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Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept

Though the Official Car of SEMA this year is the Chevy Camaro, we expect tons of tuners to show up in Las Vegas with the Dodge Challenger. The Challenger has been on sale all year, which has given the customizing crowd plenty of time to modify the new muscle car. None, however, will match the vehicle that Dodge itself is bringing to Sin City.

Meet the Challenger SRT10 Concept, which sports an 8.4L V10 engine graciously donated by a Viper SRT10. You can see the Challenger SRT10 Concept hanging out with a Viper SRT10 ACR in our gallery below, as well as what happens when you attempt to transfer the engine's 600 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque to the ground through the Challenger's rear tires. Needless to say, enough tire smoke is produced to affect the weather in China. Other mods include a functional carbon fiber shaker hood that feeds air to the voluminous V10, a carbon fiber front splitter and rear deck lid, a new rear spoiler, BILSTEIN shocks at all four corners, larger wheels, bigger brakes and quad exhaust tips out back. More carbon fiber trim can be found in the cockpit along with new sports seats and a red engine start push-button just like in the Viper.

Uh... we likey, but we also want to know how serious an exercise this is. Could Dodge actually build and sell the Challenger SRT10 now that we know the Viper's V10 fits between its front wheels just fine? Is this Dodge's answer to the Shelby Mustang GT500KR? Thanks for the tip, Ben!

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Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept

Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 14, 2008 - The opportunity for SRT engineering to "one-up" itself comes to fruition with the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept. Power for the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept comes from the Dodge Viper 8.4-liter, all-aluminum V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb. ft. of torque. It's a vehicle that delivers the well-known SRT credo of benchmark performance. The Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept includes a fresh coat of Tornado Red paint with a carbon-fiber deck lid and hood. The "shaker hood" is a nostalgic representation of the 1970 HEMI Cuda, giving the 600-hp Viper V-10 engine room to breathe. Brakes have been upgraded and BILSTEIN® shocks at all four corners improve handling balance. The interior boasts sport seats and carbon-fiber accents throughout and, of course, true to the Viper-powered vehicle lineage, a red engine start push-button in the dash.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Well thats excellent but I would rather see them take the 6.1 motor to 7ltr's. That would make it what we really all want......THE 426HEMi!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago

      Clear enough?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Engines "fitting" is not easy task -- from my understanding it has to be looked at fairly early on when designing the car specs for the engine bay (transmission size etc).

      Gas prices (and company mileage ratings) might have toasted this one -- but then again, if the Viper goes then this one could find a spot.

      I bet it's definately on the companies "wish list" if they can find a way financially to make it happen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would buy one of these in a heart-beat. I'd just have to sell off my other cars and defer my 401K investments to my monthly car note....

      Seriously though, I'd be sold if it were priced around $55K at the max with every option.

      SRT-10? OMG... drool....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now we're talkin'.
        • 6 Years Ago
        damn thats sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i really hope they build this car, for 2 reasons, 1 the normal SRT-8 challenger is not amazing compared to something like the GT500KR, and 2, if this works out for dodge, maybe Chevy will see the trend and drop the ZR1 supercharged V8 into the camaro, how awesome would a 600+ HP camaro be. i think the challenger is a beautiful car on its own, but with this engine its a dream
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want one! The gas mileage wouldn't be that great, but it would make for one awesome muscle car. That engine is really untapped as well, capable of over 800hp N/A and over 1000hp with boost. That would get that two-ton car moving!
      • 6 Years Ago
      All of a sudden, the Challenger SRT8 seems sedate/lame!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not a diehard fan of the Challenger, but I'd kill for one of them there SRT10's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Put that HXC Cuda conversion on it and it'd be awesome.

      • 6 Years Ago
      this thing is sick
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's nice now 4 people instead of 2 go to the hospital when you loose control in 2nd gear.
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