Illustration for article titled 2009 Hennessey Dodge Challenger SRT600 Turbo, Exclusive First Look

The mad tuners at Hennessey have turned their turbocharging tech toward the new Challenger SRT8, creating this just-about-built beauty of a beast — the Challenger SRT600. Having quickly snapped up one of the few SRT8s out there (on eBay, for quite a markup), the crew was hard at work this week readying the first SRT600, seen here. There are no final power numbers yet, but the addition of turbos, high-flow cylinder heads and other speed bits have resulted in output above 600 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque in other vehicles featuring the 6.1 Hemi under the hood — like the SRT600 Grand Cherokee. Expected performance numbers below the jump.

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John's boys from Texas are still in the process of tweaking the Challenger, but expect a 0-to-60 mph time in the low four-second or high three-second range, and a quarter-mile time in the sub-12.0 second area. Hennessey only plans to make a limited numbers of their extremest Challenger, so now there's one more hoop to jump through for those who already did the footwork to get an SRT8.

Photo Credit: Matt Hardigree / Jalopnik

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