The Dodge Magnum name was originally applied to a two-door B-body coupe way back in the 1970s, but was resurrected in 2004 on the 5-door variant of the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger. You could get a basic Magnum with a V6 or optional V8, but the real lunatics ponied up big bucks for the SRT-8 version. Find this 2007 Dodge Magnum SRT8 offered for $15,000 in Kyle, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Chrysler LX platform was designed in the early 21st century using a front-engine rear-drive setup with mostly American engineering, but a few Mercedes parts thrown into the mix (including the W220 S-class front suspension, W211 E-Class 5-link) and a number of other things. Naturally, it was assembled in Ontario, Canada.
The SRT-8 version uses a 6.1 liter Hemi V8 that pushes 425 horsepower into a 5-speed automatic gearbox. Zero to 60mph is achieved in 5.1 seconds, and the wagon does the 1/4 mile in 13.1 seconds at 108 mph -- not as fast as modern sports machines, but not bad for a family car.
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