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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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Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Exclusive Performance Test
CHECK OUT THE 2009 CHALLENGER SRT8 PERFORMANCE TEST: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=130809 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.





Challenger: Faster than a Speeding Bullitt?
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=125968 The rebirth of the American muscle car is about a lot more than retro. It's about pride. It's about recalling a time when Americans looked down the road to the future with confidence, and they wanted a great big V8 engine to get them there as soon as possible. It's no wonder the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt has our respect. It's the best version yet of the 2005 Ford Mustang, the car that set Detroit on fire again with enthusiasm for good old American muscle. Maybe the fuel-guzzling muscle car won't save Detroit from the challenge to build cars that people need, but it's surely restored the domestic car industry's confidence in its ability to do so. And it's shown that Americans can build cars that are utterly unlike anything you'll find in Stuttgart, Shanghai, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur or any of those other places that economists think they're so clever to know about. Now that the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is here, Chrysler is cracking the seal on its own Mopar-branded can of muscle-car whoop-ass to show that it understands what's at stake in the muscle-car sweepstakes. The Bullitt and the Challenger are the two coolest cars in America, and it's only natural to bring them together.





2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR
FIND OUT WHO WINDS, ZO6 OR GT500KR: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=131034 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 @ the Track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JoSB5_PF0Y Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as2erdrkQbI 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 Full Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziISB6n_5do Ford Shelby GT500 v Hennessey Camaro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCFIk0xH_s Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcZeqG082A 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.





Challenger 2.0 - World's 1st Test of Dodge's New Muscle Car
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.





Ford Shelby GT500 vs Dodge Challenger SRT-8
Motor Trend comparo between Ford Mustang GT500 and Dodge Challenger SRT-8. This is for those of you complaining that the Camaro SS should have been stacked up againt these two. When (or if) the Z28 comes out then we'll see who the true muscle car king is.





2008 SRT8 Challenger G5 Sam Posey Tribute
2008 SRT8 Challenger G5 Sam Posey Tribute





FIRST DRIVE: 2008 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT8
Get more info on the Dodge Challenger SRT8 - http://www.myride.com/vehicle-reviews-Sportscar2009-Dodge/Challenger/SRT8-4 8756.html Challenger, the name says it all. With the Mustang as the King of the Road, and with the media circus surrounding the upcoming Camaro, you couldn't find a more suitable name for Dodge's new muscle car.





Camaro is King! Mustang vs Challenger vs Camaro
We pit the much-anticipated Chevy Camaro SS against its strongest competition: the Ford Mustang GT and the Dodge Challenger R/T. Join as we head to the hills east of San Diego to find out which one we liked best. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett UPDATE: Since the question of price seems to be coming up a lot in the comments, here are the confirmed prices for all 3 cars (base price / as tested)... Camaro SS: $30,995 / $31,490 Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270 Mustang GT: $28,845 / $34,330





2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8--Chicago Cars Direct HD
2009 Challenger SRT8 Walkaround and Test Drive from Chicago Cars Direct.





MuscleCar Tuner Showdown: HPE650/SuperSnake/SpeedfactorySRT8
We've compared nearly every combination of modern American muscle cars on the market. Now it's time for the ultimate showdown - Hennessey's Camaro HPE650 vs Shelby's GT500 Super Snake vs Speedfactory's Challenger SRT8. We head to the Dyno, the test track and the racetrack to determine which of these tuned pony cars reigns supreme. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0912_hennessey_Camaro_speedfactory_challenger_sh elby_gt500_comparison/index.html





Zoomers Exhaust/ Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge Challenger with Zoomers Exhaust





Review: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Challenger SRT8 is all about the in-your-face attitude that's a Dodge hallmark: big car, big presence, big power. Style rules, yet asks few compromises. Some will opine about the timing of the Dodge musclecar's return, while others will note Chicken Little was last seen impaled in a Viper grille somewhere. Check out more on http://www.myride.com/?id=31123





Dodge Challenger SRT8 2010 V8 HEMI 6,1L #432-164
Dodge Challenger SRT8 2010 V8 HEMI 6,1L #432-164 V8 - 6,1L - 425 chevaux Options : La toute derniere Challenger SRT8 2010, le muscle car par excellence. Véhicule toutes options, ABS, Airbags, Phares au xénon, Sièges cuir électriques chauffants, Autoradio CD MP3 avec disque dur, prise ipod/iphone, Lecteur DVD zone 2 EUROPE, toit ouvrant électrique, jantes alu 20 pouces, radar de recul, climatisation bi-zone, SRT option groupe 1, SRT option group 2, communication sans fil, démarreur à distance, détecteur de pluie. Tous nos véhicules sont en stock en FRANCE, entretenus, révisés, garantis et disponibles de suite, visibles en nos locaux du Sud de Paris. Notre équipe commerciale se tient à votre disposition. Prix annoncé TTC, clés en main. Seule la Carte grise est en sus. Possibilité de Flex Fuel sur tous les V8 américains (bioethanol E85) Ce véhicule vous intéresse ? Contactez-nous au 01 69 22 19 00 avec la référence 432-164 http://www.americancarcity.fr





NfS: Mustang Shelby GT 500 - GRIP - Folge 267 - RTL2
Mustang Shelby GT 500: Im Kinofilm "Need for Speed" trägt das Muscle-Car eine besondere Hauptrolle. Das 662 PS starke Coupé wird als wahres Monster präsentiert, das in punkto Höchstgeschwindigkeit und Beschleunigung keine Gegner kennt. Ob das auch in der Realität so ist überprüft GRIP-Testfahrer Matthias Malmedie. Unter anderem steht ein Viertelmeilerennen gegen einen Audi RS5 an. Komplette Folgen GRIP bei RTL II NOW: http://rtl2now.rtl2.de/grip-das-motormagazin.php Alle Infos zur Sendung: http://www.rtl2.de/grip GRIP bei Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grip GRIP bei YouTube abonnieren: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GRIPRTL2 "GRIP - Das Motormagazin", immer sonntags um 18.00 Uhr im TV bei RTL2.





2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake: Is 850 HP Too Much? - Ignition Ep. 81
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the 850 horsepower Shelby GT500 Super Snake. A horsepower claim that high prompts three questions: Does it actually make that much power? Is it too much for the car? And how fast is it? We find out with a trip to K&N Engineering's Dyno, a drive on mountain roads, and a trip to the test track. Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend

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