Eagle-eyed reader Eywolf noticed something peculiar yesterday morning when we ran the new 2009 Dodge Challenger images and press release. After our fearless leader was lambasted by Chrysler PR for what seemed like hours over our suggestion the press images for the Chicago Auto Show unveil of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 had been massaged to enhance reality, it seems there may be further p-chopping on the latest batch of images in an apparent attempt to deceive the muscle-loving public into believing Chrysler has more than one color available for the Challenger save money. We took the time to create an animated gif of two of the images in question — one, a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 from Chicago (in orange). The other, a purported image of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (in white)...


We thought this time we'd reserve commentary on whether or not it's really been digitally enhanced to our readers. Mostly because we think you're smart enough to figure it out on your own. Perhaps this is what they mean when an automaker says they're experts in virtual product development. All we know is if what our eyes tell us is true, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is "virtually" identical to the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Deception? Cost Saving? Silliness? You be the judge.

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