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
Challenger R/T
140 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph


Challenger SRT8
11.1 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

Challenger SRT8
13.7 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Data points Key details of the Dodge Challenger SRT8


Challenger SRT8


Challenger SRT8
425 HP
Focus RS
301 HP
Nissan GT-R
542 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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