The new 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is the only American muscle car that stays true to the original early 1970’s styling with all of the proper design cues that makes the Dodge Challenger of old one of the most collected original muscle cars from that era.
New for the 2010 Dodge Challenger STR8 is a limited-edition Plum Crazy model. It features a unique Plum Crazy Pearl Coast exterior paint color with a plum seat-stripe insert along with a serialized dash plaque.
Today’s Dodge Challenger SRT8 features styling cues that are unmistakably Dodge with proportions that evoke a bold, instantly recognizable vehicle that has a wide, low stance on the road. A full-length grille and fog lamps, reminiscent of the original Challenger, are married to the modern ‘Dodge performance attitude’. The result is an aggressive face that is unmistakably a muscle car. The hood-with a raised center, black stripes, functional dual scoops and giant lower airdam to increase downforce and cool the massive brakes, stays true to the Challenger heritage, as does the dual power-remote/heated, sideview mirror design, frameless door glass, the A-line, beltline and the bright, polished aluminum fuel filler door. The rear features more heritage design cues such as a flat trunk lid, a full-length lip spoiler that increases downforce, flat sail panel with lamp clusters with Dodge lettering in the center, and rectangular dual chrome exhaust tips.
Modern technologies that can be seen on the outside include the High Intensity Discharge headlights, a radio antenna integrated into the rear glass, 20X9in. forged aluminum Alcoa wheels wrapped with Goodyear high-performance tires, big Brembo brakes and contrasting black lower aerodynamic bodykit.
General Motors has really upped the ante when it comes to their performance division, and the proof is consistently found in the new 2010 Cadillac CTS-V.
The latest Cadillac CTS-V packs a serious punch in the form of 556 horsepower and 551 ft. lbs. of torque. That’s enough power generated by the 6.2-liter Eaton Supercharged V8 to rocket the 4,233 pound sedan to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. That makes the 2010 CTS-V the fastest production sedan in town. Power is delivered through either a Tremec TR6060 6-Speed manual or a Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-Speed automatic transmission
Unmatched performance in the CTS-V is often argued among those who may choose a big Bavarian sedan with an M badge on the trunk or even the plush Sedan from Germany that is dressed in AMG lettering. All are worthy contenders but the 2010 CTS-V has an edge in terms of shear effortless power. Stomp on the gas pedal of the CTS-V and you better have it pointed in the right direction or you will end up on the 6’oclock news for causing the latest major traffic backup.
The Cadillac CTS is already one of Car and Driver’s 10best cars. This will now offer a coupe version to complete a full line-up of styles for the true car enthusiast. Not to mention the CTS-V will eventually come in the coupe flavor as well and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Styling of the 2010 CTS-V has very subtle changes from the normal CTS. The CTS-V adds 19-inch alloy wheels, styled front mesh grills, a different front bumper, a “power dome” hood, and the infamous “V” logoed badges. The CTS-V is almost a sleeper, just the way I like it. Otherwise the CTS-V blends well in the mix of traffic as a normal run-of-the-mill sedan which is very helpful when the police are looking for their next speeding ticket recipient.
Under the “power domed” hood is where you find the pride and joy which is a derivative of the current Corvette ZR-1’s powerplant. Of course the ZR-1 shows off its heart through a hood window. Many people on the road have no idea what lies beneath the aluminum bonnet when they see the CTS-V roaring past them on the highway.