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Charger
03-23-2005, 08:52 AM
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Charger
03-23-2005, 09:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That would be the Charger SRT8, and if you guessed that it comes equipped with a 6.1-litre Hemi V-8 and can go from 0 to 100 kmh in about five seconds you probably read too many automotive stories.Charger SRT8 gets unique SRT-developed five-spoke 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, surrounded by high-performance Goodyear Supercar F1 three-season (i.e. not winter) tires with asymmetrical tread -- 245/45/20 in the front, and 255/45/20 in the rear. Four-season tires are optional.l four wheels feature Brembo performance brake calipers, with the red finish characteristic of all Dodge SRT vehicles. Each four-piston caliper grips a vented rotor -- 360 x 32mm discs up front, with 350 x 26mm in the rear.<br>''Functional performance is at the heart of the SRT credo,'' says Knott, and to that end an all-new front fascia ''includes integrated ducts that help direct fresh air to cool the brakes.'' The front fascia also incorporates an air dam to reduce lift, and the hood is equipped with a scoop to funnel cool air into the engine compartment.'' he rear fascia features integrated lower strakes to direct air flow and cutouts to handle dual 3.5-inch exhaust tips. A decklid spoiler set on dual stanchions increases downforce for stability and traction in the kind of high-speed driving that would get you charged with reckless driving if you got caught doing it on the road.<p>Three exterior colors are available: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat.Race-inspired interior appointments in the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 start with power-adjustable, sculpted and highly bolstered buckets in the front fitted with performance suede inserts to hold occupants during maneuvering. Rear seats have matching performance suede inserts, and all seats have contrasting red stitching.<p>Other sporting touches include ''carbon fiber'' technical leather trim on the steering wheel for better grip, and special finishing on the center stack.<p>A 300 kmh speedometer, a tachometer and temperature gauge feature dark faces unique to the Charger SRT8, and an LED display within the gauge cluster is driver-configurable for oil temperature, oil pressure and tire pressure readouts.<p>Available options on the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 include power sunroof, Kicker audio system with six-disc CD changer, DVD-based Navigation system with turn-by directions and voice prompts, automatic temperature control, heated front seats and side air bags.<p>Also available are SIRIUS Satellite Radio (if the CRTC approves it for sale in Canada) and a UConnect hands-free communications system with Bluetooth technology. This system recognizes up to seven different Bluetooth-equipped cellular phones and responds to voice commands, utilizing a microphone in the rear-view mirror and the stereo system's speakers for hands-free conversations.<p>The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 interior is offered in Dark Slate Grey/Light Graystone.<br>As for that Hemi engine, in this application it delivers 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and it's attached to a five-speed automatic with Chrysler's venerable AutoStick feature, which lets the driver chose (within reason) the shift points.<p>Several features of the new 6.1-liter SRT HEMI recall the legendary Hemi engines of previous decades, says Knott, including the orange-painted cylinder block, and black valve covers.<p>To create the 6.1-liter version of the Chrysler Group's Hemi, SRT powertrain engineers applied tried-and-true engine-building tricks honed by generations of hot-rodders.<p>They created 85 more horsepower by adding more displacement, increasing the compression ratio, redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust systems for increased flow, and increasing engine speed.<p>For that extra displacement, SRT engineers bored out the diameter of the cylinders in the HEMI by 3.5 millimeters each in order to go from 5.7 to 6.1 liters.<p>Compression ratio was also increased to 10.3:1 from 9.6:1, says Knott, increasing engine efficiency and power. ngine breathing was increased with new higher-flow cylinder heads, a specially designed intake manifold, and exhaust headers with individual tubes encased in a stainless steel shell, all unique to the 6.1-liter HEMI engine.<p>Larger-diameter valves and reshaped ports in the heads allow for maximized air flow, and the intake manifold was designed with larger-diameter and shorter runners for higher-speed tuning.<p>Exhaust is routed through a large-diameter (69 mm vs 63 mm ) exhaust system with 89-mm chrome tips.<p>To further increase horsepower, performance-oriented camshaft profiles were developed to allow more air in and out of the cylinders, as well as manage a higher engine speed. SRT engineers increased Hemi's peak power output engine speed nearly 20 percent to 6,000 rpm from 5,000 rpm. Intake and exhaust valve stems are hollow, and exhaust valve stems are filled with sodium to help dissipate heat more efficiently.The high-performance SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is strengthened with redesigned components, including a reinforced engine block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength powdered-metal connecting rods, floating-pin pistons (cooled by oil squirters), and an oil pan modified to manage oil return to the pan sump at high engine speeds.<p>Finally, a heavy-duty four-flange prop shaft sends the torque from the transmission to an upgraded differential and axles.<p>The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be assembled at Brampton Assembly Plant here in Canada, at Chrysler's Brampton facility, and overall we think Daisy would approve. And if you don't know who Daisy is, you probably don't really want a Charger SRT8. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Source: auto123

the_saint
03-23-2005, 09:08 AM
IMO its ugly the back looks like a mustang. it would look better as a coupe.

knicks125
03-23-2005, 09:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the_saint</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it would look better as a coupe.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>believe that argument has been floated around before <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I agree, wasn't impressed with the regular one, and am still not impressed with this one, or the other four trim levels they have...i would prefer a two door also but sometimes you just can't get everything you wish for <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

PlatForm
03-23-2005, 09:20 AM
cool... i like the side design... and of course,the grill..!!!<p>wutever,Ford Mustang is the best...!!!

