The Dodge Charger RT, as a modest start, we can say that it was the daddy of muscle cars. The 1969 Dodge Charger RT that is now a legendary car that many around the world dream of owning. Although being the General Lee in The Dukes Of Hazard, and also being the bad car in Bullitt certainly helped a lot. But it was always going to do well either way. The original Hemi was rated at 425bhp, but it was more like 500bhp in performance. A fast car in a mid-sized package and what is more this horse power was available at a price many could afford to pay. The first Dodge Charger was produced by Dodge as a mid-size automobile produced from 1966 to 1974. The second generation was produced from 1975-1978 when the Chargers were based on the Chrysler Cordoba.
In 1968 a new model was introduced, the RT. The standard engine was the 318 cu in (5.2 L) 2bbl until the middel of 1968 when a 225 cu in (3.7 L) slant-six became available. A new high-performance package was added, the RT ("Road/Track").The RT was born. The RT came standard with the previous year's 440 "Magnum" and the 426 Hemi was again optional.Since then the RT has become a classic no doubt hepled by the Dukes of Hazzard and Vin Diesel.
The Dodge Charger RT model although legendary as a muscle car, was due to be phased out. Times were changing and the rise in car insurance combined with higher gasoline prices that began to rock the global economy, reduced sales of the muscle cars and 1971 was the last year of availability for the 426 Hemi "Elephant engine" in any car. 1971 also saw the end of the high-performance 440 Six-Pack engine. The 1972 Charger finished with a new "Rallye" option to replace the former RT version.
But back to the present and we have a new RT version of the model re-introduced in 2011. The 2012 Dodge Charger RT features 5.7L HEMI V8 with Fuel Saver Technology and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) to maximize fuel efficiency and performance.
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