By Patrick Rall
There is just something magical about watching a big modern American muscle car stomp a Japanese supercar and for this week’s Mopar Muscle Thursday feature – we have a supercharged and stroked 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 stomping a tuned 2010 Nissan GT-R.
The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 in this video came powered by a 6.1L Hemi V8 but the engine of this Charger has been stroked out to 6.4L and fed by a supercharger that makes for one seriously fast full-sized Dodge sedan. While no other modifications are listed in the video, a set of drag radials helps this SRT8 make the most of that power and they make a pretty clear difference as the high performance sedan is able to jump out to an early lead over the lighter, all wheel drive Nissan GT-R.
The Nissan takes a very quick lead as the green light pops only to have the Charger SRT8 quickly pass and never look back. In the end, the stroked and blown Charger runs 10.91 at 128.26 miles per hour while the tuned Nissan GT-R only manages an 11.47 at 123.4 miles per hour – giving the 4-door Mopar muscle car an easy win. The blown Charger also sounds pretty awesome soaring down the quarter mile with a mix of V8 exhaust noise and the whine of the supercharger easily heard over the higher pitched twin turbo V6 under the hood of the Nissan. Now while the import crowd will cry foul because the SRT8 has more modifications than the GT-R – it is still a 4,000 pound sedan whopping up on a respected supercar.