3. Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Dodge introduced the third generation of Challenger in 2008 and gave it the SRT8 392 engine in 2011. “SRT” stands for “Street & Racing Technology,” Chrysler’s high-performance division, “392” for displacement in cubic inches. The SRT8 392 graces the Challenger platform with an eight-cylinder, 6,400-cc, 470-horsepower Chrysler Hemi® engine named after its hemispherically-shaped combustion chamber. The five-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions complement the car’s big Brembo brakes, stiff suspension, and steering that gives drivers a good feel for road conditions. An eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the five-speed for the 2015 model year. The Challenger SRT8 accelerates to 60 mph from a parked start in under 4.5 seconds.