• Apr 11, 2008

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We're not exactly sure why this Dodge Challenger is drifting around this empty parking lot, but we don't really care. Any time someone has no regard for the longevity of rear tire tread in the name of smokey fun is fine with us. Follow the jump to watch the Challenger amuse onlookers and join its fellow Viper and Charger SRT counterparts for even more tire shredding entertainment.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good to me..
      • 6 Years Ago
      The charger couldnt even spin its tires. And the challenger when all three were lined up hardly could either. All thanks to the wonderful technology known as a "Slush Box". One also has to wonder if it has a limited slip in back, as for about 90% of that, only one tire was spinning.

      Now don't get me wrong, its a great car. It just happens to be a great car that was ruined by the transmission choice.
        • 6 Years Ago
        2009 SRT's get 6-speed manuals
      • 6 Years Ago
      America, FUNK YEAH!
      Coming again, to save the mother funking day yeah,
      America, FUNK YEAH!
      So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
      • 6 Years Ago
      muscle cars are never coming back, or at least not like this!!! who got those drivers??? not even the burnouts were good!!! and during the whole "drift" part...god, the whole chassis looked like it was going to bend right on the middle...no LSD? ...gees...so sad. they bring the challenger back!!! but then the hachi roku and the silvia not?!?!?! a hachi roku with no more than 125 HP can do better burouts and drifts...ok, prolly it was the drivers...it hurts to see all that money trown at a problen that has no solution. kill the muscle car it's done for.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like that was a blast! stupid broad kept kept getting in the way lol
        • 6 Years Ago
        America, FUNK YEAH!
        Coming again, to save the mother funking day yeah,
        America, FUNK YEAH!
        So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
      • 6 Years Ago
      WoW oH WoW!! The Challenge has been met and SMokeD!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably just the quality of the video that the car looks like it only spins 1 wheel,because the passenger tire is the one that would only spin in a NON sure grip car(posi) even limited slip the right tire spins first ..so ,bad video quality.Hell they probably had the traction control on or were not trying as the Viper had no problem since it has no traction control thus reflecting its 0-60 and 1/4 times would be much,much quicker if it had traction..

      Also automatics can smoke the tires just the same or better than standard trans,that is if you have a real car with a motor and some torque in it.,Old big block Mopars, even 1960's New Yorkers would smoke the tires by just flooring the car from a start ,even 1/4 trottle and even from a 25 mph roll,so yes automatics can burn the tires ..thats why all the old magazine tests the times are way off,no old car had traction even 318 Chargers in the late 60's would spin the tires though not as wild as big block cars,if they did have traction(big block cars) all would be 4 sec range 0-60 and 12's in the 1/4 some better ,some a little slower.Thats why people love them..

      • 6 Years Ago
      Ah, YouTube: The Land of Chromatic Aberration. (That car changes colors all through the video.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Open diffs are just embarrasing for everyone involved.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You beat me to it.

        WTB: LSD
        • 6 Years Ago
        Umm, was that the V6 version? Seems slow as hell.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well Stuka you're in luck because they start building them with Tremec manual transmissions this this summer for the 2009s.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a totally ghetto car demo. Yeah let's all do a burnout... except with no time smoke... sad...
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is at a Chrysler training event in Detroit. They put these on for the salepeople in the different business centers around the US. It was most likely for the launch of the Journey. At the launch of the Journey here in the Mid-Atlantic Business center they had a Charger SRT8, Caliber SRT4 and the Viper SRT10. All of which were able to perform some great burnouts, the best of which was actually the SRT8... so I think in this video, the guy driving the Charger was just having a bad day...
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