As RPM readers know, we don’t discriminate. Instead, we practice brand inclusion, acceptance and openness. We also never let our own preferences, egos, likes or dislikes get in the way of giving readers what they want (at least we try not to). Yes, we have to admit, we do focus on the Big 3 American offerings, but after all, they are what made this industry great, so no apologies for that. Regardless of brand, though, it’s not often you will witness a 4-door “family car” taking up the coveted main center feature real estate in RPM MAG, unless of course, it is a badass 1,800-plus horsepower twin turbo Hemi Super Bee. And if that’s not enough, there’s just something about a real production line muscle car that still looks, feels and smells like one, and can mix it up on the track or street that pretty much seals the deal for us.
The Dodge Charger name has been around for decades, known for being one of the most popular muscle cars during their heyday. Dodge started production in 1966, and while going through many changes through the mid-80s, steered away from the muscle car realm for two decades before reintroducing the iconic name in 2006 as a four-door sedan. Although purists would turn their nose up at the “family car” styling, powered by a reengineered 6.4 Hemi, the muscle sedan moved quickly for a 4500lb car stock and recaptured the attention of Mopar enthusiasts.
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