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Challenger Concept is set to be one of the stars of this year’s Detroit motor

Challenger will go on sale in 2008 in the US and will undoubtedly take the
sales fight to the Ford Mustang, stirring up a rivalry going back to the 1960s.

Dodge is
keeping quiet about the Challenger coming to the UK, but the firm’s recent
moves to officially import the SRT-10 and Ram pick-ups bodes well for British
muscle car fans.

The new
model is unashamedly retro in appearance, taking its styling cues from the
classic 1970 Challenger R/T.

This theme
continues inside with ribbed leather seats and a ‘piston grip’ gear lever

Even the
engine has a retro beat, a classic Hemi V8. However, the Mopar motor lurking
under the new car’s bonnet is bang up to date and touts 425bhp from its 6.1

The gearbox
is a manual six-speeder.

The chassis
is based on the 300C’s, so rear-wheel drive and decent handling are part of the
Challenger’s armoury.

(For more
pictures and details about the Dodge Challenger, check out the February issue
of Top Gear magazine)

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