The third generation of the muscle car first built in 1970, the 2011 Challenger SRT (for Street and Racing Technology) arrives with a new 392 cubic inch, 470-horsepower version of Chrysler' famous Hemi engine. Look for the 1,492 Inaugural Edition models in one of two exterior color packages: Deep Water Blue or Bright White Clear Coat. At $44,380 and 4,200 pounds, the Challenger costs about the same per pound as a good steak and goes much faster. At 14 mpg city/23 mpg highway, though, it sure won't win any fuel economy prizes.
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