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White ’09 Dodge Challenger R/T Caught Before Vanishing

Driving close to 60 miles one-way can lead to a boring commute, but I had a bit of fun this morning. I was (slowly) making my way towards Ann Arbor when a prototype 2009 R/T in Vanishing Point white flew past.

The driver of the E-body revival derived quite a bit of inspiration from the same movie, moving up to 90 mph in no time while slicing his way through commuter traffic. That may be as easy as it seemed, seeing as the R/T makes use of a 375 hp 5.7-liter V-8. I wasn’t, obviously, able to tell if the car made use of the new Tremec six-speed manual, or the standard five-speed slushbox.

White seems boring on most cars, but it seems to suit the Challenger quite well. Although the 2008 SRT8 models are limited to orange, black or silver paint, Dodge hasn’t released what colors will make their way to the ’09 range. I’d like to see “Kowalski White” make its way to the showroom, but may I also suggest Green Go or Petty Blue?

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