2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 Review

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 With a base price of over $38,000, the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 does not come cheap at all.  But, it is one of the most powerful wagons in the world, at any price.  So, what’s new for 2008?  Not too much when you get right down to it.  The front end is restyled, with the hood scoop being most noticeable.  The scoop is functional too – a nice touch in the age of fake scoops and wings.

Inside there are some little upgrades here and there, but one really cool feature.  There’s a display on the dash that lets you track performance – I’m talking quarter mile, eighth mile, 0-60, braking distance, G force.  That’s one of the neatest features I’ve ever seen on a vehicle.  Dodge isn’t discouraging you from enjoying your powerhouse – they’re giving you the tools to measure your speed runs.  Neat.

At the end of the day though, no one who didn’t like the Magnum SRT8 before will like it now.  It still looks like a big hearse, which you either love or hate.  It’s not for me, not by a long shot.  I’m all in for a 425 HP 6.1 liter V8 ( HEMI or not ), but the hearse look doesn’t do it for me.  How about you?

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 Specs
  • 425 HP 6.1 liter HEMI Pushrod V8
  • 5 speed automatic transmission
  • RWD
  • 20″ Wheels
  • Curb Weight: 4260 lbs
  • 0-60 time : 5.5 seconds
2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 Reviews

Motor Trend reviews the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 and writes – ‘Inside, the Magnum gets agate-color accent stitching, carbon-fiber leather-trim door handles, an improved grip-enhancing carbon-fiber leather-trim steering wheel, and LED lighting in the cupholders and door-map pockets. The coolest new feature: a reconfigurable display in the instrument cluster can now track the vehicle’s performance, measuring 0-to-60-mph time, eighth- or quarter-mile acceleration, braking distance from any speed, and lateral and longitudinal acceleration. The latter can be viewed graphically in real time via a friction circle, or the peak values can be expressed numerically, say at the end of a lap. This feature is shared with the Charger and 300C SRT8s, but not with the Grand Cherokee SRT8.’

Published on July 28, 2007 in Dodge

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