The most powerful version of the retro-styled muscle car, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, will be available for orders from December 3, 2007.
Tuned by Chrysler’s in-house tuning division Street & Racing Technology, the souped-up version of the sports car doesn’t bring too much new in terms of visual styling, but is motivated by an engine that delivers 425 horsepower and gut-wrenching 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque available as low as 4800 rpm.
For the hefty price of $37,995, you’ll be able to get yourself a car equipped with a huge 6.1-liter HEMI V8 engine, ‘carbon-fiber’ hood stripes and a numbered dash plaque.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 is reported to be available in a choice of just three colors, namely black, silver and HEMI orange.
Although the RWD car was introduced almost a year ago, there is still no info as to the Challenger’s list of standard and optional equipment.
Chrysler hopes that the new Challenger will become an adequate competition for the charismatic Ford Mustang coupe.
See also: 2009 Dodge Challenger