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Old 06-26-2007, 09:26 AM
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As we get closer to 2008, rumors are flying.

Look at the following rumors that have been posted on the chargerforums web site:

Rumor #1: Several hundred 3.5 & 4.0 (with MDS) Challengers have already been paid for by some dealers and will be the first to ship out. There is also a 5.7 and 6.1 SRT.

Rumor #2: Only SRT Challengers will be built in 2008.

Rumor #3: There will be 1,500 SRTs.

Rumor #4: There will be 5,000 SRTs.

Rumor #5: The 2008 SRT 6.1 Challengers will have only 3 options: navigation, stripes, and a sunroof.

Rumor #6: There will be five speed manual and automatics (no six speed). A 6-speed manual may be an option but a 5 speed manual will be produced.

Rumor#7: The 2009 SRT will have a 6.4.

Some of these rumors sound plausible, but which one can you believe??

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Old 06-26-2007, 10:57 AM
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NONE. Don't believe any. The real truth, will be the day Dodge announces it officially.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:20 PM
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I totally agree. Just a lot of speculation going on.
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only srt this first year would be real bad,,, cuz id like the rt cuz the srt will be too much for me
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whats difference in SRT and RT do they both have hemi motors?
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ORIGINAL: Puthy

whats difference in SRT and RT do they both have hemi motors?

Different sized engines as in the Charger RT is the 5.7 litre. and the SRT is the 6.1 or is it 6.4 now? Anyways that is part of the difference. The SRT also as better suspension I believe.
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Here are the rumours I have heard:

1. They have decided to scrap the LY platform and go with the Caravan platform to be able to fit at least 4 kids and a dog in the car.

2. There will be a hatchback option.

3. The engines will be tuned to be smooth and quiet with special attention on gas mileage.

4. The entry level engine will be a 1.6 litre peppy 127 HP engine for "spirited driving".

5. The MSRP on the base model will be under $20,000.

6. 0 to 60 time for the base model, on a downhill course, with a strong tail wind will be better than the base Honda Civic.

7. There will be a built in coffee maker in the dash as a special option.

8. The only color available will be hot pink.

9. There will be a limited edition Shelby version.
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I think Allpar confirmed number nine
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Someone on challengerforums posted this "guaranteed" information:

Initial launch includes the V-6. It will be priced below the comparably powered Mustang.

One other engine available at launch: 6.1L Hemi with 435HP (not a typo - that's a 10HP rating jump over the current SRT-8).

Price of the 6.1L Hemi will be under the price of a convertible Mustang GT.

The "Big Engine" will be "available in '09."

Confirmed colors at launch are:

B-5 Blue
Hemi Orange
Sublime Green

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ORIGINAL: Cuda340

Someone on challengerforums posted this "guaranteed" information:

Initial launch includes the V-6. It will be priced below the comparably powered Mustang.

One other engine available at launch: 6.1L Hemi with 435HP (not a typo - that's a 10HP rating jump over the current SRT-8).

Price of the 6.1L Hemi will be under the price of a convertible Mustang GT.

The "Big Engine" will be "available in '09."

Confirmed colors at launch are:

B-5 Blue
Hemi Orange
Sublime Green

It actually would sound feasible, if only not for the the 6.1 price.
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