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03-24-2005, 10:45 AM


Functional performance is at the heart of the SRT credo. To that end, an all-new front fascia includes integrated ducts that help direct fresh air to cool the brakes. The front fascia also incorporates an air dam to reduce lift. The hood is equipped with a scoop to funnel cool air into the engine compartment.


The rear fascia features integrated lower strakes to direct air flow and aggressive cutouts to accommodate dual 3.5-inch exhaust tips. A dramatic decklid spoiler set on dual stanchions increases downforce for high-speed stability and traction.



Race-inspired interior appointments in the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 start with power-adjustable, deeply sculpted and highly bolstered sport seats in the front fitted with performance suede inserts to hold occupants during maneuvering. Rear seats have matching performance suede inserts. All seats have contrasting red stitching.

Other sporting touches include “carbon fiber” technical leather trim on the steering wheel for better grip, and special finishing on the center stack.

A 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauge feature dark faces unique to the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8. An LED display within the gauge cluster is driver-configurable for oil temperature, oil pressure and tire pressure readouts.



Just as the very first Charger – the original 1964 “Charger by Dodge” concept car - sported a HEMI V-8, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 gets its motivation from a HEMI, too. In this case, it’s a big-bore, SRT-engineered version producing 425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.

Several features of the new 6.1-liter SRT HEMI recall the legendary HEMI engines of previous decades, including the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that provide power and efficiency, orange-painted cylinder block, black valve covers, and even the horsepower rating (with less displacement, the 6.1-liter HEMI’s 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating exceeds that of the legendary Street HEMI of the 1960s and ‘70s).

To create the 6.1-liter version of the Chrysler Group’s HEMI, SRT powertrain engineers applied tried-and-true engine-building tricks honed by generations of American hot-rodders.

They unleashed 85 more horsepower by adding more cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio, redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust systems for increased flow, and increasing engine speed.

For more displacement, SRT engineers bored out the diameter of the cylinders in the HEMI by 3.5 millimeters each in order to increase the total displacement to 6.1 liters from 5.7 liters.



03-24-2005, 10:48 AM

03-24-2005, 10:59 AM
Seems so redundant with the 300C SRT-8 already on the market. Take those wheels off the Charger and put them onto the 300 and you have a better looking SRT-8 IMO.

03-24-2005, 02:58 PM
if they had it as a coupe it would look 10 times better IMO

03-24-2005, 03:06 PM
Yup, need a two door... love the front end... exciting car.

03-24-2005, 03:19 PM
It looks like a 4 door mustang to me... a 2 door would look alot nicer but then I can't help thinking it would be a chrystler-fied mustang.

03-24-2005, 03:55 PM
turbo charged magnum? :dunno:

03-24-2005, 07:39 PM
meh, looks too wrong as a four door

03-24-2005, 07:51 PM
that new charger is still something i would never buy

03-24-2005, 07:52 PM

That looks F*cking mean!

03-24-2005, 07:54 PM
that ;\looks awesome

03-24-2005, 07:55 PM
It's like the new mustang and the 300c had sex.....this is the result. Dodge is too aggressive with its exteirior designs they will proven to be dated early.

03-25-2005, 10:56 PM
I'm trying to not let myself like it on principle alone - the Charger should be a 2 door. But that looks good. But the hood scoop isn't needed. Throw a supercharger and a TMIC in there and I'm sold :D

03-25-2005, 10:58 PM
what an ugly piece. :thumbsdow
I give the transmission 3 months and 10,000 kms before a rebuild