Priddy's pride of spy photographers have already one-upped the KGP-caught mule from earlier this year — now they've caught a production 2008 Dodge Challenger driving on a fast-moving highway. Here's the rest of what she's got to say:
"A Hemi V8 was no challenge for our photographer, as he was still able to snag a great shot of the upcoming Dodge Challenger on a fast-moving highway. And even though the pre-production Challenger was wearing a bit of vinyl - one can easily tell that the production model is nearly identical to the concept shown on the auto show circuit.
Dodge's all-new muscle car will be built on the new "LY" RWD platform in Ontario, Canada. Production will start in the spring of 2008 - and the Challenger will go on sale shortly afterwards as a 2008 model. Pricing is expected to start around $31,000, although it's rumored that the R/T models have all been pre-sold in the 50K range. A convertible is also expected to arrive in the not-so-distant future.
The official debut of the (production) Challenger will be on February 6th at the Chicago Auto Show - just 222 days away."
Oh, we can already taste the adrenalin from the mere thought of the new era of muscle car wars! High-resolution picture available via the link below and gallery of the approved-for-production concept car below that.
UPDATE: New spy photo of the production 2008 Dodge Challenger taken from the side!
Challenger Pre-Production Body Shots Make Their Way To Web; Spy Photos: Dodge Challenger Mule!; Production Challenger Doomsday Clock [internal]