2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8


(from Chrysler Press Release)  The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine mated with a new-for-2009 six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that generates a blistering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm). The vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds.

Essential Styling

The Dodge Challenger design team stayed true to the concept revealed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, while drawing upon elements from the original Challenger. The result: a bold, aggressive muscle machine that blends nostalgia with modern Dodge style.

Our designers wanted to capture the minds-eye view of what people today remember about the Dodge Challenger from 35 years ago, said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President Design, Chrysler LLC. Their challenge was to excite todays customer by capturing the emotion of the original Challenger, while offering todays comfort and performance.

On the exterior, the long, raised performance hood with scoops and recessed grille with round dual headlamps are reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger. The bold A-line, or character line, that runs from stem to stern gives the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger an instantly recognizable muscle-car profile. Retro dual rectangular exhaust outlets complete the look from the rear.

On the interior, the trapezoidal theme of the door-panel cove and gauge cluster, dark headliner and slanted shifter console are inspired by the original Dodge Challenger. The modern interpretation of the Dodge Challenger offers exceptional rear seating for a two-door coupe, achieving best-in-class rear head (37.4 inches) and leg (32.6 inches) room compared to the competition. Coupled with best-in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.) equal to the Dodge Charger the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers added comfort and functionality.

Essential Technology

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers customers a full range of innovative technologies including:

MyGIG provides a cutting-edge multimedia audio and entertainment system, with built-in navigation

  • UConnect Hands-free Communication System provides convenient, voice-activated communication with Bluetooth cellular phones

  • SIRIUS Digital Satellite Radio offers a variety of commercial-free radio programs and music

  • Keyless Go allows the driver to start the vehicle with the simple push of a button

  • Remote Start starts a secured vehicle with the key fob

  • More than 25 Safety and Security Features

    Dodge Challenger offers more than 25 safety and security features including:

    Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers

  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) modulate the brakes for the driver to provide steering control while braking

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) applies selective braking or throttle reduction to control oversteer and understeer

  • Brake Assist ensures maximum braking action during panic stops

  • Traction Control reduces the throttle and/or applies selective braking to optimize traction during acceleration

  • Hill Start Assist (HSA) for Manual Transmission application assists the driver in launching the vehicle on an incline

  • Automatic Headlamps turn headlamps on at dusk and off in the daylight without driver intervention

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) alerts driver about low tire pressure(s) in order to facilitate safe handling

  • Serious Wheels