DaDesign
03-23-2005, 09:40 AM
Two words: Thats crazy!!!<br>I was not excepting the Charger SRT-8 to come out so soon, DCX is on FIRE!!!<p>Nice Find BTW<p>

jasonm
03-23-2005, 09:42 AM
i dig it. front shot is best, and rear is weakest, but in the whole, it works.

Santeno
03-23-2005, 10:31 AM
There is something very sharklike about that front end. almost like it's getting ready to take a bite out of you. Not my kind of vehicle, but I can really appreciate it's appeal. It will definitely serve as the halo DCX needs to get a lot of people into more earthly spec'ed chargers.

IcedG35
03-23-2005, 11:24 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jasonm</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i dig it. front shot is best, and rear is weakest, but in the whole, it works. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The front just looks so pissed off and mean and then the back kinds looks scarred...anyone else see that??

Charger
03-23-2005, 11:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The front just looks so pissed off and mean and then the back kinds looks scarred...anyone else see that??</TD></TR></TABLE><br>umh...no <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
03-23-2005, 11:28 AM
i can not sleep at night knowing that the charger has 4 doors

Charger
03-23-2005, 11:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i can not sleep at night knowing that the charger has 4 doors</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Get over it

JBlair
03-23-2005, 11:40 AM
I was driving around today and I realized where I had seen the rear before...............<IMG SRC="http://www.tirekick.com/march00/images/KiaSpectra2.jpg" BORDER="0">

GerjurdKing
03-23-2005, 11:59 AM
Beauty! I can't wait to see this on the road. A black version will look spectacular.

Charger
03-23-2005, 12:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GerjurdKing</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Beauty! I can't wait to see this on the road. A black version will look spectacular.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Holy sh**, I can just imagine this in black. But of course they wont show that at an auto show cuz you wouldnt be able to see all the details.

bolita
03-23-2005, 12:05 PM
Nice, very nice but the GT500 blew me away in comparison.<p>I wonder how they will compare retail price wise...

knicks125
03-23-2005, 12:22 PM
50 should be happy now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
03-23-2005, 01:44 PM
Looks HOT!!! Very nice!!! very very kool! now if only those exhaust pipes could be bigger! and in black this would be a beauty!

M0L0TOV
03-23-2005, 01:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Holy sh**, I can just imagine this in black. But of course they wont show that at an auto show cuz you wouldnt be able to see all the details.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You read my mind, I can't wait to see this in black. Maybe I should go to the suggest a chop for you to do one in black.<p>M0L0TOV

CalinG7
03-23-2005, 01:50 PM
I really don't like it overall, but mostly because it's just not my cup of tea, not that it's a trully bad design. The rear end, however, is very weak, bland, and yeah, Spectra-ish. <p>Charger, do you really, and I mean REALLY like all these new DCX designs, or are you just trying to root for your favorite company? Just curious, but you do really think the Comander and this Charger are really that hot? Bordering on ugly for the former and barely OK for the latter, as far as I'm concerned, but that's just my personal opinion.

Charger
03-23-2005, 01:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CalinG7</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I really don't like it overall, but mostly because it's just not my cup of tea, not that it's a trully bad design. The rear end, however, is very weak, bland, and yeah, Spectra-ish. <p>Charger, do you really, and I mean REALLY like all these new DCX designs, or are you just trying to root for your favorite company? Just curious, but you do really think the Comander and this Charger are really that hot? Bordering on ugly for the former and barely OK for the latter, as far as I'm concerned, but that's just my personal opinion. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I honestly love the new Charger and I think its a great design, I could care less if it has 4 doors. As for the Commander, I didnt like it at first but clearer pics really make a difference and I love it. I might have to get my mom to get one of them. I dont like every DCX design, just most of them. For instance I dont like the Neon and Im not a big PT fan.

AM2
03-23-2005, 01:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I wonder how they will compare retail price wise...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I assume the Charger SRT-8 will cost less than the Chrysler 300C SRT-8 which starts at $39,370.<p>Shelby Cobra GT500 on the other hand is expected to start just under $40K... $39,000 perhaps? Well the charger would still be priced lower I guess.

Kakairo
03-23-2005, 01:55 PM
Now that's the way all Chargers should look. If only they would get rid of two the doors...

Uberwagon
03-23-2005, 02:32 PM
A 450hp Mustang and a 425hp Charger announced on the same day: Any of you thinking what I'm thinking?<p>Perhaps a car chase through the streets of San Francisco? Steve McQueen laying stripes on Russian Hill? Turtleneck? Knockoff wheels? Anybody? Yes?<p>Bullitt, the remake.

megadethmartyr
03-23-2005, 02:53 PM
Not bad, like Viper like hood intake. Back looks kinda like Stratus meets Mustang. Bump that displacement to 6.9L and we got ourselves a 426. Oh yeah, and get rid of those two freakin doors. I refuse to compare it to a Mustang until it's a coupe, that would be doing a disservice to the Charger of old.

Charger
03-23-2005, 03:01 PM
The Charger and the Mustang arent competitors.

