Road Tests Real world tests of Charger SRT8 vs Audi R8

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Dodge Charger SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger SRT8

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Bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 5,200 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Default view of Audi R8

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Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro

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Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.8 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.6 s vs 11 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 174 mph 21 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much higher redline 8,700 RPM vs 6,400 RPM More than 35% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,564 lb vs 4,365 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly more powerful engine 518 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Charger SRT8  vs
Audi R8 
Brand Dodge Audi
Price 47,650 146,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 14 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.29 lb/hp 6.88 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM 518 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM 392 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM 8,700 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Weight distribution 54%/46% 44%/56%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,365 lb 3,564 lb
Width 74.4 in 76 in
Height 58.2 in 49.3 in
Length 200.1 in 174.6 in
Front track width 63 in 64.5 in
Wheelbase 120 in 65 in

road tests

Charger SRT8  vs
Audi R8 
Top speed 174 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 5 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 11 s 7.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain AWD Permanent Quattro 4WD w/Electronic Diffential Lock (EDL)
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 5,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.9:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.09 in / 3.72 in 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4
Dodge Charger SRT8
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Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro
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