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2011 Dodge Charger spy photos

Our spy photographers have today snapped these images of the 2011 Dodge Charger being road tested in Europe.
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While we're not sure why the US-built car is being tested in Europe, it may have some connection to the recent Chrysler-Fiat tie-up.

The new Charger is expected to share some styling details with the original 1968 models in a Camaro-esque retro throwback. But with such heavily camoflague, it's hard to tell what these new styling cues might be.

What we have noticed is new LED tail lamps, and a slightly less boxy appearance. Our spy photographers also said the model pictured could be the new 2011 Dodge Charger SRT8, with a spoiler obvious on the boot lid. Though with exhaust outlets so small, we're tipping the model shown is most likely the mid-spec Charger R/T.

The new Dodge Charger is expected to hit US markets late this year as a 2011 model. Many forums say the new car's lines will more closely resemble those of the 1999 Dodge Charger Concept, as will a revamped interior with dramatic retro overtones.

The 2011 Dodge Charger will come standard with the new Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine and will also be available with an optional turbocharged unit to replace the existing 5.7-litre V8. The SRT8 model is likely to be powered by a 6.4-litre V8 developing no less than 336kW.

Pricing has not yet been announced though it is expected the car will retail close to the current model's entry price of USD$25,000 (AUD$26,770).

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