Our Challenger is the 3rd generation, which has been produced since 2008, but in a restyling of 2014 and a complete set of the 2018 model year. Everything is very difficult for this American model here, so you just need to understand that this generation is already over 10 years old. The two hood scoops mean we’ve got a fairly basic version of the SXT, but it’s been stuffed up almost to the next GT level. The cost of such a car in the United States is not small, as for the local market 37,000 dollars, the base starts at 29 thousand.
The optics of the Challenger are a tribute to the tradition of the 1970s. The headlights must be necessarily round, and the taillights must be elongated and without options. The differences between generations and updates are actually minimal. Redrawing the design of this model is like adding piercings and black glasses to the famous work of Leonardo da Vinci “Mona Lisa”.
The dimensions of the car are amazing, because the length of the Dodge Challenger is more than five meters, and the wheelbase is 2.94 meters. In order for you to better understand the dimensions of this car, imagine that it is larger than the Land Cruiser 200, including in width. A clearance of 13 centimeters seems to be quite enough for a supercar, but with such a soft suspension it is better to be careful.
Our car is fitted with huge 20mm rims and good year Goodyear 245/45 ZR20 tires as part of the optional Performance Package. But despite the excellent tires, wheel slip still almost always accompanies you, even without turning on the “sport” mode, but more on that later.
The interior of the Challenger
The architecture of the front dashboard has not changed and still pleases with a stylish multifunctional “steering wheel” and a sports instrument cluster with large and well-read markings.
In the central part of the dashboard there is an 8.4-inch “TV” of the multimedia and information complex, and right below it “lives” a laconic, but at the same time, a stylish microclimate control unit in the cabin.
It is also worth noting that the central panel is slightly turned towards the driver, which greatly facilitates the management of the elements located on it. Unfortunately, hard plastics are still found in the interior of the car, which are adjacent to natural leather and decorative carbon fiber inserts (top versions), but the build quality does not cause any complaints.
front passengers comfortable sports seats with excellent lateral support and a sufficient number of adjustments are offered. Between the seats of the first row there is a fairly high transmission tunnel, on which the manufacturer has placed an armrest, a pair of cup holders and a gear selector.
Despite the five-seat positioning, muscle car rear sofa more suitable for two passengers, as the third rider will be annoyed by a massive transmission tunnel and an “inflated” central airbag.
The volume of the trunk deserves special attention, which, despite the sporty nature of the car, has an impressive 459 liters.
Main article: Challenger history
“Challenger” in the military museum in Overloon
Cruiser tank Mk.VIII “Challenger” (Eng. Tank Cruiser Mk.VIII “Challenger”), A30 – British medium cruising tank destroyer of the Second World War. It was created on the extended chassis of the Cromwell tank in 1942 and, being armed with the most powerful British tank gun at that time, the QF 17 pounder, was intended for fire support and fighting armored vehicles at long distances. With the advent of the Sherman Firefly tank, which had the same armament, but had a number of advantages, the Challenger turned out to be largely redundant and only 200 tanks of this type were produced during mass production in 1943-1944. The Challengers were delivered to units armed with Cromwell tanks to simplify the supply of basically the same type of vehicles, and were used in combat operations in Europe in 1944-1945 by both British and, to a lesser extent, Polish and Czechoslovak units. Since 1945, about 250 tanks of a modified version, the Avenger, were produced, which were distinguished by a large turret open on top, but the first Avengers entered the troops after the end of the war