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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.
There is no mistaking the high performance look
of the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 through the exclusive high-gloss black front
grille, grille surround, Dodge crosshair next to the signature SRT badge and the
6.4L HEMI badges on each fender.
A new for 2012 performance-sculpted hood
features a black air exhauster for added engine cooling.
color choices for 2012 include Black, Bright Silver, Bright White, Redline Red
and Tungsten. Unique side-sill cladding is painted to match the body color.
In the rear, the Charger SRT8's new signature "race track" taillamp design
with 164 illuminating LEDs sits just below a new rear spoiler. New 4-inch round
dual exhaust tips are positioned inside of the new rear fascia while the SRT8
decklid badge boldly shows the Street and Racing Technology DNA.
Race-Inspired and Interior
Building upon the all-new design from
2011, the interior environment of the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 combines more
world-class accommodations with race-inspired technology and appointments.
An all-new, leather-wrapped, SRT-exclusive steering wheel features a unique
satin chrome rim section with a flattened bottom surface that showcases the SRT
logo. The standard paddle shifters flank both sides of the new steering wheel
behind the new contoured palm rests.
For the high-performance look, Dark
Engine Turn fiber aluminum interior trim pieces are integrated into the new
instrument panel and shifter bezel.
Both front seats have unique,
aggressive bolstering under the Nappa leather and Axis perforated suede insert
fabric to help "grip" the driver and passengers, keeping them in place during
spirited driving. Front seats are also heated and ventilated and have the SRT
logo embroidered in the seat backs. Reactive headrests are standard.
Modified door trim panels feature unique bolster material that matches the
Interior color combinations include black, and new for 2012 Radar
Red/Black, which adds color to the seats, door trim panels and center console
Passengers in the rear also benefit on cool days with heated rear
The new full-color graphic Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) with exclusive Performance Pages includes timers for 0-60 mph, one-eighth
mile and quarter-mile times, 60-0 braking distance, along with lateral and
longitudinal g-forces within the touchscreen display.
The new instrument
panel's 8.4-inch color touchscreen display - the segment's largest standard
display - also has all the same Performance Pages data as the EVIC, and is
further expanded to include steering angle, horsepower and torque outputs along
with engine gauges. The display is customizable to a driver selectable
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