The Dodge Charger SRT8® makes a return to the performance car market in 2012
bringing intelligent performance features and more power to the brand's iconic
four-door fastback coupe.
New for the 2012 Charger SRT8 is the 470 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that features 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque across a significantly wider rpm range, new exhaust system technology for improved fuel efficiency, along with new paddle shift technology and adaptive damping suspension for optimal driver control.
Performance numbers for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.
Awe Inspiring Powertrain
the hood, the
new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivers 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft.
torque than the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces up 11 percent to 470
horsepower (351 kW) and up 12 percent to 470 (637 N?m) lb.-ft. of
At our Virginia Dodge dealer, even with the elevated power numbers at our, a 21-percent fuel economy increase (up to 23 mpg) on the highway is achieved by use of a new-for-2012 active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wider rpm range for improved efficiency or the use of all eight cylinders when the extra power is needed. The new active valve exhaust system also allows for straight through mid and rear mufflers for a throaty exhaust note under engine load.
The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 features an active intake manifold and
camshaft with cam phasing to provide maximum low-end torque, including
additional 80 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,900 rpm for strong standing starts
optimizing high-end power.
Outstanding Ride, Handling and
A standard adaptive damping suspension (ADS)
system is new for 2012 and
tuned specifically for the Dodge Charger SRT8. The ADS system uses a
of on-road and driver inputs, such as vehicle speed, steering angle,
speed, brake torque, throttle position and lateral acceleration, to
automatically tune the suspension for specific conditions.
When drivers manually choose between the "Auto" and "Sport"
settings, the shock damping characteristics are quickly changed from an
everyday performance ride to a much firmer race track capable damping
challenging driving situations.
The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system also is improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response. Maximum handling rating for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is .88g on the skidpad.
New, split five-spoke, 20 x 9 inch lightweight forged and polished
wheels with black painted pockets provide great looks, and the available
or four-season tires make the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 easy to handle and
drive in any condition.
To learn more about the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, contact Virginia Dodge dealer Safford Auto today.