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The Trans-America Championship saw some racing success for
the Challenger as well. The first Dodge Challenger was late to
the pony car party and did not sell nearly as well as Dodge had
intended, despite the favourable press. In addition, the firstgeneration Challenger's lifespan would be cut to just four years
due to impending pollution laws. Only 165,437 early
Challengers were produced in total.
When the 1970 Challenger was first introduced, Dodge
provided an unusual variety of customization options. A highperformance Road/Track model and a base model of the
Challenger were also offered. The Special Edition (SE) coupe,
the two-door convertible, and the hardtop coupe were available
as body types.
Challengers came standard with a Slant-6 engine. The 318 V8
with a 2-barrel carburetor served as the base engine for both
R/T and SE versions. The 340 V8, 383 V8, famous 440
Magnum V8, and storied 426 Hemi engines were available as
options. The 440 Hemi had a sizable engine with combustion
chambers that were wedge-shaped, but it only had 335
horsepower and a rather low compression ratio.
IThe Dodge Hemi engine looks best in the 1970 Dodge
Challenger, the ideal midsize vehicle. Although it is
encouraging to see the Challenger garnering more attention
every year, it is terrible that the last of the first-generation
models are so pricey and steadily appreciating in value.
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Highlights

From the editor - Syed Aamir Hussain

From the editor - Syed Aamir Hussain

Cars for every budget

Cars for every budget

Top 5 cars from the 70’s

Top 5 cars from the 70’s

Top 10 cars for 50 crores for the Ultra-rich by Auto Journal India

Top 10 cars for 50 crores for the Ultra-rich by Auto Journal India

Someone we miss - Toyota Yaris

Someone we miss - Toyota Yaris

Concept of the month - Ford 
GT90
Car of the month - Kia EV6

Concept of the month - Ford
GT90

Car of the month - Kia EV6