Comments - Chicago 2011: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

Published: Feb 10, 2011
Description: We've all been waiting for it and here it is. Instead of Eminem driving that Chrysler 200 in the Superbowl commercial, the rap star and Detroit native obviously wasn't made aware of this. Do...
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Jason Dannheim Feb 10, 2011
I said the same thing! Almost no one believed me either.
John Frum Feb 10, 2011
See? I knew they'd bring the 6.4 to the Charger! Now WHO said I was wrong?
Tyler Roebuck Jul 22, 2011
That thing just looks mean.
Alex Cameron May 15, 2011
Looks nothing like the GT-R, but this is a wicked charger
Jason Brower Apr 06, 2011
The new gtr looks funny... Oh wait. That's not the gtr, it just looks like a bad copy.
Brandon Dowers Mar 22, 2011
Wow now tht is a gorgeous charger the other ones were just ugly but o like this and the 69 charger model
Jonathan Claud Rion Mar 02, 2011
How bout carbuzz actually created a model page for this new charger at least.
David Malinkovski Feb 16, 2011
Omg... It looks like an evo X !!!
Bill Gray Feb 13, 2011
Why I love the new camaros, mustangs, chargers, etc. You get my point. But in terms of pure speed... and handleing these new cars put the old ones on the shelf.
Bill Gray Feb 13, 2011
I like this car...I was 18 in '74 and got to drive these so called muscle cars. They were fun, & they all, with the exception of a few, looked different. The cars now days are hard to tell what's comin' at you, they all try to look the same. That's
Brad Pellerin Feb 13, 2011
Fiat does not own Chrysler!! They are running the company.. Unions and governments on both sides of the border own Chrysler till the debt is payed back. Sure Fiat calls the shots and in my opinion they are doing a great job! This is beautiful car:)
Gary Tong Feb 13, 2011
Wat da dodge evo lol
Tyler Watkins Feb 12, 2011
Ford doesn't own Aston anymore....just sayin
Santiago Aristizabal Feb 12, 2011
Well dude it does matter that Chrysler and fiat merged, because part of the merge deal was to incorporate European style into American style, so that's what they re doing I personally love this car and with manual transmission it ll be sick
Jeremy Fulcher Feb 11, 2011
Oops I didn't mean to say I hate this dodge... I was just caught up in the grill design lol
Ethan Bessent Feb 11, 2011
Where there are many makes and models AND colors where any car enthusiast can like whatever car make and color they like. An if you don't like it doesn't make them " wrong" Or a "douchebag"
Ethan Bessent Feb 11, 2011
And for those of y'all who are saying " you're a douchbag"" you obviously have bad taste in cars, cause you don't like American." y'all are morons this isn't the 1909 when the only thing out was a freaking model T color.. BLACK. no this is 2011 ...
Ethan Bessent Feb 11, 2011
That's an irrelevant argument, just cause a company owns another doesn't mean it slowly evolves into their style.... Ford own Aston Martin and they aren't slowly lookin more and more like Fords...
Santiago Aristizabal Feb 11, 2011
Okay i think tris car looks amazing and for those of you complaining that it looks like an European car stop complaining about that Chrysler merged with Fiat so a lot of the dodge/Chrysler line up is going be European inspired.
John Frum Feb 11, 2011
What's that Evo-like deformity in the front? Some are trying to call it a grilleā€¦
Anthony Surdo Feb 11, 2011
Damn that looks mean
Mike Hawk Feb 11, 2011
They should stick to hemi cars/trucks and minivans. That's what they're good at
Mike Hawk Feb 11, 2011
This is the ONLY version that Chrysler should sell. The base model should be scrapped. The RT is a joke, just like the 300. I can't stress enough how Chrysler is stupid for trying to compete in the mid-sedan market.
Andy Rogers Feb 11, 2011
@Kristoff Just because we're car enthusiasts doesn't mean we have to like everything
Brent Thuston Feb 10, 2011
Looks and power. This car looks nothing like the others
Brent Thuston Feb 10, 2011
In the late 70's when ford came out with that embarassment of a mustang. The have all recoverd from those mistakes and we all hope dodge does but at this rate it will be a long wait
Brent Thuston Feb 10, 2011
It doesn't have to look like it but it has to be up to the standards set by the original model. This car is gross. Although it has tons of power it is still ugly. I'm sure they had this debate in the 80's when chevy choked with the corvette and....
