Dodge Challenger R/T 

  • $38k
  • 2009
  • 375 HP 5.6L
  • 140 mph
The R/T's 5.7L Hemi is good for 375 horsepower and over 400 lb-ft of torque when paired with the manual gearbox.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2008)
It's a satisfying gearbox, worth selecting over the automatic (five-speed in SRTs and R/Ts) just for its modern, ergonomic take on the original's pistol-grip shifter.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Dodge Challenger R/T

0-60mph

Challenger R/T
5.9 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
300 SRT8
4.5 s

Top speed

Challenger R/T
140 mph
300 SRT8
197 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

0-100mph

Challenger R/T
12.2 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

Challenger R/T
13.6 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Pontiac GTO
16.1 s

Data points Key details of the Dodge Challenger R/T

Price

Challenger R/T
$38k

Horsepower

Challenger R/T
375 HP
Civic Type-R
198 HP
Nissan GT-R
542 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Dodge Challenger R/T

www.supercars.net
The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger merges the best American muscle-car characteristics — unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and technology — to delight driving enthusiasts across several generations.
“Thirty-five years following the debut of the original, we are bringing Dodge Challenger back and loading it with essential hardware, styling and technology desired by today’s buyer.
10
Dec

Dodge Challenger R/T

www.supercars.net
The designation 'Challenger' was programmatic: the 1970 Dodge challenged the Mercury Cougar, the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro.
This engine powered not only the Challenger but also the Super Bee, the Coronet R/T and the Charger R/T – and was optionally available in each case.
19
Mar

2009 Dodge Challenger

AutomobileMag News
Buyers who opt for the six-speed manual transmission will get a slight upgrade in power: the 5.7-liter Hemi is tuned for 375 hp and 404 lb-ft when mated to a manual transmission.
R/T models feature the new generation 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 370 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque while SE models utilize a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 250 hp and 250 lb-ft.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Dodge
Price $37,995
Year 2009
Highest auction price $74k, January 2012
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.04 lb/hp
Maximum hp 375 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 411 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 5,800 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,140 lb
Width 75.7 in
Height 57 in
Length 197.7 in
Front track width 63 in
Wheelbase 116 in

road tests

Top speed 140 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s
0-60mph 5.9 s
0-100mph 12.2 s
Drag coefficient 0.35

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/ESP, Getrag Axle, LSD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 3.91:1

engine

Displacement 5,600 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.92 in / 3.58 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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