Dodge Challenger SRT8

From Dodge press: The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8® builds on the excitement of the return of the Challenger by offering an all-new six-speed manual transmission option, a limited-slip differential and a classic B5 Blue exterior that harkens back to the original Dodge Challenger.

Developed by Chrysler’s in-house performance engineering organization, Street and Racing Technology, the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8’s 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N•m) are the result of SRT’s exclusive, proven 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine. The normally aspirated 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 is 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.”

The Challenger SRT8’s powerful HEMI® is mated to either an all-new six-speed manual transmission, or the proven five-speed automatic with Auto Stick. The all-new six-speed — the Tremec TR-6060 — is matched with a race-inspired dual-disc clutch and was first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®.

All four wheels are equipped with red painted Brembo calipers that feature four opposing pistons on a fixed caliper for even clamping performance. 360 x 32 mm vented rotors are found up front and 350 x 26 mm vented rotors are in the rear. With a 60–0 mph stopping distance of approximately 110 feet, the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers customers renowned SRT benchmark braking.

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