2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to Be Shown at Chicago
Dodge will show the production model of the Dodge Challenger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show on February 6.
The exterior of the Dodge Challenger looks very close to the concept shown in 2006, so close that most people would be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
Dodge dealers started taking orders for the Challenger in early December in anticipation of spring deliveries. The Challenger is priced at $37,995 MSRP, which is a lot more than when the Challenger first showed up as a 1970 model, right in the middle of the red-hot pony car wars. No one knew then just how short-lived that war would be – new government regulations and high gasoline prices put an end to the horsepower wars just a few short years later.
Now its 2008 and new CAFÉ rules from the federal government and high gasoline prices are already here as the new Challenger debuts. The SRT8’s 6.1 liter Hemi V8 puts out a thundering 425 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque, shoves it through a six-speed auto box and may look out of place in just a few years, but for right now, its still cause for a party.
And although there was an embargo on this until Feb. 6 from Chrysler LLC, this story and the photo is all over the web. So here we are…
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