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Crack That Piggy Bank: Chrysler Declares Pricing For 2012 SRTs

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On: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:22AM | By: Chris Salamone


Crack That Piggy Bank: Chrysler Declares Pricing For 2012 SRTs

True to SRT form, utterly lacking in nonsense, Chrysler has decided to announce the entire pricing scheme for all 2012 SRTs made. In a time of excessive photo teasing and ads which sell an ‘image’ rather than a vehicle, Chrysler’s decision to release all the information in a single move comes off as both bold and refreshing. Indeed, perhaps that’s what makes the entire SRT lineup so tempting. Each vehicle is recklessly straight-to-the-point—even a little barbaric, roaring down Main Street USA with tires shredding through each gear. And that’s why we love American muscle.

The SRT lineup starts at $44,077 for the Dodge Charger SRT8 and the Dodge Challenger SRT8. Both feature a 6.4 liter Hemi V8, rated at 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Many have seen the headlines declaring upper 4-second 0-60 times; however, not everyone knows that the Challenger and Charger are capable of a top speed around 175mph.

The Chrysler 300 SRT8 is the next cheapest option, and possibly the most sophisticated. Nothing screams businessman, mobster, or rogue asset like a Chrysler 300. Add 470 horsepower and your sophistication level just went from middle management to executive, or shall we say…”boss”. The Chrysler 300 starts at $47,995, includes the same engine and many of the same features as the Dodge lineup.

Last, but not least, is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Pricing begins at $55,295. The Grand Cherokee also utilizes Chrysler’s monstrous 6.4 liter Hemi V8, yet torque is rated slightly lower for some reason. Horsepower remains at 470, but torque takes a slight dip at 465 lb ft. Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT8 is capable of jumping from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, and maxing out at 160 mph—both times sound a bit scary upon reflection. Despite carification, the Grand Cherokee is still very much an SUV.

Although Chrysler’s 2012 SRT pricing isn’t exactly the most shocking announcement, these numbers do convey one major principle: Chrysler is confident that people like their previous pricing. And how can you argue? The SRT lineup offers so much raw power without having to take out another mortgage to finance your obsession with metal. Even so, the one thing most performance junkies can’t agree on is which brand to be loyal to. Chrysler may not offer the fastest or even best handling American muscle, but they do offer some of the best sounding, looking, and ego-boosting vehicles on the road.


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dwalter | 2:11PM (Mon, Jul 18, 2011)

Love the look of the new 300 SRT8


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DipStick | 4:44PM (Mon, Jul 18, 2011)

Absolutely love it! great looking American Muscle


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AutoHistory | 12:36PM (Tue, Jul 19, 2011)

For the first time ever, I actually prefer the Charger over the Challenger....these are crazy times.


 

Andrew3042 | 9:12AM (Wed, Jul 20, 2011)

I agree. The Challenger is boring. The Charger has a nice look to it though.

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RoadKill | 4:23PM (Wed, Jul 20, 2011)

I'm sorry but most Chargers I see on the road are of the base model variety and look nothing like the SRT8, so my vote is for the Challenger...looks good even in the lowly base models....



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