For Sale: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Hennessey HPE530 in Charlotte, North Carolina


Vehicle Description


Showroom-fresh survivor that's logged only 493 miles

Number 2 of 50 HPE530 Challengers assembled for the 2008 model year

6.1 liter Hemi V8 / 530 horsepower / 530 lb./ft. of torque

Hemi Orange Pearl Coat paint / Carbon Fiber stripe

20 and 21-inch HRE wheels

Dark Slate Gray leather interior / Factory air conditioning / 13-speaker Kicker SRT High Performance Audio

Hennessey stainless headers / Hennessey 3-inch cat-back exhaust

Mercedes-Benz 5G-Tronic 5-speed automatic transmission / AutoStick / 3.06 rear gears

Hennessey-upgraded suspension / Factory power steering / Brembo 4-wheel power disc brakes

Sale includes: An original Window Sticker / Documentation for the car's Hennessey modifications

As you might imagine, it takes something pretty special to impress our seasoned staff here at RK Motors Charlotte. It's not that we're a particularly cynical bunch but, as a leading retailer of some of the world's most desirable classics, we're constantly surrounded by extremely impressive machinery. That said, few modern cars compare to this cool 2008 Challenger HPE530. As Hennessey's way of unleashing even more of the LC platform's bare-knuckle MoPar spirit, it plants a thoroughly massaged Hemi in a broad shouldered pony car that's already a comfortable and stylish street bruiser. Think about it, that's essentially all-motor, Corvette beating power in an offering that's so versatile it'll happily chauffeur your grandma to the local hair salon. How could any red-blooded gearhead NOT love that? If you're a Chrysler fan, a Hennessey fan, or just a fan of fast cars in general, you've clicked the right link!


Logging only 493 miles since it rolled off Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario assembly line, and straight in to the state of everything bigger, this 530 horsepower beast is number 2 of 50 HPE530 Challengers produced for the 2008 model year. The car's cool Hemi Orange Pearl Coat presents an extra polished appearance thanks to a stylish carbon fiber hood stripe. Naturally its slick, showroom-fresh fit is as close to perfect as a factory car can get. There isn't a speck of road rash anywhere on its nose, rockers or broad, orange flanks. And items like tasteful fender emblems, automatic HID headlights, a power sunroof and a Hennessey-massaged deck spoiler complement conservative form with convenient function.


Pigments are pretty and stripes are cool, but now it's time to get down to business. If you think the exterior of this car is impressive, you're going to LOVE what's under its hood. Cranking out a smooth 530 horsepower and 530 lb./ft. of torque, this Challenger's storied Hemi V8 is ready to rock and roll! Essentially a better breathing version of Chrysler's already impressive SRT engine, this hot 6.1 liter begins with a Hennessey-installed custom-grind cam that amps up compression. A perfect amount of air and fuel is supplied by a factory throttle body and a polished Hennessey Cold Air Induction Kit. That air and fuel mixes in a tall, Polydyn-coated intake on its way to ported and polished Hennessey high-flow heads, which feature a performance valve job. And, immediately following combustion, spent gases roar in to stainless, Hennessey-installed headers. The chassis dyno-ed mill rolls in a sequentially numbered bay that displays OEM-level attentiveness to both engineering and assembly. Details like trick valve covers and Hennessy performance programming ensure solid usability and cool curb appeal. And overall, the vicious block looks spectacular, fires and idles perfectly, and accelerates like a pure-bred race car.


Built around Mercedes' S-Class front suspension and E-Class rear suspension, Chrysler's LX platform was a solid foundation that could easily spawn multiple rear and all-wheel drive applications. And when this Challenger's engineering team chopped a bit of length and rechristened it "LC", they created the perfect blend of American attitude and European road manners. The brutal Hemi spins five forward gears through a proven Mercedes-Benz 5G-Tronic automatic transmission. That transmission twists an open differential, which is equipped with optimal 3.06 gears. Factory power steering combines with adjustable sway bars and KW Variant 2 adjustable coil-overs to ensure you'll want to do more than make traditional NASCAR lefts. Stops come courtesy of slotted discs and power-assisted Brembo calipers. The engine breathes through Hennessey cat-back exhaust, which hangs high-flow cats and stainless, 3-inch pipes in front of polished stainless tips. And at the corners of the chassis, color-keyed HREs spin 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros in front of 295/35ZR21 Pirelli P Zeros.


Inside this pristine Challenger you'll find a fresh leather cockpit that displays virtually no wear at all. The car's heated seats, trimmed in factory-spec Hemi Orange, are supple, supportive and near perfect in every way. The tastefully sculpted dash hangs an array of Hennessey silver-face gauges opposite a serialized Hennessey plaque. To the right of those gauges, controls for a Kicker SRT 13 speaker sound system cap a dressed console that features a familiar AutoStick shifter. Below that console, like-new carpet is protected by Hennessey-supplied "SRT530" floor mats. In front of the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel spins redundant audio buttons and standard Speed Control around a standard tilt and telescoping column. Behind the passengers, a surprisingly spacious trunk features enough room for a weekend's worth of luggage. And naturally, all the luxuries you'd expect in a high dollar muscle car are present and accounted for including: power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, a power driver's seat, Remote Keyless Entry and Uconnect hands-free communication.


Nicely appointed from the factory, this killer coupe rolled in to Gulf Coast Autoplex of Jennings, Louisiana with a long list of standard and optional equipment. Here's a breakdown of the car's original Window Sticker.


Hemi Orange Pearl Coat exterior paint

Dark Slate Gray premium leather interior that's complete with Hemi Orange seat trim

6.1 liter SRT Hemi V8 engine

5-speed automatic transmission complete with AutoStick


Advanced multi-stage front airbags

Supplemental side-curtain airbags

Electronic Stability Program

All-speed traction control

Performance 4-wheel disc brakes that are equipped with anti-lock

3.06 rear axle ratio

Keyless Go

Remote Keyless Entry

Speed Control

Rear window defroster

Power trunk release


Air conditioning

Heated front seats

Power, 8-way driver's seat

Manual lumbar adjustment for the driver and front passenger

60/40 folding rear seat

13-speaker Kicker SRT High Performance Audio

Power windows that feature One-Touch-Down

AM/FM radio complete with a 6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3 capability and satellite capability

322-watt Kicker SRT amplifier

200-watt Kicker SRT subwoofer

Uconnect hands-free communication

Floor console that's complete with a sliding armrest

Rear seat armrest that's complete with cupholders

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Tilt/telescoping ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-889474
  • Year:2008
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Challenger SRT-8 Hennessey HPE530
  • Exterior Color:Hemi Orange
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:493
  • Stock Number:135627
  • VIN:2B3LJ7