Based on the same "platform," or basic engineering, as the 300C, the Challenger shares its engine options and they use the same automatic transmissions.
The Challenger R/T, however, is available with a six-speed manual transmission, an option that we heartily recommend. Controlled through a pistol-grip shifter, the manual transmission is loads of fun to use and goes into gear easily and tightly every time. It also helps get the most out of the R/T's 375-horsepower Hemi V8.
The Challenger isn't the most powerful pony car on the market and it's definitely not the lightest, but it's a far more practical car than either the Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro, offering more back seat comfort and a much more useful trunk.
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