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Monday, June 16, 2008

2008 Dodge Challanger SRT8

Here's another great movie from Jay Leno's garage! When I first saw the auto magazine reviews on the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, I couldn't help thinking that Dodge may have let this retro-modern masterpiece hit the market at the wrong time. With gas prices so ridicules, people are more inclined to swap out their gas guzzler SUV's for hybrids rather than V8 American Muscle.

So who is going to want a V8 Hemi muscle car in the current state of fuel efficiency awareness? ...Well.... I do! I think this car is beautiful! This car makes you want to take that night job just to pay your gas bill, if only for that 10 minute drive from your day job to the night shift. Look at the rear end of this car... It's one of the sexiest backsides I've seen since... well I'll let you fill in the blank on that one..

It doesn't appear perfect, there are signs of Dodge cheapness in the interior.. and as Jay says, the car really needs a manual gearbox... but all said and done.. I take my hat off to Dodge for having the guts to give us a tried and true American made muscle car regardless of the current economic state... (hmm.. does anyone else feel deja vu from the early 1970's shift in the Automobile market?)

2 comments:

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

what an incredible car! I always loved Dodges (I have had a few, but in between right now). What does this beast run on price?

Car Test Ride said...

The SRT8 Version which is the only one out right now runs in the low to mid 40K range...