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
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In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy — and just plain
heavy — 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top
honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It
was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak.
So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against
the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500.
Challenger New vs. Old: Vanishing Point Revisited
"Our sole Challenger has just broken the ring of evil the deep blue meanies
have so righteously wrought — get through 'em baby, get through 'em." —
Super Soul, Vanishing Point 1971
It happens deep in the Nevada desert, just past Austin. On a long, straight
section of road with nothing to lose, our friends in the white 1970 Dodge
Challenger R/T finally put the hammer down. At once, the rawness and purity
of Kowalski's ride pulverizes the well-insulated interior of our 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8, shredding the peace inside the modern car's cockpit with
the same brute force Kowalski used to pierce a hole in the cool desert air
38 years ago. Even with my right foot buried, I see nothing but taillights
until they disappear into the desert.
In these few brief seconds, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is clearly
defined by its soft edges and quiet Exhaust. Manufacturers don't let us feel cars
raw and unfiltered anymore. Hammering down a desert road with a thin-rimmed
steering wheel and pistol-grip shifter — that's raw. Four hundred and
forty cubic inches and a four-speed — that's raw. Powerslides unhampered
by electronic intervention — that's raw.
In 1970, when Kowalski drove this very road — U.S. Highway 50 through
Nevada — he felt it. And it was raw.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
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.
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 - 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
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.
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Burnout
This was a media launch of the 2008 Challenger SRT8 at Willow Springs. The
tires had some laps around the track and the only thing they were good for
is what you are looking at. 3 cars were used in this video and all were
UPDATE 7/15/12: 2012 Challenger 392 as well as other SRT cars will be
posted on my channel soon.
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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Tesla Model S Part 2: Pure Electric Power
Visit: http://www.OnCars.com - Part 2 of our three-part Tesla Model S
preview. This video originally published at OnCars.com: