Dodge Charger SRT8

From Dodge press: The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8® packages all of the features and amenities expected of an excellent family sedan combined with benchmark performance delivered by Chrysler Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) vehicles. For the Dodge Charger SRT8, key SRT ingredients include 6.1-liter, 425-horsepower (317-kW) HEMI® power, world-class ride and handling, benchmark braking, functional and aggressive-looking exterior enhancements, and a race-inspired interior.

The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 delivers benchmark performance for a muscle sedan: 0-60 mph in the low five-second range, quarter-mile time in under 14 seconds, braking distance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet and 0.89 g on the skid pad. The Dodge Charger SRT8 also accomplishes SRT’s signature performance test of 0-100-0 mph in less than 17 seconds.

The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 is powered by the 425-horsepower (317-kW), normally aspirated 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 producing 420 lb.-ft (569 N•m) of torque. Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.

For added stability and aerodynamic benefit, the ride height of the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 is one-half inch lower than the Dodge Charger. Handling is engineered for performance with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and ABS with brake knockback mitigation tuned specifically for the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8.

Benchmark braking performance comes from Brembo four-piston brake calipers on all four wheels, gripping a vented disc – 360 mm x 32 mm up front, with 350 mm x 26 mm in the rear. The SRT-exclusive braking system includes brake knockback mitigation software for even better track response.

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