Dodge Challenger SRT8 Drifted and Driven Hard In HD
More at: http://www.OnCars.com - This is a teaser of our complete three-part Dodge Challenger SRT8 test drive. This video originally published at OnCars.com: http://www.oncars.com/video/110/Dodge-Challenger-SRT8-Directors-Cut
Samuel Hubinette's Daily Driven Supercharged SRT Charger
HSPN Networks (in association with Drift.com) correspondents caught up with Samuel Hubinette during a Mopar testing day. Since we had some free time on our hands while the mechanics prepped the new SRT8 Charger, Sam was cool enough to showcase what his daily driven supercharged SRT charger could do. As you can plainly see this guy has mad skills, congratulations Samuel on your 2006 Formula D points victory!
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Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Exclusive Performance Test
CHECK OUT THE 2009 CHALLENGER SRT8 PERFORMANCE TEST:
ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey — Following the official introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, we conducted our own independent testing of the 425-horsepower coupe, now available with a six-speed manual transmission for the new model year.
This is the very first chance to test the performance of Chrysler's new muscle car with the combination of the SRT 6.1-liter Hemi V8 and the Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The data includes 0-60-mph acceleration, quarter-mile performance, braking distance and slalom speed, as well as insight from IL's test driver.
Chrysler based its introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8, RT and SE at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, a traditional stop for the NHRA's professional drag-racing championship. Thanks to our portable Racelogic VBOX III testing gear, we were able to use the track for performance testing, although the lack of a suitable plot of pavement precluded skid pad evaluation.
The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with its 425-hp 6.1-liter V8 and six-speed manual transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds with 1 foot of rollout), then reached the quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds at 103.0 mph. This compares to the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with its five-speed automatic that achieved 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (4.8 seconds with 1 foot of rollout) and completed the quarter-mile in 13.2 seconds at 107.5 mph.
We're surprised that the 2008 Challenger SRT8 with its automatic transmission has the edge in speed here, but we were slightly suspicious at the time that it had an unusually healthy engine. In comparison, the engine of this 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with its manual transmission seemed slightly sick during our testing. In the end, we're still left with some questions about the comparative performance of automatic and manual transmissions in this car.
MONSTER DRIFT: Road America
Vaughn Gittin Jr's Traveling Smoke Show makes a stop in Elkhart Lake , Wisconsin. Jr spins some rubber and makes new fans during a vintage racing weekend at Road America's 4 mile road course.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 @ the Track
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DODGE CHALLENGER SRT8:
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a muscle car, right? An American muscle car. So naturally, the first thing I want to do when I jump behind the wheel is a big American smoky burnout.
"Not here," says Pete Gladysz, the Dodge guy babysitting our test car and riding shotgun, as he looks around the leafy, tranquil residential street we're on in the middle of Pasadena. "Wait 'till we get to the track."
Gladysz, powertrain senior manager for Chrysler LLC's SRT Group, sounds serious. So I wait.
Sam Hubinette Dodge Challenger Drift Test Day with ACP Testing the Viper . Pre-Rd.1 Formula D
Sam Hubinette (2010 SRH / Dodge / BFG Challenger) and Andrew Comrie-Picard AKA "ACP" (SHR / Dodge / BFG Viper) take out their new Dodge cars for their first test day before Formula D. Sam had just finished the car prior to testing and ACP had all of 20 minutes behind the wheel of Sam's old beast. Asking Sam about the Challenger before he hit the track he simply said "It works", and did it ever.
2005 Pontiac GTO vs Dodge Challenger SRT8
Went to test n tune at Pittsburgh Raceway Park tonight, pulled into the staging lanes, and pull next to a Hemi Orange SRT8, My Jaw Dropped.
Got to run him twice, his first run was a 14.6 due to not operating the autostick properly...
Second run I went 13.11 to his 13.49
I am a 2005 Automatic GTO with full Exhaust and street tires, he was bone stock with 1,200 miles on the clock.
Here are some pictures for the guy that claimed this was not a SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 - First Test
The strategy for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 is simple: more power.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_dodge_challenger_srt8_392_test/index.html
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Shot by: Duane Sempson & Gordon Green
Edited by: Duane Sempson
New Challenger Drifting
Spring training...please excuse the poor quality, the footage is from a crappy digital camera.