2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 21 July 2011 , 10:07:37 byAlina

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Dodge Challenger SRT8

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 brings even more power to the brand's iconic four-door fastback coupe with 45 more HP and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque across a significantly wider rpm range and it will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It also boasts an improved fuel efficiency by 25 % due to its new exhaust system technology together with adaptive damping suspension for optimal driver control, which was tuned specifically for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 and new paddle shift technology. The eye-catching car reaches a maximum speed of 175 mph and a 0-100 mph in less than 16 seconds. Furthermore, maximum low-end torque is achieved by means of an active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing, while the five-speed automatic transmission integrates new standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that allow a choice of spirited shifting on both the road and the race track.
The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system is also improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response. In "Manual", the driver chooses to use either paddle shift or Auto Stick, while in "Drive" the vehicle will be automatically shifted by the transmission controller. Even more impressive, a beautiful and inspiring look is ensured by new five-spoke, 20 x 9 lightweight forged and polished aluminum wheels featuring black painted pockets.
The high performance look of the Dodge Charger SRT8 is further emphasized by the exclusive high-gloss black front grille, Dodge crosshair next to the signature SRT badge and the 6.4L HEMI badges on each fender, while at the rear, below the rear spoiler, one can admire the Charger SRT8's new signature "race track" taillamp design with 164 illuminating LEDs.
Race-inspired technology and appointments together with world-class accommodations make up the interior of the Dodge Charger SRT8. Thus, the instrument panel and shifter bezel comprise Dark Engine Turn fiber aluminum interior trim pieces, while both front seats feature unique bolstering under the Nappa leather, keeping the driver and the passengers in a spirited driving.
The passengers in the rear will also enjoy heated rear seats when there are cool days outside. As far as security is concerned, the Dodge Charger SRT8 boasts a standard Keyless Enter-N-Go and electronic stability control (ESC) with segment-exclusive Ready Alert Braking as well as Rain Brake Support safety features to improve overall vehicle handling and performance, thus proving that safety is a main priority.
The standard 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon is a new feature of the car model. The SRT track experience was designed to maximize the driving knowledge of the owners of any Chrysler Group SRT vehicle, by giving them one day of professional driving instruction from the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
According to Olivier Francois, President and CEO - Chrysler Brand and Lead Executive for Marketing, Chrysler Group LLC, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 is the no compromises king of the hill in the 300 model lineup in 2012, featuring the ultimate combination of world-class luxury and performance in our most powerful, best-handling Chrysler brand sedan ever.