One of the most recognisable subgenres in the automotive industry is the American muscle car

The Dodge Challenger is unquestionably one of the most well-known models in the history of muscle cars

Here was a vehicle with a fantastic V8 engine under the hood and a big, audacious design 

The second generation Challenger followed, produced between 1978 and 1983, although it fell short of the expectations

The renowned muscle car name's late 1970s period did not measure up to expectations,

 according to the three generations of Challengers that have been produced to this point

History has not been kind to it. But why is this a forgotten generation of muscle car?

And why is it contrary to the muscle car ethos that the Challenger represented?