The Magnum SRT8 came with the biggest engine in Chrysler’s arsenal: the 6.1L Hemi
It’s enough to propel the 4,400 lb wagon to 30 MPH in 1.8 seconds. Motortrend clocked nearly 1.1 g in acceleration force during testing (the same era 911 Turbo clocks 1.2g)
The Magnum’s 3.06 rear axle ratio means the 6400 RPM upshift occurs right before 60 mph, making its official 0-60 time a bit misleading
During its development, Dodge found a “technicality” in the EPA’s vehicle classification rules that allowed the Magnum to be classified as a “truck”. This made it exempt from the gas guzzler tax – surely an incentive that helped this 425hp wagon slip past the corporate bean counters and make it to production
The 6.1L features the same stroke as the 340hp 5.7L Hemi found in the R/T, but with a larger bore. Adding cubic inches was necessary for more performance, but since SRT was chasing horsepower and RPM rather than torque, the increased size was obtained by enlarging the bore rather than increasing the stroke. Combined with higher flowing heads and improved valvetrain components, the “oversquare” design allows the 6.1L to make peak horsepower at a substantially higher RPM (6000 RPM vs 5000 RPM for the 5.7L)
The 6.1L features a completely different (reinforced) block, with revised coolant channels and oil jets to cool the pistons. Compression ratio is increased to 10.3:1 (from 9.6:1). Redesigned connecting rods are now made of high strength powdered metal. Piston pins are now full-floating to handle more abuse. Bottom line, the 6.1L is substantially different from the 5.7L
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the SRT8 Magnum
The following year (2007) could be optioned with a rear seat video system w/ Kicker Mobile Surround Sound system
2008 was the first and only year of significant changes, which saw a front end facelift, more aggressive hood, and an updated interior
2008 was the final year of production
40k original miles
Inferno Red (extra cost color in 2006)
Garaged most of its life
Michelin AS3 Pilot tires
No smoking, rips, or tears in the interior
Magnaflow exhaust and cold air intake
Location: Everett, Washington – (more photos below)
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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