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Old 03-22-2006, 08:55 PM
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More power won't make a pig of a car corner any better.
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Having a site like this really helps me to stay inspired, especially when I walk out to the garage and see my 67 Camaro sitting there in pieces like a P.O.S. Thanks for all of the input on the Challenger. It was an ultra-cool project that started back in January 2004. We started with three different directions. I always felt that the car should have the spirit of the original 1970 Challenger. Thankfully, my design direction was chosen to become the concept car. Thanks Scott for posting my sketches. I will continue to be a huge fan of Lateral-G.net and the awesome featured muscle cars!
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:39 AM
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Great job Casti...Now go design the Camaro.....
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:14 AM
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I got too much invested in my weight to lose any of it.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:16 AM
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More power won't make a pig of a car corner any better.
No, but it beats sitting around hoping and praying that Detroit will bring back the pony car. It's a compromise.

The deal is that Chrysler must add about one half of a factory to keep up with LX platform demand. But it's hard to build one half of a factory 'cause you end up with a gaping hole on one side. So the Challenger, a limited volume model, presents an opportunity to justify that whole factory. Good for Chrysler. Good for muscle car enthusiasts. I read that in like Car & Driver or something.
Plus the generous wheelbase means that the Challenger will hopefully fit under the category of "second car", not "selfish weekend toy". So the Mrs. will get on board. Just enough room for her and a couple small kids. No room for the Mother In Law. Altogether, that 4100 lbs sounds like sheer marketing genuis now, huh?
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:56 AM
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Valid points. I still think lighter is better. Particularly in light of the fact that gas prices aren't likely to go down anytime soon. Unless the eco-weenies finally figure out the best way to not be dependant on foreign oil is to stop buying foreign oil and use our own.

Besides, the weight of the Mopar won't really bother me from the left front seat of a Gen-5 Camaro.
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:48 AM
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Unforunately, with todays saftey requirements, I don't think a big car like the Challenger can get light unless you start removing serveral hundred pounds of airbags, and computer equipment. The original car was not that light in the first place. Maybe they need to take GM's approach for "on-demand" power like the Northstar has. Overdrive has come along way towards gas milage as well. 6 speed manu-matic would be nice.

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Viper powered Challenger.... OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE... I promise Ill be good.
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:07 AM
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i'll be the first in line to buy one
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