1st Walkaround 2009 Dodge Challenger.
My best friend Steve walking around the new Challenger RT for the first
time. Yep It's black... Don't wait.... Get 1 before they are all gone. No
Mr President... I don't want to drive a Camry. Go Chrysler. Hang in there
BB, Thanks to all the workers at the Brampton plant who built this amazing
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Cruise Weekend by Inside Line
"I'll never be able to face my muscle-car friends if I don't ask you for a
ride around the block," Brooks reminds me.
"Sure, get in." It's not like I'm going to turn him down. This 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 in all its Hemi Orange splendor has been illegally parked
in front of motorhead bookstore Autobooks in Burbank, California, for an
hour, so I'd be totally cold to just drive off without giving one of the
guys a ride.
Dropping the keys into the cupholder, I press the start button. It's
plastic rather than some kind of pretentious metal, yet it wakes up the
6.1-liter Hemi V8 all the same. It's a hot afternoon in Burbank, but I put
the windows down so Brooks can get the full aural effect.
"It idles quieter than I thought it would," he says. "I was expecting it to
grumble and snort like the old cars that my friends have."
I pull onto Magnolia Boulevard, take a quick right down a side street
scanning for children and pets, and go for maybe two-thirds throttle.
"That's more like it," says Brooks, bracing himself a little. "The Exhaust note gets all loud and old-school as
the revs build, and even though it's an automatic, the car feels fast."
A minute later, we roll up to Autobooks and my only Challenger ride-along
of the weekend seems to be over. But Brooks knows better.
"Wait here a second. I'm going to see if my manager Hiram wants to ride
2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 | Track Test
2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is taken to the track for testing.
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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.
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