A glimpse of the past
Starring: 1971 Dodge Challenger
One shouldn’t judge a muscle car by its stripes.
Beneath the blue and white nostalgia resides modern mechanicals with fuel injection, 6-speed transmissions, traction control and ABS. The newest Dodge Challenger SRT8, an inaugural edition 392 model, rivals the performance of its present-day peers. The Shelby GT350 aims to repeat history, not on the track, but by raising a Mustang’s performance to the level of a sports car.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic features a performance tuned suspension and a tweaked 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with a cold air intake that produces 375 bhp in manual trim and 372 bhp with the 5-speed automatic.