Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Cam Motion
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Members Area > General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion

General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Come chat about other cars.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2007, 07:43 AM   #1
LSxcellent
 
Drives: MINI Cooper S
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 284
Challenger Pricing

http://jalopnik.com/cars/muscle-car-...995-327843.php

Dodge Announces Pricing for All-new 2008 Challenger SRT8®
Dodge Challenger SRT8 available for $37,995

• The American muscle coupe is back, packed with modern technology and innovation
• Demand for contemporary version of iconic pony car drives Dodge to accept orders for the 2008 Challenger SRT8® beginning Dec. 3, 2007
• Introduction begins with limited-edition Dodge Challenger SRT8 models - each with numbered dash plaque
• Complete, broader Challenger lineup details and pricing still to come
• 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 models feature 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 and are available in Black, Silver or HEMI Orange


Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge announced pricing today for the modern interpretation of the American muscle coupe. The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® will arrive in showrooms next spring at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995 (which includes $675 destination).

Due to unprecedented demand, Dodge dealers will begin taking orders on Dec. 3 for the limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 models. Each will feature a numbered dash plaque and a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine. 2008 Challenger SRT8 models will be available in Black, Silver and HEMI Orange. All will feature dual "carbon-fiber" hood stripes, harkening back to the original Dodge Challenger.

"The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers pure American pony-car muscle," said James Press, Vice Chairman & President - Chrysler LLC. "With styling that stays true to Challenger's original heritage, an abundance of modern amenities and cutting-edge technology, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will deliver the SRT credo of benchmark performance at a tremendous value.

"The Challenger SRT8 is only the beginning of the story, as we'll soon follow with a complete lineup of Challenger models that will offer a wide array of features and deliver outstanding value for our customers," Press added.

Customers may begin placing orders at their Dodge dealer on Monday, Dec. 3. They can expect to take delivery of their vehicle next spring.

The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will be built at the Chrysler Canada Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, on the same assembly line with the Dodge Charger, Charger SRT8, Magnum, Magnum SRT8, Chrysler 300 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 vehicles.

Pricing for the complete all-new Dodge Challenger lineup will be announced at a later date.

SRT performance vehicles - including the Dodge Viper SRT10, Dodge Caliber SRT4, Dodge Magnum SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler 300C SRT8, Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8, and now, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 - are engineered by Chrysler's in-house performance organization: Street and Racing Technology.

The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 showcases the renowned, five key aspects of every SRT vehicle: exterior styling that resonates with the brand image; race-inspired interiors; world-class ride and handling characteristics across a broad range; benchmark braking; and standout powertrain. The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will unquestionably deliver in all five areas.
__________________
"When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?"
LSxcellent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Alright...how many horses is the SRT8? 425?
If so, we know what price the Top-end Camaro has to beat.

note: There will be a Camaro V8 for under 30k...that's not the one I'm referring to above
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:22 AM   #3
Dan
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2004 GTO
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 448
Cant really compare. Being a limited production car, dodge dealers will go crazy marking that turd up. I would be surprised to hear anyone getting one for less than $50K.
Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 10:16 AM   #4
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 21,983
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
Sweet, another baseline for the Camaro. So that means that the base V8 will probably come in around 30k, with the top being between 35 and 40
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
don't believe a thing you read about the next gen Camaro -- as history has proven time and time again:

WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT FUTURE PRODUCT PLANS PERIOD FbodFather
__________________

Camaro5 Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
The_Stache
SoCal Race Team #13
 
The_Stache's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1SS:RS:LS3:SW
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 1,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Cant really compare. Being a limited production car, dodge dealers will go crazy marking that turd up. I would be surprised to hear anyone getting one for less than $50K.
Cant agree more.. and then i can see the whole "Iphone" debacle when it hits mainstream production and everyone not an 08 will pay "closer" to actual retail price.
__________________
A.K.A - Diarmadhi (old handle) - So much to do.. So little money
Owner : Fast-Stache Industries LLC
The_Stache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
stovt001


 
stovt001's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Cobalt, 2004 Taurus wagon
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3,817
The Challenger is now completely pointless. Great. If the Camaro is priced that way for a model around 425hp, then I will certainly be looking elsewhere.
stovt001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 05:19 AM   #7
Rock36
I just like V8s
 
Rock36's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 Corvette Z06
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 919
This news isn't that big, and this shouldn't be so surprising.

The Chrysler 300 SRT-8s and Charger SRT-8s are all priced in the $38K+ area. The all have the same 6.1L engine, so why would the Challenger be priced any different?

Furthermore, we already leaned in the other Challenger thread that a Challenger R/T will be offered in the 09 model year with a 5.7L V8. That car will have 340hp and be priced under $30k just like.....surprise, surprise....the 300C and Charger R/T.

The writing was on the wall.
__________________
"Anyone know who sells the driver mods?"

