For the record, the Dodge Challengers you see above are not pink. Despite a Pepto-ish hue, they’re actually Furious Fuchsia. It would seem that Chrysler is choosing not to remember that it offered a similar shade back in 1970 and 1971 known as Panther Pink. This despite the fact that Dodge president and CEO Ralph Gilles tells us in the press release after the break that the R/T Classic and SRT8 Furious Fuchsia editions “[commemorate] four decades of Challenger performance” and “modernize one of the most memorable hues from 1970.”
It seems to us that if it’s acceptable to reintroduce Plum Crazy in its original purple flavor that it’s equally okay to call these cars Panther Pink, but whatever. In any case, there’s also an optional set of Pearl White performance seats with Furious Fuchsia stitching that we think would look just dandy with the Bright White A-line body-side R/T stripes and functional hood scoop on the R/T Classic (above left).
If the R/T’s 376 horsepower just aren’t enough for your tire-screeching needs, you can always upgrade to the SRT8 (above right) and its 6.2-liter Hemi V8, which offers up a willing 425-horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque… but act fast as there’s only 400 slated for production. Base price for the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic in Furious Fuchsia Pearl Coat comes in at $35,140 with the SRT8 model at $45,150 (both prices include $725 destination) and cars will hit dealerships in March. We’ll do our best to bring you live shots of the pair from the Chicago Auto Show later this week.
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