Tuesday, February 26, 2008

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

After 35 years, the big Dodge Challenger has returned, with the SRT8 version powered by a 425 horsepower Hemi engine with 420 lb-ft of torque that can get to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.The list price is just under US $38,000, including destination; for that, buyers will get —
0-60 in 4.9 seconds Five seats Zero to 100 mph and back in under 17 seconds Quarter-mile times 13.3 seconds 60-0 braking of 110 feet Skid pad performance of 0.88 g (or .9g as reported in the launch ceremony) A five-speed automatic (no manual transmission yet) The two-door, rear-wheel drive coupe is based on the Dodge Charger, which has found favor among lucky police departments. With a 116-inch wheelbase, the Challenger coupe is four inches shorter than the Charger and 300C. With a brake-lock differential, all-speed traction control, and a uniquely-tuned Electronic Stability Program (ESP), the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has world-class ride and handling characteristics. Read more and see more photos here

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