Banker
03-23-2005, 03:12 PM
I like it.<p>No... I love it. This has got to be one of the best sports sedan values on the planet. I can't believe that DCX has brought so many vehicles to market so fast. No wonder they are on a roll.<p>They are smart to use the winning HEMI in so many models.<p>I just feel for the folks who have to feed the hungry beast.

knicks125
03-23-2005, 03:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Banker</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just feel for the folks who have to feed the hungry beast.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>a concern for many <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Uberwagon
03-23-2005, 03:23 PM
It's subjective, of course, but I think the Charger and Mustang are competitors now. Perhaps one's "sportier" than the other but, with similar V8 horsepower and upgraded SRT and Shelby versions, they'll be entertained by similar kinds of people.<p>Besides, have you not heard of of "Bullitt?" One of the baddest-ass car chases in cinematic history. A green '68 Mustang fastback pursuing a black '68 Charger, roaring through the streets of San Francisco. If you haven't, buy it! It's a musclecar classic.

AM2
03-23-2005, 03:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's subjective, of course, but I think the Charger and Mustang are competitors now. Perhaps one's "sportier" than the other but, with similar V8 horsepower and upgraded SRT and Shelby versions, they'll be entertained by similar kinds of people. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>One is a coupe while the other is a large sports sedan... i'd say they would be in-direct competitors...<p>Did you know that even in the 1960's the 2-door Chargers and the Mustangs were never direct competitors.<br>The 1968 Dodge Charger was actually a 2-door version of the Dodge Coronet 500. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>For those wondering how big the old Charger was, here is the comparison:<br>1968 Dodge Charger<br>Wheelbase: 117in<br>Length: 208in<br>Width: 76.6in<br>Height: 53.2in<p>1968 Ford Mustang<br>Wheelbase: 108in<br>Length: 183.6in<br>Width: 70.9in<br>Height: 51.6in

Uberwagon
03-23-2005, 04:12 PM
Yep, probably in-direct is right. But similar concepts, if different executions. The Shelby seems more race-ready whereas the SRT Charger may suit those who need the 4th door every now and then. A boulevard crusing drag-racer to the Shelby's street racer. <p>The '68 Charger shared the same platform with the Coronet but was, officially, a different model. The Coronet came in a 2-door version too and, if I recall correctly, an R/T version as well. Back then there were a host of hot Mopar coupe models that all looked similar, if not the sam: Roadrunner, Coronet, Charger, Daytona, GTX, Satalite, Super Bee, etc. <p>These Mopars were, at the time, considered "real" muscle cars which the Mustang was not. Aside from the Shelby's and a few low-volume 428 Cobrajet & Boss 429 models, Mustangs were sporty pretenders to the drag-ready Chrysler Hemis and 440's.

megadethmartyr
03-23-2005, 04:39 PM
As far as today goes, they should be considered competitors based on the fact they are both about brute force. It's a credit to Detroit in realizing what they do best. Wonder when GM will jump on board and bring back the Camero. No, the GTO doesn't count, it's not even in the same league with these two.

GerjurdKing
03-23-2005, 07:35 PM
The SRT badge in the grille looks great. Now this is the Charger Ive been hoping for. I hope they offer it in that grey/charcoal colour that the SRT Jeep GC is coming in... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>2 cents: I'd take a 68 Charger over a 68 Mustang any day...

drslezzzter
03-23-2005, 11:44 PM
AM2 and Uber, I'm glad there are other people willing to make a true technical argument that the original Mustang and Charger were not direct competitors. <p>I would like to add that Chrysler Corp got into the pony-car wars a little later ('70) with the E-Bodies ('cuda/Challenger). These cars were Mustang competitors. The Charger was not and holds it's place as high-performance, slightly upscale, midsize (though it's hard to believe a 208" car was midsize back then) automobile. <p>Will this car end up in a Motor Trend comparison with a Shelby Mustang? Yeah, and why not, I'd buy that issue. But the conclusion paragraph will read something like, "Both these cars offer huge V-8 power to the rear wheels. We give points to the Mustang for putting in a manual, but also to Dodge for putting on extra doors. We never noticed them while we were driving and it made sharing the thrill much easier. These cars will have their own constituencies, but if you're unbiased by the brand you should give them both a look. That is, of course, if you can find one."<p>To at least appear to be on topic. As a relatively young Mopar fan, I like where the Charger is going. This SRT is absolutely amazing. It's amazing because it's better than what we had before. What did we have before? NOTHING. <br>I was afraid that in 20 years I'd have to tell my kids about cars in my day. "Yeah Bobby, my first car was a Dodge Intrepid. Used to take it light to light against my friend and his Taurus. They don't make 'em like that anymore."<p>The 1975 Charger. Now that's a car worthy of the Charger name.<br> <A HREF="http://www.lhmopars.com/MOPAR_Ads/75chgrad.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lhmopars.com/MOPAR_Ads/75chgrad.jpg</A>

