Watch How a Dodge Challenger Is Made

Think of it as the ultimate field trip for grown ups: Peter Carey and a video crew visited Chrysler’s Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario to get a true behind-the-scenes look at the assembly process for the Dodge Challenger. In this video, he learns that it takes about 24 hours to take a Challenger from framing to the end of the line, with more than 2, 400 workers building Chrysler 300s, Dodge Chargers, and Challengers at the plant. Something is going on pretty much everywhere you look at Brampton — even above your head.


  • T/A
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Dodge! I think anyone who enjoys mopar muscle will enjoy this.

  • charger guy
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Yup I see this everyday , I work at that great plant building really cool cars

  • prowler
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    That was great. Just goes to show that Chrysler builds cars (and I’m sure trucks) as well as anyone in the business. Now please. Would you get some Sublime Challengers on that assembly line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Flames T
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Charger Guy, that plant produces superior vehicles. Out here in the field we appreciate your top quality workmanship, almost never see them in for warranty work. They are the coolest cars made as well…..keep up the good work!!!!!

  • T/A
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Charger Guy, how much would it cost to have you sneak some Sublime paint into the factory? I mean it.

  • Tazallen
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    A GREAT MOVIE!!!!!! I wish you can make a commercial for TV and show more people… and call it a Challenger is Born!!!!


  • Norm Kowalski
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Excellent video! I am so glad these great Challengers are being made. For DECADES, almost nothing has really grabbed my attention. But when I saw the first real photos of the new Dodge Challenger, well, I think most of us posting here on RLD know the thrill and excitement we all felt. Great video, great plant at Brampton, great employees (my hat’s off to all of you) and here’s to hoping I can get one each of Plum Crazy, Sublime, and Furious Fuchsia in R/T classic trim someday.

  • HEMIhead
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Charger guy for those great cars!

  • yellow rt
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Dodge, I just got my D.Y. Classic in this week, put it in the garage, waiting for spring . When my 8 year old son saw it his mouth dropped and he said ,WOW Dad that is an awesome hot rod. Pretty cool. That Challenger is smoking hot in Yellow. Thanks again.

  • Posted January 18, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Dodge!!

  • RLD
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Hey guys, thanks so much for your comments! It helps us see what kinds of things you’d like to see on the blog.

    Glad you like the video! We dig it, too.

    Posted January 25, 2010 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    A sad day. My 2009 challenger srt8 was stolen last thursday and recovered after it hit 9 other cars. The car was in winter storage and i was told to leave the keys in the locked storage unit in case there was a fire they could move the car. Severe body and interior damage, probable a total loss. The car only had 180 miles on it. The weak link was the storage unit latch not my lock. I wonder if its better to remove the keys and take my chances with a fire?

    I will be ordering a new challenger (I do not want the car back as I’m sure the engine was redlined in this 6ssp car) but I would like to get the 6.4liter engine. I’ve tried to find out if it comming soon or reorder the 6.1l if there will be a long wait. Spring is comming fast! Any help/advice would be appreciated.

  • RLD
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Flashback: That is truly a heartbreaking tale, and we’re very sorry to hear it. We hope they catch the guys. But thanks for replacing it with another new Challenger!

    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Thanks RDL. I felt that was the best car I have ever had. I do have a 2008 challenger but I much preferr the 6spd. But to do one better a 6.4liter engine would icing on the cake. It might take some the sting out of this whole crappy mess. Thanks for any info to help me decide when to order.

  • Tazallen
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Permalink


    Hello all!!!!

    I am sorry to hear about Flashback’s loss, the rumor mill says that the 6.4 is coming out for 2011….This came from the blog and various car mags…..

    Take care!!!


  • Tracy
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    ..Agree with all…defintly keep up the “Q” work to “Kilo-Alfa” on the competors…Chrysler/Dogdge has been Slammed way to long on the cars/trucks and it is
    about time Mopar takes it all to the road with style…

  • Posted July 20, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

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    Posted September 29, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to follow a car being built if you have a vin number?

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