of .35 and performance figures in the sub 5 second for the 0-60 mph dash and onto a top speed in the region of 150 mph, Â¼ mile stats are 13.8 seconds @ 103 mph the SRT-8 is sure to impress.
Performance for the R/T follows very closely with the same .35 drag coefficient and a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds and Â¼ mile stats of 14.1 @ 100.8 mph. With independent front and independent rear suspension and a limited slip differential the car will handle and with 4-wheel vented disc brakes and 4-wheel ABS will give plenty of stopping power. The car has 20"x 9" front and rear unique SRT or R/T designed aluminium wheels with P245/45ZR all season high performance tyres.
The Challenger has an impressive array of standard equipment including leather interior, climate control, cruise control, power windows, a premium stereo and seating for 5. The SRT-8 is a available in a choice of 3 classic colours:- Hemi Orange Pearlcoat, Bright Silver metallic clearcoat and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, all with Dark Slate Grey leather interior, the colour choice is further increased for the R/T to include Blue Pearlcoat, Stone White Clearcoat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Dark Titanium Clearcoat and Torred.