Nick
03-24-2005, 12:34 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GerjurdKing</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>2 cents: I'd take a 68 Charger over a 68 Mustang any day...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>And I'd take a 68 camaro out of them all.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Charger
03-24-2005, 07:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Flexing Modern Muscle: Introducing the All-New 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8<p>Dodge Charger + 425-horsepower 6.1-liter HEMI + SRT = a car only Dodge can offer <br>Balanced Performance: the quickest sedan in the Dodge lineup, plus race-bred handling, world-class braking <br>SRT Performance: 0-60 mph in 5-second range, 0-100-0 mph in mid 16-second range, 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet <br>New York, Mar 24, 2005 - When Dodge unveiled the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger into its lineup, performance-car aficionados had a lot to celebrate. The party gets kicked up a notch with the introduction of the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8. <p>With its infusion of Street and Racing Technology (SRT) DNA, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 provides exactly what performance enthusiasts want in their American muscle sedan: more power, world-class ride and handling, benchmark braking, functional and aggressive-looking exterior enhancements and a race-inspired interior.<p>The all-new Dodge Charger embodies all of the key attributes of the Dodge brand  bold, powerful, street-smart and full of life, said Darryl Jackson, Vice President, Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. The all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 builds on the Dodge formula. It starts with a 425-horsepower 6.1-liter HEMI engine and continues with a powerful dose of renowned Street and Racing Technology performance for a tremendous performance-per-dollar value story.<p>During the heyday of the original Dodge Charger, performance was measured mainly in straight-line numbers. Today, SRT adds a complete approach with the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.<p>The SRT approach to performance is multi-dimensional, said Dan Knott, Director, Street and Racing Technology, Chrysler Group. For example, the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 incorporates Brembo brakes to stop as well as it accelerates. Its handling is world-class across a dynamic range. Its interior is designed specifically for the performance driver. And its performance exterior characteristics dont just look great, theyre also functional.<p>As an all-around performer, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 is capable of awe-inspiring numbers unheard-of in a muscle sedan: 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, quarter-mile time in the 13-second range and braking distance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet. The Dodge Charger SRT8 is also capable of accomplishing SRTs signature performance test of 0-100-0 mph in the mid 16-second range.<p>Ride and Handling<p>Chassis improvements on the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 include SRT-tuned dampers, specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, and large-diameter anti-sway bars. The ride height of the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 is one-half inch lower than the Dodge Charger. Handling is enhanced for performance with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) specially tuned for the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.<p>The all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 rides on unique SRT-developed five-spoke 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. Tires are high-performance Goodyear Supercar F1 three-season tires with asymmetrical tread (four-season tires are an available option) - 245/45/20 in the front, and 255/45/20 in the rear.<p>Braking<p>Balanced performance demands the ability to slow and stop a vehicle in proportion to the ability to accelerate. The braking system of the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 provides benchmark braking performance, befitting the Charger SRT8s extreme performance character.<p>All four wheels feature Brembo performance brake calipers, with the red finish characteristic of all Dodge SRT vehicles. Each four-piston caliper grips a vented rotor; 360 x 32mm discs up front, with 350 x 26mm in the rear.<p>Exterior<p>Functional performance is at the heart of the SRT credo. To that end, an all-new front fascia includes integrated ducts that help direct fresh air to cool the brakes. The front fascia also incorporates an air dam to reduce lift. The hood is equipped with a scoop to funnel cool air into the engine compartment.<p>The rear fascia features integrated lower strakes to direct air flow and aggressive cutouts to accommodate dual 3.5-inch exhaust tips. A dramatic decklid spoiler set on dual stanchions increases downforce for high-speed stability and traction.<p>And because SRT vehicles look as good as they perform, a unique heritage-style SRT badge is set into the blacked-out grill. Body-colored exterior mirrors fold inward for convenience in tight quarters.<p>Three exterior colors are available: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat.<p>Interior<p>Race-inspired interior appointments in the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 start with power-adjustable, deeply sculpted and highly bolstered sport seats in the front fitted with performance suede inserts to hold occupants during maneuvering. Rear seats have matching performance suede inserts. All seats have contrasting red stitching. <p>Other sporting touches include carbon fiber technical leather trim on the steering wheel for better grip, and special finishing on the center stack.<p>A 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauge feature dark faces unique to the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8. An LED display within the gauge cluster is driver-configurable for oil temperature, oil pressure and tire pressure readouts.<p>Available options on the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 include power sunroof, Kicker audio system with six-disc CD changer, DVD-based Navigation system with turn-by directions and voice prompts, automatic temperature control, heated front seats and side air bags.<p>Also available are SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a UConnect hands-free communications system with Bluetooth technology. This system recognizes up to seven different Bluetooth-equipped cellular phones and responds to voice commands, utilizing a microphone in the rear-view mirror and the stereo systems speakers for hands-free conversations.<p>The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 interior is offered in Dark Slate Grey/Light Graystone.<p><br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Source: DCX

