The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of automobiles marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler. The Dodge Silver Challenger was produced in 1959. From 1970 to 1974, the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The second generation, from 1978 to 1983, was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. The third, and current generation, was introduced in 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.
The 2010 Challenger R/T has been named as the Chrysler model for the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series competition.
Some of the awards won include:
People's Choice Award for 2006 (NAIAS)
5-Star Safety Rating (2009 Challenger)- NHTSA
J.D. Powers & Associates-Best Midsize Sporty Car in 2011 Initial Quality Study
Top Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars (Fast Car Lane)