Tag Archives: HEMI

2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Kicks Ass, Takes Names

After the 2009 Challenger Drag Pak enjoyed such a warm welcome from enthusiasts, Mopar elected to kick off the new year by giving hardcore drag racers more of what they love with the 2010 Challenger Drag Pak. Outfitted with a 6.1L HEMI V8 (can be configured for a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission), the 2010 Drag Pak weighs in at roughly 1,000 pounds less than its street-legal counterpart and features enough mods to blow your doors off (on the track, of course).


Essentially a Challenger SRT8…

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2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Kicks Ass, Takes Names

Keeping Florida Safe in a Challenger “Ghost”

A new Dodge has joined the force. The Broward County Sheriff’s Department in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, already well stocked with more than 200 Dodge Chargers, has now added several high-powered Challengers to its law enforcement fleet. For deputy Tom Sheridan, the choice was a no-brainer for the fleet’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement unit: “They’re a full-sized, rear-wheel drive V8-powered car that’s larger than the competition — the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang — but they share a lot features and performance of the Charger,” he says. Among…

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Keeping Florida Safe in a Challenger “Ghost”

Watch AutoWeek’s Dutch Mandell Praise the New Charger

Dutch Mandell, Editor and Associate Publisher of AutoWeek, does a walk-around of the 2010 Dodge Charger in this video and has trouble spotting a single flaw. Although he begins by admiring its engine as a “cleaner-running, more potent HEMI than ever before,” it’s the car’s handling that really impresses him. Along with praising the Charger’s automatic traction control and surprisingly good fuel economy, Mandell says, “Honest — the new Charger, fitted with all-wheel drive, is as sure-footed as many…

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Watch AutoWeek’s Dutch Mandell Praise the New Charger