The slow steady application of the pedal quickly and easily sent the car toward triple digits. This level of speed was quickly multiplied by the Gear Vendors unit, which essentially turns the three-speed 'Flite into a six-speed, if needed. Even with the 4.10 gears, the car was reasonably tame. Trust me, with enough open highway, I would hate to guess the top speed in this thing. Let's just say we ran out of road before we ran out of car.

Off the highway and back in traffic didn't present any problems. The updated cooling system in the convertible kept temperatures comfortable. The Challenger is a head-turner, no doubt about it, but the engine was quietly loping away under the bonnet at 800 rpm, and there was no hint of a rich condition. Driving back to the shop, I had to give this one a thumbs-up.

The truth is most of us, myself included, are "old school" guys. The fuel injection technology can be a little overwhelming, and it does require a willingness to think outside of the jetting box. However, this morning I became a believer in its benefits. Smooth idle, an excellent acceleration curve, and good mileage based on the Gear Vendors box and responsible driving habits make this a "have your cake and eat it, too" situation. Besides, I've spent enough time dialing in carburetors over the years to know that once the word gets out on how well this hardware works, we're all going to be tuning with laptops. Too bad this stuff isn't legal on Pro Stock engines.