Road Tests Real world tests of Charger SRT8 vs CTS-V

0-60mph

CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

Charger SRT8
174 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

Charger SRT8
12.8 s
CTS-V
11.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Dodge Charger SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger SRT8

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Slightly higher redline 6,400 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 5% more revs
Slightly bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 6,200 cc Around 5% bigger engine
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V

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Significantly more torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM Around 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 174 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.9 s vs 12.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.7 s vs 11 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $58k vs $48k More than 20% more expensive harder to own
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.83 lb/hp vs 9.29 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Charger SRT8  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Dodge Cadillac
Price 47,650 57,920
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2009
City mileage 14 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.29 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

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 4,365 lb 4,356 lb
Width 74.4 in 72.5 in
Height 58.2 in 58 in
Length 200.1 in 191.6 in
Front track width 63 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 120 in 113.4 in

road tests

Charger SRT8  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 174 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 5 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 11 s 8.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain AWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Automatic Automatic
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

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.9:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4.09 in / 3.72 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2
Dodge Charger SRT8
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