Charger
03-24-2005, 07:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Powertrain<p>Just as the very first Charger  the original 1964 Charger by Dodge concept car - sported a HEMI V-8, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 gets its motivation from a HEMI, too. In this case, its a big-bore, SRT-engineered version producing 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.<p>Several features of the new 6.1-liter SRT HEMI recall the legendary HEMI engines of previous decades, including the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that provide power and efficiency, orange-painted cylinder block, black valve covers, and even the horsepower rating (with less displacement, the 6.1-liter HEMIs 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating exceeds that of the legendary Street HEMI of the 1960s and 70s).<p>To create the 6.1-liter version of the Chrysler Groups HEMI, SRT powertrain engineers applied tried-and-true engine-building tricks honed by generations of American hot-rodders.<p>They unleashed 85 more horsepower by adding more cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio, redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust systems for increased flow, and increasing engine speed.<p>For more displacement, SRT engineers bored out the diameter of the cylinders in the HEMI by 3.5 millimeters each in order to increase the total displacement to 6.1 liters from 5.7 liters. <p>Compression ratio was also increased to 10.3:1 from 9.6:1, increasing engine efficiency and power. <p>Engine breathing was increased with new higher-flow cylinder heads, a specially designed intake manifold, and exhaust headers with individual tubes encased in a stainless steel shell, all unique to the 6.1-liter HEMI engine. Larger-diameter valves and reshaped ports in the heads allow for maximized air flow. The intake manifold was designed with larger-diameter and shorter runners for higher-speed tuning. Exhaust is routed through a large-diameter (2.75-inch vs. 2.5-inch) exhaust system with 3.5-inch chrome tips.<p>To further increase horsepower, performance-oriented camshaft profiles were developed to allow more air in and out of the cylinders, as well as manage a higher engine speed. SRT engineers increased HEMIs peak power output engine speed nearly 20 percent to 6,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) from 5,000 rpm. Intake and exhaust valve stems are hollow, and exhaust valve stems are filled with sodium to help dissipate heat more efficiently.<p>The high-performance SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is strengthened with redesigned components, including a reinforced engine block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength powdered-metal connecting rods, floating-pin pistons (cooled by oil squirters), and an oil pan modified to manage oil return to the pan sump at high engine speeds.<p>Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled through an A580 five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated driver-selectable AutoStick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection. A heavy-duty four-flange prop shaft sends the torque from the transmission to an upgraded differential and axles.<p>Safety and Security Features<br>Following are safety and security features in the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8:<p>Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System: This system inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact. It includes the occupant classification system (OCS)<p>Anti-lock Brake System: Electronic sensors help prevent wheel lockup. The ABS system offers improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions<p>Electronic Stability Program (ESP): This feature aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surface.<p>Energy-absorbing Steering Column: Manual-adjust telescoping steering column includes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each other, which allows the column to move forward and provide more energy absorption during an impact<p>Occupant Classification System (OCS): The OCS measures the conditions for activation or deactivation of the passenger-side front air bag based upon the weight of the occupant<p>The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be assembled at Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.<p>With a U.S. market share of approximately seven percent, Dodge is Chrysler Groups best-selling brand and the fifth-largest nameplate in the U.S. automotive market. In 2004, Dodge sold more than 1.4 million vehicles. Dodge continues to lead the minivan market segment with a 20 percent U.S. market share and maintains an 18 percent share of the highly competitive truck market. In 2006, Dodge also will enter key European volume segments.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE>

5.9LITRE
03-24-2005, 07:26 AM
How come the Charger is slower 0-60 than the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8? The press junket lists the charger at 5.0 seconds and the Jeep at under 5.0 seconds...<p>Anyway, I don't like the charger but i'm not into the flamboyant boy racer car looks (except for the old GT500). But it's nice to see companies putting out more affordable higher performance cars with some character instead of the boring old sedans...

Charger
03-24-2005, 06:27 PM
Heres some shots in black. Ill take mine in black<br> <IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_05.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_06.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_04.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_02.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: allpar.

RetroJapan
03-24-2005, 06:40 PM
Wow that black one is niiiiiice... Very impressed...

Mindless T
03-24-2005, 07:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Charger and the Mustang arent competitors. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think the new Shelby GT500 will compete with this car...

Charger
03-24-2005, 07:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think the new Shelby GT500 will compete with this car...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>One's a sedan and the other is a coupe. They are not in the same market.

drslezzzter
03-24-2005, 11:30 PM
I didn't check the other SRTs, but did anyone else notice that they changed up the "HEMI" fender badge? The red pics show it with cutout and black accented letters. If I'm not mistaken the current Hemi badge is the classic solid plate with HEMI imprinted.

Velocitas
03-25-2005, 01:32 AM
For the comparison to the Mustang, you have to define what "competitor" means. If we are talking about consumers cross-shopping them, then yes, for SOME consumers these will be competitors. My ex-girlfriend would never drive a four door, so if she were looking at these cars, they would NOT be. Her choice would be GTO or Mustang.<p>Personally, I don't particularly care about the number of doors, so I would cross shop both the Shelby and the SRT-8, along with the GTO. My criteria in this example would probably be: 400+hp V8, RWD performance car, $35-40k. <p>Edit: This SRT-8 looks amazing in black. I was not sold on the styling of the Charger up until seeing that picture. Very nice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

AM2
03-25-2005, 07:03 AM
The 2 are In-direct competitors. One is a 2-door coupe and the other is a 4-door sedan.... one thing in common is they are both inspired by the V8 muscle cars of the 60's.<p>

mzoltarp
03-25-2005, 07:13 AM
The 68 Charger was a significantly larger car than the 68 Mustang, but they both did well in Bullit. What puts them in the same class now as then is speed. For sake of argument let's say that the Charger SRT8 is faster than the GT500. There will be speed heads who will cross shop.