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
Richard has a good point. My F body Camaro looks nothin like the 60s but it's still a Camaro. Cars evolve
Michael Nicolson Feb 10, 2011
Welcome to the past.
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
And you knew what I meant, you're just trying to find ways to make me look like a hypocrite
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
So yes, those aren't proper versions either. But not as bad as the 2nd generation Challenger which was just a Mitsubishi Galant underneath with a body just as ugly looking
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
Except the 90s to early 2000s Mustangs were done right. Excluding the hideous fox bodies still made in the early 90s
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
@Richard But remember with the time of the late 70s and 80s, everything looked the same and almost everything was ugly. I hate those Mustangs as well. The Camaros and 90s Mustangs and Camaros I like, but they're not proper Stangs and Camaros either
Duncan Jolley Feb 10, 2011
Who cares if it isn't a two door or like how it was back then? It only matters what it's like now. If Dodge sells just as many of these Chargers as they did with the old ones then the car is a success.
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
@Duncan This is anything BUT a Charger done right. Look at the original then look at this hideous thing. The Mustang, Camaro, and Challneger: they are done right Just get rid of the name!
Lee Hyatt Feb 10, 2011
I thought Dodge was "dying". I'm a Chevy guy, but I gotta say I am very inpressed
Manton Broom Feb 10, 2011
I'm not a big Dodge fan, but I really like this.
Duncan Jolley Feb 10, 2011
This is sad. You guys are saying this car is ugly or saying whatever when you obviously have bad taste in cars. This Charger is done right awesome, and way to go Dodge!
Justin Joseph Ponto Feb 10, 2011
Kinda looks like a 300
Lex Edward Feb 10, 2011
The grill is freaking awesome
Mitchel Dean Feb 10, 2011
It's a good looking car it's just not original and that makes it shit...
Gib Terwilliger Feb 10, 2011
Just face facts that American cars are better like this. Better than any of the cars you compared it to
Austin Johnson Feb 10, 2011
Well, Dodge. I didn't see THAT coming!
Kyle Bohne Feb 10, 2011
Soo badass shits on privious model lets hope we dont see this thing on 28s
Ethan Bessent Feb 10, 2011
Pfft. I just like how domestic vehicles are more and more looking like European cars.... Fail! Design your own shit.
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
Screw the Evo and GTR!!!! This thing is freaking bad!!!!!
Maher Samaha Feb 10, 2011
Umm...what's that thing that's missing called...a grill!?
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
Still the ugly thing that it is
Ethan Bessent Feb 10, 2011
Looks like they said. "We American designers suck.. So let's copy the evo GTR and audi and use their grill and maybe people will like our car.
Sam Lucas Feb 10, 2011
Lets just hope it doesn't weigh two and a half tons!
Carlos Herrera Feb 10, 2011
Looks like the regular charger on steroids lol.
Kyle Walker Rodgers Feb 10, 2011
Looks kinda like a GTR. But it's sick tho!
Description: The SRT8 features Dodge's all-new adaptive valve exhaust system that helps improve fuel economy along with new paddle shift technology that joins the standard AutoStick on the floor shifter. Both...
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Nicolas Blake Mullen Aug 04, 2011
evo and sti are hot ricers though. I would take one.
John Frum Feb 11, 2011
I think he meant ricer when he saw the grille.
Andy Rogers Feb 11, 2011
@Zach I don't see that at all. Hate it or not this is no rice. The Evo and WRX STI are much more like stock rice. Mostly the old ones
Patrick Schalk Feb 11, 2011
Ricer? What? How? I just hope they make it manual
Zach Christiansen Feb 11, 2011
Aside from the power, It's getting to ricer for me.
John Frum Feb 10, 2011
5-speed auto? Ha! Epic fail. No manual?
Michael Lockhart Apr 07, 2011
Hated old model now this is freakin sweet
Bill Gray Feb 13, 2011
Maybe the EVO & GTR copied the CHARGER. Ever think 'bout that?
David Ley Feb 12, 2011
Looks like a 4 dr Nissan gtr
Patrick Schalk Feb 11, 2011
This doesn't look ricer at all. Ricers have 6ft spoilers, ugly wheels, dropped and inch off the ground, and sounds like a herd of west Nile Mosquitos. This does not have any of those characteristics. Therefor, this Is FAR from being rice.
