Chrysler Group President/CEO Tom LaSorda announced yesterday — “shortly before the Pepsi 400 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.” — that the Dodge Challenger will make its debut in 2008 as an ’08 model. One more pic after the jump.

“We haven’t seen this kind of spontaneous, passionate response to a car since we unveiled the Dodge Viper concept in 1989,” said LaSorda. “But it’s easy to see what people like about the Dodge Challenger. It’s bold, powerful and capable. It’s a modern take on one of the most iconic muscle cars, and sets a new standard for pure ‘pony car’ performance.”

[via LeftLaneNewsJalopnik]