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Blacked-Out Vortech-Supercharged Challenger Gives Us The Vapors

Feast your eyes on one of only two Vortech-supercharged 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8's — blacked out, naturally. The Challenger SRT8 already makes 425 HP with the 6.1-liter Hemi, but would you believe this supercharged monster is currently dynoing at 540 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque? You know that scene in cartoons when… » 7/14/08 4:20pm 7/14/08 4:20pm

Hennessey Challenger SRT600, Exclusive First Pictures And Power Numbers

Wert may have gotten a thrill from that stock 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, but some owners are going to demand more power. That's where the Hennessey Challenger SRT600 comes into the picture. Last week we showed you first pictures of it undergoing the transformation into a turbocharged monster and now we've got… » 7/10/08 12:00pm 7/10/08 12:00pm

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

Speedfactory Cars Blows SRT8 Challenger, Sees 495 Rear-Wheel HP

The peaches over at Speedfactory Cars out in Georgia have employed the magic of forced induction to achieve 495 HP at the rear wheels of a Dodge Challenger SRT8. Using a centrifugal supercharger sending boost through an air-to-water intercooler, Speedfactory's dyno graph also shows maximum torque output of about 451… » 6/16/08 10:40am 6/16/08 10:40am

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

Vanishing Point Dodge Challenger Wrecked On One Lap Of America

So remember the "Vanishing Point" Dodge Challenger we showed you Friday? Yeah, that one — the white Challenger piloted by former SCCA super-stud and now Chrysler car-macher Erich "Hair Helmet" Heuschele, with Ralph "Rambo" Gilles as navigator. It seems the "V.P." Challenger had a wee bit of trouble at turn one of Road… » 5/03/08 8:18pm 5/03/08 8:18pm

Chrysler Recreates Vanishing Point Challenger For One Lap Of America,…

Do we like the film Vanishing Point? Maybe a little too much as we've posted the Vanishing Point finale, intro and assorted clips in between. So despite our best efforts to ignore the much-hyped 08 Challenger SRT8, we're going to budge a little because this particular story captures a little of that Jalopnik spirit.… » 5/02/08 1:20pm 5/02/08 1:20pm