• Dec 19th 2006 at 6:51AM
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Brenda Priddy and her lens-wielding henchmen caught a brief, yet undisguised glimpse of the revised Magnum SRT-8, expected to debut next month at the Detroit auto show.
The changes are striking, with the Magnum's front-clip taking the brunt of the alterations, beginning with a set of rectangular headlamps whose downsized line reduces the opening of the grill. A modified front bumper sports a set of chrome strips, while the hood looks like its been pulled straight from the Charger, donning a sizeable powerbulge and scoop. Although shots of the rear weren't available, the shooters claim that the taillights also benefit from a few tweaks.

Under the hood, Dodge decided to stay with the 6.1-liter HEMI powerplant, mated to a five-speed manumatic that's had a software overhaul to produce smoother, quicker shifts.

A revised interior is also in the cards, but we'll all have to wait until its official appearance in Motor City next month for all the changes.

[Source: Zerin at Dubspeed Driven]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmmm -- the grille looks too conservative for the rear half of the car, in these photos (Ya have to go to the "read" button, which I always find silly) -- remembering that the hood scoop wont be on most models.
      Might be the typical Detroit reaction of dumbing down an adventurous design mid-run.
      It does look good, just not on the edge of nasty and mean, like the present car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Although not as classy, this is kind of like the Chevy Nomad of this generation... yes its four door but its a station wagon that makes your jaw drop to the floor when you see it take off...
      • 8 Years Ago
      If they can update the awful interior then I'm all for it. I'm sorry but interior forms that look like intersected cardboard boxes just don't do it for me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can ChryCo finally treat its customers with some mature respect and offer a friggin MANUAL transmission behind their mighty V-8 sedans/wagons???????

      Get ZF or GETRAG on speed dial.

      We all are not the typical FAT, LAZY, STUPID, "Putt 'er in Drive and nail 'er", left-leg challenged, white-belt-wearing, "New Yorker Brougham Delux LE" buying Americans.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dumb and Dumber Designs for Dumb and Dumber Drivers

      Will the morons in D-C never ever learn?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bob - FYI - The reason you have to click the 'read' link is because we are not able to publish spy photos that aren't ours. Unless we pay for them, all we can give you is the snippet you see. We're working on funding for our own, so hopefully you'll be seeing full size pics soon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder when they will retire that ridiculous "beak" grille on the Charger?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or do I see a little Challenger in there?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Much nicer look to the car. Cleaner. I wonder if they will pass the nicer headlight and grill treatment onto the normal Magmum (toned down of course).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice, I may just have to trade in my charger for one... besides i've wanted an SRT8 magnum for the better part of a year now... i just cant ever seem to find one in stock anywhere.

      Its a station wagon, yes i know, but i've always liked the magnum since it was released. and the refreshing looks a lot more stylish to me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      awesome, i love that front end, muscular and with a torque v8, give me a true manual option and i'll want one BAD.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When oh when will we get the Chrysler 300C Estate that Europe gets?
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