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Click above to view video of the Challenger SRT10 after the jump

We left last week's SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a much deeper respect for the Dodge Challenger. We're so used to seeing Mustangs dominate the automotive aftermarket trade show and expected the new Chevy Camaro, which was actually the Official Car of SEMA this year, to make a big splash. But it was the Challenger that was on hand in droves, be it from independent shops and tuners who got their hands on one to play with or Dodge itself, which showed up at SEMA with three Challenger concepts, the most impressive of which was arguably the Challenger SRT10 Concept (the other two were the Challenger Targa and Blacktop). Imbued with the Viper's 8.4L V10 producing 600 horsepower, as well as functional upgrades like a ram air scoop, carbon fiber front splitter, Bilstein shocks and bigger wheels and brakes, the Challenger SRT10 arrived in Vegas ready to do business. Unfortunately, the business at hand was looking pretty in Dodge's display. Thankfully we found this video online of the Challenger SRT10 doing what we want it to: convert solid rubber into a gaseous state. Follow the jump for a video of the Challenger SRT10 not only doing burnouts, but hustling around corners and blasting down straights like it was meant to do.

[Source: Road2Road.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      @ Michael,
      it would be awesome in a Civic. there is actually some guy that stuffed an LS1 into a Civic that is crazy, thats only 350 hp stock, imagine 600
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is there any vehicle on the planet that doesn't jump to 10 shades of awesomeness when the Viper V10 is shoehorned in?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Is someone could fit a Viper engine into a civic, that feat alone would be awesome. As would the little car destroying itself either as a direct result or indirect result of the engine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Honda Civic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds freaking fantastic if you ask me. The whole "turning" bit still seems to elude the Challenger but seriously now, its a muscle car. I expect it to get me through whatever corners necessary to reach the drag strip without dying then take off like a bat out of hell in a straight line. Pure, unadulterated, American muscle. I like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey LOL, anyone knows the top of hood has no negative/low air pressure.

      The air is flowing above the hood.

      Might work the way you think in the video games you play but it's been known for 30 plus years the scoops are put there by nameplates for looks and BTW with EFI and intake designs of today there is no carb sitting where that hole is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Whats your point if there is no carb there, it uses pipes to go from the the intake to the throttle bodies. Even if it is useless to force air into the engine, it is still cooler air then that is being heated up in the engine bay (even that heating is still minimal however).

        Also, plenty of fuel injected engines still have the throttle body ontop, 350 Chevy, 5.9 Magnum, 5.7 HEMI and a few others
        • 6 Years Ago
        So what's your point?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a joke,
      Who designed that front chin spoiler a lowrider riceball ?

      First speed bump or high curb and it will be busted.

      All looks, no balls.

      Hood scoop is also for looks only.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "All looks, no balls."

        no balls? 600hp means no balls?
        • 6 Years Ago
        funny you say it has no balls when it looks like ASS. They really made this car look a lot worse.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not going to jump on you too hard for the lame comment because I see you're a Vette fan and I love all American muscle. But you ain't right dude. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        No balls? Kidding, right?

        And the chin spoiler you will find on every time attack car on a race track these days. Very functional. I would see it being a problem if the car came to production, but it's not a production car. Crying for nothing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Super ugly and very expensive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So was your mom...

        I mean, come on. This can go on forever. Some people like the fact that the new challenger "looks" like the old challenger. People flocked to the new mustang because it was the first muscle car to go retro, now that others are coming along...it's just "eh" to them.

        /rant on

        Then there is the next debate, Challenger or Camaro. Challenger wins in popularity right now because it made it out first. If Chevy would have pulled their thumb out of their ass and put it to production sooner, then the Challenger would be the one that is lagging behind in popularity.

        You go to the street, ask a random Joe what he would choose if he had the money...and right now he would say the Challenger because the random Joe does not read these forums, they do not drool, over magazines, they do not flock to the auto shows...they just see what is available to them right now.

        Both the Proto Challenger AND the Proto Camaro were out at the same time at NAIAS , I was there...I got the t-shirt.

        The next year, the Challenger was not at NAIAS the next year but the Proto Camaro Convert was there. Yet something else to just bait people while Damiler was working on actually getting their first idea done instead of already planning on future spins, banking on customers to be begging them to take their money for the new car.

        Now, the Challenger has been out for a few months, the financial meltdown has/is happening and when the Camaro comes out...either A. People who have the money to buy one straight out with cash, will get one...B. The people who do not have the cash to get one, will not get one because the credit market will not allow it...period.

        /rant off

        SRT-10 Challenger - Awesome, but not awesome enough to justify building them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "The J @ Nov 11th 2008 9:15AM

        So was your mom..."

        But I did her anyway....

      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the front end especially the partially hidden headlamps ala the seventies and early eighties European Ford Escorts. Way cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Build it and i will come, as i did for the SRT8. For all the troubles Dodge has been having it never ceases to amaze me how many people approach me or stare at this beautiful car. So well done.
        • 6 Years Ago
        All the more reason I would want it, would love to have one of the last 2 original retro inspired cars before Dodge closes up shop.
      • 6 Years Ago
      THE SOUND THE SOUND!!!!! it sounds feakin awesome!

      My god...this makes my list of favs....sorry camaro

      They should really build this...that engine is incredible...the black thing sticking out the hood is ugly...and it covers the V10
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love it. Too bad it wont see production.
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