Brothers in Arms: Dodge Charger and Challenger

1966 Charger

 

Today, the original Dodge Charger and Challenger are recognized as two of the great icons of the muscle car era.  Both proudly bear the Dodge brand, of course, but these two cars share more than fans may know.

 

The 1966 Charger (shown here) was created when Dodge dealers clamored for a sporty cruiser that would appeal to the red-hot youth market. Starting with Chrysler’s B-body platform and using the same cowl, door, and windshield as the standard Dodge Coronet hardtop, designer Carl “Cam” Cameron added a dramatic flying roofline that extended…

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Brothers in Arms: Dodge Charger and Challenger

Dodge Tomahawk Concept

Tomahawk

 

It’s got four wheels, but clearly, it’s not a car. It’s got handlebars and a saddle, but it’s not really a motorcycle.  Dodge designers pushed all the traditional boundaries aside when they built the 2003 Tomahawk, creating what might be the wildest Dodge concept vehicle ever.

 

The Tomahawk is built around a 8.3-liter Viper V10 engine and not much else, with the aluminum cylinder block serving as a major part of the chassis. Curb weight is only 1500 lbs and with 500 horsepower churning the twin rear wheels, the machine’s power-to-weight ratio…

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Dodge Tomahawk Concept

Dodge Adds Color to Your Life!

Classic Colors

 

There’s a long-standing tradition at Dodge: No boring cars. And that means no boring colors.

 

Back in 1969, Dodge designers shook the automotive scene to its core with a crazy palette of exterior paint colors for the company’s already wild muscle car lineup.  They gave the colors equally far-out names:  Hemi® Orange. Go Mango.  Citron Yella. Sublime. Panther Pink. Top Banana. And Plum Crazy, like on the Charger above.

 

If you think those names are wild, check out the ones the bosses reportedly shot down: Statutory Grape.  Catchme Copper. You can see…

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Dodge Adds Color to Your Life!