Dodge Challenger Super Stock Drag Package Available For Order...If…

We're stoked that Chrysler is offering a Dodge Challenger Drag Pak » 9/17/08 10:40am 9/17/08 10:40am turn-key racer, but how exactly do you go about ordering one from your local Dodge dealer? Since these mighty Mopars are going to be limited production, you gotta prove you're worthy. First, you're required to submit your application in writing to a…

SMS Supercharger Boosts Hemi Horsepower By 45% In Challenger, Charger

SMS, Steve Saleen's new operation, wants to sell 2005-09 Mopar Hemi owners a supercharger that the company claims can bump underhood horsepower by as much as 45%. The SMS 296 supercharger has some unique features, including an internal intercooler and a low profile, letting the blower sit between the cylinder banks… » 8/08/08 1:00pm 8/08/08 1:00pm

Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pack Finally Revealed

After more than a year of anticipation, Chrysler has taken the wraps off the Drag Package for the 2008 Dodge Challenger (Read our three-part review of the SRT8 here!). At least 100 of the Mopar muscle machines will be built, each tailored for the specific NHRA category in which the buyer wishes to compete. The big… » 7/14/08 3:00pm 7/14/08 3:00pm

Dealers, Supercharge Your Dodge Challengers!

At this years SEMA show, Dodge will be unveiling a new supercharger kit for the 2008 Dodge Challenger, providing the potential to significantly boost output from the stock 425 HP (in SRT8 trim). The dealer-installed option will be sold through the Mopar brand, and if the co-developed kits from Speedfactory are any… » 7/03/08 3:20pm 7/03/08 3:20pm

Challenger SRT8-Driving "Blonde Bombshell" Revealed As G4TV's Alison…

Remember when we saw that black Dodge Challenger SRT8 making some runs at Irwindale Speedway? Remember the unknown "blonde bombshell" at the wheel last week? Well, it's confirmed — she is a bombshell, and now she's no longer "unknown." Turns out it was Alison Haislip of G4TV doing a bit of test dragging with… » 6/04/08 3:00pm 6/04/08 3:00pm

Dodge Challenger Races Honda Civic SI At Drag Strip

Loyal reader Jack found himself at Irwindale Raceway in SoCal yesterday for the run-what-ya-brung night and lookie what was there, a brand new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8. Here we catch a glimpse of the lady driver givin' it to a Honda Civic SI in an 1/8th mile run which sees the new Mopar take it easy all the way to… » 5/30/08 12:40pm 5/30/08 12:40pm

First Dodge Challenger Press Kit Hits EBay, Buy It Now For $400

Auto show profiteering hits Chicago as the first press kit hits eBay for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. You want one? Buy it now for a mere $400. Yes, the muscle car wars may be on, but they certainly ain't cheap. But you're lucky — you don't need a press kit, you've got all the deets you could ever want on the 2008… » 2/06/08 5:30pm 2/06/08 5:30pm

Chicago Auto Show: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Live And In The Shiny…

What better way to kick off the sales of your new muscle car, the last relevant piece of new product you're going to introduce for a while, than to invite a couple of guys who are best known for selling motorcycles. Paul, Sr. and Paul, Jr. of American Chopper fame were on hand to show off the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 » 2/06/08 12:07pm 2/06/08 12:07pm

Chicago Auto Show: First Live Shots Of 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

Given how bad the photoshopping was of the original 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, we thought you'd like some live shots. And while those shots weren't supposed to go up for another few hours, our intrepid photographer managed to catch one de-robed, as it were, during a rehearsal for the big reveal.


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Chicago Auto Show: Hunting Chicago For The Dodge Challenger

Here at Jalopnik, we don't just sit around waiting for the news to come to us. So, once we got to the windy city for the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, we just couldn't wait around for the official unveilings. So off we went, scavenging the city for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Lucky for us, Hardigree is a local, so he… » 2/06/08 10:00am 2/06/08 10:00am

Chicago Auto Show: Chrysler PR Team Learns Photoshop, Makes Challenger…

Employing the same skill as a 12-year-old grafting his head on Eli Manning's body, Chrysler's media team made the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 fly. There are so many problems with this 6th grade photochop that it would occupy us for the rest of the day trying to make fun of them and we couldn't bring you live pictures… » 2/06/08 9:45am 2/06/08 9:45am

2008 Dodge Challenger Makes A Cameo In New Chrysler Ad... Sort Of


The animated "A New Day" spot is out from Chrysler, and while the commercial isn't about a homicidal pre-teen henchman (though we weren't that far off), there is a cameo by the 2008 Dodge Challenger. We don't exactly need to go into the details of how this version doesn't match up with the production version so we'll… » 2/04/08 7:00am 2/04/08 7:00am

2008 Dodge Challengers Hanging Out At Roush With All The Cool Kids

A reader over at CarScoop managed to catch a pair of production-looking 2008 Dodge Challenger muscle cars hanging out at Roush, tuner of most things Ford. There are a couple of interesting things going on here. First, there don't appear to be any racing stripes, which could lead you to think these aren't SRT8's,… » 2/01/08 10:15am 2/01/08 10:15am

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Now With A Real Rear End

Thanks to the kind folks over at Autoweek — and via the folks at the Line on the Inside over at Edmunds — we can now add an official press shot of the 2008 Dodge Challenger to our growing collection from the broken embargo. The main difference between concept and reality is the loss of the LED rear lights. The tips on… » 2/01/08 7:00am 2/01/08 7:00am

The Post Whereby We Welcome AutoWeek to the "Embargoes Suck" Bandwagon

Yes, it's official, Auto Week hates embargoes as much as those of us here in the automotive blogosphere despise them. In an editorial written in the wake of the silliness that was Chrysler's embargo strategy on the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 reveal for the Chicago Auto Show, Dutch Mandel, the hard-charging editor of … » 1/24/08 3:30pm 1/24/08 3:30pm

Concept Dodge Challenger SRT8 Versus Production Dodge Challenger SRT8

Everyone had so much fun with the Honda Pilot Sketch v. Reality that we thought we'd look at the production Challenger SRT8 leaked photos and the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 concept car to see what's changed, what's stayed the same and what we have to look forward to at the Chicago Auto Show. » 1/24/08 11:45am 1/24/08 11:45am