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Full-weight Dodge Magnum ran an 8 second quarter mile

by Patrick Rall on

While the stigma against station wagons in the United States ended the Dodge Magnum’s run in 2008, these muscular haulers are still a hot commodity among enthusiasts.

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Robert Lamb’s Dodge Magnum SRT8 recently set the record for the quickest in the world, with a quarter mile time of just 8.995 seconds and a trap speed of 155 miles per hour. Making the run even more impressive is the fact the Mr. Lamb’s Magnum hasn’t had any weight removed – meaning that this 8-second station wagon weighs some 4,600lbs when you factor in the roll cage and the turbo setup.

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While the weight might be stock (or heavier than stock), few of the drivetrain components have been left untouched in Lamb’s progress in putting his Dodge Magnum into the 8 second range.

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The stock 6.1L Hemi was replaced by a 408 cubic inch stroker motor built by Chris Siedle, fitted with twin 67mm turbochargers. The full build was handled by Gearhead Fabrications in Stuart, Florida and Brian McMahon from Diablosport tuned the setup to make monster power.

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That power is sent to the rear wheels by means of an ATF TH400 transmission, a carbon fiber driveshaft and a Drive Shaft Shop 9” rear differential.

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Mickey Thompson Pro ET drag radials put the power to the ground well enough for a 4,600+ pounds Dodge station wagon to lay down incredible 1.4 second 60-foot times en route to a record-setting quarter mile time of 8.995 seconds at 155.08 miles per hour.

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Having the first Dodge Magnum in the world to run an 8-second quarter mile is impressive, but this isn’t just a race car. Lamb drives the Magnum several times a week, often leaving his Hellcat Charger at home to pick up his kids from school.

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This a legitimate street car that can lay down 8-second quarter mile times and for that, we salute Robert Lamb for having one wicked street machine.


 

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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