More Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Details Emerge

The folks at ALLPAR, who are rarely known for idle talk, have uncovered some details on the all new 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8. What we've learned is that the first SRT-8 Special Editions will come fully loaded at $40,095 with the 6.1-Liter Hemi engine and five-speed autostick. If you're in the market for one, we hope you like Hemi orange, silver or black, as these are the only colors the SE will come in. The only options are a MyGig Nav/Audio System ($890), Summer Tires ($50) and a Power Sunroof ($950).

The other addition is Hill Start Assist, which was previously available on Chrysler truck products like the Ram, Commander, Liberty and Grand Cherokee. The system works by maintaining the same level of brake pressure applied before the driver switches to the throttle, and then releasing the break in proportion to the increase in throttle. This is helpful if you're set to run away from a determined police detective in San Francisco. [ALLPAR]