2008 Dodge Challenger
2008 Dodge Challenger. Click image to enlarge

Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler Canada has announced pricing for the limited-volume 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The modern muscle car will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,995 (excluding a $1300 destination charge).

Powered by a 6.1-litre, 425-hp Hemi V8 engine, the new Challenger SRT8 coupe features 20-inch SRT Design wheels, high-performance suspension, dual-exhaust, and high-intensity discharge headlamps.

The company also announced a Canada-only edition called the Challenger SRT8 500. These will be available in Black, Silver and HEMI Orange. All will feature a special 500 badge in front grille, 500 badge in the instrument panel and all customers will receive a unique Certificate of Authenticity. The Challenger SRT8 500 will also include dual “carbon-fiber” hood stripes, harkening back to the original Dodge Challenger.

The interior will include race-inspired leather seats with added bolstering and an exclusive orange accent stripe, exclusive stitched accents on the seats and steering wheel, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and speedometer in the center, and an SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD) with Performances Pages that provide drivers instant feedback on 0–100 km/h time, 100–0 km/h braking, g-forces and ¼-mile time.

Later this year, four 2009 Dodge Challenger models will be offered in Canada: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger SXT, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8. Pricing for the complete Dodge Challenger lineup will be announced at a later date.

The all-new Dodge Challenger will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on the same assembly line as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.

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