Cool Cars: Dodge Challenger SRT8 329
Dodge founded by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in 1900 are renowned for their sports utility vehicles and performance cars. Dodge Challenger was first introduced in 1959 and competed against other prominent super dream cars like Mustang and Camaro. The latest and best offering from Dodge is the Challenger SRT8 329. The design is truly a classic and is probably the last muscle car in production today that’s the closest you can get to an original classic version. The challenger will surely stump you with its classic beauty coupled with breathtaking performance as one of the cool cars on the road.
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Dodge Challenger is truly a classical beauty and is sure to make heads turn with its raw, masculine and sexy appeal. It closely resembles its predecessor which is missing in other muscle cars of today’s generation. The Challenger features traditional classic and sleek lines taking cue from its predecessors. It features a new and improved splitters and front fascia helping this monster stay grounded at high speeds. One of the prominent features is the 392 badging on the front fender that distinguishes it from its siblings. It also features a pair of four-inch rectangular exhaust outlets at the rear and along with 20” forged aluminum wheel lends it a mean and muscular character.
The interior of Dodge Challenger cool cars have come a long way since its initial days. The interior though a bit retro compared to other dream cars is luxurious and refined and comes with special detailing. It features front bucket seats wrapped in black or radar red leather offering excellent comfort and lumbar support. Other prominent features include standard paddle shifters on automatic cars, chrome inserts on SRT specific instruments which provides useful performance readouts like 0-60mph acceleration time, G-forces, eights mile and quarter-mile time. Other prominent feature includes the awesome Harmon Kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System providing powerful and fantastic music experience. Overall the interior of the challenger is sporty and comfortable.
Underneath the hood of this magnificent beast is the mighty 6.4 litre 392 HEMI V8 engine producing maximum power of 470 HP @ 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 470 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm. The engine is mated to a TREMEC TR-6060 six speed manual transmission and a dual disc high performance clutch. It also comes with a five speed automatic transmission option with four driving modes. It also features a Getrag limited-slip differential ensuring both wheels spin in unison.
These super cool cars are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 sec and has a top speed of 182 mph in manual mode and 175 mph in automatic mode which is an incredible feat considering that it’s a huge car. Other prominent performance oriented features include Adaptive Damping Suspension and optional Goodyear F1 supercar tires.
Undeniably it is the ultimate American Muscle Coupe. The classic lineage of this magnificent beast is sure to attract lots of car enthusiasts. It is one of the last true muscle cars available in the market and coupled with an incredible performance and state of art interiors and luxury features makes it one of the most desired and cool dream cars of our time. At $ 45,125 for a base Challenger SRT model, it is one of the most expensive cars in its segment but truly worthwhile because of its classic design, raw power and incredible performance making it a must have dream car in the garage among the elegant Maybach’s and Bentley’s.