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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.
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR
FIND OUT WHO WINDS, ZO6 OR GT500KR:
Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 @ the Track:
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger:
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2LT V6 Full Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziISB6n_5do
Ford Shelby GT500 v Hennessey Camaro:
Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS:
We're looking at the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Z06, but we're imagining a '68 Shelby GT500KR staging next to a Corvette
with one of the 427-cubic-inch V8s on the Connecting Highway in Queens, New
York, probably sometime during the Nixon administration. We don't know how
the cars are tuned or which driver has the better hole-shot technique, but
we're calling our street race in favor of the Vette.
You see, there's no historical basis for a close Corvette-Mustang rivalry. A Corvette of any
year is a little too fast and smart to be street racing ratty muscle cars.
It's a real sports car, the kind of car that's still fun when you start
going around corners.
But maybe it's a different story with this 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Each of these rear-wheel-drive coupes has a V8
rated for more than 500 horsepower at the flywheel.
And with the release of the limited-edition 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, Ford
has moved in on Chevrolet's price territory. The GT500KR leaves the Ford
factory as a $46,730 GT500 coupe and is shipped as a rolling chassis to
Carroll Shelby's facility near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. By
the time the KR cruises out of Shelby's shop, it's an $82,395 Mustang.
As such, the King-of-the-Road Mustang must now contend with this
$76,920 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. And though the Z06 is a few horsepower shy of the
upcoming ZR1, it's not an easy mark. The GT500KR will have to play like a
sports car just to keep up.
Ariel Atom Exclusive by Inside Line
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 2005 ARIEL ATOM:
Think about the quickest road car you've ever driven. No, wait, scratch
that. Think about the quickest road car you've ever heard of. No, wait.
That won't do, either. Think about the quickest road car that's ever been.
That's more like it. Now you're in the right area code.
Here's why: This highly modified 2005 Ariel Atom with its supercharged,
2.0-liter Honda engine hits 60 mph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds.
Two-point-eight seconds! With an exclamation point! (And we never use an
Measure its time to 60 mph with 1 foot of rollout like they do on a drag
strip, and the Ariel gets to the mark in a scant 2.6 seconds — less time
than we require to decide between paper and plastic.
For those of you keeping score at home, this makes this 2005 Ariel Atom
quicker than any car we've ever tested — any Porsche, any Viper, any
Vette and any other specialty marque like the Noble M400. But it gets
better. The little Atom goes on to further embarrass the big names by
punching its way through the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds at 128.4 mph.
It's the hardest accelerating car we've ever driven.
2007 Dodge Charger Police Package by Edmunds' Inside Line
There is no perfect police car, but the 2007 Dodge Charger Police Package
is as good as it gets right now. In fact, it's the quickest and fastest
police sedan ever sold to law enforcement agencies through normal
government bidding processes — you know, processes where "low bid" means
Challenger 2.0 - World's 1st Test of Dodge's New Muscle Car
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.
2015 Dodge Challenger: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger
made their debuts at the New York Auto Show bringing refreshed muscle to
There's an all-new interior on the 2015 Dodge Challenger with 1971-inspired
high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum
bezels and 14 interior color and trim options, including throwback
Houndstooth premium cloth, Radar Red, or Pearl and Alcantara suede and
leather high-performance seats.
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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:
Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang
Watch our muscle car comparison with this video from Consumer Reports and
get more car info on our website:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm Muscle cars are back! We
take a first look at the new Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and
Challenger Drag Race! - SE vs R/T vs SRT8
MT Technical Director Frank Markus tests the three 2009 Dodge Challenger
variants - SE, R/T, SRT8 - with a three-way drag race and laps around our
figure eight. Read the story here:
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Test
Motor Trend editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine outlines the Motor Trend
test numbers for the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in our exclusive
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Edited By: Terren Lin
Read the story here:
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - Jay Leno's Garage
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Here's all we've got to say about it:
707 hp... and you will not BELIEVE the burnout!
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