Road Tests Real world tests of Challenger R/T vs 300 SRT8

0-60mph

300 SRT8
4.5 s

Top speed

Challenger R/T
140 mph
300 SRT8
197 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Dodge Challenger R/T

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Challenger R/T

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Slightly lighter curb weight 4,140 lb vs 4,387 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Car-autoblog view of Chrysler 300 SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Chrysler 300 SRT8

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Faster top speed 197 mph vs 140 mph 57 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 4.5 s vs 5.9 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 375 HP @ 5,800 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 471 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM vs 411 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 5,600 cc Around 15% bigger engine
Higher redline 6,400 RPM vs 5,800 RPM More than 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Challenger R/T  vs
300 SRT8 
Brand Dodge Chrysler
Year 2009 2011
City mileage 16 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.04 lb/hp 9.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 375 HP @ 5,800 RPM 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 411 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM 471 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Max RPM 5,800 RPM 6,400 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 203 508/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 203 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,140 lb 4,387 lb
Width 75.7 in 74.2 in
Height 57 in 58.2 in
Length 197.7 in 200 in
Front track width 63 in 63.4 in
Wheelbase 116 in 120.2 in

road tests

Challenger R/T  vs
300 SRT8 
Top speed 140 mph 197 mph
0-60mph 5.9 s 4.5 s
Drag coefficient 0.35 0.33

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/ESP, Getrag Axle, LSD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.91:1 3.06:1

engine

Displacement 5,600 cc 6,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10.9:1
Bore/stroke 3.92 in / 3.58 in 4.1 in / 3.7 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2
Dodge Challenger R/T
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Chrysler 300 SRT8
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