Intro: The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 announces its arrival with an imposing air, letting any passerby know that this is no ordinary family car. Rather this 5-passenger sedan delivers a race inspired mystique rooted in aggressive styling and a truly potent engine.
The SRT8 tops out a spirited Charger lineup and stands alone as a uniquely styled 4-door muscle car. Brembo ventilated disc brakes, striking 20 inch forged aluminum wheels and Dodges adaptive dampening suspension, do well to boost this newest Chargers performance credentials. But its behind the menacing, blacked out grille that things really get interesting.
Performance: If the "6.4 HEMI" badging on the side is not hint enough, one look under the hood gives away the massive V8. The SRT8's engine makes 470 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque, enough to get it from zero-to-sixty in just under 5 seconds, and to a top speed of 175 miles per hour!
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the Charger SRT8 is 14 miles per gallon city, 23 miles per gallon highway.
Features: The Charger SRT8 benefits from a fresh new interior as a result of an update to the entire Charger lineup in 2011. The new design features a flowing dash with a bold chrome-look instrument panel, while the all-black interior furthers the SRT8's aggressive nature.
Standard features on the SRT8 include sport leather heated/cooled bucket seats, dual zone climate control, and innovative heated and cooled front cup holders. Also standard is a Garmin touch screen navigation system.
Safety Features: Standard safety features include traction control, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system and a full array of front and side impact airbags.
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is $46,795 in its lone trim.
Warranty: The Charger is backed by a transferable 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty and a transferable 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: For the performance enthusiast looking for V8 power and modern amenities, the Charger SRT8 delivers the best of both, wrapped in a classically styled sedan.