Dodge SRT8 line includes ‘man van’

By Mary Jane Grandinetti
Posted Feb. 9 at 1:10 p.m.

Emphasizing its performance roots, Dodge displayed a family of SRT8 vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show media preview Wednesday.

The potent lineup of Hemi V-8 powered cats includes a Caravan “man van” with an all black interior to “scare off the regular minivan buyer” said Ralph Gilles, Chrysler design chief.

Jack Dolan, chief engineer for Durango, touted the Viper influences in the SRT8 SUV, including the lack of chrome.

“There there is no chrome on the SRT8 because buyers don’t want it,” said Gilles in introducing the 2012 Charger SRT8, “which is designed to make left-lane hogs get out of the way.”

The rear end has been chopped to make Charger more aerodynamic. It also has what Gilles called a “negative” hood scoop to keep the front end of the car down.

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One comment:

  1. Carol Anne Feb. 9 at 3:33 pm

    Just what gangbangers want to drive.