SRT Pondering Magnum Revival?
When the Magnum was revealed, it soon became the quirky cousin to the Challenger and Charger in Dodge's muscle car lineup throughout the early 2000's. Even still today it maintains a bit of a cult status amongst enthusiasts, even though it officially met its demise in 2008. But what about the idea of a newer, better Magnum? Well, it's something that Ralph Gilles hinted at way back in July of last year, but has been mostly wishy-washy on the idea as of late. Recently though on the DriveSRT blog, they wrote up an interesting piece highlighting the Magnum, and went on to explain just how easy it actually was to build one, considering the shared platforms: "From the instrument panel forward, the Magnum, 300 and Charger are all identical," noted program Manager Adam Forte, "The cat walk, the front load beams, the front bumper. Everything is the same."
If a new Magnum did somehow find its way into the lineup in the near future, it could stand alone under the SRT nameplate- considering both the Viper and upcoming Barracuda do/will- and the previous 6.1L Hemi V8 will most likely be ditched in place of a smaller engine. We won't say this is a green light, but it's certainly a step in the right direction.