More than just a popular Daft Punk anthem, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" has become the motto for the Chrysler Group’s growing line of the “Core SRT” performance vehicles, which now include the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and the Chrysler 300 SRT8. The Challenger and 300 join the wildly successful Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and SRT Viper, while the Charger SRT8 gets an upgrade.
Under their hoods, the 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Charger SRT8 Super Bee, and the Chrysler 300 SRT8 feature a hefty 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 470 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, which allows these cars to race some impressive stats. The Challenger jets from 0-60 mph in the high 4-second range, go from 0-100-0 mph in the low 15s, reach a top speed of 182 mph with the manual transmission, stop from 60-0 mph in just 117 feet. The 300 and the Charger has similar stats, with the exception of their top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.
For the Challenger, a new pair of aggressive paint colors will be offered to match the beasts inside – the HEMI® Orange Pearl and Plum Crazy Pearl. There are also exclusive colors Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl and Redline Tri-coat Pearl, which will only be available on the 2013 Challenger SRT8 392 models. The Chrysler 300 SRT8 will come in the current color line, which includes Billet Silver Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, and Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl. The Charger will have the same two bold color options as the Challenger, as well as the Bright White, Pitch Black, and TorRed Clear Coats.
Complimenting this striking color array, the Challenger SRT8 sports a very mean-looking, very dark façade, featuring a jet black grille and SRT rear spoiler, unique black 392 decal on the front fenders, 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets and black Brembo brake calipers.
Inside of both “Core” models, black seating surfaces use the same premium “Ballistic” cloth inserts from the SRT Viper and are flanked by black “Axel” cloth bolsters and door bolster inserts. The instrument panel, door bezels, and center console are bedecked in matte carbon and glossy black.
Expect to pay $38,995 for the new 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 “Core” model, $41,995 for the 2013 Charger SRT8 Super Bee, and $43,995 for the 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8.