Any complete review of must-see autos has to have a classic muscle car in the lineup. And who better to pick from than Dodge?
This classic remake comes courtesy of Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology organization. It will blow past most of your fancy imports with a flat, five-second zero-to-60 speed record and will go from zero to 100 to zero in under 17 seconds - if you can find a track to put it on.
The engineers were aiming to build a road rocket, so they added 85 horsepower to the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 under the hood, producing 425 ponies total and 420 pound-feet of torque.
This car screams "street racer" louder than any kid who ever held up his new model car and growled engine noises while running through the living room. From its school-color mix of yellow and black to the Super Bee logos on the fenders, this is the car that boomers dreamed about at an early age. And for good reason. Its muscle-car heritage harks back to the 1968 Dodge Coronet, which changed its name to the Dodge Charger in 1971.
Expected to start in the high $30s, which is just a tad higher than the $3,000 MSRP sticker that the Dodge Coronet displayed in '68.