Road Tests Real world tests of Charger SRT8 vs Camaro SS

0-60mph

Top speed

Charger SRT8
174 mph
Camaro SS Coupe
155 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Dodge Charger SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger SRT8

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Faster top speed 174 mph vs 155 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $48k vs $30k 60% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Front view of Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

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More torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,860 lb vs 4,365 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Charger SRT8  vs
Camaro SS 
Brand Dodge Chevrolet
Price 47,650 30,245
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2009
City mileage 14 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.29 lb/hp 9.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 52%/48%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,365 lb 3,860 lb
Width 74.4 in 75.5 in
Height 58.2 in 54.2 in
Length 200.1 in 190.4 in
Front track width 63 in 63.7 in
Wheelbase 120 in 112.3 in

road tests

Charger SRT8  vs
Camaro SS 
Top speed 174 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s 13.1 s
0-60mph 5 s 4.7 s
0-100mph 11 s 10.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain AWD RWD
Shift system Automatic Manual
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: 0.57:1
Axle ratio 3.06:1 3.45:1

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 6,162 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.9:1 10.7:1
Bore/stroke 4.09 in / 3.72 in 103 in / 0 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2
Dodge Charger SRT8
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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
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