Rugbyplaya91
03-25-2005, 12:33 PM
THIS IS HOT CRAP<p>i mean how can a spoiler, hemi, and ground fx change my whole perspective on one car?<p>maybe if they did all that to the jeep comander i'd love it too

Uberwagon
03-25-2005, 01:16 PM
Sorry to belabor the point but I think the Mustang GT and Charger Hemi will be competitors among a number of buyers and the SRT and GT500 versions will very definitely be cross-shopped. The number of doors is simply not the issue to consumers it once was. Sport sedans have changed the market so much that coupes are no longer seen as the sole owners of "performance." (ie, WRX, etc.) For those in the industry and have access to the info, just look at the cross-shop data: 2-door and four-door are regularly interchanged now.

AM2
03-25-2005, 02:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sorry to belabor the point but I think the Mustang GT and Charger Hemi will be competitors among a number of buyers and the SRT and GT500 versions will very definitely be cross-shopped. The number of doors is simply not the issue to consumers it once was. Sport sedans have changed the market so much that coupes are no longer seen as the sole owners of "performance." (ie, WRX, etc.) For those in the industry and have access to the info, just look at the cross-shop data: 2-door and four-door are regularly interchanged now.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>They both share the same modern muscle car concept, but the Charger SRT-8 will appeal to those who want a large sporty 5-seater sedan, while the Shelby Cobra GT500 will appeal to those who want a smaller sportier 4-seater coupe.<br>I agree that this market overlaps with each other... but like what I said earlier, they are in-direct competitors.<p>Because GM, Ford and Chrysler don't compete directly at the moment, this is the closest domestic offering each company has to a muscle car.<br>GM = Pontiac GTO<br>Daimler-Chrysler = Dodge Charger/ Charger SRT-8<br>Ford = Ford Mustang/ Shelby Cobra GT500<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 5:10 AM 3/26/2005</i>

syclone
03-26-2005, 08:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Charger and the Mustang arent competitors. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>competitors, no, but i still think there will be a good deal of cross-shopping<p>i think there are a lot of people out there debating one of two things:<br>1. could i get over the four-door thing considering the performance of the charger<br>2. could i get away with only having two doors if i spring for the mustang<p>if these weren't classic nameplates from american companies, just a high performance sedan and coupe then i don't think they would get compared at all<p>ps - as much as i still really hate the 4-door thing, i would take the charger over a mustang, because i think the new mustang is hideous

Monkey
03-27-2005, 07:45 AM
Not to change the subject BACK to the car itself...<br>But I went to the NY Auto Show yesterday and have to comment.<br> I had seen the Charger at the Philadelphia show (behind the ropes) and wasn't overly impressed. Good, but not great. Then yesterday, I got a much better view of the Charger lineup. An R/T, the Daytona, and of course, the SRT-8. Let me tell you, I could not stop drooling.<br>The SRT-8 was insanely muscular. The front end nearly grunted at me. It is the most aggressive car I have seen in years.<br>I also saw the Mustang. A great car itself. But you know what....it is a Mustang. I guess the fact that the Charger is new, makes it so much more "wow". The Mustang has been around, this iteration better than the last. But the SRT-8 Charger. A new, bold design. Something other carmakers can't seem to grasp &lt;&lt;cough&gt;&gt; Impala &lt;&lt;cough&gt;&gt;.<br>SO, while these two cars are going to have cross-shopping, I can't say they are in the same class. The Charger SRT-8 makes you stop and stare. The Mustang, is a Mustang. Been there, done that.<br>Oh...and BTW, I hope they produce it in that color. And in purple...

knicks125
03-27-2005, 09:15 AM
I dig, but do you really need that much power...i mean i am a M-F commuter, sometimes on Saturdays too, as with many other people, what's the usefulness of having that much hp in a car when it's always stop and go during rush hour traffic...for me, the only time I can think of taking a car like that out for a fun drive is on weekends or anytime not in winter...when you buy a car and can only take it on out weekends or in the summer, what's point of getting in the first place...i'm just not sure how big of a market these cars will have, when the regular version will do just fine. espeically from dodge, chrysler, and jeep<p>just my two cents

Charger
03-27-2005, 09:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dig, but do you really need that much power...i mean i am a M-F commuter, sometimes on Saturdays too, as with many other people, what's the usefulness of having that much hp in a car when it's always stop and go during rush hour traffic...for me, the only time I can think of taking a car like that out for a fun drive is on weekends or anytime not in winter...when you buy a car and can only take it on out weekends or in the summer, what's point of getting in the first place...i'm just not sure how big of a market these cars will have, when the regular version will do just fine. espeically from dodge, chrysler, and jeep<p>just my two cents</TD></TR></TABLE><br>There are people who just want a fun summer car or likes to collect unique cars. DCX isnt going to make a lot of them so they will sell out.

AM2
03-27-2005, 10:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dig, but do you really need that much power...i mean i am a M-F commuter, sometimes on Saturdays too, as with many other people, what's the usefulness of having that much hp in a car when it's always stop and go during rush hour traffic... </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well, I guess this car wasn't designed for you or people in your situation.<br>But there are people out there who like driving around and love high performance cars with a lot of HP.<br>Think of it as a cheaper alternative to those powerful Ms AMGs etc.<p>

knicks125
03-27-2005, 12:30 PM
i guess i am coming from a state where all cars, purchased or leased, have to be registered and insured...it's not that i don't like the car, but i can't not understand how anyone would pay that much money, insure it but only for it to sit in a garage...<p>i can afford the car without a problem, but how many times am I going to drive it before I have to go to the gas station, before a new model comes out, before....<p>i guess that also answer the question on the Ms and AMGs, I can afford one of those, but am i just buying those to SHOW OFF or just for myself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> the same goes for these cars, are people buying for themselves or to brat about them? Maybe because my family was not as rich as others when I was small, and now that I do have money, I still put value on hard earned money, just as if I didn't have as much as I have now, maybe it's just me...

