Joining the new 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 in dealerships later this year will be the 2012 Dodge Charger ST8, which will be built alongside the 300 SRT8 at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Prices for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 will start at $46,660 including $825 in shipping fees.
Power for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 also comes from the 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. Also 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.
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Stopping power from 60 to 0 mph comes in 120 feet comes through 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers painted red. The Charger SRT8 also gets a two-mode adaptive damping suspension, which allows for selectable suspension tuning and also automatically adapts to road and driver inputs for optimal vehicle control.
We’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel.
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– By: Omar Rana