2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

In recent years, muscle car fans are having the time of their lives while they kick back and watch the Big 3 go at an outstanding horsepower war. Of course Dodge, unlike Ford and Chevrolet, has refrained from offering anything north of 550-hp… until now.

Sources inside Dodge say that the newly-formed SRT brand is working on a factory option supercharger for the new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger that will boost output from the 6.4 liter HEMI V8 to as high as 570-hp.

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Insiders says that the twin-screw supercharger kit will be available for order as a factory part sometime in late 2012 for the 2013 model year Challenger and Charger.

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Refresher: Power for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 comes from a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 making 470-hp and 470 lb-ft of torque – 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb-ft of torque than the outgoing model. Mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters as standard, the 2012 Charger SRT8 goes from 0 to 60 mph in the high 4 second range with a top speed of 175 mph. It can run the quarter mile in the high 12-second range. Prices start at $46,660.

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8:

   

- By: Omar Rana

Source: Motor Authority


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  • Cad4life

    jeep srt8 with 570 is going to be the fastest suv once again

  • Jon

    From what I have read this option will be reserved for the cars only, but who knows maybe Jeep could get it.  I read that the Challenger SRT8 does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and the Charger SRT8 does it in 4.6 seconds.  The article I read said there were issues with getting these cars to launch because of wheel spin, so these cars could indeed be faster if Chrysler would put a launch control system on them or beefier rear tires.  Considering these cars weigh upwards of 4,400 pounds and can hit 0-60 MPH in 4.5 or 4.6 seconds, I think GM needs to worry if they add a supercharger.  If these cars had better launch control I bet they could hit 60 in 4.2 or 4.3 seconds if not slightly better.  Makes me think these cars are pushing more than 470 ponies.

  • michael zaldivar

    must go faster, must go faster, must go faster !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!