Uberwagon
03-27-2005, 12:51 PM
If M-F commuting in stop and go traffic in the winter is what you're into, a Hyundai might be a better choice (It's a fine car). This is a $40k GT, probably for those who either have a second car or don't live under your same conditions. <p>Personally, I'd love to commute in one of these, and I'm very excited to see DCX and others stepping up with truly exciting products like the SRT Charger. It is, IMHO, revitalizing the tarnished image of American cars and getting people like myself back into their dealerships. It's been a long time since I've been interested in American cars. But this and the SRT Magnum, too much HP or not, are on my shopping list now. I couldn't imagine I'd be visiting a Dodge dealership 3 years ago.

AM2
03-27-2005, 12:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> the same goes for these cars, are people buying for themselves or to brat about them? Maybe because my family was not as rich as others when I was small, and now that I do have money, I still put value on hard earned money, just as if I didn't have as much as I have now, maybe it's just me... </TD></TR></TABLE><br>A friend of mine knows someone who drives an S65 AMG, a 60's Jaguar E-type and a V10 Dodge Viper(all gas guzzlers)... what can he say? He loves them(he's a big car enthusiast) and he loves driving them...<p>For me this is too much... because number one... I can't afford any of those vehicles. But these type of vehicles are targeted at people who can and will spend that much for their car... and as long as there is still a market for these type of cars, they will continue to produce cars like this.<p>

Naga Royal Guard
03-27-2005, 12:59 PM
what has this discussion become

knicks125
03-27-2005, 01:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If M-F commuting in stop and go traffic in the winter is what you're into, a Hyundai might be a better choice (It's a fine car). This is a $40k GT, probably for those who either have a second car or don't live under your same conditions. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's not what I am into, it's what you do to make money.<p>I actually have two cars already (Solara & TL), and am considering getting the new Sonata or Azera as the third car. My mom has the TL right now, actually.<p>I like the car, and I can afford it, I just don't know how many time I'd drive it, that's my dilemma

Charger
03-27-2005, 01:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what has this discussion become</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The Charger SRT-8 being useless, which it's not if you have the money.<p>Lets get back on topic here please

knicks125
03-27-2005, 01:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what has this discussion become</TD></TR></TABLE><p>it's my fault...i've started all this...sorry

ricerammer
03-27-2005, 07:10 PM
HOLY HELL. I want one. BAD.

jasonm
03-30-2005, 09:17 AM
has the the price point for this been announced?

Charger
03-30-2005, 12:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jasonm</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">has the the price point for this been announced?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not yet, but it will be cheaper than the 300C SRT-8

Velocitas
03-31-2005, 12:44 AM
<br>knicks, you just haven't been bitten by the fast car bug, that's all. lol As someone with a 600hp car sitting in my garage, I can tell you for a FACT that the answer to "I just don't know when I would drive it" is: "Every chance I get."<p>Another fact is what my granddad used to say when driving around 500 cubic inch Caddys during the 70's gas crunch: "If ya can't afford the gas, ya can't afford the car." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>There are going to be waiting lists for these things for sure.<br>

Gian86
03-31-2005, 12:47 AM
Madd car in black with red brake disk!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Now i love this car!!!!! If there's coupe version of Charger SRT-8 in the future. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-31-2005, 04:53 AM
"knicks, you just haven't been bitten by the fast car bug, that's all."<p>Actually, I have...many times, I've driven many porsches, bmws, MBs...<p>I just don't need that fast of a car, my two current cars are doing just fine...225hp & 270hp satisfy me :-)<p>i have the money but i don't need to go out and buy a show car to tell/show people what i have...i drive cars for my own praticalbility (sp?)

Uberwagon
03-31-2005, 01:03 PM
You've posted so much about how great Hyundais are and how you're looking to get one, yet you claim to own two luxury/performance vehicles? I'm sorry but I just don't believe you. <p>Seriously, if you've driven all those cars and don't see why a 425 hp car would be enjoyable, stop bagging on this one. Because the rest of us DO see a reason to own one, and it isn't to impress people like...you. Driving is fun. Driving powerful cars is even more fun. Period.<p>Sorry folks, just getting tired of this guy bagging on a car that a lot of us want to talk about. Peace.

Santeno
03-31-2005, 01:22 PM
Alright back on-topic everyone.

knicks125
03-31-2005, 01:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You've posted so much about how great Hyundais are and how you're looking to get one, yet you claim to own two luxury/performance vehicles? I'm sorry but I just don't believe you. <p>Seriously, if you've driven all those cars and don't see why a 425 hp car would be enjoyable, stop bagging on this one. Because the rest of us DO see a reason to own one, and it isn't to impress people like...you. Driving is fun. Driving powerful cars is even more fun. Period.<p>Sorry folks, just getting tired of this guy bagging on a car that a lot of us want to talk about. Peace.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Santeno, please excuse me for saying the below, i'll make it quick.<p>I never said I own two luxury/performance cars, all I said was the HPs on them. Actually I own one main stream coupe with 225hp, and a premium sports sedan with 270hp, I will let you figure out what they are... you don't have to believe me...it's up to you...<p>I am sorry to everyone for curving this thread...I apologize...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 5:19 PM 3/31/2005</i>

Tha Sheep
04-01-2005, 03:30 PM
No matter what you do to it, its still a 4 door!!

