Chrysler’s 2012 SRT8 L-Platform

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There’s quite a lot of buzz about the Chrysler’s SRT8 muscle cars recently: Challenger SRT8 392, Charger SRT8, 300 SRT8, Cherokee SRT8 are all based on the same L-Platform that features stiffened suspension, sporty cosmetic licks, and latest 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 470 horses.

L-Platform SRT8 brings an evolutionary update to the full-sized sedans – LX (Chrysler) and LD (Dodge) front-engine, rear-drive architecture: the transmission is a traditional five-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels through a standard Getrag limited-slip differential. The all-new 8-speed automatic will soon be available too. According to Chrysler, the 300 SRT8 will get to 60 mph in the “high four-second range” with a 1/4mile in the “high 12-second range.” They report a top speed of 175 mph [sedans] and 155 mph [jeep].

Will Dodge unveil 2012 Magnum SRT8 too? Probably a bit later with a possibly face-lifted Magnum.

Engine: 6.4L V8
Power: 470 HP / 470 lb-ft
Transmission: Five-Speed Auto [with 8-speed automatic option later]
Drive train: Rear-Wheel Drive
MPG: 14 City / 22 Hwy
MSRP: around $47.000

2012 Dodge Charger 6.4 liter SRT8

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2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

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