• May 28, 2008
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If you're one of the lucky 6,400 customers to lay claim to the 425 hp Dodge Challenger SRT8, we have good news. The first 1,000 special edition Challengers have already been built, and they're en-route to a dealer near you. For those of you that won't be getting your Hemi-powered muscle car in the first wave, you won't have to wait long, either. Every SRT Challenger will be produced by the beginning of July, which means Woodward should be full of good-looking retro coupes come August. If you want a 6.1L Challenger, you're going to have to hit eBay or wait for 2009, because all 2008 models have been spoken for.

The Challenger has been one of the few pieces of good news surrounding the Pentastar of late, and a hot product couldn't be coming at a better time. We know gas if $4 per gallon and V8 muscle cars aren't exactly what the doctor ordered, but we're probably just as excited as the 6,400 Challenger SRT8 owners to get behind the wheel of this future classic.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I have seen the Dodge Challenger SRT8 in person, and all I can say is it is a piece of work. The orange is my favorite with black coming in second. Those who complain about the weight need to realize this is a full size car that is designed to do well in crash tests. I guess they could have used lighter materials but that would have driven the price higher than people would be willing to pay for a car like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I keep seeing that all 6.1's are spoken for, but ours is still for sale. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097100/
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Can anybody explain to me why this car weighs close to (if not) 4000lbs?"


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      Because that's all American Car makers can do. A super big and heavy piece of metal which needs a ridiculously big engine that burns 1L fuel every KM to compensate so that the car can go fast - only on straight lines. Of course, it's called "muscle car" - which means if you don't emit tons of CO2 within minutes like a Jet's afterburner, you are not cool.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Because that's all American Car makers can do. A super big and heavy piece of metal which needs a ridiculously big engine that burns 1L fuel every KM"

        ^^ Translation:
        I want one so bad that I'm about to wet my pants, however, I'll never be able to aford one working at Wal*Mart; therefore, I'll knock it on the internet to make me feel better and look more important than I am.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can see why so many of your comments get low-ranked. Looks like you are such a failure in real life so you seek cheers from the crowds on INTERNET, only to find out that people don't like you exactly as in the real world.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if Chrysler will whore this car out to rental fleets and dillute the market with too many cheap poorly built examples and over produce this vehicle to the point that it loses its credibility in the market within a few years...like they did with the Neon, the PT Cruiser, and the 300 before it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        1: SRT's don't get rented. They're too good. Maybe you're jealous because you can't afford an SRT8? No offense, because neither can I. But I don't hate.

        2: The Freaking $13K Neon SE and the $40K Challenger SRT8 are two different things if you haven't noticed.
          • 6 Years Ago
          Oh........Well that makes sense....










        • 6 Years Ago
        The V6s might get to the rentals but I doubt the SRTs would.

        Re a used SRT8 for less than 35K, well with a 100 mile radius in the Northern VA area, I seem to find 9 that are less than 29K, so they can be HAD for 27-28K (limited choice but still). I am not sure if I should be happy that I can afford it or sad that the resale's bad.

        go mopar!
          • 6 Years Ago
          I realize SRT8's don't get rented, but if you make too many cheap V6's that get rented it drags down the resale value of the whole line up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I realize SRT8's don't get rented, but if you make too many cheap V6's that get rented it drags down the resale value of the whole line up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have NEVER seen an SRT8 anything in a rental fleet.

        Even used with 20,000 miles on it, an SRT8 anything goes for no less than $35,000
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cool. This'll probably become even more of a classic once Chrysler is stripped and flipped by Cerberus. I know if it weren't for gas prices I'd buy one.

      Beautiful car. Hope those owners are happy with their purchase.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree Detroit is out of touch with reality by marketing cars like this with gasoline prices expected to be nearly 20X the 1969 avg. price.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hopefully cerberus will put a stop to that kind of sh!t.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Woodward should be full of good-looking retro coupes come August"

      So, is that when the new Camaro comes out?
      I saw a Challenger on 696 about a month ago. I'm sure the looks weren't helped by it being white, but it looked very bland. It's also a massive car, I was actually looking UP at it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw an orange one at my local Tim Horton's this past weekend. It was eye catching, that's for sure. Do I want one, nope.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw an orange one going down the highway a couple of weeks ago and it was an amazing looking car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone know what are the typical sales target for cars like Challenger, Camaro, 2010 Mustang etc.? Also are they high margin products?

      I am afraid these types of cars will see one sales spike in current climate and than it will be flat for years to come.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't know for the Mustang or Carmaro, but the business case for the Challenger is 35,000 units a year (on avg). They don't have to tie up a whole factory because it will be built on the same line as the 300 and Charger (flex manufacturing). They can produce more or less as the market demands.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I remember when the PT Crusier was suppose to be a limited edition, future classic, and you saw what happened then. Nothing against the Challenger, it's a great design, I just don't think it going to be the classic as soon as people think it is. And if sales are good, Chyrsler is going to ride it out as long as it's making money... I just feel like I'm going to be able to get a used one cheap in about 3 yrs. (IMO)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Spotted a Orange and Black one on the Tollway in Dallas a week or two ago.
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