After a quarter century since the 2nd generation Dodge Challenger stopped production, the the classic muscle car is back again with a vengeance. The 3rd generation Challenger, the SRT8, is bigger, heavier, more luxury, meaner, and way, way more powerful than its predecessors.

2008 dodge challenger action shot
2008 Dodge Challenger, the classic muscle car

This baby churns out 425 bhp with a massive 420 lbs/ft torque off the 6.1-liter HEMI V8. A 5 speed AutoStick automatic transmission is mated with this engine. A set of 20″ wheels complete the package. Although the car weighs a hefty 4140 lbs, it is still able to do 0-100km/h in less than 6 seconds and a 1/4 mile time below 14 seconds. We shall wait for the real world results before the end of this year.

Other than the in-your-face exterior that is both very effective and aesthetically pleasing, the race inspired interior is equally as good. The simple black and blue lume color scheme is a stark contrast with the loud orange exterior, but somehow jives very well.

interior of dodge challenger 2008
luxurious and classy interior

Of course, for the US $40k you pay, the Challenger SRT8 does come with other bells and whistles like GPS, keyless entry and hands-free system. Then again, for a car this impractical with the current fuel price, who cares? All we want is to have some tire-burning fun. I’m sure there aren’t many people from the 6400 cars booked this year who’ll use it as a daily driver.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 2008, Muscle Power
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3 thoughts on “Dodge Challenger SRT8 2008, Muscle Power

  • May 30, 2008 at 8:39 am

    2 tons for a car is a disgrace. You might a well drive an elephant. I mean, this thing isn’t a Rolls for gawd’s sake.

  • May 30, 2008 at 9:21 am

    The Snark,
    Well but it is an American muscle car, they don’t come light.

  • December 5, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Snark, dude, you suck. If you think muscle cars should come light, you should take a sugar frosted fuck off the end of the Jonas brothers’ dicks you dumb fuck


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