When TheCarConnection.com compares the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to the original Challenger from the 1970s, the vast list of features really leaves the old car in the dust.
The standard equipment list, as published by ConsumerGuide, includes air conditioning, tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats with lumbar adjustment, six-way power driver seat, center console, split folding rear seat, heated power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, keyless access and starting, AM/FM radio with in-dash six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability, satellite radio, wireless cell phone link, tachometer, trip computer, variable-intermittent wipers, automatic dimming rearview mirror, compass, outside-temperature indicator, universal garage door opener, illuminated visor mirrors, rear defogger, automatic xenon headlights, and floor mats.
Car and Driver writes, "Another interesting--and seriously cool--new bit is the Performance Features display, which is part of the multi-information screen nestled into the gauge cluster." This gadget contains a g-meter and will measure and proudly display 0-60 mph, 1/8-mile, and 1/4-mile acceleration times, as well as 60–0 mph braking distance and g-forces.
The optional equipment list for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, as published by Edmunds, is brief: "sunroof, the MyGIG combination navigation and music server system, and ultra-performance summer tires." While the summer rubber would be a nice addition to the 20-inch aluminum wheels, the MyGIG system, with an internal hard drive starting at 20GB for storing music and video, is a very cool feature.