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We wade through an unhealthy amount of press releases each day, so even when something big hits – like the release of the Challenger SRT8 – we sometimes miss the occasional detail. Such is the case with Dodge's new pony car, which apparently comes equipped with an "SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display" (RCD). What does that mean? Well, you can customize the readout at the bottom of the SRT8's 180 mph speedo to display 0-60 acceleration times, 60-0 braking times, 1/4-mile times and g-forces to see if your numbers and Dodge's agree. According to the video after the jump, you can also log your best runs and see how you faired at a later (read: safer) time.






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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it's super cool, but I have to admit I'm stunned their lawyers let this happen.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Little electronic gizmos like this are going to be getting more and more mainstream I predict. I would love to have a little data centre that records my speed & performance and is integrated into the stock dash.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Only so long as there is a delete button that permanently erases the data. Otherwise it will be used as evidence against you for any number of bad things.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow!

      Cool!

      Have the insurance companies figured this out yet?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well Chris, i purchased my SRT8 in April of 2007, and now that its May 2008, i made it through at least one year of life without killing myself or someone else. These are not exactly $20,000 cars that 18 year olds are going out and testing their performance on public roads with. Its rare to find someone in the SRT8 sections of the forum that is under 30 years old.

      In fact...Ive never read a story on any of the forums about someone testing this and getting in an accident...but im sure everyone is just really, really lucky.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Casey, I don't see it. The 2008s have a different gauge cluster anyway (white versus blue/green readout) so maybe the 2007 WKs missed out on that feature. I know the 2007 LXes had them. I also don't see it on wkjeeps. Any ideas?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Many years ago a Mercedes factory representative responded to criticism that Mercedes cars pulled low skid pad numbers by saying that if a driver is pulling high g on public roads that a major "off" is what will likely be in that driver's future.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice just a shame people don't know how to Drive them anyways
      • 7 Years Ago
      And then the guys at the dealership can download your drag racing data and nullify your "lifetime" warranty.

      Nice.

        • 7 Years Ago
        no no you're thinking of Mitsubishi
        • 7 Years Ago
        Remember your teenage years, always clean your cache!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its not eligible for lifetime warranty anyway
      • 7 Years Ago
      Excellent schooling Casey.

      These DIC features have been in SRT8 vehicles for quite awhile now.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmmm....driving fast in an automatic....FUN!!!!!!!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        sure, this kind of car should have definitely been offered with a manual

        but don't knock on auto's categorically

        they do a great job, and can shift faster than you can

        (and I'm not even talking about the fancy DSGs or SMGs)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ughh... It will have a manual in the fall... How many times do people have to be told this?
        • 7 Years Ago
        IK47......it might shift faster than YOU...but not me. For example...go drive the DSG GTI and then jump in a 6-speed manual GTI. If you drive a stick car properly, you'll see the manual is faster....by half a car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new Pontiac G8 handily spanked the Charger SRT8 in this month's C&D.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Someone stole my R/T badge of the front of my Charger!

        Just wanted to vent! :(...

        I think I'm going to put a mustang emblem on the front! LOL... Confuse people! - Or maybe a Prius badge! Really mess with heads!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Pontiac hasn't been 'driving excitement' for decades. You better hope the new Camaro's sister car is a very good new GTO, or you'll be driving your Pontiac and seeing a lot of Dodge taillights!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Let's be fair and compare the GXP to the SRT8, then some of us can start bragging...
        • 7 Years Ago
        He's right. There is a big difference between the two. RT = 350hp. SRT8 = 425hp.

        Not to mention SRTs are very tuned from Street Racing Technology.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Pontiac is the 'joke' division of GM. They should have killed it in 2003 instead of Oldsmobile. Either way if you want to go fast in 2008, you'll buy a Charger or Challenger! Yeah it's got a Hemi!
      Paul
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the car, it looks hot. I've only seen it at auto shows. Our local news is reviewing the car.

      This is the first time I saw good video

      http://www.instantriverside.com/instant-wheels.php?id=5165
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess the speedo should only go to 55mph as to not encourage speeding, Right???
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