Ford started the muscle car wars with the Mustang, Chrysler came to play with the all new Dodge Challenger and Chevy is last to the ball game with the 2010 Camaro. Today's post is on the supreme Challenger which is the SRT8, which is a beast.....extreme power! The SRT8 outperforms it's legendary predecessor the 1970 Hemi Challenger, which in mint condition is worth in excess of $250K.
The new Challenger is a two door coupe which shares common design elements with the first generation Challenger, despite being significantly longer and taller. The chassis is a shortened wheelbase version of the LX platform that underpins the 2006-2009 Dodge Charger and 2005-2009 Chrysler 300. All 2008 models were SRT8s and equipped with the 6.1 L Hemi and a 5-speed AutoStick automatic transmission, which outperforms the legendary 1970 Hemi Challenger. The entire 2008 run of 6,400 cars were pre-sold, which many were sold for above MSRP.
The base model Challenger is powered by a 3.5 L SOHC V6 with 250 hp. attached to a four-speed automatic transmission. A R/T version is available with a 5.7 L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 producing 375 brake horsepower and coupled to either a 5-speed auto or 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2009 SRT8 is available either with a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission. Standard features include Brembo brakes, a sport suspension, bi-xenon headlamps, heated leather sport seats, keyless entry, Sirius satellite radio, and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in addition to most amenities offered on the lower R/T and SE models such as air conditioning and cruise control. In addition, the 2009 will have a true "limited slip" differential. Check out the Motors TV video.
Pricing for the SE Challenger starts at $22,945, wit the SRT8 at a steep $42,645.
Shown below is a classic 1972 Dodge Challenger!
Information for this post is from Wikipedia!