2008 Challenger SRT-8 – She’s No General Lee

 

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Dodge has officially pulled the wraps off the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Staying true to the concept which debuted at last year’s Chicago auto show, the Challenger is powered by a 6.1L Hemi V8 engine that puts out 425hp and 420ft-lbs of torque.

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Based off the LX platform that also underpins the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, the Challenger looses two doors and four inches of wheelbase to create a modern day muscle car.

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Orders for the $37,995 Challenger SRT8 began to be accepted in December 2007 for the initial limited production run. The initial run is limited to 6,400 individually numbered units in either Hemi Orange, Bright Silver Metallic or Brilliant Black Crystal.

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Full Press Release Below

Press Release

All-New 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

* Iconic Dodge muscle car returns after a 35-year absence
* Design stays true to Challenger heritage while delivering a host of modern amenities and “race inspired, street legal” SRT DNA
* Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that produces 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque
* Each 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features limited-edition, numbered dash plaque

The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger brings what pony car fanatics crave: ground shaking performance, unmistakable design cues reminiscent of the original Challenger, world-class ride and handling characteristics and benchmark braking. On top of that it features a wide variety of modern amenities and technology designed to delight a new generation of driving enthusiasts.

“The all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 is engineered to give customers everything they want in a modern muscle machine,” said Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. “The new version of Dodge’s American classic boasts tire-smoking performance and head-turning design while offering a wide array of state-of-the-art technology, such as GPS navigation, ‘Keyless Go’ entry, a MyGIG™ infotainment system and UConnect hands-free communication.”

Developed by Chrysler’s in-house performance engineering organization, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.

Dodge will offer the limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in three colors: HEMI Orange, Bright Silver Metallic and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat. Each two-door, rear-wheel-drive coupe will be produced with a numbered dash plaque, carbon fiber like hood stripes and will be powered by SRT’s 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that boasts 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.

With a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995 (including $675 destination), the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 arrives in Dodge showrooms this spring.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vehicles will be manufactured at Chrysler’s Brampton, Ontario, Canada assembly plant.

Performance targets for the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 include a 0–60 mph time in the low 5-second range, 0–100–0 mph in less than 17 seconds, a ¼-mile elapsed time of less than 14 seconds, 60–0 mph braking distance of approximately 100 feet, and a skid pad performance of 0.88 g.

[Source: WorldCarFans.com, AutoBlog.com]

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