Hurst releases full specs and pricing for modified Dodge Challenger range

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The Dodge Challenger SRT8 has been a welcome arrival for many muscle-car fans. Willing to overlook its hefty weight for the old-school looks and meaty Hemi power, they've already purchased just about every car scheduled to be made for the next year. But Hurst wasn't content to leave the Challenger alone, and has decided to prep a high-powered version complete with a collection of Hurst accessories available soon through Dodge dealers.

The range kicks off with the Challenger Series 2 R/T, which is listed at $18,350 and pumps the 5.7L HEMI V8 to 352hp (263kW) and 408lb-ft (553Nm) of torque. In addition to the power upgrade, the package also comes with a Hurst ‘Hard-Drive’ shifter, 20in polished and forged wheels, custom graphics and badges, Goodyear Eagle F-1 performance tires, a Magnaflow stainless steel cat-back exhaust system, a K&N air-filter, Eibach coil-over suspension and leather trim.

For owners of the 6.1L Challenger SRT8, Hurst offers a Series 2 package that is listed at $17,450 and boosts output to 437hp (326kW) and 438lb-ft (593Nm) of torque. The rest of the package includes the same items as the Series R/T kit.

Next in line is the Series 3 R/T 5.7L HEMI kit at $26,750. This boosts output to 444hp (331kW) and 489lb-ft (662Nm) of torque thanks to the addition of a Vortech supercharger installed at the factory. Adding this package to the 6.1L SRT8 brings up the Series 4 stage, which Hurst is offering at $25,150. Output is rated at 572hp (426kW) and 528lb-ft (715Nm) of torque.

Rounding out the range is the Series 5 SRT8 6.1L package, which sells for $33,150 and features the same output as the Series 4 but gets a few additional goodies such as rear spoiler.

Hurst is also planning a range of other modified Chrylser vehicles, including a Viper, 300C, Charger and Ram pickup. Already Saleen has introduced its line of aftermarket superchargers for the Challenger, and Dodge itself has said the 2009 model will feature a blower to boost power. The factory-special drag race package car is an example of what can be done when the factory gets involved in making a truly intense modified Challenger, but the Hurst model aims at a streetable, somewhat more tame, design.
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Comments (7)
  1. What organ can I sell on the blackmarket to buy a couple of these badboys?

  2. Makes me teary eyes at the memory of my favorite car, the Hurst/Olds 442. I am with Laz, I would so buy one if I could.

  3. We have one here driving around Newport Beach, and it is a great looking car.

    But it is HUGE. I mean it makes my Mustang look small, and the Mustang is a big car (compared to say a BMW 3 series).

  4. That is true Gus, I bet the next gen will be lighter and possible smaller with the Phoenix V6 and dual clutch transmissions.

  5. So I just got up close to my first one, and it was black.
    I must say, that car has a presence that is second to none. It makes my Mustang GT look like a girls shopping car. Those forrowed headlights, those hauches, just incredible.

    For any of you out there who doubt this car's appeal, go get next to one or sit in one, it is much better in person than on paper or just driving by...

  6. i agree gus, its got the same presence that old muscle cars gave me as a kid, they are huge! this is what american cars are best at and im soo happy all the old favourites are coming back better than ever. i got to have a drive in one when i was in the US couple of weeks ago and i so wish they brought them to australia.

  7. azlan,

    "...they are huge! this is what american cars are best at..."

    While I kinda agree with that but let me correct that for you...

    "This is the single thing that American cars can do; at all else they fail"


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