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Evolution of the Dodge
Charger
Peter Bouchard
Evolution of the Dodge
Charger
• The Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic and
raw muscle cars that is still very popula...
Generation 1
• The Charger was brought into production in 1966 with their first
generation model
• The first generation mo...
Generation 2
• The Dodge Charger underwent a slight change in
its design for its second generation model
• The new model c...
Generation 3
• In 1971 Dodge rolled out the third generation
Charger that was available in 6 different packages
with even ...
Generation 4
• The fourth generation of Chargers were mass
produced by Dodge during 1975 and went until
1978
• Another re-...
Generation 5
• One of the longest lasting production periods for the Charger
allowed for some of the most interesting and ...
Today
• Since 2006 the Dodge Charger was rolled out to the public as a sedan
• The car currently is offered as a four-door...
Evolution of the Dodge Charger
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Evolution of the Dodge Charger

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Peter Bouchard, a fan of muscle cars, shares the different generations of the Dodge Charger.

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Evolution of the Dodge Charger

  1. 1. Evolution of the Dodge Charger Peter Bouchard
  2. 2. Evolution of the Dodge Charger • The Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic and raw muscle cars that is still very popular to this day • Since the very creation of the Charger in 1966 Dodge knew it had a winner and knew it would be a model that would stick around and appeal to generations down the line • Since I love the car so much I wanted to take this opportunity to give you all a brief history on the Dodge Charger
  3. 3. Generation 1 • The Charger was brought into production in 1966 with their first generation model • The first generation model featured a two-door body with bucket seats on the interior • The car comfortably seat four people with high quality upholstery and vintage designs • The engine was a whopping 318 cu in, 5.2 L V8 with a 3-speed floor shifter • This was the base model but there were others produced at this time that featured larger and more powerful engines
  4. 4. Generation 2 • The Dodge Charger underwent a slight change in its design for its second generation model • The new model cause an increase in sales for Dodge due to its interior and exterior design changes, including a new grill, round tail lights, and almost invisible headlights • Generation 2 was a definite improvement and one of my personal favorite models
  5. 5. Generation 3 • In 1971 Dodge rolled out the third generation Charger that was available in 6 different packages with even more changes than generation 2 • The grill was split, there was a semi fastback rear window, and featured a ducktail spoiler that added to the aerodynamics of the car • Again Dodge saw an increase in sales from the new model and the third generation Chargers lasted in production from 1971-1974
  6. 6. Generation 4 • The fourth generation of Chargers were mass produced by Dodge during 1975 and went until 1978 • Another re-styling of the iconic muscle car was made in an attempt to dip into the luxury car market and appeal to a new audience • Dodge also saw the money in the luxury market and produced another new model to help out known as the Magnum
  7. 7. Generation 5 • One of the longest lasting production periods for the Charger allowed for some of the most interesting and diverse versions of the original Chargers • In 1982 the Charger resurfaced as a hatchback coupe with front- wheel-drive and had a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission • In 1983 the Shelby Charger was offered and then a turbo version was made available in 1984 which produced 148 horsepower and 160 pound-feet with a torque of 3200 rpm • Towards the end of the generation the electronics were given an overhaul however the power output remained the same
  8. 8. Today • Since 2006 the Dodge Charger was rolled out to the public as a sedan • The car currently is offered as a four-door or a two-door coupe style automobile and has undergone major cosmetic changes • There are currently multiple versions of the Charger available including ones with hemis, the R/T version, and the Charger SRT8 to name a few • The Dodge Charger has become a staple car for many people that have grown up with them throughout the years and continue to drive them • I personally have loved the evolution of the car and really enjoyed experiencing the different generations one after another

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