Top 10 Dodge Challenger – Special Edition Models
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
A modern muscle car in every sense of the word, the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T has 6.4 inches more wheelbase than the 1970 model, making it full-size by any measure.
The Challenger had to be long in order to maintain its modish, retro-futuristic proportions, right down to the long grille and blind-spot C-pillars. For those who grumbled the Challenger should not have four doors, the coupe has arrived.
Purists preferred the optional Tremec T6060 6-speed manual transmission, which is only available on the R/T and SRT.
The manual gearbox has triple-cone synchros in first and second gears, and double-cones for the rest.
It is an indulging gearbox, worth choosing over the automatic just for its contemporary, ergonomic take on the pistol-grip shifter of the original.
2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Plum Crazy
The Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Plum Crazy is the first to offer dual throwback A-line bodyside R/T stripes in bright white or matte black.
The car also features the classic egg-crate grille with heritage “R/T” badge, functional hood scoop, body-color rear spoiler, “Challenger” fender badges, chromed fuel-filler door, and 20-inch polished-chrome heritage wheels shod in all-season performance tires.
The Plum Crazy R/T Classic is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 that cranks out 376 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. It goes from zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
Power for the SRT8 is delivered via 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 generating 425 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Dodge added SRT performance seats complete with Plum Crazy accent stripe.