START · dealer login ·
KW's Dodge Challenger SRT8

Dodge Challenger SRT8

With the changing of the times and economic conditions, American muscle car production has dwindled. Only popular muscle car models have continued or older models revived with a retro-modern look. Such is the case with the Dodge Challenger. With its brawny shape, pronounced radiator grill and large cubic displacement, the car represents the true American muscle car. Sadly this applies also to its handling. KW, the “suspension specialist” looks to improve upon the Challenger’s area of weakness. With their high-quality performance oriented suspension components. KW’s expertise in suspension technology will help the Challenger to be one of the best all around performing American muscle cars.

The 6.1-litre SRT HEMI V8-engine produces 425 hp (313 kW), more then a healthy amount of power for the road. KW didn’t need to place their concentration on engine power other then a K&N filter to free up the air intake and Magnaflow exhaust system to help evacuate the exhaust gases smoothly. The powerful tone emitted from exhaust system complements the aggressive looks and styling of the vehicle. From a two-pipe system it exits the rear of the vehicle with four polished 3.5” exhaust tips.

But when it came to the handling characteristics, KW made some major changes. They outfitted the Challenger with their Variant 1 stainless steel bodied coilovers. The dampening has been preset by KW for the perfect balance between a sporty and comfortable ride quality. The adjustable height of the coilovers offer a range of 10mm to 50mm of lowering on both axles, while the stainless steel inox-line bodies protect the dampers from the elements.

In order to maximize the use of the KW coilovers, KW partnered with HRE Wheels for set of 3 piece forged alloy wheels – The HRE995R are finished with a brushed aluminium center with a satin black rim. With HRE’s expertise in wheel manufacturing they where able to produce a wheel in a 10×22” for the front and 11×22” in the rear. The appearance is striking from all angles. For traction KW relied upon Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires, 265/35 ZR 22 covered the rims upfront while 295/30 ZR 22 finished off the rear.

It was not an easy task for KW to remodel the Dodge Challenger. The aim was to complement a classic American muscle car without taking away from its strong and rich history. Retaining this balance is what KW had set out to accomplish.

KW Competition 01
Dodge Challenger SRT8