2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: First Drive

Arguably, it's the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 that benefited the most from SRT's latest makeover. Last time we drove it, back in 2008, we loved it for its brute force, but thought the running gear was "unsettled, jittery, and unpolished." That's all done with. A new adaptive damping system, incorporating Bilstein coilovers, … » 7/15/11 11:51am 7/15/11 11:51am

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: Everything you need to know

We already know the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be more powerful, look more aggressive and have a new, adaptive-damping suspension (welcome to the 2010s, boys!), but what of the geekier minutiae? Allpar's ascertained some of these devilish details. » 6/16/11 2:00pm 6/16/11 2:00pm

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: A new snout and a heaping helping of higher…

This is it. It's the new Dodge Charger SRT8, and like its lesser-powered sibling, it gets entirely new sheet metal for the 2012 model year. But the changes aren't just skin deep. Under the hood, there's a new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 heart delivering more horsepower and torque than the 6.1-liter HEMI V8 it replaces. Heaping a … » 2/09/11 7:00am 2/09/11 7:00am

Tricharger Packs Two Turbos, A Supercharger, And Two Fewer Doors

Let's say you have a Dodge Charger but find the performance, style and two superfluous doors just don't suit you. Perhaps you should take your problem car to Force Performance in Miami, Florida, as they've decided to chop off the rear doors, lay down some coupe styling and perform a modest power upgrade to the Hemi V8… » 10/09/08 3:20pm 10/09/08 3:20pm

A Question That Should Never Be Asked About A Dodge Charger SE

Please, if you have a Dodge Charger SE, never ask "Does the hood from a Charger SRT8 » 9/12/08 1:00pm 9/12/08 1:00pm fit on my car?" Yes, the hood should bolt on just fine, but that's not the question you should be asking yourself. First off, do you want the hood from an SRT8? If it's for the big scoop, you can get superficial aggression a lot…

Car And Driver Opines On Best Cars For Hooliganism

When this article, nominating the ten best cars in which to play the hooligan, slid across our screens, we almost dismissed it as another high-powered, high-dollar, fried-tire fest. We're glad we took a look though, as Car und Driver actually put together a pretty entertaining and largely nontraditional set of cars we… » 8/11/08 3:00pm 8/11/08 3:00pm

2008 Dodge Charger SRT8, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8:
You never got enough oversteer from your big wheel as a kid. Your father taught you big motors and tire smoke are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The first passage in your bible reads "In the beginning, God created the Hemi and the Earth." You think global warming is not… » 7/17/08 3:00pm 7/17/08 3:00pm

2008 Dodge Charger SRT8, Part Two

Exterior Design: ****

Let's not mince words here: The 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8 is the kid that took your sister out to a party and she came back with frazzled hair, disheveled clothes, and smeared makeup. It's a badass car and it looks it. In sedate colors it blends in like a roughneck in a polo, but when properly… » 7/16/08 3:00pm 7/16/08 3:00pm

2008 Dodge Charger SRT8, Part One

While Wert spent last week behind the wheel of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, I had the muscle car's big, boorish bear of a brother, the 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8. The two cars may come off the same production lines, but I'm finding myself using a different set of adjectives than the petals of flowery prose Wert… » 7/15/08 3:00pm 7/15/08 3:00pm

2011 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger To Remain Rear-Wheel Drive, Get…

It's no news that the 300's been a hit for Chrysler — and we here at the Jalop obviously are fans of the Dodge Charger SRT8, and the new Dodge Challenger's certainly got itself a purdy mouth. But there's potentially going to be some fuel economy issues inherent with a RWD, Hemi-powered platform given the current desire … » 2/15/08 8:30am 2/15/08 8:30am