Dodge Charger SRT: Star of the Show Award Winner


The South Florida Auto Show gave an award to one of the best Dodge sedan models in years, the Charger SRT.  How could it lose?  It has four-doors, looks menacing, has the aggressive look of a cop car (reference a Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor), and has 707 horsepower under the hood.

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It just doesn’t get old.  It feels good to type big numbers on cars.

707 horsepower.

Dodge just seems to be racking up the awards.  First, the Ram 1500 is the Green Truck of the Year with over 28 miles per gallon on the highway with active aerodynamics and an eight-speed transmission.  Now, the Charger SRT is the Star of the Show.

"“The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has quickly captured the world’s imagination,” said Bill Adam, SAMA president. “Other automotive manufacturers have made high horsepower vehicles over the years, but none comes close to this one. Dodge has built a family capable performance sedan that is sinister and powerful looking, while still able to achieve impressive gas mileage, making this car the 2014 Star of the Show.”"

The unrivaled four-door performance numbers tell an impressive story with an NHRA-certified, quarter-mile in 11.0 seconds, 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.7 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in under 13 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.

Additional performance attributes of the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat include the largest brakes ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle – 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six- piston calipers, 20-by-9.5-inch wide forged-aluminum wheels with Pirelli P Zero performance tires and adaptive damping three-mode suspension.

Dodge had some great entries with the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Dodge is winning people over from coast-to-coast.

It’s easy to do that when they can produce a truck capable of great gas mileage and great towing capacity.  It’s even easier to do that with a proper, supercharged V8.