Charger
04-01-2005, 03:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tha Sheep</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No matter what you do to it, its still a 4 door!!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>GET OVER IT!!! It looks good as a 4 door, thats what DCX gave us and Im happy with it

syclone
04-01-2005, 08:48 PM
as much as i want to say "get over it" too, this is something that will put off a lot of potential buyers. still, i think the market for the four door is bigger than for a coupe. perhaps a two-door charger would have sold well in its first year, but i think the four door, as much as i personally hate the idea, has better prospects for a 5-6 year lifespan

Andre
05-03-2005, 09:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Heres some shots in black. Ill take mine in black<br><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_05.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...5.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_03.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...3.jpg</A><br> <br><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_06.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...6.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_04.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg</A> <p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/charger_gallery_02.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...2.jpg</A><br> <br>source: allpar.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry I took so long to reply to these images, had to go out and get a new keyboard first<p>I JUST saw them, and let me tell you they sent me REELING. it looks beautiful here. Bu sadly it will sell well at launch and die quickly. with the current status of the economy the people who want to buy them will buy them, then everyone else will look elsewhere.

megadethmartyr
05-03-2005, 09:38 PM
You know, in black it kinda hides the rear doors. Plus, show me V8 smokin tires and I'll show you a smile. I dig this car the more I see it. Love the guages. Although I would prefer a coupe, you'd be outta your mind to turn this thing down.

Vector
05-12-2005, 02:15 PM
Sweet Buddha, that thing is bad-ass in black! It does hide the rear doors a bit too (which I don't mind). After seeing those pics I can't imagine getting one in any other color. The rest are hideous in comparison.<p>The one thing I hope they offer is a spoiler-delete option. Those were neat in the 80's but I think we've all come to appreciate diffusers and modern ground effects today. To me, spoilers on sedans aren't "sporty" so much as telling: If it needs a spoiler it wasn't designed right.

spwolf
05-12-2005, 03:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">as much as i want to say "get over it" too, this is something that will put off a lot of potential buyers. still, i think the market for the four door is bigger than for a coupe. perhaps a two-door charger would have sold well in its first year, but i think the four door, as much as i personally hate the idea, has better prospects for a 5-6 year lifespan</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. Anyone above 20 and below 50 will NEED an 4 door car in their life, so it is very helpful that you can buy an monster 4 door car :-).<p>Going back to my decision to buy an MR2, these days it is slightly impractical and 2 years from now (hopefully) it will be very impractical. My other car is 3 door too, so it will be impractical as well, so some very fast 4 door car would do much better.<p>Who really cares if it is an "coupe" or 4 door? I mean does the fact of having only 2 doors give anyone some kind of pleasure? I dont think so.<p>I think in past, cars used to be black and white, so sport cars were 2 doors and family cars were 4 doors. Today, it is very different market and companies need to get more creative. As long as it looks good, drives well, it is only beneficial for the car to have more doors.<p>Biggest Porsche seller of all times will be their 4 door coupe, mark my words.

megadethmartyr
05-14-2005, 12:06 AM
THe coupe thing is about the herritage of the name. It a name people respect from muscle car days and there is an ecpectation. As a dramatic example, what kind of reaction would GM get if they brought the Camero back with four doors? The Charger was always a coupe.

Spider-Dan
05-20-2005, 01:46 PM
That thing is bad ass in black. I love the new Chargers, 2-doors or not, and the SRT-8 styling just makes it better.<p>And my 2 cents on the 2-door debate, It could of been alot worse. What if Dodge brought back the Charger nameplate to a FWD 6-cylinder? Hell would of been raised then... <p>Dan

nismo
05-20-2005, 03:19 PM
I saw the SRT-8 at an autoshow and that car is HOTT. Of course I think a 2dr would've been nicer (to compete with the new Mustang) but its nice anyway.<p>Is the Charger out yet?

Charger
05-20-2005, 03:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I saw the SRT-8 at an autoshow and that car is HOTT. Of course I think a 2dr would've been nicer (to compete with the new Mustang) but its nice anyway.<p>Is the Charger out yet?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>June 1st is the official release date but some have their Chargers now

milkdud99
06-30-2005, 12:58 PM
Hey does anyone know the MSRP of the Charger SRT-8?? I've called up Dodge and they will not even tell me! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
10-11-2005, 05:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>milkdud99</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey does anyone know the MSRP of the Charger SRT-8?? I've called up Dodge and they will not even tell me! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just released. $38,095 <U>base</U> msrp with destination and surcharge<p>Available in Nov. 05<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=107536" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...07536</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:43 PM 10/11/2005</i>

Gian86
10-11-2005, 05:36 PM
That will be very expensive if Dodge Charger SRT-8 comes here if right-hand drive is available.

haji
04-23-2008, 02:25 AM
2008 DUB Edition
http://images.worldcarfans.com/2008/4/22/9080422.002/9080422.002.Mini2L.jpg

FRDesign
04-23-2008, 04:39 AM
Thats not an SRT-8 charger, Wrong thread.