SpeedFactory Challenger SF600R

I have always been a fan of the Dodge Challenger, and I’m loving every modified vehicle that these aftermarket companies come up with. There is something different about a cool muscle car, it might not handle like a German or Japanese Sports car, but its a hell of a lot of fun to drive. Dodge came up with a winner with this machine, it doesn’t mess around, no frills driving machine and surprisingly it handles too. SpeedFactory took this beautiful machine a step further.

A naturally aspirated 600 bhp machine bored to 426 cu. in. from the 6.1 Liter engine of the SRT8. Tweaked suspension, clutch, gear box, and a nice list of goodies makes this one very mean machine. You will have some good Rock music playing in the background driving down the road holding on to the cool shifter, I think the funnest thing about it is that ridiculously tall shifter. Just cruising down the road I wonder how the exhaust tone of a machine like this would be.

Link: Autoblog


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Challenger SRT8 – Manual


I have never been to big a fan of the American sports car, except maybe for the Chevy Corvette for its engineering and quality. Now Dodge has come up with the Challenger, also the more powerful SRT8 version. I can’t keep my eyes off this machine, its beautiful and it exemplifies everything that a muscle car should be. Big, bulky, loud, and the ability to shred it’s tires to bits. For once a manufacturer designed a car unapologetically, not caring about the mileage, or other tid-bits that don’t make a car fun to drive, I got in one a little while back and any man would feel like a kid behind the wheel wanting to slam the gas pedal to the floor with a broad smile on their face. The best part is the manual transmission that it comes with, check out the excerpts from autoblog.

Why Men Love Manuals:

We’ve driven the slushbox-equipped SRT8 on both the street and track. While that variant delivers most of what it promises, the manual gearbox completely transforms this bear from Teddy to Grizzly. Stick-shift junkies will tell you they like manual control – the ability to downshift and engine brake when most automatics simply coast. They like the ability to run the engine to redline, and hold it there, when most automatics simply shift up. As manual transmissions are slowly replaced by quicker (and more efficient) automatics, we welcome Dodge’s generosity to still allow us manual addicts the ability to control a whopping 6.1-liters of gasoline-fed HEMI explosion with the grip of our right hand.

We’ve driven the slushbox-equipped SRT8 on both the street and track. While that variant delivers most of what it promises, the manual gearbox completely transforms this bear from Teddy to Grizzly. Stick-shift junkies will tell you they like manual control – the ability to downshift and engine brake when most automatics simply coast. They like the ability to run the engine to redline, and hold it there, when most automatics simply shift up. As manual transmissions are slowly replaced by quicker (and more efficient) automatics, we welcome Dodge’s generosity to still allow us manual addicts the ability to control a whopping 6.1-liters of gasoline-fed HEMI explosion with the grip of our right hand.

One thing describes this machine perfectly, “It’s an ego car above all else.”

What I like About It:

  • Rational thought was thrown out the window, its dripping in testosterone and its one mean machine.
  • From its big and brawny stature to its angry exhaust note, its what any man wants.
  • There are faster cars in its class but no car can come close to the authenticity of this machine.
  • Don’t expect it to hold corners tightly, or to be the most luxurious, its a muscle bound machine going in a straight which can surprisingly handle when needed.

Link: Autoblog


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Hurst Competition/Plus Challenger

The Challenger SRT 8 is already a powerful car, but Hurst is taking it a step further. I don’t know why but I can picture myself driving this car with the tunes of Dukes of Hazard playing in the background. Hurst has a package for this car to bump it up to 572 bhp with all the tweaks you would like, and I really like this blue color scheme. It has this classic but new look to it that I think Dodge got right in the design.

The package includes:

  • Eibach suspension system
  • Magnaflow exhaust system
  • Hurst 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Color-matched leather inserts and stitching for the interior
  • Matte black exterior accents
  • Competition/Plus short throw shifter with the classic white ball

It will be available in B5 Blue, Hemi Orange, Tor Red

Link: Autoblog

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Classic Design Concepts Group 2 Widebody Challenger

Classic Design Concept or CDC took the Dodge challenger to another level. I always find the old muscle cars beautiful especially the ones which are well taken care of, but this machine is a little different. Dodge has made the new Challenger to resemble the old muscle cars with a new life. Its a true muscle car of the 21st century, especially with its tire shredding 575 bhp engine, thanks to the vortech supercharger. What I liked is that they didn’t just modify the engine, they improved it with a Big Brake Kit, Pirelli Pzero Rosso tires to match. Then they stiffened the suspension with some KW coil overs to lower the body roll and to help with the handling. I think its a beautiful machine and a real work of art made by CDC.

Base vehicle specs:
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
6.1LHEMI
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Brilliant Black

CDC GROUP 2 Challenger Wide Body Kit
Package components Include
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  • Right and Left Composite Front Fenders
  • Right and Left Composite “Billboard” Rear Quarter Panel Extensions
  • Front and Rear Inner Wheel Well Extensions
  • Aerodynamic Front Spoiler “Canards”
  • Unique CDC GROUP 2 Exterior Badging and Numbered Console Plaque

Options on GROUP 2:

  • Challenger R/T – SRT8 Functional Shaker System
  • Challenger RTM Composite Flat Hood

GROUP 2 Specific Wheel and Tire Package:

  • Rims – USW Forged “Crossover” w/Three Piece Construction and unique spacing. Front – 20″X 10″, Rear – 20″ X 11.5″
  • Tires – Pirelli PZero Rosso Front – P275/40ZR 20, Rear – P315/35ZR 20

Other Modifications:

  • Vortech Supercharger
  • KW Coilover Suspension
  • Corsa Cat-Back Exhaust
  • Baer Extreme Plus Brake System

Link: autoblog
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