Videos: Record Setting 8-Second Dodge Magnum SRT8


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When the Dodge Magnum was released in 2005, it was advertised as a very versatile haul everything station wagon. Most Magnums were optioned with either the 2.7L or 3.5L V6 engines and if you wanted more power, the 5.7L Hemi R/T model was optional. In 2006, Dodge released a SRT8 version of the Magnum. Powered by a 425 horsepower 6.1L Hemi, only 4,129 examples were produced from 2006-2008.

Robert Lamb’s Dodge Magnum SRT8 recently set the record for the quickest Magnum in the world, with a quarter mile time of a very impressive 8.995 seconds and a trap speed of 155 miles per hour. What is even more impressive about this is that Robert’s Magnum isn’t stripped down at all! Yes, you read that right. Robert ran an 8.995 with a fully clothed interior and a total car weight of around 4,600lbs.

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The Magnum’s stock 6.1L Hemi was replaced by a 408 cubic inch stroker engine built by Chris Siedle and then fitted with twin 67mm Precision turbochargers. Gearhead Fabrications in Stuart, Florida handled the build with some assistance of Brian McMahon from Diablosport/Drag-On Resources who carefully tuned the setup to reach its maximum potential. Mated to the engine is an ATF TH400 transmission, a carbon fiber drive shaft and a Drive Shaft Shop 9” rear differential. For traction, Robert enlisted the help of a pair of Mickey Thompson Pro ET drag radials that help lay down incredible 1.4 second 60-foot times.

Adding to the cool factor is that while he also has a Hellcat Charger, Robert drives the Magnum several times a week to run errands and pick up his kids from school!

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Cody Krueger

Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.cole@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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