• Dec 4, 2007
Buyers who shell out $40,095 (plus what's likely to be a staggering dealer surcharge) for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 can at least rest in the knowledge that the cars they're getting are loaded to the gills with standard features. In fact, there are only three options. For $50, you can upgrade to summer tires (all-season performance rubber is standard). $890 replaces the base head unit with the MyGig infotainment/navigation system, and $950 adds a power sunroof. Everything else is part of the standard equipment list -- even a stint at the SRT Track Experience. Head on over to Allpar to see the complete rundown, which includes the minutiae like "6.1L badge." More info on the Challenger is coming very soon, so keep your eyes peeled as Chrysler gets into full ramp-up-the-excitement mode.

[Source: Allpar]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      For $40K, you could build one hell of a hot rod. Complete with modern 6.1 if you wanted, or one hell of a big block.

      I just can't get excited about these.

      But I am excited about seeing these at the strip, in the same way I loved seeing Cobras frag a rear shaft--too much money, easy come, easy go. ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        You got that right. Bonus- You have the satisfaction of having "made your mark" vs. having just "signed the check" like some other brain dead yuppi.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pig or no pig, read any LX car review and they all agree that despite its weight, it can go toe to toe with Mustangs and other lighter cars.

      Oh well. I think RSX's, Integra's and Civics are crap cars... but everyone is entitled to their opinion - to each their own I suppose.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Well thought out, great response" - uh, sorry if I didn't think your original comment was worthy of that kind of time? You're just another anti-import musclehead who only cares about going fast in a straight line. You think imports are crap cars, and I think you're a moron. 'Nuff said.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are there any adults on this site?

        ""You're a moron""... very well thought out - great reply.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, and I'm entitled to my opinion that you're a moron.

        Kthx.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yes, but just think what it would be capable of if it wasn't so damned heavy. Matching up with a Mustang is not that impressive.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I drove a Hemi Charger a few months ago...borrowed it from a buddy for a couple days. Truth be told, my 2003 Taurus handles better. Sure, it wasn't as fast, straight line, but it stopped and turned much better than the Charger. That is just a horrible car, and I'm afraid that Chrysler is going to have another piece of crap on their hands.

        I'm a Ford guy, and can't wait for the new Boss motors that will be in the next iteration of the Mustang. These new pony cars that are coming out do nothing but make the breeds stronger. 400 HP out of the next Mustang GT is great, and this and the new Camaro are the impetus for that!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybe my original post was anti-import. And I'm sorry you were offended. When I say they're crap, my thought is that those cars in particular are like an asshole. Everyone's got one. They do not appeal to me. I also don't care for the repair costs involved, and the general state of condition once teenagers and wannabe racers are done driving the hell out of them.

        I can however appreciate their niche, and I do enjoy the technology from those small engines. What I don't care for is ricers and ''my dad can beat up your dad'' mentality that can affix a label to vehicles that are unreleased and untested.

        I'll restate my feeling on Imports. They are not for me, they are not my style, and I think they are overrated. Not bad, NOT crap, and however bad the American makers were for the last two decades, a stigma that is well earned but not unforgivable.

        The second any American product graces these pages, the first thing the pro-import people do is trash it. I won't say pro-american ppl don't, but I personally was looking for a little more intelligent conversation.

      • 7 Years Ago
      In your first sentence:

      "...for the 2008 Dodge *Charger* SRT8..."

      Glad to see I'm not the only one who gets the names Charger/Challenger confused at times ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Heh, that's happened more than once this week, w/ the uptick in Challenger stuff. Fixed now. Thanks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "You put your retroreflective material low mounted, so that the low beam headlights illuminate them. See the Mazda6."

      Which was copied from BMW. Pedantic, sure, but I can't be the only whose noticed this when following a Mazda 6...

      1999 3 series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:BMW_328Ci_E46_rear.jpg
      2003 Mazda 6:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:%2703-%2705_Mazda_6_Wagon_V6.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought they said they weren't going to do a V6 in the Challenger?

      I still think this one is a little too retro, and prefer the more progressive look of the Camaro (assuming that it will look like the concept), but, I still like the Challenger.

      The Camaro will probably end up being a faster, better handling car, but the Challenger will come with "exclusivisity". Doesn't really matter, neither one will end up in my garage.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll wait for a 4.7L V8 in celery green with a white interior.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather buy a used Vette for that kind of money, well its not going to buy me exclusivity, nor mopar brownie points but hey its a 2006 C6 or a 2004 Z05 are still way better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still can't stand their rear lights. Looks like something out of the 70's that never should have come back.

      ...Or possibly something out of the original star trek.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dont' you think that a large, more visible tail light would be better than smaller, less visible tail lights to keep people from hitting you?

      • 7 Years Ago
      Count me as another one who doesn't seem to get it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, the guys on here that are bitching about the price just don't get it.

      • 7 Years Ago
      They need something to compete with the WRX. A WRX is going to assrape the 6 cylinder challenger, and the STi will most likely destroy something even like the SRT Challenger at the track.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i think people looking at WRX's and people looking at Challengers are just looking for different things. both are great in their owns ways. if you want something to auto-x and drive everyday, WRX, Evo, S2k and so on, there you go. If you want something to go fast in a straight line, recall your youth (or wish they had these cars when you were young) you'll have cars like the Clallenger. As an 06 mustang owner i'm interested in seeing how the new Challenger does on a track that isn't straight. i think Dodge, GM and Ford are starting to pay more attention to this in their new sports cars. Rumor is ford might base the next mustang off a platform with IRS and something it uses in other parts of the world. makes sense...currently the platform for the mustang is used...well only on the mustang.
        • 7 Years Ago
        what do people not understand about "muscle car"?

        if your not into it then your not, (and almost guaranteed to never have driven one). if you are then you are and $40k is a bargain for something with style and presence that makes all the right noises.

        this car will not be a bang for the buck champ and there will be plenty of cars that will run rings around it for thousands less, like the camaro.

        my guess for the srt dodge is 3800 lbs and 1/4 mile in 13.2

        rumors have been circulating for years that mopar is developing a larger version of the hemi that would make 500+hp
      • 7 Years Ago
      The interior looks awesome! I'll be curious to see how they address their currant lineup as the interiors seem bland and plasticized.
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