As many of you have come to know I am a hardcore car guy. I love all kinds of cars and understand the benefits of new technologies even tough I trash them continuously, I am looking at you Hybrids. In recent years the quintessential American Muscle Car has had a sort of revival initiated by the retro Ford Mustang in 2004 and continued with the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro in recent years. These cars pay homage to the legendary muscle machines that bore their name in previous years and as such continually offer special paint and appearance packages that recall the golden years. The Mustang currently offers Grabber Blue and the Camaro will soon offer a Z28 package (if they don’t back out again). Not to be left out Chrysler has rolled out several variations of their Chargers but somehow forgot the Challenger, until this point. Soon Chrysler will begin to offer the famous ’70s Challenger’s hue, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat color as an option for 2010.
In case you’re not aware, Plum Crazy was the surprisingly popular deep purple hue found on the Challenger and its stablemate, the Plymouth Barracuda, during the heyday of the American muscle car wars. These days, any car originally painted up in Plum Crazy has an intrinsic value to many collectors, and it seems Dodge is hoping for a similar situation the second time around.
The purple color is only available on R/T (for $225) and SRT models (for $500) for 2010 and the package also includes Plum interior stitching and a Plum seat stripe on the SRT8. Outside, buyers can choose from either Black Dual Wide Stripes or a newly-optional set of stripes in white.
Also new for the Challenger in 2010 is a Super Track Pack option for a reasonable $400 that allows the driver to fully disengage stability control (finally) and adds 245/45ZR20 tires from Goodyear along with an uprated suspension with Load Leveling and Height Control, Performance Steering and heavy-duty disc brakes.
Courtesy of Autoblog.com