Kevin Staychill Feb 11, 2011
@funny, my neighbors son does drive a ricey civic haha
Jeremy Fulcher Feb 11, 2011
Don't get me wrong guys, this is a step forward for dodge, but I really wish it looked more... Muscle than Japanese
Jeremy Fulcher Feb 11, 2011
This thing looks more rice than your neighbors, son's civic...
Kevin Staychill Feb 11, 2011
Kinda gives the look of an evo, but also a gtr. Amazing car. Need to do something about the tranny though.
Mike Hawk Feb 11, 2011
Just one example, the Lexus IS. The list goes on and on.
Mike Hawk Feb 11, 2011
The only thing remotely close to the evo is the style of headlights. Newsflash for those living under a rock: This style of headlights is a popular trend right now. It goes beyond the charger and evo.
Toni Belladonna Scott Feb 10, 2011
A Abolsute Beast !!!!!!
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
Ray that is a very ignorant comment and won't begin tellin you why. Just know that that was dumb. This is NOT the American version of the Evo. I don't know where you are from but I'm guessing its not America.
Ray Lockhart Feb 10, 2011
It's the American version of the evo
Stephen DetVo Feb 10, 2011
The front looks like an evo
Tim Gardner Feb 10, 2011
Looks to me like the side detailing is too far back. It needs to be on the front wing just behind the wheel arch & then turned into a fully functional duct. Looks like it was easier to stamp the doors than to stamp the fender.
Rushi Gandhi Feb 10, 2011
What was Chrysler thinking when they put that ridiculously idiotic & senseless 5 speed auto gearbox garbage in that Charger ??! It's such a shame... Come on Chrysler .. Give us a true 6 speed short throw shifter manual gearbox.
Justin Schneider Feb 10, 2011
Ok this car does resemble an eve but the front also reminds me of the Nissan GTR
Lee Hyatt Feb 10, 2011
Lol people make 30 inch wheels now?
Luis Lujan Feb 10, 2011
This car has no character. It's not original. Dodge has learned nothing. They just put a huge engine in there and trust people's amnesia. 5speed auto? Garbage.
David Bright Feb 10, 2011
Personally I like the side cut outs
Gib Terwilliger Feb 10, 2011
For everyone who hates this car, everything else in competition is terrible just face it
Zach Greiner Feb 10, 2011
I hate all Chrysler products!!!!
Jason Dannheim Feb 10, 2011
Does anyone know what is says on the hood? I'm assuming "6.4L HEMI" but I really can't read it.
Eric Green Feb 10, 2011
not bad not good but looks a bunch better than the old model
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
I'd buy the hell outta this!!
Ethan Bessent Feb 10, 2011
Other Ethan.. THANK YOU that's what I'm saying.. It's terrible... Then they put the viper side ducts and mad it even worse. At least all the rapers will buy it and throw some 30's on it
Eric Crazyman Reynolds Feb 10, 2011
Ohhh i just had an eyegasm.
Description: Dodge claims it has an estimated top speed of 175 mph and will hit 60 mph in the high four second range and a quarter mile time in the high 12 second range. The interior features a flat-bottom steerin...
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Michael Davidson Aug 05, 2011
Andy, how can you say the charger isn't a muscle car?? What? Just bc it has four doors?!?!
Mike Hawk Feb 12, 2011
Juss cuz she dunn gone racin dagone NASCAR dunn mean she ain't no muscle *spits and scratches my balls
Mike Hawk Feb 12, 2011
Well I still agree with many that that the AMG E63 is "muscle". The Camaro may carry an American name, but it's Aussie engineered. (just a couple of examples, to play devil's advocate)
Stephen Ishard Feb 11, 2011
Muscle is an American thing you can't throw a piece of s$&@ genesis Idc if it is fast it's just another ricer
John Frum Feb 11, 2011
@Andy: that would make the Golf R a muscle car too. *rolls eyes*
Andy Rogers Feb 11, 2011
And really? Ford Taurus, Infiniti, and Acura? Those are about as muscley as an anorexic person Is a Honda Civic Type R sedan a muscle car too? Or the Jetta GLI?
