Chrysler seems to have a penchant for haphazardly gluing old names on entirely different automobiles. The 1966 Dodge Charger was a roaring fastback that exemplified American badassery. The new Charger is a family sedan that the designers were opposed to calling "Charger." That said, both cars are all about big engines, rear-wheel drive, and styling that takes no prisoners; they share some noteworthy similarities in ethos.
The 16-year-olds who stunted at school in Chargers back in the day are now probably now driving their kids to college in Chargers.