Hey Cool Car Fans,

I recently consigned another “Bad Boy” vehicle that a client of mine has asked me to help them sell.  It’s the infamous Dodge Charger SRT8 with 425hp and a super cool and fun car to drive.  Chassis improvements on the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 included SRT-tuned dampers, specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, and large-diameter anti-sway bars.

The ride height of the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 was designed to be one-half inch lower than the Dodge Charger. Handling was enhanced for performance with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) specially tuned for the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.

The very first Charger, back in the original 1964 “Charger by Dodge” concept car-sported a HEMI V-8, and the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 also got its power from a HEMI. It’s a big-bore, SRT-engineered version producing 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nom) of torque.  It’s bad to the bone and will get up and go!

Several features of the 2006 6.1-liter SRT HEMI recall the legendary HEMI engines of previous decades, including the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that provide power and efficiency, painted cylinder block, black valve covers, and the horsepower rating (with less displacement, the 6.1-liter HEMI’s 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating exceeds that of the legendary Street HEMI of the 1960s and ’70s).

To create the 6.1-liter version of the Chrysler Group’s HEMI, SRT engineers developed the Dodge Charger SRT8’s engine with more horsepower by adding more cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio, and redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust systems for better flow and increased engine speed.  It’s a solid piece of equipment that drives this vehicle down the road.

  • 0-60 mph: 5.0 sec
  • Top speed: 165 mph

Some owners that I’ve read online have claimed that they’ve gone 170mph in their Charger SRT8’s and have clocked 4.5 second 0-60 mph speeds in racing conditions beating down many competitors in much smaller vehicles.  It’s impressive ride for the money!

2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

VIN#: 2B3LA73W36H511890
Transmission: Automatic
Year: 2006
Engine: 6.1L V8 OHV 16V
Make: Dodge
Drive Train: RWD
Model: Charger
Mileage: 35,799
Trim: SRT8
State: CO
Interior: Leather
Price: $23,000
Vehicle Type: Sedan

Vehicle Options
Adjustable Pedals
Navigation
Air Conditioning
Owners Manual
Alarm System
Passenger Airbag
Alloy Wheels
Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
AM/FM
Power Locks
Anti-Lock Brakes
Power Mirrors
Automatic Climate Control
Power Seats
Bucket Seats
Power Steering
CD
Power Windows
CD Changer
Rear Defroster
Child Safety Door Locks
Second Row Folding Seat
Cruise Control
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
Driver Airbag
Sun Roof
Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
Tachometer
Electronic Brake Assistance
Telescopic Steering Column
Extra Keys
Tilt Wheel
Fog Lights
Tinted Windows
Front Air Dam
Tire Pressure Monitor
Heated Exterior Mirror
Traction Control
Interval Wipers
Trip Computer
Keyless Entry
Trunk Anti-Trap Device
Leather Seats
Vehicle Stability Control System
Leather Steering Wheel

 

Here’s a great Motor Week video to watch about this cool ride!

Enjoy the photos and if you see this vehicle driving down the road, you’ll know that you saw it here first on CoolCarGuy.com.

Cool Car Guy Rating: Super Cool

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John Boyd

Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy

John is an auto consultant with his license at a car dealership in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy