One of the biggest and the most powerful vehicles presented on 2015 North American International Auto Show is definitely the new RAM Rebel model. It had a hard competition when it comes to pickups, since Ford Raptor also debuted this year in Detroit, but this fact didn’t make Rebel’s promotion any less grandiose.
First model was built in the end of the fifties, when Ford’s and GM’s pony cars were already ruling the market. First model was in production for only few years. It was only sold in silver paint and it was called Dodge Silver Challenger. First model was a club sedan, with some luxurious features for that time, including electric wipers, premium Manchu upholstery and wall-to-wall carpeting. After 10 years pause in 1969, the first generation model came out, which was much more similar to the vehicle we know today as a Dodge Challenger. it was based on the Chrysler E platform and it was related to the most popular Chrysler pony car at that moment, Plymouth Barracuda. While ‘Cuda was in production for a long time before first generation Challenger arrived, it had an ongoing rivalry with Mustang and Camaro models. Dodge’s first muscle car on the other hand was at first presented as the most powerful muscle car on the market and it was opposed to other little bit more powerful pony car models like: Pontiac Firebird and Mercury Cougar. Time when first Challenger model was released was very critical for the pony car class, which was in constant decline. That’s why the first generation model was produced only until 1974, with a constant decline during all production years accept 1973, when more than 27,000 units were sold. Continue reading 2015 Dodge Challenger→
Dodge Charger is one of the most important nameplates in muscle car history. First generation Charger came out in 1966, and it was a show model. In 1968, second generation vehicle came out, and until 1977 when this car faced discontinuation as a victim of oil crises four different generation vehicles came out. Five years latter , fifth generation came out, as a sports hatchback coupe. It was produced for five years until another discontinuation in 1987. Four door sedan vehicle that we all think about when somebody mentions Charger came out after a long pause in 2006. In 2010, seventh generation vehicle came out and in the end of this year SRT Hellcat version. It was presented on the Woodward Dream Cruise and it is the most performance oriented version of this car. Continue reading 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat→
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