Dodge Challenger Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

343 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Its announced.
There will only be 500 of the 2008 SRT8's in Canada.

MSRP is 44,995 + 1,300 Delivery = $46,295

add to that our version of Gas Guzzler tax :grim:
($3,000 based on a 15.75L/100K score)

and the price without dealer gouging is $50,000 :sick:

:brickwall: :brickwall: :brickwall: :brickwall: :brickwall:
Chrysler Canada has announced pricing for the limited-volume 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The modern muscle car will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,995 (excluding a $1300 destination charge).

Powered by a 6.1-litre, 425-hp Hemi V8 engine, the new Challenger SRT8 coupe features 20-inch SRT Design wheels, high-performance suspension, dual-exhaust, and high-intensity discharge headlamps.

The company also announced a Canada-only edition called the Challenger SRT8 500. These will be available in Black, Silver and HEMI Orange. All will feature a special 500 badge in front grille, 500 badge in the instrument panel and all customers will receive a unique Certificate of Authenticity.

Premium Member
2,418 Posts
Chrysler Canada Introduces 2009 Dodge Challenger Lineup and Announces Pricing for the Limited-Volume 2008 Challenger SRT8®
  • The ultimate muscle coupe is back, packed with modern technology and sophistication
  • Unprecedented demand building for first year version of new muscle car
  • Challenger SRT8® model to be the best value in SRT8 lineup
  • Available Canadian-only limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 model to identify exclusive limited-volume first year vehicles and pay tribute to Dodge’s strong racing heritage
  • Full 2009 Challenger lineup offers dynamic coupes at a wide variety of content levels and engine/transmission choices
  • Complete 2009 Dodge Challenger lineup to arrive this fall
Dodge announced pricing today for the modern interpretation of the ultimate muscle coupe. The limited-volume 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,995 (which excludes $1300 destination), and offer modern features such as 20” SRT Design wheels, high-performance suspension, dual-exhaust, and high-intensity discharge headlamps. Powered by the SRT 6.1 litre, 425-hp HEMI® engine, the new Challenger will be one of the top “Bang for the Buck” products on the market, and Chrysler Canada’s best value in its SRT8 lineup. Later this year, four 2009 Dodge Challenger models will be offered in Canada: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger SXT, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8. Pricing for the complete all-new Dodge Challenger lineup will be announced at a later date.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500

For the 2008 Model Year only, Canadian automotive enthusiasts will have the chance to own the Limited-Edition Dodge Challenger SRT8 500.
  • First year collectors edition Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 is reminiscent of the 1969 Dodge Charger 500 and is a testament to Dodge’s strong racing heritage
  • The Challenger SRT8 500 shares many of the attributes associated with Dodge racing heritage such as its HEMI performance, Sure grip differential, performance brakes and unique performance exhaust, suspension and steering
  • 0-60 mph in less than five seconds
2008 Challenger SRT8 500 models will be available in Black, Silver and HEMI Orange. All will feature a special 500 badge in front grille, 500 badge in the instrument panel, and all customers will receive a unique Certificate of Authenticity. The Challenger SRT8 500 will be powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine mated to a five speed automatic transmission with AutoStick that boasts 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.

The 2008 Challenger SRT8 500 will also include a wide range of high tech equipment such as dual “carbon-fiber” hood stripes, harkening back to the original Dodge Challenger, AM/FM 6 disc DVD MP3 radio, 13 speakers Kicker SRT High Performance Audio, UConnect® Hands Free Communication, Security Alarm and Rearview auto dim mirror with microphone.

Interior 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 highlights include race-inspired leather seats with added bolstering and an exclusive orange accent stripe, exclusive stitched accents on the seats and steering wheel, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and speedometer in the center, and an SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD) with Performances Pages that provide drivers instant feedback on 0–100 km/h time, 100–0 km/h braking, g-forces and ¼-mile time.

“The demand and enthusiasm generated by the Dodge Challenger is unprecedented,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Chrysler Canada Inc. “The passion is especially fervent with enthusiasts and our dealers who understand the collectible nature of a first year sports car and have made it clear: They want their limited-edition 2008 Challenger SRT8 500 and they want it now. We will work with our dealers to get them out in the coming months and then to roll out the full lineup of 2009 models including V-6, HEMI and HEMI SRT8 versions.”

2009 Dodge Challenger Lineup - Essential Hardware

Four 2009 Dodge Challenger models will be offered in Canada: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger SXT, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8.
The Dodge Challenger SE powered by the 3.5-litre High-Output V-6 with a four-speed automatic transmission produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft of torque (339 N•m)

The Dodge Challenger SXT will include standard 18” aluminum wheels, Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, all-speed traction control, leather wrapped steering wheel, power 8-way driver seat, security alarm and fog lamps.
The Dodge Challenger R/T features the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with five-speed automatic transmission that produces 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. of torque (540 N•m).

For 2009, the HEMI engine is upgraded to get an estimated five percent improvement in fuel economy as well as an increase of 30 horsepower (8 per cent) and 8 lb.-ft. improved torque over a greater range of engine speeds. The Dodge Challenger R/T also offers a precision shift six-speed manual transmission combined with the new-generation HEMI-powered engine that will produce 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. of torque (548 N•m) when running on premium fuel.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine with five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that generates a blistering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (310 N•m). The vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds. The Dodge Challenger SRT8 also offers a precision shift six-speed manual transmission.

