The Dodge Charger reached huge levels of fame when the 1969 model became a vehicular star as the General Lee in "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show. Unfortunately, the era of emission regulations, which started in the 1970s, stripped the model of all its masculinity in favor of comfort and economy. The 1982 debut as a compact, front-driven model sealed its fate, as the Charger only lasted through 1987 before Dodge dropped it from the lineup. When the Charger reappeared in 2006, the muscle car was reborn, thanks to the R/T variant and its potent Hemi powerplant.
The 5.7-liter Hemi engine under the hood of the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T produced 340 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 390 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. With the Road/Track Performance Group or the Dayton R/T package, the output jumped to 350 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque.