2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8
13K Original Miles
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2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 - 13K Original Miles
“This… is about more than horsepower--it's about moving through traffic with gunfighter confidence.” Car and Driver (September, 2005)
The Dodge Magnum SRT8 was, and is, a unique high-performance, limited edition vehicle. The numbers tell much—but not all—of the tale: 6-liter V8 making 425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque (@4800 rpm); 10.3:1 compression; 5-speed automatic transmission; 20-inch wheels and tires; 0-60mph: 5.1 seconds ; 70-0 braking: 170 feet; top speed: 169 mph (all performance numbers from the C/D Road Test). Whew! This is a car with time-bending, push-you-back-in-the-seat performance.
The Hemi engine features of the Magnum go beyond the numbers: “big-valve heads; a beefier block; a forged crank; stronger rods; a billet cam; and even hollow intake- and exhaust-valve stems to lift the useful rev range to 6400 rpm.” Underneath, struts are Bilsteins in front and Sachs in back. Calling the handling “light on its tires,” Car and Driver's road testers added: “The overall balance is stolid and trusty, and if you don't like that, just switch off the electronic stability control. Hoo-wee! Kick the tail out to macho drift angles and flat-pedal it off the turns, knowing all the time that the 14.2-inch-front and 13.8-inch-rear vented Brembos have an amazing capacity to bring you down to grandpa-slow in time for the next turn.” Said another way: “The firm and easy-to-modulate brake pedal seems to call down the hand of God.”
A creation of Chrysler's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group, the SRT8 Magnum is more than a match for heavy-metal rivals from the likes of the Mercedes-Benz AMG marque. Then again, the Magnum's 5-speed automatic actually is the same used by AMG, a benefit of the Chrysler-Daimler corporate lash-up of the time. With all its blinding power and high-performance specs, the Magnum is also a perfect cruiser. Automobile magazine noted: “On a drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles, the wagon cruised superbly at 100 mph all day. We could have hauled all three of our friends and their luggage, too, and had just as smooth and fast a drive. If the world is turning away from big honking SUVs, it might consider this SRT8 the perfect alternative.”
The Magnum SRT8 offered here is in superb condition. Indications of wear are minimal to non-existent. The engine bay alone is automotive artwork guaranteed to prompt long, admiring stares. The 5-spoke SRT-branded aluminum wheels shine beautifully, and the Continental Extreme Contact all-season high-performance tires have plenty of remaining tread depth. Black paint overall is virtually flawless, as is the condition of interior surfaces from carpet to upholstery to billet-aluminum pedals to the amazing audio system. Indeed, the car came from the factory virtually loaded with every option from a sunroof, to 276-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, to well-bolstered heated seats, navigation, Sirius radio and more. (Be sure to check out the car's original sticker—among the more than 100 accompanying photographs—for all the goodies.)
At a mere 13,700 miles—barely 1,000 a year—this two-owner Magnum SRT8 can legitimately claim: “just broken in.” It's a real garage-kept treat, and a rare one at that. The next owner will have the pleasure of adding lots of very, very enjoyable, quick miles in the years ahead. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.