How Do The SRT8 C Models Compare With Similar Cars On The Market
If high performance is important to you, the sky's the limit on what you want to pay for it, right? While some car buyers are willing to pay a high price, the Chrysler SRT8 proves that you can get the performance numbers you want in an attractive package and for a very appealing price.
Two Models, Two Appealing Price Points
Priced in the high $60s, the SRT8 beats out the competition on price and value by at least a few thousand, while the newly released SRT8 Core comes in much below what car enthusiasts might expect to pay at $10,000 less. In Australia, since the government assesses a luxury tax on vehicles over $57,000, the Core offers the added bonus of being under the threshold.
Typical high-performance buyers looking at the lower end of the price range often look at vehicles such as the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline ($53,690 plus a recent price increase), the HSV Clubsport R8 ($73,290), or the FPG GT ($70,790). As many amazed reviewers have noted, even the specs on the Core model outpace the others at a lower price.
Although the Holden model noted is technically a couple thousand dollars less than the Core, with its 260kw, you may as well "bring a fork to a gunfight," in the words of one writer, unless you add costly upgrades to add performance that bring the price well over the magic number for luxury tax. If you want a high-performance car, you may be prepared to suck it up and pay the luxury taxes, but having alternatives that place below or just slightly above the tax is appealing.
High-Performance Features Of The SRT8
Both the STR8 and the SRT8 Core share distinctive Chrysler style and have a 6.4-litre HEMI V-8 engine that produces 347 kW and 631 MM of torque. The vehicle has a five-speed transmission that still proves economical on fuel due to its COD (Cylinder On Demand) feature that uses as few as four cylinders in light driving conditions. While the new Core eliminated a few things such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, rear view camera, satellite navigation, leather interior trim, and a few other amenities, the performance features are intact.
If you are looking for a high performance car with a powerful engine, neither version of the STR8 will disappoint. Experience this car's amazing power with a test drive at your dealer today.