The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has only been in production for a little over a month, and so far deliveries have been largely limited to high-profile buyers. But that isn't about to stop tuners from kicking the 425 horsepower beast up a few notches -- Mopar specialist Speedfactory has gotten their hands on a new SRT8, and has already given the car a supercharged performance package that reportedly is good for a whopping 600 horsepower.
Based out of Georgia, Speedfactory works on Chrysler LX and LY platform vehicles and can either provide new, turnkey cars with factory warranties or install extra goodies on your existing 300, Magnum, or Charger (they do Dodge Rams and Jeep Grand Cherokees as well). Currently a work in progress, their State 1 Challenger package includes a centrifugal style supercharger good for 5.5 lbs of boost, suspension tuning, 20-inch forged wheels (the ones pictured are just for testing, new ones are coming), and special Speedfactory interior and exterior add-ons. Step up to Stage 2 and the company turns up the boost to 8 lbs, which helps Dodge's 6.1-liter Hemi make 630 horsepower but unfortunately voids the warranty. And if you're looking to turn your muscle coupe into a genuine Lambo-fighter you can always opt for Speedfactory's proposed Stage 3 package, which includes a complete motor rebuild with performance racing components, lowered compression, a custom boost configuration, and more. The tuner estimates this gives the Challenger an unreal 800 horsepower at the crankshaft.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Posted by The 'C' Team at 6:07 AM