2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8


(from Dodge Press Release)  2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8®: The Ultimate Modern American Muscle Coupe

The 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N•m) in the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8® are the result of SRT’s exclusive and proven 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, which represents the highest naturally aspirated specific-output V-8 engine ever offered by Chrysler. Its 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating exceeds even that of the legendary 1966 “Street HEMI.”

New for the Dodge Challenger SRT8 in the 2010 model year is a limited-edition Plum Crazy model. It will feature a unique Plum Crazy Pearl Coat exterior paint color with a plum seat-stripe insert, along with a serialized dash plaque.

Exterior styling cues are unmistakably Dodge, with proportions that evoke a bold, instantly recognizable vehicle that has a wide, stable stance on the road. A full-width grille and fog lamps, reminiscent of the original Challenger, are married to the modern “Dodge performance attitude.” The result is an aggressive face that is unmistakably a muscle car. The hood—with a raised center, black stripes and functional dual scoops—stays true to the Dodge Challenger heritage, as does the A-line and beltline.

The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is available with either a standard five-speed automatic with Auto Stick or an available Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission that was first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®. The result is a Dodge muscle car packed with modern amenities and features any enthusiast will love.

Interior highlights include race-inspired leather seats with added bolstering and an exclusive red accent stripe, exclusive stitched accents on the seats and steering wheel, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and 180-mph speedometer in the center, and an SRT-exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with Performance Pages that provide drivers instant feedback on 0-60 mph time, 60-0 mph braking, G-forces in addition to one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times. The classic pistol-grip shifter featured on the manual transmission is reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 AT A GLANCE

Reinvention of American muscle coupe with Street and Racing Technology attributes

-- 425-horsepower 6.1-liter HEMI engine
-- Benchmark braking
-- Functional styling enhancements
-- Performance-tuned ride and handling
-- Race-inspired interior appointments

True to both its historical and modern concept car roots

-- A two-door, HEMI V-8 powered, rear-drive coupe: an authentic Dodge muscle-car formula
-- This is the Challenger most people see in their mind’s eye—a modern muscle car without the limitations of the original
-- The quality, technology, fit and finish, and performance are all part of a modern muscle coupe
-- First two-door coupe produced from a successful rear-drive platform
-- Complements the four-door Chrysler 300C SRT8 and the Dodge Charger SRT8

Ultimate modern American muscle coupe

-- SRT numbers: 0–60 mph in 4.9 seconds, 0–100–0 in under 17 seconds, 60–0 mph in approximately 110 feet
-- Performance begins with the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 that produces 425 horsepower (317 kW) and sends 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque through either an available six-speed manual transmission or a standard performance-tuned five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
-- Acceleration, braking, ride and handling are civilized enough for everyday commuting, but fully capable in more challenging situations
-- Race-inspired interior features seats designed for performance enthusiasts with added bolstering, center-mounted tachometer and Performance Pages
-- Equipped with a wide array of 21st century technology, including available Uconnect™ Multimedia, Uconnect Navigation, Uconnect Phone and Keyless Go

A balanced approach between form and function

-- Functional exterior design, featuring a front fascia with air dam and functional hood scoop, plus a rear deck-lid spoiler
-- Race-inspired interior appointments that include deeply bolstered seating and prominent instrumentation, including Performance Pages
-- Benchmark braking with 60-0 braking in approximately 110 feet
-- Performance-tuned ride-and-handling characteristics

Part of a broad lineup of Street and Racing Technology (SRT) vehicles developed under the credo: “Race inspired, street legal”

-- Delivers on the SRT mission of “best performance for the best price”
-- Builds on the momentum of Dodge, HEMI and SRT

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