Do You Have a Moment To Talk About This Dodge Magnum SRT-8 That's Going Under the Hammer?

Dodge didn't always play it safe, as it used to experiment with all kinds of cars. You can still see some of that craziness in the insanely powerful Demon series, including the new 170, which is part of the Last Call used to celebrate the end of the line of the current Challenger and Charger.
2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 6 photos
Photo: Mecum
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And as we all know, the latter wasn't always a four-door sedan. No, we are not talking about the muscle cars from the past, but something a bit more modern. You see, Dodge used the Chrysler LX platform of the previous Charger, which also underpinned the era's 300, and gave birth to a station wagon that shared many traits with its four-door counterpart.

Named the Dodge Magnum, it came out for the 2005 model year, featuring multiple engine options and pure rear-wheel drive, as well as an optional all-wheel drive system limited to specific configurations. For the 2006 model year, the automaker expanded the offering with a hot SRT-8 version. Previewed by a concept car shown at the LA event two years earlier, it was a force to be reckoned with.

To differentiate it from the rest of the family, Dodge gave it revised front and rear fascias, larger brakes signed by Brembo behind the 20-inch wheels, a firmer suspension setup for quicker cornering, and a 6.1-liter V8 engine pushing out 425 hp (431 ps/317 kW) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque. It had a five-speed auto 'box and rear-wheel drive, was capable of hitting 60 mph (97 kph) in the low 5s, and took around 13 seconds to complete the quarter-mile sprint.

Not many copies of the Dodge Magnum SRT-8 are listed for grabs, and whenever one starts searching for a new home, it usually changes hands in no time. This 2008 model should have no trouble sparking the interest of bidders at the Mecum auction in Glendale, Arizona. You have a few months to decide whether you want it or not, as it will go under the gavel at the event that will be hosted between March 5 and 9, 2024.

At the time of writing, there was a single image of it released by the auction house in the online ad that you can find here. The vehicle features a red paint finish on top of a gray interior, and it is an Arizona car in the hot SRT-8 specification. This is where the information ends, so we are left guessing the mileage and some other highlights that would've normally been visible in other pictures. Now, if the Magnum SRT-8 was on your bucket list, how much would you be willing to fork out for this one? Feel free to tell us all about it in the comments section below.
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Editor's note: Dodge Magnum SRT-8 official images shared in the gallery next to the one posted by Mecum.

About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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