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

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Lisa Lisa on Sep 30, 2010

    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 Jeffrey lightner on Aug 23, 2011

    needs a serious diet to do 60 below 4 seconds