The buff boys over at the buff book named Car und Driver appear to be needing some crucial reader input on their April issue. They, or a duly-sworn representative, have taken it upon themselves to send out some versions of their cover to a small clinic group of readers to determine which shots should get the limelight of being an actual C&D cover. What's really funny to us is we remember overhearing a conversation involving Editor-in-Chief Csaba Csere at Narita Airport in the Northwest Worldclub waiting for our flight back from the Tokyo Auto Show. Csaba was loudly proclaiming how his publication is very careful with embargoed information, never โ€” ever โ€” letting outsiders have access to covers. We also remember hearing him say that other outlets (in the case being talked about, it was Motor Trend's accidental embargo breach on the Nissan GT-R) need to be more careful with covers that reveal sensitive information โ€” and that Car & Driver doesn't ever run clinics or provide PR teams with covers that include embargoed information. Yes, well, we're assuming Csaba's going to have a little bit of egg on his face this morning. Because as you can see, there's two possible covers of Car & Driver's April issue โ€” one above and one below the fold, each revealing the same thing โ€” the new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in it's full glory, and a 425 HP rating โ€” well before the official unveil of the new muscle car at the Chicago Auto Show in two weeks. Oh yes, and the new Pontiac G8 GT will have a HP rating of 362. One more pic below the jump and of course, our gallery of spy photos below. UPDATE: AutoWeek's gone ahead and jimmied the door on the embargo, busting it even further open with some more embargoed press shots on the new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 โ€” so we're going ahead and dropping the whole salvo as well in the gallery below.
UPDATE #2: We've got a great graphical look at the differences between the concept and production versions of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8.