The new 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8® sports a completely redesigned hood with a new functional performance hood scoop, grille, front fascia and headlamps, making it look more menacing than ever. With the Dodge Magnum SRT8, Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) organization delivers its “Race inspired, street legal” mantra to the Dodge Magnum’s unique blend of utility and performance.
The Dodge Magnum SRT8’s 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque. The HEMI power is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection. The 2008 Dodge Magnum’s performance roster includes a 0–60 mph time in the low 5-second range and 0–100–0 mph in under 17 seconds.
New for 2008, drivers can receive instant feedback on their personal performance numbers, such as 0-60 mph and quarter-mile times and speeds, from an available SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD) in the cluster.
Chassis setup for the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is aimed at all-around performance with SRT-tuned dampers, tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, and large-diameter anti-sway bars. For added stability and aerodynamic benefit, the ride height of the Magnum SRT8 is one-half inch lower than the Dodge Magnum, while the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) has been tuned for the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8’s performance-handling characteristics.
The braking system of the 2008 Magnum SRT8 features performance calipers developed by Brembo and finished in red. Each is equipped with four pistons, gripping 360 mm x 32 mm vented rotors up front, and 350 mm x 26 mm vented rotors in the rear. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 has a 60-0 mph stopping distance of approximately 110 feet.