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 a winning finish. At least that's what we hope we're seeing. If a Challenger doesn't obliterate an SI at the strip something is very wrong. We're still wondering who the blonde bombshell behind the wheel was. Anyone out there know? Also, does the Challenger pictured here have the legendary drag package we've heard about for almost a year now?

[Youtube via Jack]

DISCUSSION

pessimippopotamus
Pessimippopotamus

@AlfaScoobyDude (with more Haiku):

You wouldn't really say the new Impreza or the new Corolla's creative either.

Why are you so jaded about a big cruiser that has easy 425hp and 420lb ft of torque for $40,000? And what's wrong with the Hollywood movies? The rest of the world's been gobbling up whatever this country has to offer for quite a time now. Enjoy it while you still can. With that nonsense CAFE on the way, it won't be long before you're forced to limit yourself to a turbo 4 banger. You know you'll miss it. ;-)