Hello guys, here my new model I present to you, the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept, packed –as usual- with a good amount of details and elements. It’s the 2nd time that I fall in “an easy model to build” trap, the 1st one of course was the Ford Shelby Super Snake model, and now it’s the Challenger, it’s even harder to build than the Mustang, when I first decided to build the Challenger I said: “what a piece of cake, I would finish it in like 3 nights!”, but now after more than 3 weeks working on this model I can guarantee you that it was one tough piece of build, looks like all the American Muscles not easy to translate into LEGO :0 Never mind, hope you like my work, thanks for visiting my page :)
About this creation
Dodge is a United States-based brand of cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickup trucks, manufactured and marketed by Chrysler Group LLC in more than 60 different countries and territories worldwide. Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900 to supply parts and assemblies for Detroit's growing auto industry, Dodge began making its own complete vehicles in 1914. The brand was sold to Chrysler Corporation in 1928, passed through the short-lived DaimlerChrysler merger of 1998–2007 as part of the Chrysler Group, was a part of Chrysler LLC owned by Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity investment firm, and is now a part of the Chrysler Group LLC which has an alliance with Fiat. Fiat has plans to evolve many Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep existing platforms and products into Fiat-Chrysler co-developed vehicles.
The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different automobile models marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler since 1970.
On December 3, 2007, Chrysler started taking deposits for the third-generation Dodge Challenger which debuted on February 6, 2008 simultaneously at the Chicago Auto Show and Philadelphia International Auto Show. Listing at US$40,095, the new version is a 2-door coupe which shares common design elements with the first generation Challenger, despite being significantly longer and taller. The chassis is a modified (shortened wheelbase) version of the LX platform that underpins the 2006-Current Dodge Charger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, and the 2005-Current Chrysler 300. The LX platform was adapted from the Mercedes E Class, reflecting the German company's ownership of Chrysler at the time and quest for economies of scale. All(7119) 2008 models were SRT8s and equipped with the 6.1 L (370 cu in) Hemi and a 5-speed AutoStick automatic transmission. The entire 2008 US run of 6,400 cars were pre-sold (many of which for above MSRP), and production commenced on May 8, 2008; Chrysler Canada offered a further 670+ SRTs uniquely badged as the Challenger 500(paying homage to Charger and Coronet 500s) all of which were shipped to Canadian Dodge dealers. Chrysler of Mexico is offering only 100 of this car for that country with a 6.1 liter V8 and 425 brake horsepower (317 kW) (SAE); the version is SRT8. Chrysler auctioned off two 2008 SRT8 for charity with car #1 going for $400,000.00 to benefit the notMYkid non-profit organization, and a "B5" Blue #43 car fetching a winning bid of $228,143.43 with the proceeds going to Victory Junction Gang Camp.
A concept vehicle using Dodge Viper SRT-10 engine and Bilstein shocks appeared in 2008 SEMA show.
Here're some front shots for that mean looking dude :)
Here're some rear shots from different angles...
The Functional Elements:
As usual; everything’s open… Hood, doors, trunk.
A shot for the interior from the passenger side.
And another one from the driver side.
Some details inside, you can see the cup holders and the glove box.
A shot from the outside shows the rear seats, the Challenger can take up to 4 adult passengers, room for all the family ;) If I have one I wouldn't care about the family at all :p
The Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept comes from the Dodge Viper 8.4-liter, all aluminum V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb. ft. of torque.
A minor refresh will come in mid to late 2011 production of the Challenger.
According to OntarioStreetCar.com, it is rumored that the new 2011 Dodge Challenger will have a brand new powertrain along with other amenities. It is said that the Challenger will receive a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 instead of the original SRT 6.1L which may push between 475 - 525 Horsepower. OntarioStreetCar.com also said that the new Challenger will also be equipped with a roof mounted fin-style antenna, a new steering wheel, and new door handles along with a passive entry feature which would allow the owner to open the door while the key fob is in his or her pocket.
Hope you liked it guys, and see you soon with a new model, I have another one which is almost done, so stay tuned ;)
I wonder if Dodge really WILL make an SRT-10 version of the Challenger? I think that the person that was behind building the current Challenger is the best person to have worked for the Chrysler Corporation in a long time, certainly at least as long as the people that had built the Viper, the PT Cruiser, and the Prowler. I like the Charger and the 300 M/300 (New School) C/300, and the 200, but to be honest, I think that the Challenger captures the spirit of the old-school Mopar cars the best. I like the Charger and the 300/200, but I just don't feel like that they're pretty cars, especially the Charger, as their old-school counterparts, but that's just me. The perform like beasts, I just hate their design aesthetically.