Patterned off the Dodge Charger architecture, the front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension system on all Dodge Challenger models provide excellent ride and handling characteristics.

Essential Styling

The Dodge Challenger design team strived to stay true to the concept revealed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, while drawing upon elements from the original Challenger.

On the exterior, the long, raised hood with scoops and recessed grille with round dual-headlamps are reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger. The bold A-line, or character line, that runs from stem to stern gives the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger an instantly recognizable muscle car profile. Retro dual rectangular exhaust outlets complete the look from the rear.

On the interior, the trapezoidal theme of the door-panel cove and gauge cluster, dark headliner and slanted shifter console are inspired by the original Dodge Challenger. The modern interpretation of the Dodge Challenger offers exceptional rear seating for a two-door coupe, achieving best-in-class rear head (37.4 inches) and leg (32.6 inches) room compared to the competition. Coupled with best- in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.) — equal to the Dodge Charger — the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers added comfort and functionality.

Essential Technology, Safety and Security Features

The all-new Dodge Challenger offers customers a full range of innovative technologies, including:
  • MyGIG™ provides a cutting-edge multimedia audio and entertainment system, with built-in navigation and 30G of media storage
  • UConnect provides convenient, hands-free communication with Bluetooth® cellular phones
  • SIRIUS Digital Satellite Radio offers a variety of subscription-based radio programs and music for enhanced listening enjoyment
  • Keyless Go allows the driver to start the vehicle with the push of button
  • Remote Start starts a secured vehicle with the key fob for added convenience
Dodge Challenger offers more than 25 safety and security features, including:
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) modulate the brakes for the driver to provide steering control while braking
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) applies selective braking or throttle reduction to control over steer and under steer
  • Brake Assist ensures maximum braking action during panic stops
  • Traction Control reduces the throttle and/or applies selective braking to optimize traction during acceleration
  • Hill Start Assist for Manual Transmission applications to assist the driver in launching the vehicle on an incline
Dodge Challenger Production

The all-new Dodge Challenger will be built at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It will be built on the same assembly line as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger

Premium Member
1,738 Posts
money2burn, and ResumeSpeed;
Thanks for those reports !!:)
We have waited a long time for this info. to come to Canada.
It's going to be the SRT8 500, with 500 badges , as I mentioned a while back.
The seats will be bolstered, as most of us were looking for, and I know at least " SIX PACK " was holding out for. (Still going to wait ?) See below quote.
"Interior 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 highlights include race-inspired leather seats with added bolstering "
Everything else , looks like what we expected, but I'm not familiar with the phrase below.....
"Sure grip differential,":woot: (I Think , heh, heh, !!)
Can anyone tell me exactly what that means? Is it the same as a limited slip?
Somewhat dissapointed in the pricing, considering the current close proximity of the Canadian and American dollars. Today the USD is worth $1.02 Can, but it's been going back and forth. But even that 2 cent difference on $40,000. is only $800., so I wonder why $6,000. in the difference. Can bolstered seats, and a different badge be worth that ?
Also, I wonder about a $1300 delivery charge in the same country it's made in, when I'm not hearing of that charge in the U.S. ( Maybe it's still hidden in the U.S.)
I thought Gas Guzzler of $2200 was high for the States, and didn't even know Canada had one, so another $3000 there was a surprise.
All in all though, not completely out of line, and I will be getting mine at sticker:), so it's welcome news. At least now, I know what I'm getting, and what it costs.
Thanks guys !! :bigthumb:

324 Posts
Chrysler Canada , get your prices revised and comparable to the USA ones , or you'll find Challenger enthousiasts importing , EXACTLY like its been going on in other car markets ! I've already seen some wanting to import based just on the fact of low # availability - you've just increased it !

2,391 Posts
No offense ,but This thread /info should be in the "Canadien Info" thread. I think some of this was already posted there by 'Everret' last night ! About the $1300 destination charge ; well unless you're around Brampton/Toronto ,of course there is/has to be a destination charge as the driver and truck he/she's driving ain't for nothing.Diesel fuel is over $4.00 a gallon [at least here in the good ol' U.S. of A] Not sure how much tires cost either x 18 wheels [ are they $200 per tire?]]]] !!If I were in charge, I would delete the destination fee for any Bramptoneer :rocker:/anyone living within "driving distance"{ but still they have to be trucked to each dealership} : plus I would like to impliment an option for any Canadien or U.S.of A'er to pick up their Challenger with the destination fee deleted !!!:rocker:

455 Posts
Years later, what should a 2008 500 go for, used of course, been seeing some all over the board numbers? Came across one where the dash badge and certificate are missing, there is no chance of getting either, so the price has become negotiable in part due to this and the high mileage. What's a ballpark price for this, especially in Canada?
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
About this Discussion
6 Replies
7 Participants
Dodge Challenger Forum
Challenger Talk, the online forum for discussions, reviews of Dodge Challenger, and all things SRT, Hellcat, and Demon.
Full Forum Listing