What is the top speed of the Dodge Challenger R/T?

I just found out that my dad is getting me a Dodge Challenger R/T as a graduation gift. I plan to be a (mostly) responsible driver, but I’m still stoked about owning a muscle car and want to know what it’s capable of. What is the top speed of the Dodge Challenger R/T?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
With its 375-horsepower V8 engine, the Dodge Challenger R/T can reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.
While it can be tempting to test the limits of your new Challenger R/T on the open road, driving that far over the speed limit is an easy way to earn a speeding ticket or reckless driving charge—not to mention you’d risk totaling your graduation gift. 
On top of being generally unsafe, tickets and traffic charges can also
increase your car insurance rates
. Since young drivers often face some of the highest insurance rates even with clean records, it’s much better for your wallet and your car if you abstain from risky driving behavior. 
If you want to try driving your new car at high speeds, look for a car club or racetrack that hosts a track day instead. These events allow amateur drivers to test out their cars without breaking the law, and even include a short lesson with a professional driver! Attending a track day usually costs between $150 and $300 depending on where you live.
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