Road Tests Real world tests of HEMI 'Cuda vs Charger SRT-8


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Charger SRT8 is capable of 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, quarter-mile time in the 13-second range and braking distance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet.
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Top speed

HEMI 'Cuda
117 mph
Charger SRT-8
165 mph
HEMI 'Cuda Charger SRT-8 @
Keeping things in check are massive Brembo brakes and sport-tuned stability and traction control.
Charger SRT-8 | by AutomobileMag News (Mar, 2005)


HEMI 'Cuda Charger SRT-8 @
Several features of the new 6.1-liter SRT Hemi recall the legendary Hemi engines of previous decades, including the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that provide power and efficiency, orange-painted cylinder block, black valve covers, and even the horsepower rating of 425 bhp.
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1/4 mile

HEMI 'Cuda Charger SRT-8 @
Now, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 provides exactly what performance enthusiasts wanted, more American muscle.
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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda

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Bigger engine 6,981 cc vs 5,069 cc Around 40% bigger engine
More torque 490 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,620 lb vs 4,168 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.52 lb/hp vs 9.81 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
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Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger SRT-8

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Faster top speed 165 mph vs 117 mph 48 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 5 s vs 6 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 13 s vs 14 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $35k vs $3k Around 11.8x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs


HEMI 'Cuda  vs
Charger SRT-8 
Brand Plymouth Dodge
Price 3,164 35,320
Year 1970 2006
Highest auction price $2.2M, January 2006 $52k, January 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.52 lb/hp 9.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 490 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,981 cc 5,069 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Compression ratio 10.25:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.25 in / 3.75 in 4.06 in / 3.58 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,620 lb 4,168 lb
Width 74.9 in 74.4 in
Height 50.9 in 58.2 in
Length 186.6 in 200.1 in
Front track width 57.5 in 63 in
Wheelbase 108 in 120 in

road tests

HEMI 'Cuda  vs
Charger SRT-8 
Top speed 117 mph 165 mph
1/4 mile 14 s 13 s
0-60mph 6 s 5 s
0-100mph 13 s 11.6 s


Drivetrain RWD w/9.75 inch Dana 60 Axle RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178 508/? 229
Rear wheels 381/? 178 508/? 229
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