Chrysler really did a fantastic job in reincarnating the Challenger. The car has beautiful lines that seem like a natural progression of the old classic. Seeing it brings me back to the 70’s when these muscle cars ruled the streets and when cars did not all look the same. Driving it is smooth and powerful. The old cars that I drove did not handle like this. In the old days cars swayed, bounced and fishtailed. They creaked and cracked when going over bumps. Braking was awful. But this car is all about comfort. The leather seats were incredible. The dash is a pleasure to look at. The car is equipped with power everything. A real treat to drive. But tap the throttle, and yes I did!- and the car changes character in an instant. It launches so quickly you think you are in a rocket ship. Powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 it produces 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque that just slams you into the seats. 5.6 sec 0-100km without even trying. What a great feeling. I can do this all day long.
I want to thank my good buddy Frank, the proud owner of this work of art, for allowing me to drive it, and for showing me what it is capable of.