The Dodge Magnum title was initially released in 1978 being an extension from the Chrysler brand as a result of altering rules for that approaching Dale earnhardt jr . racing season which may avoid the Dodge Charger from competing.
Dale earnhardt jr . legend Richard Petty initially preferred the Magnum within the opening stages from the 1978 season however he found the handling hard to control and switched to some Chevrolet after just 7 races. Regardless of this, the Magnum finds success, helping Kyle Petty (Richard’s boy) win his first race and that he tied to them for any further 5 races before abandoning them because of extensive and permanent damage.
By 2008 there have been 3 known Dale earnhardt jr . Magnums around, in good shape and something resides within the Talledega Dale earnhardt jr . museum for fans to see.
From such exciting origins the Magnum title was passed from vehicle to vehicle such as the original ‘Dart’ offered in South america after which like a vehicle by itself offered in Mexico between 1981-88 prior to being dropped like a title altogether in 1989.
Dodge Magnum Revival
The Magnum model title was cut back in 2004 like a station wagon form of the Chrysler 300 with a few subtle body changes and built-in Ontario, Canada.
In 2005 the SRT-8 – a performance focused model was released and offered because the 2006 type of the automobile. Having a 6.1 L engine and also over 425 break hp it won the Canadian Vehicle of the season Contest in the year 2006 because the ‘Best New Modern Muscle Car’. Having a -60mph duration of just 5.1 seconds and -100 miles per hour in 11.7 seconds it’s not hard to understand why.
In the tail finish of 2007 it had been introduced by Chrysler the Magnum, together with four other models could be dropped the year after, stating these were “&hellipnot generating their keep”, however Rob Gilles, mind from the SRT division of Chrysler indicated the title and also the model might be cut back, declaring the dying from the magnum was lower to 1 person:
“It had been single-handedly wiped out by one executive who’s no more with the organization. He’s upon the market. Many people in the organization still like this vehicle — a great deal.Inch
Outdoors of america, the Dodge Magnum was offered underneath the title ‘Chrysler 300 Touring’ and it was basically exactly the same with slight design tweaks and a choice of a 3.0L CRD Turbo Diesel engine.
Because the Dodge Magnum is at the moment stopped proprietors have discovered purchasing alternative parts, and particularly custom parts for example wheels to become hard to obtain however you will find producers creating high end parts to complement our prime performance from the SRT-8.