One for the car guys

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Abbey Normal, Jan 8, 2006.

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This car is...

  1. Very cool

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  2. Looks too much like the [i]General Lee[/i]

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  3. Ok, but not my style

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  4. It has two wheels too many

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  1. Abbey Normal
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    I saw this on Yahoo, and having almost no interest in cars myself, I wondered what our beloved car (and motorcycle) board guys would think of it.

    "In a photo provided by the Chrysler Group, a 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept is shown in an undated photo. Automakers will be flexing some muscle at this year's North American International Auto Show, with a slew of performance cars that harken back to the V-8-charged glory days of the 1960s and early 1970s. On Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, the first day of media previews for the auto show, Chrysler Group will unveil the Dodge Challenger concept, Ford Motor Co. will introduce the Ford Shelby GT500, a souped-up Mustang, and General Motors Corp. will take the wraps off its Chevrolet Camaro concept." (AP Photo/Chrysler Group)
    AP - Sat Jan 7, 2:24 PM ET

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    That's yummy, although the side of the car looks a little barren. I don't know if a pinstripe would be the answer though...

    If GM actually came out with something that was even remotely close to that, I'd be shocked. I'm still shocked that the solstice made it out.
     
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    looks like a combination of the old Barracuda and Duster from the seventees...maybe a little cheaper in price than the Viper...if so it will probably sell well!
     
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    During my early driving years I had the hots for the Barracuda and Challengers; this kinda reminds me of them.
     
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    bump! :cof:
     
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    It'll be less than half the price of a viper...think $30-35K tops.
     
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    do you know what type of power plants they offer?...I hope it is not the old 340cu...it was okay but the 383cu was mo better!
     
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    DODGE CHALLENGER
    Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 2-door coupe
    Estimated base price: $35,000
    Engine type: pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block and aluminum heads, port fuel injection
    Displacement: 370 cu in, 6059cc
    Power (SAE net): 425 bhp @ 6000 rpm
    Torque (SAE net): 420 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

    Transmission: 6-speed manual
    Wheelbase: 115.9 in
    Length/width/height: 197.8/78.6/57.0 in
    Curb weight: 4100 lb
    Performance ratings (mfr’s est):
    Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
    Standing 1/4-mile: 13.0 sec
    Top speed (drag limited): 174 mph
    Projected fuel economy (C/D est):
    EPA city driving: 14 mpg
    EPA highway driving: 20 mpg
     
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    For what it's worth, there is a car I used to love:

    Austin Healey 3000

    In British Racing Green, of course!

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