Road Tests Real world tests of Challenger SRT8 392 vs CTS-V

0-60mph

Top speed

CTS-V
190 mph

1/4 mile

CTS-V
11.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

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Slightly lighter curb weight 4,140 lb vs 4,356 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly bigger engine 6,424 cc vs 6,200 cc Around 5% bigger engine
Slightly higher redline 6,400 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 5% more revs
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.9 s vs 13.7 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 3.9 s vs 4.9 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 170 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 470 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 20% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Challenger SRT8 392  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Dodge Cadillac
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2009
Highway mileage 15 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.81 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 6,200 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM 6,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,424 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 3.58 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in

road tests

Challenger SRT8 392  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 170 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 4.9 s 3.9 s

transmission

Drivetrain LX Platform RWD w/ESP RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.58:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.41:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.83:1
6: 0.63:1
Axle ratio 3.06:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 483/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 229 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,140 lb 4,356 lb
Width 75.7 in 72.5 in
Height 57 in 58 in
Length 197.7 in 191.6 in
Front track width 63 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 116 in 113.4 in
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
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