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Dodge Challenger SRT8 @ the Track

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DODGE CHALLENGER SRT8: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=125459 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.


 


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Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum 4 Speed
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