First drive review: the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 drives to the Vanishing Point (version 1)
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is at home on Southern California desert roads as a rattle snake in the sand. Watch as TFLcar's Nathan Adlen takes the new Challenger to the vanishing point.
Technology Revew: The 2012 6.4-Liter HEMI SRT V8 engine exposed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 6.4-Liter HEMI SRT V8 engine is the monster power plant at the heart of the all new Charger, Challenger, 300, and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 cars. See how the new 6.4L HEMI produced 470 HP in this Insider Interview with Gary Rogers, the new engines Chrysler chief engineer
First Drive review: Is the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 a budget BMW M5?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 will take you and your family around the race track at 175 miles an hour. That's because 6.4L Hemi V8 is good for 465HP and 465 pound feet of torque. That's a boatload of power. But how does the fastest ever Charger compare to cars like the BMW M5 and the Cadillac CTS-V sedan. Check out the video and find out as we take the Charger for a first drive review.
► 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 on the Track
The 392-cubic inch (6.4-liter) HEMI® V-8 delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque. The torque band is extremely flat allowing for strong standing starts and improved straight-line performance throughout the rpm range. An advanced active intake manifold along with high-lift cam with phasing provides maximum low-end torque and high-end power while still delivering up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway with the standard manual transmission. Performance-tuned engine mounts improve idle stability and ride control at all speeds.
Standard Fuel Saver Technology (four cylinder mode) in automatic transmission equipped models allows the engine to operate economically on four cylinders or use the power of all eight cylinders when needed. The EPA fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg) (City/Hwy) ratings for the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 are 14/22 for automatic transmission models and 14/23 for manual-transmission models.
A look under the hood reveals unique valve covers with painted silver ribs and the "392 HEMI" logo, which gives the engine a unique, clean and aggressive look.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 features a standard Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission and a dual-disc high performance clutch -- a proven performer that was first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®.
The optional five-speed automatic transmission features new, standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that join the center console mounted Auto Stick, allowing for a choice of spirited shifting on both the road and the race track. Both methods give the driver the ability to manually select specific gears on the transmission.
In "Drive," the transmission controller will automatically shift the vehicle. The aggressiveness of the shifting is defined by the mode chosen - either "Normal" or "Sport." Fully adaptive electronic control of all shifting makes the powertrain more responsive while minimizing harshness.
In "Manual," the shift method is defined by the driver choosing to use either paddle shift or Auto Stick. The "Sport" mode adds a hold function to the calibration in all gears, allowing the driver full control of the shifting schedule.
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Road Test & Review by Drivin' Ivan Katz
Here is Drivin' Ivan Katz' review of the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T. It is meant to be combined with his full written review linked below. .
Read Drivin' Ivan's Full Review of the Dodge Challenger Here:
Drivin' Ivan Katz is the National Sports Car Examiner at the Examiner Online Newspaper.
Read all of his articles here: http://www.examiner.com/x-547-Sports-Car-Examiner
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
http://www.driverside.com/auto-library/2010_dodge_challenger_rt-780 New car review of the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T by Driverside.com.
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Challenger SRT8 SuperCharged 426 Stroker
SEE CHALLY/GT500 RACE AT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRmaiGl62OY
AIR FILTER WAS REINSTALLED BEFORE CAR WAS DRIVEN.
Challenger SRT8 SuperCharged 426 Stroker
132727 / 2011 Dodge Kowalski Edition Challenger
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The movie, "Vanishing Point" is the Mopar lover's equivalent of "Gone in 60 Seconds." A guy, a fast car, and a long drive at high speeds—what else do you need? The guy was named simply Kowalski, and his car was an unmarked white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. The drive was a bet that he couldn't get from Colorado to San Francisco in 15 hours. We don't need to go into a lot of details about the plot to get the gist of it: a cool white Challenger spends almost two hours of screen time running flat-out—what else do you really need from your car guy movie?
Recently, ten white, stripe-delete, 6-speed SRT8 Challengers were delivered to New Wilmington Dodge for the full Kowalski: unique decals on the rear spoiler and under the hood along with a special numbered dash plaque and a custom fender tag mounted in the engine bay, plus a pair of Scat Pack bee decals for the quarter windows, reminiscent of the ones used on Dodge's 1970 performance models. Inside, the Kowalski cars get 1970-style Hurst Pistol Grip shift handles with wood grain grips and a six-speed shift-pattern insert; out back are Mopar chrome quad Exhaust tips. The cars come with a unique broadcast sheet as well, and as a tribute to the movie that will get fans excited, there's a reproduction Colorado license plate that matches that used on the movie car.
Of course, all ten Kowalski Edition Challengers were snapped up before the broadcast sheets even hit the assembly line printer, and this one, number 4 of 10, was ordered new by RK Motors Charlotte and we took delivery of it directly from New Wilmington Dodge. It has nothing more than delivery and test mileage, and is factory new in every way. This is the ONLY Kowalski Challenger available anywhere, at any price.
The plain white body actually looks amazing if you're a Vanishing Point fan, and super stealthy even if you're not. The lack of stripes or exterior markings helps the car keep a low profile yet definitely makes the Kowalski Edition cars stand out in a crowd of other SRT8s. These cars will be mobbed at the next Mopar Nationals show, guaranteed.
Power comes from a 392 cubic inch Hemi V8, which now makes 470 horsepower and 470 pounds of torque. With the Kowalski Edition, there's a high-flow air filter which may free up a few horsepower and gives the intake a definite big block sound that's strangely absent on the stock car. Otherwise, the engine bay is in untouched factory condition, with all the original markings, labels, and components 100% intact.
The transmission is a 6-speed Tremec that's more than up to the beating it's sure to receive at the hands of the big Hemi, and the rear differential internals are now shot-peened for extra strength. The Exhaust system has been reworked, and according to Chrysler engineers, it just barely passes drive-by sound
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic at Lochmandy Motors
2012 Challenger R/T Classic in Tungsten. This is a great looking modern day muscle car with tungsten alloy rims, dual chrome tip Exhaust, 5.7L Hemi, Leather interior, 6 speed manual transmission and much more. Enjoy the walk around. Have a good day!!!