DIRT DONUTS IN THE 2017 DODGE CHALLENGER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 612

DIRT DONUTS IN THE 2017 DODGE CHALLENGER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 612 – Fireball heads to Galpin Auto Sports, launches the Challenger in the dirt, then takes a look at a cool Malibu home.

WIKI… The #DodgeChallenger is the name of four different generations of American automobiles produced by Dodge in Detroit, Michigan. The Dodge Silver #Challenger was produced from 1958 to 1959, as a version of the full-sized Dodge Coronet model. From MY 1970 to 1974, the second generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda.

The third generation, from 1978 to 1983, was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda compact car. The fourth, and current generation, was introduced in early 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.

On December 3, 2007, Chrysler started taking deposits for the 4th-generation Dodge Challenger which debuted on February 6, 2008, simultaneously at the Chicago Auto Show[27] and Philadelphia International Auto Show.

Listing at US$40,095, the new version was a 2-door notchback sedan (seated 5 passengers with over 33 cubic feet of rear passenger volume) which shared common design elements with the first generation Challenger, despite being significantly longer and taller.

As with Chevrolet’s new Camaro, the Challenger concept car’s pillarless hardtop body was replaced with a fixed “B” pillar, hidden behind the side glass to give an illusion of the hardtop. The LC chassis is a modified (shortened wheelbase) version of the LX platform that underpins the Dodge Charger (LX), Dodge Magnum, and the Chrysler 300.

The LX was developed in America from the previous Chrysler LH platform, which had been designed to allow it to be easily upgraded to rear and all-wheel drive. Many Mercedes components were incorporated, or used for inspiration, including the Mercedes-Benz W220 S-class control arm front suspension, the Mercedes-Benz W211 E-Class 5-link rear suspension, the W5A580 5-speed automatic, the rear differential, and the ESP system.

All (7119) 2008 models were SRT8s and equipped with the 6.1 L (370 cu in) Hemi and a 5-speed AutoStick automatic transmission. The entire 2008 U.S. run of 6,400 cars were pre-sold (many of which for above MSRP), and production commenced on May 8, 2008.