Resurrecting a nameplate like “Charger” is a risky undertaking. Dodge took the challenge for 2006 and right out of the gate sparked controversy for introducing the new Charger as a sedan. Like it or not, the 2006 Dodge Charger has four doors and even comes with a V6 engine in the low-end models. The 3.5-liter V6 produces 250 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque – nothing ground breaking there. Thankfully Dodge does offer a V8 in the RT model. The 5.7-liter Hemi bumps power up to 340 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (slightly more if you choose the Road & Track package or the limited-production Daytona R/T model), worthy stats in line with the Charger’s legend. Hate to disappoint here, but only an automatic transmission is offered. But, with likable styling the Charger will probably sell well. Those that hark back to the days of astounding horsepower will need to step up to the Charger SRT-8.