The Dodge Challenger Concept was unveiled at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show and was a preview for the 4th generation Dodge Challenger that started its production in 2008. Many design cues of the Dodge Challenger Concept were adapted from the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. the 2008 Challenger SRT8 boasts a 6.1L HEMI V8 engine which develops 425 HP. The American producer focused this time on handling as the first Challenger scored poorly in this aspect, so they fitted the SRT8 with sport suspension, limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes and 20” alloy wheels. The SRT8 also comes as standard with desirable features like heated leather seats, bi-xenon headlamps, cruise control and keyless go.
‘The all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 is engineered to give customers everything they want in a modern muscle machine,’ said Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC.
Developed by Chrysler’s in-house performance engineering organization, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.
The car offered for sale is an original 2008 Challenger SRT8, number 0119 of 6400 produced, but boasts upgrades and a conversion from none other than Asanti.
Being one of only three wide-body Challengers to exist, the Asanti conversion is described by the current owner as a complete head turner and it is not hard to see why. Boasting a matte grey with bold orange striped exterior, the changes give the Challenger a muscular look which is more than a match for the beefy powerplant.
The Challenger is said to run and drive excellently, and having done only 19,000 miles with one registered owner the car has excellent collectability for fans of American muscle car customization.
All interested parties should note than this car will be offered with all customs duties paid, and will be issued with a VOSA.