The New Chrysler seems to have some new thinking under the thumb of Cerebrus and that new thinking is having second thoughts about the Challenger. No, it is still going to be built and sold, but its production numbers and sales locations are dwindling.
Due to the decision by Cerebrus to make the Challenger a limited production car there will be no official sales of the car on the European market. Ofcourse any person with the proper means can broker a deal across the pond to acquire one, but do not expect many Challengers to be sitting at dealerships waiting for a home long. Especially do not anticipate to find a lonely Challenger SRT-8 begging for a buyer.
The online speculation of a Challenger SRT-8 is swelling and would seem well founded. The case for a specialty Challenger would be even more likely now as it would allow Chrysler to command the most money for the limited numbers of cars they are projecting to build. If you are going to make it a limited run why not make it the most appealing run you possibly can. The 6.0 liter Hemi engines are all there and have an eager following, so why would Cerebrus not make the most profitable move?Â
With a limited showing on the open market many of you who may have been holding out for the Challengers 2009 release may want to alter your shopping schedule. For the Dodge loyalist out there the Charger may just have to do to satisfy that muscle car throw-back hankering. But for those with the means to purchase one of the select few Challengers available in 2009 you will get your first glimpse of the completed car in Chicago at the February auto show.
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