SEMA: Dodge Shakedown Challenger can be So Bizarro
If ever there were proof which Bizarro World exists, then This specific Dodge Shakedown Challenger at the 2016 SEMA show might just be which. Whereas the modern Dodge Challenger can be a brand new car made to look like an old car, the Shakedown Challenger can be an old car made to look like a brand new car. Bizarro, indeed.
Although the Shakedown can be technically a 1971 Challenger, the crew at FCA added the headlights, taillights, along that has a grille coming from the 2017 Challenger to give the classic coupe a contemporary look. A custom lower front fascia, rear lip spoiler, along with modern 19-inch front along with 20-inch rear wheels which share a design with the wheels featured on the Challenger SRT Hellcat further blurs the line between old along with brand new.
The Shakedown Challenger’s looks aren’t all which has been updated for the 21st century. As the giant “Mopar 392” fender decals imply, the Shakedown can be motivated by Dodge’s 485-hp 6.4-liter V-8. A functional hood scoop, a cold-air intake, along that has a custom-made exhaust provide the 392-cubic-inch engine with an extra bit of grunt. Meanwhile, a six-speed manual transmission cribbed coming from the Viper puts the pushrod engine’s ponies to the rear wheels. Custom suspension components along with Brembo brake calipers coming from the Hellcat ensure the Shakedown’s different dynamic qualities are as capable as its impressive powertrain.
Dodge didn’t leave the vintage Challenger’s outmoded Indoor untouched, either. The Shakedown’s insides include a modern Mopar gauge cluster, as well as a steering wheel along with seats culled coming from today’s Viper. The rear seats have been removed, too, replaced by a parcel shelf along that has a roll bar, while a fuel cell along with its associated filler sit inside Shakedown’s trunk.
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The Dodge Shakedown Challenger can be quite possibly the most meta car we’ve ever laid eyes on. After all, This specific classic Challenger can be styled to look like a car which was originally designed to mimic the looks of the 1970–71 Challenger. which seems, then, which the modern-looking, 45-year-old Dodge Shakedown Challenger can be Chrysler’s attempt to shake things up, not down. Which kind of makes sense, because in Bizarro World “down” actually means “up.”