[ad#Google Adsense]The 2010 Dodge Challenger can best be described as innovative, powerful, and capable. Despite it’s muscle car heritage, the 2010 Challenger is capable of being mild or extreme, depending on the engine setup you choose. Furthermore, the styling of the 2010 Challenger is just as versatile, offering special MOPAR exterior/interior upgrades to suit the buyers personality.
2010 Challenger Engine Options
The 2010 Challenger comes in three different power offerings, the most mild is the 3.5 liter V6. Amazingly enough the little engine that could is capable of producing 250 horsepower and 250 lb ft of torque. The smallest engine available for the 2010 Challenger is can only be matched with the Challenger SE model.
Next step up in engine displacement and power is the optional 5.7 liter HEMI, which pumps out a very capable 372 horsepower and 400 lb ft of torque. The most popular engine setup boasts more horsepower than the same year Mustang GT and even better fuel economy. This comparison is possible due in part to the 2010 Challengers variable cam timing and dual ignition(2 spark plugs per cylinder).
The big daddy of engine options for the 2010 Challenger is the 6.1 liter HEMI. The massively displaced beast produces a naturally aspirated 425 horsepower and 420 lb ft of torque. This power house muscle car motor is only available in the 2010 Challenger SRT model. It’s a fitting motor for such a legendary car, the 6.1 liter features an aggressive cam and reworked heads to maximize airflow.
2010 Challenger Suspension
The new Challenger is a beautiful car, possibly described as buxom when cruising down the road. It’s large, in charge, but can’t possibly handle like a sports car…right? Wrong! The suspension on the 2010 Challenger and braking system has been reworked to offer the best handling and stopping power of any car in it’s class.
First of all the 2010 Challenger offers oversized Brembo Brakes. Complete with vented front and rear rotors, these brakes offer bench mark braking.
Next the 2010 Challenger SRT8 offers a standard performance tuned suspension. Paired with the Challenger’s Electronic Stability Program, which helps monitor over or under-steer, the driver will experience one of the best mannered muscle cars on the market. Of course the ESP can be switched off too, so tire scorching burnouts can take place. 😉
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