If a person asks you if you own a Dodge Charger, he'll immediately ask a follow up question as to which Dodge Charger you own. Why? Because there have been many cars that used the name Dodge Charger. The first Dodge Chargers were sold in the late 60s and the early 70s. Another Dodge Charger appeared in the 80s. Then finally, a new Dodge Charger would be introduced in 2005 as the 2006 Dodge Charger. If there is one characteristic that can unite all of these Dodge Chargers, it is that all of them are genuine muscle cars.
The most popular of the three Dodge Chargers was the one manufactured and sold from 1966 to 1974. It was a mid-size muscle car which was patterned after the Ford Mustang and the Plymouth Barracuda. Upon introduction, it was able with five engine choices: 318 V8, 361 B engine, 383 B engine, 440 RB engine, and the 426 Hemi engine. This Dodge Charger received two major upgrades. The 1968 upgrade was only a styling redesign while the 1971 upgrade was more thorough to meet the demands caused by the '70s oil crisis.
In 1982, a different type of Dodge Charger was introduced. It was actually just a renamed Dodge Omni. In 1983, another Charger was introduced. It was called the Dodge Shelby Charger, named after Carroll Shelby, the person who modified the car. It was manufactured and sold until 1987.
The last of the Dodge Chargers is yet to be released in 2005 as the Dodge Charger 2006. It is expected to be a rear wheel drive muscle car based on the Chrysler LX platform, which is currently being used by the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. It will be a coupe-like sedan powered by a 3.5 liter V6 that would output about 250 hp. A 5.7 liter Hemi V8 is also expected to be offered as an option.
There have been many Dodge cars that used the Dodge Charger nameplate and all of them have one thing in common: they are all muscle cars. Every muscle car deserves nothing but the best parts for it to perform at its topmost level. So for your Dodge Charger, equip it only with the best Dodge Charger parts. Every Dodge Charger part that you would use on your car must be properly selected and inspected for defects so that it would not hamper the performance of your Dodge Charger.