Awesome, congratz on two in a row! And yesterday's MOTD was special too, because it was on Leap Day. (for those of us who use the Western Calendar, anyway) There won't be another one like that for four years!
LOL! 2 MOTDs in a row!? Well this makes me want to get back to my lovely little bricks and start building again... expect a new model from me soon (not very soon though) :-O ... Thanks for all your kind comments guys ;-)
Uaow! Here is how a good model must be. Is so beautiful to see new parts applied to your models... Your lights with new tecniques, your roof... Uow, the curves you made at the shape, you are the #1, master. That's art.
Can i use some details from this model for my new 16-wide Plymouth Barracuda I'm making? It's going to be my best moc! and i'm going to build this in real bricks if it's finished! The only things that I need are the front lights and the shape of the roof at the rear. I'll give you credit. Are you ok with this?
Don't be afraid we didn't like it, old friend! I#ve been away for quite a bit of time...and "HE" barfs out just another excellent piece of American muscle, detailed and ingenious as usual. Good to see you again! Best wishes, Jens
Another incredible model. Er, this is kind of strange to ask for a builder that likes building sports cars and muscles and such, but my favorite car is the 2011 Toyota Camry, sports edition. Do you think you could build one, in any scale, and post it? It would be very much appreciated. By the way, I just tried a Challenger, and boy, was it a challenge!
I agree with dan on the commission idea, his commenting on you car gave me an idea. You should try a large scale car like Dan's 1/3 scale Cala. Maybe not that big, but something a little bigger would be interesting. I'm thinking somewhere in the 1/7th - 1/5th scale range. Anyway, keep at it bud, hope to hear from you sometime soon. Peace ~ Packie
No matter how many purely amazing models you make, I can never quite get used to just how cool they all are !
I feel like I'm repeating myself ever time I comment on one of your cars, but they're just that good ! Great build, great design, excellent use of parts - you should, if you're interested of course, consider seeing if any car companies would be interested in commissions, a bit like Sean does.
Can't wait for your next car :)
*If* all goes well, I should be posting three cars between the 1/12 and 1/9 scale soon (though I've been hoping that for about a year on two of them... I think I've actually got my bricklink order sorted out properly this time lol)
Ya knew ya boy had to comment over here too, right? ha, BTW those wheels are those off the Awesome new Lambo from LEGO? I have the Yellow Lambo and wasnt sure if I should get the new 1, any way great car.
Prettty goood... It is fantastic, but the engine is kinda bad. No offense, but that's the only bad part of this creation. The interior is perfect, the exterior is pretty cool, and I like the air intake on the front. All in all, 4/5, because of the engine. Nice job.
Another beauty, Firas! Great job on the form and detailing. One of these days I'll have to get ya to take a shot of you with your creation, just for a better sense of the scale. Meanwhile, always a good day when you post something. Thanks for being the Lego genius that you are!
Awesome awesome awesome! While playing the NFS games I always choose the Dodge Challenger concept because it outruns even Mercedes SLR, Lamborghini cars and many more faster cars.
Nice work and you've applied lots of photoshop skills like the burnout picture. Yeah!!!
Again, a 10/10 (you'll never get anything less!). Not my fave from you, but as always the detailing you can put onto your models is the class of MOCpages. Everyone else uses creations like this as a benchmark. Awesome work
Frias, this is your best yet. It is instantly recognizable too! Your large scale work is the best on these pages by far. From the color scheme to the inside and out detailing. Just amazing. Regards, Eric.
Where do I start?! This is pure excellence! I'm amazed yet again at how you've managed to capture the shape of the car so accurately, and still keep it realistic with all the opening features. The addition of a Viper V10 makes it even better for me. Better than the Super Snake!
That's awesome bud! I really like this car in real life, it has such a cool aggressive look, like it wants to just eat every other car on the road. I think the rear end on the real car (not yours) looks a little weird in my opinion. You did a great job on the whole thing, especially the front end. Nice work sloping the body inward at the top too. Great build! Peace ~ Packie