Dodge Challenger SRT8 

  • $45k built in Canada
  • 2008
  • 425 HP 6.1L
  • 170 mph
A thicker B-pillar enhances roof strength, clever design work has retained the "full-width" look of the taillamps, and a new, chrome fuel-filler flap adds exterior drama.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2008)
Stay tuned to this channel: The launch of a full Challenger versus Mustang comparo is imminent.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Dodge Challenger SRT8


Challenger SRT8
5.25 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

Challenger SRT8
170 mph
HEMI 'Cuda
117 mph
GT 86
140 mph


Challenger SRT8
11.1 s
GT 86
17.8 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

Challenger SRT8
13.7 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
GT 86
15.3 s

Data points Key details of the Dodge Challenger SRT8


Challenger SRT8


Challenger SRT8
425 HP
GT 86
197 HP
Focus RS
301 HP

In The News From around the web


Dodge Challenger SRT8
Each two-door, rear-wheel-drive coupe will be produced with a numbered dash plaque, carbon fiberlike hood stripes and will be powered by SRT’s 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that boasts 425 horsepower.
Performance targets for the all-new Challenger include a 0–60 mph time in the low 5-second range, a ¼-mile elapsed time of less than 14 seconds, 60–0 mph braking distance of approximately 100 feet, and a skid pad performance of 0.88 g..

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

AutomobileMag News
It looks fantastic with all the black detailing on this rear-wheel-drive coupe.
Chrysler launched the Challenger concept car at the 2006 Detroit auto show, but this year it waited until the Chicago auto show for the reveal of the road-ready version.
Performance targets for the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 include a 0-60 mph time in the low 5-second range, 0-100-0 mph in less than 17 seconds, a ¼-mile elapsed time of less than 14 seconds, 60-0 mph braking distance of approximately 100 feet, and a skid pad performance of 0.88 g..
Interior Head-impact Protection: Interior pillars above the belt line and instrument panel, including areas around windshield and rear window headers, roof and side-rail structures and shoulder belt turning loops are specifically designed to limit head impact force.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Dodge
Price $45,000
Year 2008
Highest auction price $400k, January 2008
City mileage 13 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG


Chief designer Jeff Gale


Drivetrain LX Platform RWD w/ESP
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.58:1
  2. 2: 2.19:1
  3. 3: 1.41:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

road tests

Top speed 170 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s
0-60mph 5.25 s
0-100mph 11.1 s
Drag coefficient 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.74 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,059 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 3.58 in

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
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