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DODGE CHARGER

Most powerful production-spec 4-door sedan in the world.Most powerful production-spec 4-door sedan in the world.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat front three quarter

Priced at OMR 28,000, the Charger Hellcat may be Dodge’s most expensive sedan, but it’s also has the title of the most powerful production-spec 4-door sedan in the world. Under the hood is a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic, which produces a whopping 707 hp and 880 Nm of torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels, which makes us wonder if there’s ever a time when it doesn’t light its tires up. The heavy Charger Hellcat can go from 0-160-0 km/h in under 13 seconds, complete a quarter mile in under 11-seconds, and reach a supercar-rivaling top speed of 328.3 km/h (204 mph).

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear quarter

The exterior features a “power-bulge” aluminum hood with cold air intake and heat extractors, large LED headlamps, a trunk mounted rear spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

Dodge Charger: The Terror of the Streets of the 70s!

It was through the Chrysler Corporation that the Dodge arrived in Brazil, first she brought the Dart and finally the most anticipated – the Charger. Despite the success of the Dodge Dart, the Charger clearly distinguished itself from it, owing to the options available, making it one of the most desired cars in Brazil at the time pickup truck cover.

Dodge Charger R / T 1971

The most wanted version of the Charger was the R / T which meant in English R oad and Track , translating into Portuguese the road and track.

DODGE CHARGER

This model came with a very attractive package for the season, it also had individual front seats, equipped with a central console, gear shift on the floor and also had power steering and disc brakes in the front.

Logo RT

On the outside, the “Dojão” was equipped with wheels and sports finishes, black stripes that emphasized the sport version, the headlights that were hidden behind the grill were another charm that left the young people crazy because of the “bad aspect”.

Dodge Charger RT 1971 Propaganda

The rear speakers were one of the coupé differentials, coupled with the vinyl roof and the outer locking of the hood, sportiness and youth overflowed the Charger.

V8 MOTOR

Underneath the hood was nothing less than a V8 318 reworked for more power, with the extremely high compression ratio of 8.4: 1 which required at the time that the owners of the vehicle walked only with high octane gasoline, better known as “Blue gasoline” or in the current times the famous “podium”. Gross power was the surname of the Charger R / T, the V8 lavished the healthy 215 horsepower of gross power , which were pierced to the ground with a torque of 42.9 Kgf.m becoming the fastest national car in the 70’s achieving the 190 km / h.

Charger LS

In contrast, the LS Charger was sold as a luxury sedan coupe, served as a package with 3-speed gearbox, 205 hpengine and reused the same panel that fitted the category model below, the Dart. However, the Dodge offered a huge range of options that could be equipped as: automatic gearbox, dual exhaust, among other accessories that fitted the R / T version. In 1973 the Charger was remodeled to one of the most famous and striking body of the model, which now had a double headlamp hidden behind the front grille and new taillights. The R / T sports model stopped using the locks on the hood and had the black belts, to give way to innovation and became the first car in Brazil with adjustment of the rearview mirror inside the vehicle. In the year 1976, Chrysler pulled the Charger LS line, and the R / T gets new seats and new steering wheel, most of the new details were internal. The increase of gasoline caused the sportsman to receive mechanical changes in the following years, so that he could run with the fuel of lower octane, that is to say, the common gasoline the rate of the V8 motor changed from (8: 4; 1 to 7 : 5: 1).

Dodge 1978

In 1978 the Charger R / T was nearing the end of its glorious reign as the king of sales and the streets. Additions like fake bonnet entrances ceased to exist, the carburetor was recalibrated for economy, the famous roof ceased to be completely vinyl to make way for the Las Vegas standard. The Charger was created to continue the Dodge Charger line with its muscle car heritage, and replaced the Dodge Intrepid as Dodge’s full-size sedan.The second-generation Charger debuted for the 2011 model year. Two years earlier, Pontiac had created with the Tempest GTO the fever of the intermediate cars with increasingly nervous V8 engines. They were muscle cars. The Charger was surfing this wave. Their headlights were hidden by an extension of the grille. It followed the fastback style, with no central columns, but with wide back columns. Under the hood, the basics came with the 230 hp V8 5.2 (318 hp), but there were the V8 5.9 (361) of 265 hp, the V8 6.3 (383) of 325 hp and the Hemi 426 of 7 liters and 425 hp (gross power). The gearbox could be three or four-speed manual or the three-speed automatic. A year later, the V8 440 Magnum (7 liters) would offer 375 hp. In 1968, the 3.7-liter six-cylinder complemented the offer.

