Modern Muscle vs. Retro Romance – The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 In A Head To Head Comparison With A 1970 Hotchkis Challenger!

The difference that is important between the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 and the 1970 Hotchkis E-Max Dodge Challenger can be easily seen when the ignition key in each car is turned on.

Edmunds Inside Line Video decided to take these two muscle cars and put them in a head to head comparison test. The place of the event was the suburb of Orange County, California.

Two great muscle cars with the same name, same color and vaguely the same style, separated by about 40 years of engineering advancement.
Besides all those years of automotive progress, both cars share the similar philosophy concerning the powertrain: a pushrod V8 engine paired with a manual transmission, rear wheel drive and a limited-slip differential.

The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 comes equipped with a 6.1L V8 capable to produce 425 hp and 420 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and independent rear suspension. On the other hand, the old ancestor modified by Hotchkis is powered by the 5.6L V8 with 3 two-barrel carburetors.

Which one do you think is better? Will daddy Challenger show his son how to do things right? Find out more by watching the following video below. Enjoy the show!


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