2006 to 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 LX
Although the Charger went away in the late 80s and Chrysler retired the nameplate, the legend of the glorious muscle car model never disappeared. During the 90s with the rise of pickup trucks and the SUV market, Dodge presented several concepts to keep the fire burning. Muscle cars fans were hopeful that Dodge would reincarnate their favorite muscle car. And they did just that in 2005 with a thumping V8 under the hood and rear wheel drive.
However, they put it in a four-door guise, which raised a few eyebrows. The new Charger sedan debuted in 2005 as a true American four-door with a rear wheel drive platform. All-wheel drive (AWD) was optional and it had the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine as the top engine choice. The aggressive muscular design reminded buyers of the Charger’s heritage and history.
Almost immediately, it was a fantastic success since it combined modern technology with retro styling and Hemi power in one package. It wasn’t what the muscle car fans asked for, but it was the proper performance car they needed. The engine choices started with the 3.6-liter V6, but buyers could get also get the new 350 HP 5.7-liter Hemi.
But, Dodge didn’t forget the burning muscle car market. So soon after the introduction of the regular model, they released the Charger SRT-8. Under the hood was a 6.1-liter Hemi with 425 HP. It delivered a fantastic performance that connected with Hemi Chargers of the past.