2011 Dodge Challenger V6 Gets 305-HP; SRT8 Rated at 475-HP

2011 Dodge Challenger V6 Gets 305-HP; SRT8 Rated at 475-HP

Thanks to leaked documents from the recent Chrysler dealer meeting we have the official output numbers for the 2011 Dodge Challenger. Of note are the base-model V6 and top dog SRT8 with big power increases.

On the V6 side, the Challenger gets Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar motor with 305-hp and 268 ft-lbs of torque – an increase of 50-hp and 18 ft-lbs.

The mid-range 5.7-liter HEMI V8 gets a slight bump of 7-hp and 10 ft-lbs for totals of 379-hp and 410 ft-lbs.

As for the SRT8, well, it gets a larger 6.4-liter V8 that Dodge has targeted against the Shelby GT500 – which seems like a long shot. The new HEMI is rated at 475-hp and 460 ft-lbs, an increase of 50-hp and 40 ft-lbs.

That’s way off the Shelby’s 550-hp number, but there’s a real chance this engine is underrated as Dodge brand CEO Ralph Gilles reportedly told dealers the car would hit 60-mph in under 4 seconds – a reduction of as much as a second compared to the current SRT8.

GALLERY: 2011 Dodge Challenger Brochure

[Source: Ontario Street Car via Autoblog]

  • Fadhel

    No way..!! the SRT8 will not break the three-second barrier, with 475 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, in same Weight.!!!

    At least it needs 580 hp to do so. or loss 15-20% weight.

  • Lisa

    I have to agree with Fadhel…. the SRT8 will not be able to do 0-60 in 3.99 seconds or less…. no chance, it would need a SERIOUS diet.

  • jeffrey lightner

    needs a serious diet to do 60 below 4 seconds