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Toronto Auto Show: Chrysler unveils 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker

Brampton-built beauty blends old and new-school muscle

  • Choosing a car at dealership. Thoughtful grey hair man in formalwear leaning at the car and looking away

Chrysler is flexing some new old-school muscle at the Canadian International Auto Show this year: it’s unveiling the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker. Or, as Justin Timberlake might say, “They’re bringing Shaker back.”

You can’t look at it without being instantly transported back to the ’70s. The Challenger has a functional Shaker air intake with satin black detailing, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and all the snarl and beef you’d expect of a muscle car. But it’s also got some sweet new-age treats, including performance-tuned steering, a stiffer suspension, bigger brakes and three-mode Electronic Stability Control(ESC) that can be completely deactivated for the ultimate track experience.

Whew.

For those who remember the original Challenger, there’s also a stunning 1970 Dodge Challenger RT on display at the auto show in the “Muscle Car Alley” area, where it rubs glossy shoulders with nine other Cruise Nationals finalists.

For more information on the auto show, which runs Friday till Feb. 23, click here.

  • Toronto Auto Show: Chrysler unveils 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker TORONTO, ON- FEBRUARY 13 - Chrysler Canada's President and CEO Reid Bigland stands beside the new 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker during the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto February 13, 2014. David Cooper/Toronto Star
  • Toronto Auto Show: Chrysler unveils 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker TTORONTO, ON- FEBRUARY 12 -Classic Challenger.. Shots of l tor Doug Devine,Marie Sutherland and Norris McDonald judging Cruise Nationals classic cars at Canadian International Auto Show in the Metro Convention Centre.. and also shots of the show preparing for the opening. at in Toronto, February 12, 2014. Colin McConnell/Toronto Star
  • Toronto Auto Show: Chrysler unveils 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker TORONTO, ON- FEBRUARY 13 - Chrysler Canada's President and CEO Reid Bigland stands beside the new 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker during the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto February 13, 2014. David Cooper/Toronto Star