Andy Rogers Feb 11, 2011
The Genesis is not a muscle or pony car and the CTS, Charger, etc. aren't muscle cars There's always going to be an argument about what's a muscle car and what's not, but I say no modern 4door is a muscle car. Or anything that doesn't have a V8
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
@Richard So you're saying the old one is going to have the same times as the new one with better suspension? Fat or not, better suspension is going to help the new Challenger's times
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
@Bryan They're basically the same car underneath. The Charger is just uglier, slower, MUCH less retro, and has 2 more doors Weirdly also, the old Challenger at least was more comfortable
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
And with the upcoming Challenger SRT8 392 (with the 6.4L Hemi and independent rear suspension), it will easily beat the Charger in performance
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
@Richard And the Charger is better? (No)
Lee Hyatt Feb 10, 2011
@ Mike. Yes, you are right. It depends on how well the stig drives it around the track
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
Screw the Charger! The Challenger is what really matters for that
Mike Hawk Feb 10, 2011
We'll just have to way and see how it does on the TG track
Pancho Luna May 08, 2011
The two cars are nice.
Tasha Marie Johnson Feb 26, 2011
Where's my super bee?
Kevin Staychill Feb 11, 2011
An extreme improvement. Bringing muscle back right.
Chris Sulouff Feb 11, 2011
I could care less about the front. that hood is just badass! frankly it looks a lot better than the stock r/t and a hell of a lot better than the old srt8
John Wu Feb 10, 2011
Set looks so much better plus love it's rims. Plus hate the chromes on the rt
Michael Nicolson Feb 10, 2011
Appropriate prehistoric backdrop.
Jason Dannheim Feb 10, 2011
Not saying the SRT8 is ugly, but I'd rather implant that 392 into the R/T. It just looks less busy.
Alex Cameron Apr 21, 2011
That grille is amazing, really like the new design for it
Yusif Mordukhayev Apr 10, 2011
Great looking car...!!!
Mike Hawk Feb 22, 2011
You gotta see watch the challenger vs charger drag youtubes! Challengers seem to always take it, but they're just fun to watch
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2011
Chally is still def a better buy but I guarantee you'll see these pop up quite a bit on the streets
Mike Hawk Feb 19, 2011
Meh...my moneys still with the challenger.
Brad Pellerin Feb 16, 2011
Dodge is back in a big way!!!
Ryan Wagner Feb 11, 2011
Picture this car in black.
Zamiyaad Kausmally Feb 10, 2011
It looks fine and does have the traits of an Evo X at the front
Steven Leon Feb 10, 2011
The front looks like a evo or a jag
Tim Gardner Feb 10, 2011
Looks like it could swallow Smart cars whole.
Austin Johnson Feb 10, 2011
Like it except for the rims.
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
Yeah an SRT8 would run at least 42k
Dan McCartney Feb 10, 2011
No kidding. You'll be pushing 45-50k on the SRT fully loaded.
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
If it's only 35k I'm getting one
Aj TheDark Artist Feb 21, 2011
And for those hating on the taillights, learn your charger history and stop saying they just copied the challenger. The challenger actually got it's taillights from the charger back in the 70's, the outgoing charger had 68 styled taillights. MOPAR!!!
Aj TheDark Artist Feb 21, 2011
A classic Charger, k?
Aj TheDark Artist Feb 21, 2011
I love the idea of a muscle sedan. Especially when u have a family u can still have your fun. The charger is an attractive and powerful machine that still evokes the spirit of the former. If you want two doors get it custom, buy a challenger, or buy
Aj TheDark Artist Feb 21, 2011
@ Jackson and everyone on this 4 door thing, get over it!!! I'm a charger owner; a real Mopar fan and the true fans of this muscle car, true were upset that it had four doors but cmon this shit is old now. The challenger occupies that spot.
Deangelo Carter Feb 15, 2011
yes he said the "N"word...but funny thing is,his sentence structure is true backwood Alabama talk..probably drives a mid 80's pickup truck
Jackson Bond Feb 14, 2011
honestly? let's not try to turn a 4 door car into one of the best muscle cars from the late 60's. make a coupe Chrysler, please. the charger door things look stupid with extra doors and no 5 speed either
Charles Aaron McNabb Feb 14, 2011
Looks like the new Lancer front end and an older rx-7 taillights. Still think it looks sick though. I do have one question though. Why are they making the charger with more horsepower than than the challenger?
