Well we will chalk this post up to rumors but it’s worth throwing out there as we all know there is a 6.2L Supercharged hemi coming from Dodge in 2014 as a 2015 model year car. Now according to Automotive News the Challenger and Cuda will coexists together and in fact be the same car basically. What we’ve said all along is the Challenger is going to get smaller in the next redesign. It has to, it’s heavy, big, and clumsy. It does not compete performance wise with it’s big rivals, ie the Camaro and Mustang and that has to change if it is going to survive. Oh yes I’m sure I’ll hear plenty from Challenger owners about how you just dusted some Mustang at the lights with your 392, but that is anecdotal. Fact is, in every performance test ever done the Challenger is slower then it’s comparatively priced rivals.
What we know:
-Challenger gets a refresh for 2013/2014 with launch control
-total redesign for 2015 model year, to debut early 2014
-2015 Dodge Challenger will be smaller
-Dodge will get a V6 and V8 (think RT) version
-SRT will get the 6.2L supercharged Hemi and this will be called the Cuda
-Cuda will be same basic platform as Challenger with the supercharged engine
You can hit the jump for some wallpapers of the current 392 Challenger.