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General Lee Dodge Charger gets some air

General Lee Dodge Charger gets some air


Readers of a certain age will fondly remember The Dukes of Hazzard and the General Lee. Even those who don’t remember watching the orange Dodge flying through the air in the 80s TV show will still wince when they watch this video of a stunt to signal the opening of Detroit Autorama that didn’t go quite to plan.

In the TV show, the Duke boys would take their Dodge Charger around Hazzard County at breakneck speeds and each episode would include at least one big jump. The cars were designed and then modified to take punishment, but not this much.

As you can see from the various angles included in the film, the General Lee gets a lot of air time before dipping down at the driver’s side and hitting hard. The green flag is soon waved to signal all is okay and the crowd goes wild. Not quite the effect the organizers wanted but still a great way to start the show!

2017 Dodge Charger
The 2017 Dodge Charger is a world away from the 60s version used in The Dukes of Hazzard. It isn’t designed to take air for a start. However, the same feeling of fun and frivolity remains. The design, engines, interior and everything are miles ahead of the original but the spirit is still there, which is why it is still revered by fans.

The 2017 Dodge Charger is a performance sedan that is available in a huge variety of configurations. With a range of motors, trims and options, there is a Charger for all of us.

The engine range includes a 3.6-litre V6 engine that delivers 292 hp or 300 hp in the Rallye Group trim. There is also a 5.7-litre V8, a 6.4-litre V8 or the awesome Hellcat supercharged V8 that generates 707 hp. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available and, perfect for Canada, the V6 is available in AWD.

Despite being a performance-oriented car, the Charger isn’t a bad drive. It is smooth, can corner credibly well and offers a lot of interior space. While it certainly isn’t a highway cruiser, it isn’t designed to be. What it is designed to do is get you where you need to go quickly so you arrive with a grin on your face. In that, it delivers every single time.

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