Bill Gray Feb 13, 2011
Did he just use the 'N' word?
Gary Tong Feb 13, 2011
I like the taillighys
David Ley Feb 12, 2011
It has the rims of a Negros car and the tailights similar to a challenger mixed emotions..... Mixed. Emotions.
Kevin Staychill Feb 11, 2011
Tail end is the only killer. Those lights make it look like a spaceship -_-
Garrick Caperton Feb 11, 2011
@Andy , there was more to go with that comment that got deleted along with another guys comment, that's why it doesnt make sence
Garrick Caperton Feb 11, 2011
@ Andy, the point is that just bc a car can run with supercars and cost as much doesn't mean it just quits being a muscle car, if you put a Lamborghini engine in a mustang that doesn't mean it's not still a muscle car, it's just freaking awesome.
Andy Rogers Feb 11, 2011
@Garrick What's price got to do with it? The GT500 costs more than the Charger and the Mustangs and Camaros only cost about $10k less. Then the Boss 302 will cost about the same
Andy Rogers Feb 11, 2011
@Richard No they're not. The 4th generation are proper Stangs, but just barely. But the fox bodies are not. Those ugly POSs. I sometimes wonder how those and the modern Charger would sell without the names
Garrick Caperton Feb 11, 2011
And you can kiss my ass bc it is and always will be a muscle car even if it does cost 3 times as much as the rest of them
Mina Dewey Awad Feb 10, 2011
The back doesn't scream american muscle like I think it should
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
I don't like this car at all, but it's no "bailout" car. They've been making it for years, even in times of decline
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
This Topher kid has no taste in cars at all. This Charger is down right sexy and I would be the first one to buy one when they offer it in a 6 speed manual. I'm so happy to see Dodge getting on track
Topher Morris Feb 10, 2011
Just say no to. " bail out" cars!!!
Richard Hawkins Feb 10, 2011
The car is alright at the back but the front looks like shit
Alex Stanzel Feb 10, 2011
You don't take onto consideration what the car company is setting out to do. This cars not trying to be the past.
Alex Stanzel Feb 10, 2011
Andy you're argument is awful. Just because it doesn't look like an old charger means it's bad? I've seen some of your other posts and your arguments are completely one sided...
Ryan Wagner Feb 10, 2011
Should people come on and rant about their feelings? No, it's a good looking car with a name that will help it sell. Get over yourself.
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
The next Lambo should also be a city car. The next NSX should be a pick-up. The next Z should be an eco car and the next Pagani too. The next Veyron should just be a Prius underneath with a Bugatti badge Do I need to go on? I have plenty more
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
Don't see it yet? Ok The next 911 should not look like a 911. Koenigsegg should just make sedans now. The next Viper should have a 3cylinder diesel. The next GTI should be an SUV. The next Cobra should be a crossover. The next M1 should be a bike
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
Just change the name! Keep the car, get rid of the iconic name! Do I have to go over this AGAIN?! The next Vette should be an SUV. The next Supra should be a minivan. The next Ferrari GTO should be a city car You see how it doesn't work?
Luis Lujan Feb 10, 2011
That's beautiful. Too bad the car is in the way. I do like the taillights.
Vincent Butler Feb 10, 2011
That would mess-up Challenger sales. I like the 4door. Sport/family car!
Matt Moore Feb 10, 2011
I love the new look. The new body style down the side and the tail lights well take some getting used to but I love the slimmer look. It's not like a truck anymore. The back resembles a Chevy Malibu from the side tho.. Thats kinda weird.
Vincent Butler Feb 10, 2011
Seriously the past is the past. Look forward to the future. You kids weren't even born in the 60s, or even the 70s. It was b4 your time. Really annoying. Relax now.
Scott Lenahan Feb 10, 2011
never wanted one till now......
Patrick Schalk Feb 10, 2011
My comment got deleted cause I got mad that all these idiots keep saying "it needs to be a two door" or "it's not a real charger". People, shut up and admire the car for what it is and not what it was.
Garrick Caperton Feb 10, 2011
Well vettes are better....
Andy Rogers Feb 10, 2011
@Nathan Thank you! Just get rid of the Charger name and I'll leave it alone
Kraig Wicklund Feb 10, 2011
make a two door model
Kyle Walker Rodgers Feb 10, 2011
Taillights are awesome