2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Spied With 6.4L HEMI V8

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Spied With 6.4L HEMI V8

Photos of the 2011 Challenger have already appeared online ahead of the car’s official unveiling, but now we have a first look at Dodge‘s 2011 Challenger SRT8.

Outside, the biggest changes are to the lower rear fascia, the door handles and the lip spoiler. An upgraded interior will also be a part of the package.

More importantly, however, is a new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 480-hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque. Pricing is expected to be set at $45,601 with the new engine also making for improvements in the fuel economy department.

In the future, both acceleration and fuel economy will improve further with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

For those interested in the SE model, it gets a new Pentastar V6 displacing 3.6-liters and making 290-hp and 270 ft-lbs of torque – an increase of 40-hp and 20 ft-lbs. It’s also expected to deliver fuel economy of 20/26-mpg (city/highway) up from 18/25-mpg.

[Source: Detroit News]