2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8

2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8

2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8

The Dodge Charger – one of the biggest names from the muscle car era – powered its way out of its storied past and onto the stage at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now, the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 provides exactly what performance enthusiasts wanted, more American muscle. Charger SRT8 is capable of 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, quarter-mile time in the 13-second range and braking distance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet.

Just as the very first Charger, the new SRT8 gets its motivation from a Hemi. In this case, it’s a big-bore, having more cubic inches, increased compression, new cylinder heads and new intake/exhaust systems for increased flow. 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 of 425 bhp.

Chassis improvements on the SRT8 include SRT-tuned dampers, specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, large-diameter anti-sway bars. The car rides on unique SRT-developed five-spoke 20-inch forged aluminum wheels attached to a new braking system having Brembo 4-piston calipers.

Race-inspired interior and exterior appointments give the SRT Charger a distinct appearance. At the front an new front fascia includes integrated ducts and the hood is equipped with a scoop to funnel cool air into the engine compartment. Rearwards, a new fascia features aggressive cutouts to accommodate dual 3.5-inch exhaust tips and a dramatic decklid spoiler increases downforce. Inside SRT sports highly bolstered sport seats with contrasting red stitching, a leather trim steering wheel and a 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer.

The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be assembled at Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Story by DaimlerChrysler, edited by Supercars.net

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In Detail

price $$35 320 USD
engine90-Degree Cast Iron Hemi V8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedSequential Fuel Injection
displacement5069 cc / 309.3 in³
bore103.0 mm / 4.06 in
stroke90.9 mm / 3.58 in
power316.9 kw / 425 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output83.84 bhp per litre
bhp/weight224.75 bhp per tonne
torque569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsRWD
front tiresP245/45R20
rear tiresP255/45R20
front brakesVented Discs w/Brembro 4-Piston Calipers, ABS,
f brake sizex 360 mm / x 14.2 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/Brembro 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
r brake sizex 350 mm / x 13.8 in
front wheelsF 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20.0 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Power Assist
f suspensionSLA w/Upper A-Arms Coil-Over Springs, Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar
r suspension5-Link Mulit-Link w/Upper A-Arms Coil-Over Springs, Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar
curb weight1891 kg / 4168 lbs
wheelbase3048 mm / 120.0 in
front track1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track1604 mm / 63.1 in
length5082 mm / 200.1 in
width1891 mm / 74.4 in
height1479 mm / 58.2 in
transmissionW5A580 5-Speed Automatic
gear ratios3.58:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1
top speed~265.5 kph / 165 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.0 seconds