Today, Dodge unveiled the 2012 Charger SRT8. Set to launch this calendar year, the 2012 Charger SRT8 will be powered by a new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine that will put on the ground around 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
Compared to the 2010 6.1-liter SRT-8 that’s 40 hp more .
To save a little fuel, the engine will have a system that cuts off cylinders when they aren’t needed for power.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that the 2012 model will be priced slightly higher than the 2010 car.
For the first time in Chrysler’s history apparently, this car is offered with standard paddle-shift technology! They operate the W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission.
Outside, new, split five-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged and polished aluminum wheels with black painted pockets provide great looks, and the available three- or four-season tires make the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 easy to handle and fun to drive.
Brembo technologies for braking
World-class stopping power for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 comes through four-piston Brembo calipers and vented/slotted rotors measuring 14.2 inches up front and 13.8 inches in the rear.
The Charger SRT8’s Ready Alert Braking system anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and engages the electronic stability control pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.
For the high-performance look, carbon-weave, fiber aluminum interior trim pieces are integrated into the new instrument panel and shifter bezel. The SRT logo is embroidered in the seat backs. Rear seats also are heated for passenger comfort.
New for 2012, the Dodge Charger SRT8 features a 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harmon Kardon. The user interface for the system is controlled through the Uconnect Touch on the largest standard touchscreen display (8.4-inch) in the segment.