Hey Cool Car Fans,
I recently consigned another “Bad Boy” vehicle that a client of mine has asked me to help them sell. It’s the infamous Dodge Charger SRT8 with 425hp and a super cool and fun car to drive. Chassis improvements on the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 included SRT-tuned dampers, specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, and large-diameter anti-sway bars.
The ride height of the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 was designed to be one-half inch lower than the Dodge Charger. Handling was enhanced for performance with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) specially tuned for the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.
The very first Charger, back in the original 1964 “Charger by Dodge” concept car-sported a HEMI V-8, and the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 also got its power from a HEMI. It’s a big-bore, SRT-engineered version producing 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nom) of torque. It’s bad to the bone and will get up and go!
Several features of the 2006 6.1-liter SRT HEMI recall the legendary HEMI engines of previous decades, including the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that provide power and efficiency, painted cylinder block, black valve covers, and 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 engineers developed the Dodge Charger SRT8’s engine with more horsepower by adding more cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio, and redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust systems for better flow and increased engine speed. It’s a solid piece of equipment that drives this vehicle down the road.
- 0-60 mph: 5.0 sec
- Top speed: 165 mph
Some owners that I’ve read online have claimed that they’ve gone 170mph in their Charger SRT8’s and have clocked 4.5 second 0-60 mph speeds in racing conditions beating down many competitors in much smaller vehicles. It’s impressive ride for the money!
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8
Engine: 6.1L V8 OHV 16V
Drive Train: RWD
Vehicle Type: Sedan
Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
Automatic Climate Control
Child Safety Door Locks
Second Row Folding Seat
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
Electronic Brake Assistance
Telescopic Steering Column
Front Air Dam
Tire Pressure Monitor
Heated Exterior Mirror
Trunk Anti-Trap Device
Vehicle Stability Control System
Leather Steering Wheel
Here’s a great Motor Week video to watch about this cool ride!
Enjoy the photos and if you see this vehicle driving down the road, you’ll know that you saw it here first on CoolCarGuy.com.
Cool Car Guy Rating: Super Cool
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