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SRT brand leads with new Challenger SRT8

Chrysler Group LLC’s newest brand, SRT (Street and Racing Technology), is showing off the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The new coupe offers outstanding straight-line acceleration, world-class ride and handling, high-performance braking and technologies to deliver more driver excitement and control.

Powered by a 392-cubic inch (6.4-liter) HEMI with 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, the Challenger SRT8 goes from 0-60 in under five seconds, runs the quarter mile in mid-12-second range with the automatic transmission (high 12-second range with the manual); goes from 0-100-0 mph in the low 15s, reaches a top speed of 182 mph with the standard Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission (175 mph with the five-speed automatic) and stops from 60-0 mph in just 117 feet.

The adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system is new for 2012 and tuned specifically for the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. The ADS system features the fastest turn-in and most nimble handling characteristics of any SRT product.

Sitting a half-inch lower than non-SRT models, the 2012 Challenger SRT8 392 can pull .90g on the skid pad.

Ralph Gilles, the newly assigned President and CEO, SRT Brand and Motorsports, said, “Being a separate brand will allow our team to expand the dedicated engineering and marketing resources for specific performance vehicles. … The SRT vehicle lineup will continue to make the latest in contemporary luxury features available to our customers, … We strive to never lose focus on driver involvement and vehicle character while maintaining each of the vehicle brand’s key design differentiators.”

Hellcat vs ZL1, GT500

Motor Trend recently dyno-tested a Challenger SRT Hellcat and Camaro ZL1. They found that the Challenger peaked at 635 horsepower and 591 lb-ft at the rear wheels, far more than the Camaro’s 472 hp and 482 lb-ft of toque....

Chrysler 300 one of the “Most Comfortable Cars”

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The 2014 Chrysler 300 equipped with the Pentastar V6 has been named one of KBB.com’s “10 Most Comfortable Cars under $30,000.” “For many car shoppers, comfort is among the top factors in their choice of a new vehicle, especially with so many Americans spending countless hours commuting,” said Jack R....

Supercharged Viper? (Updated)

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With the supercharged 6.2 Hemi delivering 707 horsepower to the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Viper boys are reportedly looking for ways to get back on top. While the Viper may be superior on a tight racing course, the straight-line performance of Charger and Challenger, in five-seaters with all the amenities, large trunks, and automatic or manual transmissions, is a challenge for Team Viper — as is the current series of Corvettes....

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