Once the 1970s arrived, the Charger took a big hit. Tighter emissions and safety regulations cut a lot of the Charger's power. By the end of the decade, the Charger's sales had dropped so much, production ended in 1977.
In the 1980s, the Charger made a brief comeback between 1982 and 1987. This Charger, however, was nothing like the previous models. It was a hatchback three-door coupe with front-wheel drive. This generation did benefit from a Shelby model that gave it more power and better handling. Even with these iconic models, it wasn't enough to keep the Charger in production. Once again, Charger production was halted and wouldn't start again for 19 years.
In 2006, an all-new version of the Charger appeared. This Charger had four doors, but its styling paid tribute to the models from the '60s and '70s. Today's Charger comes with a variety of powertrain options, including the intensely powerful Hellcat model, which pumps out 707 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8.