Group Five Bringing Another Challenger Convertible To SEMA

As a nod towards successful design mixed with an automaker willing to give 'em way all willy-nilly, this year's SEMA show will be chock-full of Dodge Challengers » 10/31/08 12:40pm 10/31/08 12:40pm. We've already seen the . Now we've got bringing us this Challenger Roadster for two. The heavily chopped windscreen plus a sleek tonneau cover over the…

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

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Reviewed

While Dodge won't even return our phone calls (something to do with this as well as insinuating Bob "The Builder" Nardelli tried to change the name of Home Depot to Home Despot), our friends at the magazine that finds being Popular just as important as being Mechanics did get a chance to drive the Ram-headed brand's… » 4/30/08 12:01am 4/30/08 12:01am

2009 Dodge Challenger Production Details Emerge, You Want A Shaker Hood…

It's been almost a full day since we've posted on the 2009 Dodge Challenger, so we assume all of you are getting the shakes. According to our tipster, orders for the new Challenger can be placed starting next month (that's April) with a total of 45,000 initially built. This same source also claims that there will be a… » 3/07/08 2:45pm 3/07/08 2:45pm

Chrysler Media Responds To Our Periodical Observations

Yesterday, we made an observation about a picture of the new Challenger in certain magazine racks at the Memphis airport. Our take on the picture, which came from Chrysler's The Firehouse blog, was somewhat satirical. To their credit, Chrysler responded with their own commentary on the subject. That response below. » 3/06/08 10:20am 3/06/08 10:20am

Dodge NASCAR Drivers Fool Around With Dodge Challenger Mule

The lovers of all things Dodge over at Red Letter Dodge grabbed themselves some video of Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Bobby LaBonte screwing around with a 2008 Dodge Challenger dressed as a Dodge Charger (which is easy to do given that they share a lot of the same parts). After the requisite "oohhs" and "awwws" for… » 2/21/08 10:00am 2/21/08 10:00am

Barrett-Jackson: First 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Off the Line Sells at…

Dodge decided to "hit it" on big money day here at the big BJ auction by dropping the very first 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 on to the auction block to watch as it sold for $400,000 with the proceeds going to charity. But strangely enough, despite now running the new Challenger without cover on the highways and byways… » 1/20/08 12:01am 1/20/08 12:01am

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8, Undisguised

Apparently anything Chevy can do, Dodge thinks they can do better. Just as quickly as "Maximum" Bob Lutz revealed he'd be pulling the cover off the 2009 Chevy Camaro during testing, Dodge lifted the skirt off the Challengers out testing in the winter wonderland of Metro Detroit. Like this silver and black Dodge… » 1/16/08 11:53am 1/16/08 11:53am