2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic is on the road
The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic starts at 34,005 dollars in the US and is available for ordering now at Dodge dealerships nationwide. Based on the powerful 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T, the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic not only delivers a menacing look and premium equipment-its powertrain delivers an unforgettable punch.
The new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic goes further with even more memorable blast-from-the-past design cues.
With dual throwback A-line body-side R/T stripes, 'Challenger' fender badging in classic script, large 20-inch polished-chrome heritage wheels with all-season performance tires, classic egg-crate grille with heritage 'R/T' badge, body-color rear spoiler and chromed fuel-filler door-the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic is unmistakable.
The 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic tucks its legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine under a long, raised performance hood with functional hood scoops to increase engine cooling. The newest generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine features dual variable-cam timing (VCT) and dual ignition (two spark plugs per cylinder) to increase power and torque, while improving refinement and efficiency.
When paired with the Tremec six-speed manual transmission, the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic features the performance-minded Track Pak's precision-shift "pistol-grip" shifter, bright pedals, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with defeatable traction control, Hill Start Assist (HSA), four-wheel disc performance braking system and an anti-spin 3.92 differential.
A performance-tuned dual exhaust optimizes engine back pressure and exhaust throatiness by replacing the standard under-floor muffler with two low-restriction bottle resonators. The result, a powerful 376 horsepower (280 kW) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque (556 N•m) that can accelerate the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic from zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
The new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic goes further with even more memorable blast-from-the-past design cues. An available five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick provides efficiency and responsiveness in the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic. An aggressive first-gear ratio provides outstanding launch performance, while the transmission's fully-adaptive electronic control delivers more responsiveness without harshness.
When paired with the automatic transmission, the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 includes the fuel-saving multi-displacement system allowing Dodge Challenger R/T Classic to operate economically on four cylinders, or produce 372 horsepower (277 kW) and 401 lb.-ft. of torque (544 Nm) when all eight cylinders are needed. The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic is available in Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Stone White and three Dodge heritage colors-HEMI Orange, TorRed and B5 Blue. ■