1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger

Nov 3, 2016

Category: Rides

It is rare that we get to have our cake and eat it too, but with the 1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger, it looks like the American automaker has combined the best of the old and new in one hellish looking beast of a vehicle.

For the Las Vegas SEMA show, Dodge took the body of a 1971 Challenger and fitted it with all modern parts and stylings. First, and most importantly among these upgrades is the 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine that drives 485 horses through its Viper Tremec T6060 six speed transmission. Not bad for a 45 year old. In addition to the beastly power plant under the hood, the car got a ‘Bitchin Black’ paint job with an angry red pinstripe down the modern shaker-hood kit that matches with the Brembo red SRT Hellcat brakes on the front and back wheels. Not only does the interior of the car now feature seat belts, but the old seats were swapped out for new ones featuring Katzkin and Alcantara leather. Whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks was dead wrong.

1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger 1

1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger 2

1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger 3

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Huckberry & Zodiac’s First Collab Is This Ultra-Limited Dive Watch

A gorgeous 82-example tribute to San Francisco’s Farallon Islands.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner

This All-Purpose Button-Down Blends Casual Style With Formal Refinement

A stylish men's shirt essential that looks the part and takes a licking.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Carroll Shelby’s Personal Cobra-Turned-Daytona Racer Could Be Yours

Boasting an extensive racing history with wins at both Laguna Seca and Goodwood.

Posted By

Mar 3, 2021

Featured Image

Lunaz Adds To Its Conversions Lineup With The World’s First Electric Bentley

Available in both two-door coupé and four-door Flying Spur configurations.

Posted By

Mar 3, 2021

Featured Image

Brough Honors Lawrence of Arabia With A Carbon & Titanium V-Twin Moto

Honoring Lawrence of Arabia's historic ties to the famed British marque.

Posted By

Mar 3, 2021

Featured Image

SCG Is Building This Safari-Style Rally Buggy To Race At Baja & Dakar

Testing is expected to begin this month.

Posted By

Mar 3, 2021