Spy Photos: 2008 Dodge Challenger

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

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.

[2008 Dodge Challenger]

UPDATE: New spy photo of the production 2008 Dodge Challenger taken from the side!


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Please don't build a limited number and let all the dealers gouge us! I don't see why they wouldn't make as many as they can sell. So the thinking goes.....let's take a vehicle that tons of people want to buy and make as few as we can. But at the same time, let's take a vehicle that nobody wants (Commander) and build as many as we can and stuff them on an overflow lot somewhere.

This will be more profitable than the Magnum and Charger, they should allocate as much production as possible to the Challenger.