1968 Dodge Charger The suspension had manually adjusted height

The suspension had manually adjusted height (/)

A subtle curvature of the mudguards softened the design and the rear spine became narrower. A classic was born. The Charger R / T of the photos is from 1968, like the one from Bullitt. The low, soft seat is typical of the Dodge. The pedals are soft, but the throttle is a little hard due to the Quadrijet carburetion. “Who knows Dodge identifies the car blindfolded by the smell of leather mixed with that of the tapestry,” says Dario Gantus, Dodge V8 restorer. One has to get used to the bravery of the 7.2 liter (440 in3) V8 so the Charger does not escape from the hands. Little would change in 1969, when the grid was divided in half and rectangular flashlights replaced the double circular ones. The 500 series would have stretched the rear speakers and covered headlights to provide more aerodynamics at Nascar. It came with the V8 440 or the Hemi 426. Then it gained a pointed front and a huge airfoil, that yielded 320 km / h of maximum and a series of 505 cars of street.

1968 Dodge Charger

A new generation, with wide rear columns, arrived in 1971. Restrictions on emissions and the oil crisis of 1973 took the next generation of sporting brilliance up to 1978. In 1983 the name Charger returned to appear in the Dodge catalog as a version of more sporty design of the subcompacta platform K, that only adopted four cylinders. Meanwhile, the protagonists of the TV series OsGatões made a lot of noise in an American town aboard a charger 1969 customized pumpkin. The plot turned film in 2005. Named General Lee, the car highlighted the artistic vocation and charisma of the second-generation Charger, symbol of an era that today seems to have existed in fiction.

Technical Details – Dodge Charger 1968

Motor: 6 cylinders of 3.7 liters (225 in3); V8 from 5.2 to 7.2 liters (318 to 440 in3)

Power: 145 hp at 4,000 rpm; 230 hp at 4 400 rpm at 425 hp at 5,000 rpm

Exchange:       manual 3 or 4-speed, 3-speed automatic

Dimensions:    length, 528 cm; width, 195 cm; height, 135 cm; between-axles, 297 cm; weight 1,575 to 1,642 kg

Body type:      hardtop coupe

Performance:   0 to 96 km / h in 4.8 s, maximum of 250 km / h (7 liters Hemi)

he “original” Dodge Charger never officially arrived on Brazilian soil – in fact, what we had in the 1970s and 1980s was a Dart-derived coupe – but muscle car fans around here do not need to be (so) envious: the penultimate generation of the model is on sale here. You only have to run, because the auction will close at 3:36 pm today (20).

Dodge Charger with 253 hp and all-wheel drive is on sale in Brazil (Photo: Reproduction / Superbid)

DODGE CHARGER WITH 253 CV AND INTEGRAL TRACTION IS FOR SALE IN BRAZIL (PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SUPERBID)

The purists can even twist their nose into the sedan, still built on the LX platform – which, in other words, is the structure of the Mercedes-Benz W220 E-Class of the 2000s, with the front of the S-Class W211 launched in 1998. Still, the American classic carries under the hood a Hemi 3.5 V6 engine with a respectable 253 hp and 34.5 kgfm.

Dodge Charger with 253 hp and all-wheel drive is on sale in Brazil (Photo: Reproduction / Superbid)

DODGE CHARGER WITH 253 CV AND INTEGRAL TRACTION IS FOR SALE IN BRAZIL (PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SUPERBID)

The Charger in search of an owner was announced by FCA itself (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), so it is likely that it was part of the company’s fleet in Brazil before that. The SXT version has a five-speed automatic transmission with full wheel drive, which, according to the publications of the time, would be able to accelerate to 100 km / h in just over 7 seconds.

Dodge Charger with 253 hp and all-wheel drive is on sale in Brazil

DODGE CHARGER WITH 253 CV AND INTEGRAL TRACTION IS FOR SALE IN BRAZIL

The mileage of the model is a mystery, however, the state of conservation of the cabin shows that the weather was gentle with the “muscle”. On the outside, the original blue metallic body was covered by a frosted black envelope – the same color as the alloy wheels. According to the announcement, there are no debts, but nobody was willing to pay the $ 84 thousand (still).

DODGE CHARGER WINS SUBTLE NEW FEATURES IN THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN ON 2019 LINE

In addition to the Challenger, Dodge also brought news to the Charger sedan. Considered the most powerful sedan in the world, the model arrives at the 2019 line with visual and mechanical innovations. Becoming the most powerful Charger ever produced, it follows with the same 6.2 V8 HEMI Supercharged engine that develops 716cv and 89.9kgfm, coupled to the 8-speed automatic transmission. Among the visual novelties, the Charger 2019 has a new front grille with double inlets at its ends, which help to optimize the airflow in the engine compartment. It comes to be equipped with Lauch Assist, which helps the driver in starts. It also wins the Line Lock, which fires the front brakes to keep the car stationary and lets the rear wheels free to warm the tires.