By Patrick Rall
If you have ever wanted to ride along in a 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic as it launched hard from a stop and rocketed up to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds you are in luck as this week’s Mopar Muscle Thursday feature is an in-car view of the 5.7L Hemi-powered muscle car showing off its acceleration capabilities. Anyone who has been considering a Challenger R/T should enjoy this video as it shows the impressive performance of the 5.7L Hemi which happens to be the most affordable V8 option of the three modern American muscle cars.
This particular Challenger R/T Classic is cloaked in the gorgeous Plum Crazy exterior paint and fitted with the 20 inch bright polished wheels of the Classic package wrapped in three season performance tires. They allow the Challenger to hook surprisingly well with the 6-speed manual transmission and quickly climb through the gears – chirping 2nd and 3rd gear on those lightning quick shifts. According to the on board timing system, this particular 0-60 dash took 4.96 seconds which is a mighty quick run for the “mid level” Challenger…aided of course by my precision driving skills. This Challenger sounds as awesome as it looks so be sure to have your speakers cranked up and enjoy!