Thursday, January 24, 2008

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in Your Garage ?

"It's On" as they say in the ads for the new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 some 38 years after its debut as a 1970 model. This is to be the forth and final use of the LX-platform used in the 300C, Magnum and Charger. The prices announced the end of November, priced at $37,995 and dealers started taking orders in December ahead of spring deliveries; the first retail chassis fetched $400,000 on Jan. 19 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona. Dodge plans to reveal the car Feb. 6 during the Chicago auto show.
power comes from the same 6.1-liter Hemi V8 found across the SRT range. That means 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque shuttled through Chrysler's familiar six-speed automatic transmission. The Challenger should run from 0 to 60 mph in the low five-second range, and likely somewhere in the 13-second bracket during quarter-mile burns.

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