The Dodge Charger made its first appearance during the 1966 Rose Bowl, introducing a new model with a body meant to match the high performing engine. Along with the modern exterior, the amenities within were met with satisfaction by drivers. Additionally, this new model imposed pseudo bucket back seats which can be folded down into the interior, opening up more space from the rear hatch. With a V8 engine, the Charger was tested on NASCAR race tracks, but had a tendency to drift until a spoiler was added for extra traction. What set this model apart from the others was the introduction of the new 426 HEMI engine from Dodge.
Dodge Charger R/T
Also known as the Dodge Charger with the B-Body, this model was developed under the Chrysler umbrella, based off their B platform (rear-wheel drive).