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Is the Challenger T/A real or smoke? (updated)

by David Zatz on

The original 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A was created to run in the SCCA Trans America series (hence the T/A name).  The street version boasted a 290-horsepower 340 cubic inch engine with stronger engines, three two-barrel carburetors, an Edelbrock intake, and a different valvetrain.

One source, and only one, mentioned the Challenger T/A, which remains unknown to others. It is possible there is some confusion between that car and the promised Challenger ADR, allegedly a street-legal drag racer.  The T/A would have  new hoods, splitters, and spoilers, a higher-performance Hemi (above the 5.7, below the SRT), and upgraded suspension, designed for road courses.

If such a car is coming, and there is not much support for it, it would be one or two years off, at least.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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