|Reviewed By||Jim Pickering|
|Price as Tested||$44,475|
Retro styling, raucous-under-throttle 425-hp 6.1-liter Hemi (painted Hemi Orange), notchy yet solid Tremec 6-speed with pistol-grip shifter, comfortable seating with an acceptable rear seat.
Slab sides mean door dings. Much taller than original, thanks to side impact regulations. Horrible rear visibility, SRT forged aluminum rims easy to curb and expensive to fix. Exhaust too quiet until you stab the throttle, and doing that will get you in trouble. 14 mpg an unfortunate throwback to the 1970s.
This is Chrysler’s halo muscle car, and with 425 hp, three pedals, and bright colors, it fits the definition. It’s hefty at 4,170 lb, and it’s no corner carver with its live rear axle, but who cares? Still, the Camaro SS is only $33,430, and offers more bang for the buck. Make the Challenger noisier and cheaper and it could be a contender.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Dec 15, 2009