2007 Corvette Z06: Le Mans blue, 2LZ


Last edited by Rock36; 11-30-2007 at 06:06 AM.
Rock36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 10:18 AM   #8
stovt001


 
stovt001's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Cobalt, 2004 Taurus wagon
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3,817
Its hard to justify $8K to jump from R/T to SRT8 don't you think?
stovt001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #9
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
not....really. Well, maybe it is.
Even though it's a different engine, and upgraded everything else (I'd assume)

Though...aren't these first ones going to be limited edition SRT8's? then after this they'll have the normal ones? I don't know...I really haven't followed the Challenger much
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 10:55 AM   #10
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 21,983
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
I think so. And the pricing is justified because in addition to the additional parts that are needed, you also pay for the honour of having something better. If people didn't pay for prestige, companies like Ferrari would have gone out of business ages ago.
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
don't believe a thing you read about the next gen Camaro -- as history has proven time and time again:

WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT FUTURE PRODUCT PLANS PERIOD FbodFather
__________________

Camaro5 Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 09:37 PM   #11
2010_5thgen


 
2010_5thgen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Acadia Denali
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,274
40,095 for the srt8 now. so since dodge is taking orders for the challanger that comes out in february, can we expect chevy to do the same for the camaro? since its coming out in 09 first quarter but they start production in 08 (last quarter) ,can we expect them to take the orders for it 3 months ahead of production- so august or september of next year????
__________________

2012 Porsche Panamera 4
2010_5thgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 10:08 PM   #12
LSxcellent
 
Drives: MINI Cooper S
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 284
425+hp for $40k? I don't care WHO you are, thats still a damn good deal...

Look around folks... anyone see another company doing cheaper? Do you think anyone is going to?! You got to pay to play, and for a completely modern car with a warranty and everything, $40K isn't bad.

I'd guess that the regular V8 version (with the 362hp L76) will list around 30k (which is about right given the market place) and the SS (with some flavor of LS3 with ~450hp) should come in just under $40K without any options.

Sounds about right to me... and the Challenger pricing supports this as well.

~LSx
__________________
"When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?"
LSxcellent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 11:21 PM   #13
2010_5thgen


 
2010_5thgen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Acadia Denali
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,274
i dont kow about that. i think the ls3 with no options should be around 32. fully loaded around 40k. and the ls8 or 9 (whatever) around 50k
__________________

2012 Porsche Panamera 4
2010_5thgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 11:30 PM   #14
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Just bear in mind that these aren't your everyday SRT8's...I'd assume that at least 5k of that price is due to prestige...you've got to "pay to say" that you own a limited edition SRT8 Challenger, one of the first off the line.

I just hope that a comparable Camaro comes in closer to the 30k side of the map at any rate.
And if you factor in the power that come with this thing...and call it a bargain - absolutely agreed!

However, the last Camaro delivered performance using 350 horses...I've come to the conclusion that upping the ante by only 11hp over 7 years doesn't sound right, nor will it help the "class-leading" performance in a new, slightly fatter, Camaro.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 05:54 AM   #15
Rock36
I just like V8s
 
Rock36's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 Corvette Z06
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 919
Yeah you do pay a premium for factory performance.

In reality, you can take the basic 5.7L Hemi and build an engine that will put down easily put down 400rwhp or more, and blow the doors off the factory 6.1L Hemi. But the average joe isn't a hot rodder or wants to put the time and effort to mod their existing engine with cams, ported heads, and whatever else it takes.
__________________
"Anyone know who sells the driver mods?"

2007 Corvette Z06: Le Mans blue, 2LZ

Rock36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 08:19 PM   #16
2010_5thgen


 
2010_5thgen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Acadia Denali
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,274
i believe the ls3 will be the base motor. no other motors under it. there is no need for it. if your buying a v8 majority is going to want the ls3. no point in having a totally separate lower v8, then you have to use a different tranny and in the end if your looking for a bargain, good gas mileage v8 , you arent goign to get it. if you do you might get 2 maybe 3 MPG better than the ls3. no sense in a lower v8 than the ls3
__________________

2012 Porsche Panamera 4
2010_5thgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 08:42 PM   #17
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 21,983
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
GM is for a fact considering a 6.0L, likely the L76. I heard that from an engineer who works for them. And the L76 in the G8 is expected to make make 4 mpg better mileage as the LS2 in the GTO that weighs 200 lbs less. Also, the LS3 gets 2 mpg worse mileage than the LS2 in the vettte. sooo I would image that there will be at least a 5-6 mpg difference between an LS3 Camaro (~24) vs an L76 (~30)
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
don't believe a thing you read about the next gen Camaro -- as history has proven time and time again:

WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT FUTURE PRODUCT PLANS PERIOD FbodFather
__________________

Camaro5 Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 08:47 PM   #18
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGthe3 View Post
GM is for a fact considering a 6.0L, likely the L76. I heard that from an engineer who works for them. And the L76 in the G8 is expected to make make 4 mpg better mileage as the LS2 in the GTO that weighs 200 lbs less. Also, the LS3 gets 2 mpg worse mileage than the LS2 in the vette. sooo I would image that there will be at least a 5-6 mpg difference between an LS3 Camaro (~24) vs an L76 (~30)
AH! RED-FLAG!!
Are you taking into account the fact that the EPA redesigned how they are testing and reporting car's estimated fuel economy for any new cars debuted in '07, on? Because part of the advertised and recognized brilliance of the LS3 is that it did NOT change fuel economy while adding more power between the LS2 and itself.

