Aggressive styling, big power, and Mopar heritage, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 excites! Whether you're on the highway or cruising, the 6.1 Litre Hemi V8 makes each day feel like a track day.
*6.1 Litre Hemi V8 425HP/420 LB/FT Torque* *High Performance Steering and Suspension* *Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamps* *Anti-Spin Rear Differential Rear Axle* *20" SRT forged, Polished-Aluminum Wheels* *Keyless Go Push-Button Ignition* *Remote Keyless Entry w/Illumination* *Leather Steering Wheel* *Heated 8-Way Power Seats w/Power Tilt & Recline* *SRT High-Performance Kicker® Sound System w/13 Speakers, 322-Watt Digital Amplifier and 200-watt Subwoofer* *Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) w/Performance Display Screens* *HD Touchscreen Radio*
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2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 2D Coupe Details
The Challenger remains offered in three different primary trims--SE, R/T, and SRT8--that correspond to different engines, while a number of packages can help give the Challenger quite a range of possible styles and driving characteristics. The base SE model comes with a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. For those who must have a V8, the Challenger R/T is the entry model, offering a 372-hp, 5.7-liter 'Hemi' V8 and 5-speed automatic transmission. And at the top of the range is the SRT8, featuring a 425-hp, 6.1-liter version of the Hemi. All three Challenger variants are rear-wheel drive, and automatic transmissions feature Chrysler's AutoStick manual control. On V8 models, a 6-speed manual gearbox is optional.
Base SE models have the same retro muscle-car silhouette as the others, but they're a little bit more sensible, with a low base price and 25-mpg fuel economy on the highway, while still providing satisfying enough acceleration for most everyday driving. The V8 models however have a different attitude, with a rumbling exhaust sound, tremendous torque just off idle, and a true muscle-car feel. Thanks to Chrysler's multi-displacement system, which shuts down some of the cylinders during coasting or cruising to save fuel, the 5.7-liter engine also is capable of 25 mpg on the highway. The R/T can get to 60 mph in less than six seconds according to Dodge, while the SRT8 can do it in less than five.
You sit rather low in the 2010 Challenger, and the car's tall shoulders lend a protective feeling. Front seats have plenty of space for the largest folks, and although technically the Challenger is a 5-person coupe its back seat can be quite tight, and entry and exit from the back seats can be a challenge. The trunk however is huge and easily accessed; Dodge says it's as big as that of the Charger sedan.
The high-performance SRT8 model that's at the top of the Challenger model range is truly where the muscle-car cues all come together. The SRT8 includes hood stripes, a rear spoiler, a functional hood scoop, a satin chrome grille and special SRT-design 20-inch alloy wheels, and the appearance extras make the most of the blunt, aggressive shape and low, wide stance. Hues like Hemi Orange pearl coat paint reach back to the original muscle cars.
Standard features across the Challenger model line include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, side airbags and side-curtain bags. The bargain-priced SE isn't luxurious but it includes nearly all the features that are expected at its price level, including keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, power foldaway mirrors and a CD/MP3 sound system with auxiliary input. In addition to the V8, suspension, steering, and wheel upgrades, the R/T adds fog lamps, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob and extra interior illumination,
The SRT8 adds a host of extras in addition to the performance improvements, including HID headlamps, power heated mirrors, a remote start system, heated leather seats, UConnect (Bluetooth) hands-free, steering-wheel audio controls and a media center with hard-drive system and Boston Acoustics sound. Kicker upgraded speakers with a subwoofer are optional.
Classic Muscle-car Appearance
Modern Tech And Entertainment Features
The Challenger carries into its second year with only a few minor feature and option changes. Electronic stability control is newly standard across the entire Challenger model line. R/T models get a few more standard features: automatic headlamps, an LED-lit cupholder and door-handle lights. UConnect Multimedia and UConnect Navigation now include steering-wheel audio controls and UConnect Multimedia features have been combined with the Sound Group.
The most significant new option for 2010 is the Super Track Pack, which brings a host of track-ready hardware and upgrades.
The 2010 Dodge Challenger is instantly recognizable and one of the most distinctive new cars of any price. With a thoroughly modern design, the Challenger manages to maintain an aggressive V8 muscle-car personality while meeting modern expectations for ride comfort, handling and safety. It's certainly not old-tech inside either; Chrysler is offering some of the best tech features inside, like a hard-drive-based music jukebox system. Among coupes, the Challenger is surprisingly practical; Dodge says that it has best-in-class rear headroom and legroom; it's also best in class in trunk space.
6.1L Hemi V8 engine
5-speed automatic transmission
Autostick automatic transmission
Anti-spin rear differential
3.06 axle ratio
Rear wheel drive
Severe duty II engine cooling
730 CCA maintenance-free battery
Independent high performance suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Performance tuned pwr rack & pinion steering
4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes
Dual rear exhaust
Dual bright exhaust tips
Remote start system
20" x 9.0" aluminum SRT design wheels
P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires
Tire service kit
Functional hood scoop
Satin chrome grill
Solar control glass
Pwr heated mirrors w/fold-away
Bright fuel filler door
Body-color door handles
Media center 430 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, USB port, 30GB hard drive w/6700 song capacity, 6.5" touch screen, aux audio input
SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: (1) year service *SIRIUS not available in Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas/US Virgin Islands and Barbados*
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