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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

Dodge has arrived at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show packed full of yummy offerings for our insatiable appetite. The second model to debut - after the Green With Envy Challenger - is the new 2012 Charger SRT8, and yeah, its got a HEMI. In fact, it has a 6.4L V8 HEMI that delivers a total of 465 HP and 465 lb.-ft. of torque allowing it to make the 0-60mph sprint in just four seconds with a top speed of 175mph. Sales will begin later this year.

"We’re continuing the fast-paced rebuilding of Dodge as our performance brand, and the expansion of our SRT SRT product lineup in 2012 is an important part of our rejuvenation," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Dodge Brand — Chrysler Group LLCs. "The new 2012 Dodge Charger Dodge Charger SRT8 builds on the iconic four-door fastback coupe design of the all-new Charger and adds a much larger power band across the rpm range, along with intelligent performance attributes and safety and creature comforts for customers who are passionate about performance driving."

UPDATE 06/16/2011: When the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 goes on sale in the next months, it will be offered with quite an impressive list of features, including a two-mode active dampening suspension, a sport mode for the transmission, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision mitigation. Other technical goodies comprise of a remote USB port, satellite traffic, remote gas-cap release, and a black/red interior
Check out the full list after the jump.(Allpar)

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8.

Exterior and Interior

Dodge Charger SRT8

The new Charger SRT8 will be distinguished by new front and rear fascias that include a new front Dodge crosshair grille and grille surround featuring high-gloss black finishes and the SRT badge. There is also a new sculpted hood with a 6.4 L badge and black air exhauster for added engine cooling.

At the rear, the SRT8 model gets a new signature “racetrack” taillamp design with 164 illuminating LEDs, new 4-inch round dual exhaust tips, and an SRT8 decklid badge. The car sits on new, split five-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged and polished aluminum wheels with black painted pockets.

On the interior, the car gets an all-new, leather-wrapped, SRT-exclusive steering wheel, standard paddle shifters and carbon-weave, fiber aluminum interior trim pieces integrated into the new instrument panel, and shifter bezel.

The front seats have unique, aggressive bolstering and perforated suede insert fabric with an SRT logo embroidered in the seat backs.

All models will be offered with a standard 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harmon Kardon.

New List of Features:

- Two-mode active dampening suspension
- Sport mode for the transmission
- Adaptive cruise control
- Forward collision mitigation
- Remote USB port
- Satellite traffic
- Remote gas-cap release
- Black/red interior
- Dual zone humidity-sensing automatic climate control
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated front and rear seats
- Air filter
- LED interior lighting
- Ventilated front seats
- Heated/cooled front cup holders

The Engine

Dodge Charger SRT8

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers an impressive 465 HP and 465 lb.-ft. of torque, including an estimated additional 80 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,900 rpm. For the first time in an SRT product, standard paddle-shift technology joins the standard AutoStick on the floor shifter. Both are mated to the proven W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission, allowing a choice of spirited shifting on the road and the racetrack.

The new Charger SRT8 will feature a new adaptive damping suspension that uses a wide range of on-road and driver inputs, such as vehicle speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and lateral acceleration. Also, drivers will be able to choose between "Auto" and "Sport" settings that quickly change the shock damping and harshness characteristics from the ease of everyday commuting to harsher, more challenging driving situations.

Prices

Dodge Charger SRT8

The new Dodge Charger SRT8 will go on sale later this year, with prices set to be announced closer to the launch date.

Competition

Dodge Charger SRT8

Some may consider the Mercedes C63 AMG to be quite the competitor against the Charger SRT8, but its monstrous price tag doesn’t allow for a worthy comparison. That leaves us with models like the Nissan Maxima and the Hyundai Genesis . Chrysler has also recently unveiled the new 300 , which will also get an SRT8 version.

LOVE IT
  • Powerful engine
  • Faster than previous version
  • Competitors don’t stand a chance
LEAVE IT
  • Cops will flock to it like bees to honey
  • Gas mileage may leave your wallet a tad bare


29 comments:

Well I’m glad to know that this Charger SRT8 is faster than there previous. I would love to see this one on a race and I also noticed that it really had a splendor appearance.

I love the aggressive design that this Dodge Charger SRT8 had and I must say that it is already looks good on its color. The styling is almost perfect for me I just wish that the engine performance didn’t disappoint me.

Well it is really nice to hear that is more powerful now than the previous one. As for the exterior looks of this one, I found it so impressive and cool even the wheels emphasize the beauty of this car.

Wow! I love the design of this SRT8 although I’m not really fond with the front end of it, I still find it so impressive most especially with its powerful engine performance.

@ jgrissom22 where did you saw those pictures of this car? I also wanted to see the them for me to decide, which will be better, but as you can see, it’s a four-door car. Therefore, they make adjustments.

tell the truth i seen pic of this car as a two door and i swear it looks way better than as a for door. i think they should have went with the two door though

Hmm, with those features that they have listed here, I think the price would be around the $50,000 mark. If that’s the case, I would say that it would still be in the reasonable range.

It’s really normal that SRT8 offer a great car like this. It has a powerful engine that anyone look for. And it’s nice to know that they upgrade it speed performance than the previous version! Great!

Well, it is really a good thing that Dodge can still very well keep up with Chevrolet. This can very well be a perfect match for the Camaro ZL1 both in looks and performance.

ond it gas guzzler. Well, I don’t think that this car would be the best thing to consider since everyone is looking for a fuel economy car.

Honestly, I really don’t like sedan cars for its platform and wider body! However, talking about the speed performance of the car, I have to admit that I’m impressed on this car.

Love the new charger but this looks a little flashy

now if only the sprint cup cars could for dodge could look like this !

This charger truly is nice. I like it more than any camaro. All those who think this charger isn’t nicer than the camaro is blind

This only has a supercharger, PepBoys wheels, and a new Muffler, plus a redneck paint scheme. Big deal.

I saw this car a couple days ago in the jersey turnpike....i was following it cuz the taillights looked weird at night and couldnt make up wat car it was

They actually found a way to make it look even worse than before. Bravo. Seriously, what’s with the front? I’ll give Dodge credit for trying to make a muscle car, but they just can’t seem to get it right. It looks especially ridiculous next to the Camaro ZL1 that was just unveilled.

gotta love the new charger smiley but i personally hate the rear.. i prefer the one of the previous model :/

This new charger is hot. It looks alot more agressive than all its previous models.

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