Even if you skipped the red paint on our test car, the Charger SRT8 would still turn heads. Sure, the large 20-inch chrome wheels and the massive Brembo disc brakes beneath catch the eye, and then there's the massive air intake planted smack dab in the middle of the hood. From the driver's seat, it almost seems like Chrysler grafted on an engine nacelle ripped from a Boeing 737.
Speaking of the Charger's debut, I remember Mopar fanatics at the time bemoaning the fact that the nameplate wasn't affixed to a coupe. Ironically, this SRT8 is much more enjoyable to drive than its two-door sibling, the Challenger SRT8. As Eric noted, the suspension tuning on the Charger does a much better job of handling the LX platform's heft, and doesn't wallow in corners like the Challenger does. Better yet, the two extra doors makes it easier to bring your buddies along for some rip-snorting, tire-shredding, back-roads fun.
Evan McCausland, Web Producer