How Does A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 426 Stack Up To The New 2019 Challenger R/T 5.7L?
When the Challenger was introduced to the world in 1970, it became an instant hit with consumers. Dodge ended up manufacturing over 76,000 units to keep up with demand. Over the next four decades, Dodge tinkered with the design, trim, and engine combinations before ending the line after the second generation in 1983. However, a resurgence in popularity of powerful sports cars goaded Dodge into reintroducing the Challenger line in 2008.
Here’s a fun side-by-side comparison of the earliest Challenger vs. the latest model:
As you can see, the new 2019 Challenger takes many of its design cues from the original 1970 Challenger. The spirit of the original is alive and well in the new Challenger. It's nice to see that there's still love for these powerful muscle cars.
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