2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8

Detroit, Jan 9, 2007 – The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is more menacing than ever with a completely redesigned hood, grille, front fascia and functional performance hood scoop. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 remains true to the SRT credo of Race inspired, street legal with 0 to 60 mph performance in the low 5-second range while, at the same time, maintaining all of the utility and convenience features the entire 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup has to offer.

A redesigned hood, front fascia and new grille highlight the extensive changes on the new 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8. A functional performance hood scoop has also been added. The black honeycomb insert of the crosshair grille and air inlet of the front fascia increases brake cooling. The front fascia itself provides an aerodynamic benefit by reducing lift. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 rides on 20-inch aluminum, SRT-designed wheels wearing 245/45/ZR20 (front) and 255/45/ZR20 (back) F1 Goodyear tires.

On the inside, the new 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 maintains its race-inspired environment. Enhancements for 2008 include agate-color accent stitching, carbon-fiber leather-trim door handles, and LED lighting in the cup holders and door-map pockets.

The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 continues to feature power-adjustable, deeply sculpted and highly bolstered sport seats with performance suede inserts in the front, an improved grip-enhancing carbon-fiber leather-trim steering wheel, and full-performance instrumentation, including a 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer, a tachometer and a temperature gauge.

Under the newly designed hood of the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8, delivering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm) of torque,.

New for 2008, drivers can receive instant feedback on their personal performance numbers from a newly available ReConfigurable Display (RCD) in the cluster. Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.

The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T ia also available with all-wheel drive. An all-wheel-drive system adds a front differential and transfer case to provide the best in passenger-car four-season traction

Story by DaimlerChrysler, edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

engine90 Degree Hemi V8 w/Twin Spark Ignition
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl w/Pushrod Actuation
fuel feedMulti-Port, Sequential, Electronic Injection
displacement6100 cc / 372.2 in³
bore103 mm / 4.06 in
stroke90.9 mm / 3.58 in
power316.9 kw / 425.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output69.67 bhp per litre
bhp/weight216.07 bhp per tonne
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsAWD or RWD w/ESP
front tires245/45/20
rear tires255/45/20
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS
f brake sizex 360 mm / x 14.2 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS
r brake sizex 350 mm / x 13.8 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18.0 x 7.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18 x 7.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Assist
f suspensionShort-Long Arm w/Upper A-Arm, Coil Spring over Gas Shock Absorber, Stabilizer Bar
r suspensionFive-Link Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar, Shock Absorbers,
wheelbase3048 mm / 120.0 in
front track1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track1603 mm / 63.1 in
length5021 mm / 197.7 in
width1881 mm / 74.1 in
height1481 mm / 58.3 in
transmissionA580 5-Speed Automatic
gear ratios3.59:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1
final drive3.07:1
top speed~273.6 kph / 170 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph~12.4 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.9 seconds
drag0.365 Cd