The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of American automobiles marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler.
The Dodge Silver Challenger was produced from 1958 to 1959. From 1969 to 1974, the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda.
The second generation, from 1978 to 1983, was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda.
The third, and current generation, was introduced in early 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.