:pEither way. I do agree that the L76 will undoubtedly offer better fuel economy.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #19
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 21,983
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
read my sig
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
don't believe a thing you read about the next gen Camaro -- as history has proven time and time again:

WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT FUTURE PRODUCT PLANS PERIOD FbodFather
__________________

Camaro5 Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #20
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
hee hee, no big deal - I just like spouting random nit-picky facts like that.

Besides, your sig doesn't apply:p. Because your point was correct. But the facts you used were skewed (at least, I'm assuming your admitting they were). Which according to your sig, means that I should ignore your point...but I'd be ignoring a truth which would be a lie unto itself...uh-oh, I've gone cross-eyed...:eek:

__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 10:40 PM   #21
Mindz
E.B.A.H.
 
Mindz's Avatar
 
Drives: you wild...
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In the happy padded room wearing a jacket that makes me hug myself...
Posts: 18,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGthe3 View Post
Sweet, another baseline for the Camaro. So that means that the base V8 will probably come in around 30k, with the top being between 35 and 40
According to the post that no one responded to, this is worrying for me. I was hoping and praying that I could get the top dawg for under 35k before taxes/registration/etc.

If the top dawg is around 38-39 (at least 5 more than Lutz predicted), that's not kosher.

I'm really looking forward to the camaro's reappearance, but tI won't allow myself to settle by getting a trim lower than I want since this has replaced the 69 RS/SS vert as a dream car of mine. I don't know if I'll be able to afford it if it's that high though.
__________________
Blue Rush, 2010 SS [Car of the Week 3/22/2010] Traded in on...ZLZBUBB, 2013 ZL1
Mindz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 10:57 PM   #22
The_Stache
SoCal Race Team #13
 
The_Stache's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1SS:RS:LS3:SW
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 1,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindz View Post
According to the post that no one responded to, this is worrying for me. I was hoping and praying that I could get the top dawg for under 35k before taxes/registration/etc.

If the top dawg is around 38-39 (at least 5 more than Lutz predicted), that's not kosher.

I'm really looking forward to the camaro's reappearance, but tI won't allow myself to settle by getting a trim lower than I want since this has replaced the 69 RS/SS vert as a dream car of mine. I don't know if I'll be able to afford it if it's that high though.
That depends on what you mean by top dog... if you mean the GT500 equivilent then yea be prepared to be disappointed.. if you mean the GT equivilent.. then be prepared for under 30k before options.
__________________
A.K.A - Diarmadhi (old handle) - So much to do.. So little money
Owner : Fast-Stache Industries LLC
The_Stache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 11:16 PM   #23
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
I distinctly remember being told that there will be a V8 available for under 30k. By either Mr. Lutz, Scott, Ed Welburn, or Ed Peper...one of the four. So however you cut it, it's a good bet they're right.

Please remember that this production run of SRT8's are the first off the line, and are being coined as 'limited edition'. I'm betting that prestige alone accounts for 3-5k of that price as it is.

But I second diarmadhi - if you're looking for a GT500 equivilant...don't be surprised at 35-40k...
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 12:19 AM   #24
Mindz
E.B.A.H.
 
Mindz's Avatar
 
Drives: you wild...
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In the happy padded room wearing a jacket that makes me hug myself...
Posts: 18,179
I'd like the top production v8, non limited/special edition. which should be somewhere in the middle of the GT500 and GT performance wise.
__________________
Blue Rush, 2010 SS [Car of the Week 3/22/2010] Traded in on...ZLZBUBB, 2013 ZL1
Mindz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 12:27 AM   #25
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
okay then. I can't see that (In my wildest dreams) base MSRP'ing over 30k. It'd be the Mustang GT fighter (since I'm doubting there'll be a 3rd V8). So if you consider the Special/Limited version of a Camaro, the one you want would be considered the "base" V8. Not over 30k. Never.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gm Releases 2008 Malibu pricing info! bumblebee101 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 22 01-16-2008 12:53 PM
Challenger comming out this spring???? chevy4824 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 6 09-18-2007 10:46 AM
Camaro v. Challenger Casull Chevy Camaro vs... 53 08-23-2007 10:49 PM
Ontario to become home of the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Wyndham General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 3 08-09-2007 02:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.