The result is the newest version
of the quickest coupe in the Dodge lineup packed with modern
amenities and features performance enthusiasts will love.
"We listened to our devoted, loyal
Dodge customers, and this new Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 answers
their call for more power off the line," said Ralph Gilles,
President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "We
consciously tuned the 392 for a lot more torque, as that is what
truly creates the thrust that sets you back in the seat and
keeps you there! We can't wait to see our customers' reactions
when they get behind the wheel and put their foot on the
throttle – it is so responsive and a blast to drive."
New 392 HEMI® V-8 Offers Wide
The return of the legendary
392-cubic inch HEMI® powertrain back to the street in the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 provides another step in showcasing the
evolution of the performance brand.
Pumping out 470 horsepower and 470
lb.-ft. of torque, the newest HEMI engine in the SRT product
lineup provides an additional 90 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,900 rpm
versus the previous 6.1-liter V-8 engine. The added torque
allows for inspired standing starts and improved straight-line
performance while new, performance-tuned motor mounts improve
idle stability and ride control at any speed. An active intake
manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides
maximum low-end torque while optimizing high-end power.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
is available with either the standard five-speed automatic
transmission with Auto Stick or an available Tremec TR-6060
six-speed manual transmission that was first offered on the 2008
Dodge Viper SRT10®. An improved heavy-duty clutch provides
easier shift engagement.
Like the original 392 HEMI, the
performance on the street and at the track is sure to turn heads
with numbers such as 0-60 mph in high 4-second range and
quarter-mile elapsed time in the high 12s.
New for 2011 is the Fuel Saver
technology in automatic transmission equipped models, which
allows the engine to operate economically on four cylinders or
use all eight cylinders when needed.
Under the hood, unique valve
covers with painted silver ribs and the "392 HEMI" logo give the
HEMI powerplant a clean, yet aggressive look.
A redesigned SRT-tuned exhaust
system results in a deeper, throatier note that will surely
create envious onlookers both during daily commutes and at the
Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural
Edition Offers Exclusivity
To kick off production of the 2011
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, 1,492 Inaugural Edition models (1,100
for the U.S. and 392 for Canada) will be produced featuring
exclusive exterior and interior content.
On the exterior, two colors and
new full-body stripe combinations are available on all Inaugural
Edition models: Deep Water Blue with standard Stone White
stripes or Bright White Clear Coat with standard Viper Blue
stripes. For the first time, the front grille features a
body-color grille surround.
Unique "392 HEMI" badges flank
both fenders touting the historically significant V-8 engine
that remains true to its high-performance roots and powers the
highest rated Challenger in terms of horsepower and torque
ratings. From the rear, the Mopar® quad exhaust tips deliver the
performance exhaust note while adding the styling cue of a
serious muscle car.
The Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural
Edition rides on standard 20-inch SRT exclusive wheels that
feature a polished face and satin black painted pockets.
The race-inspired interior of the
Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition begins with standard
Smooth Pearl White leather-trimmed seats and dual blue stripes
accented by unique blue stitching. Each of the front seats
features an embroidered "392" just below the headrest.
The center instrument panel,
center stack and console bezels feature a silver metal brush
finish for a clean yet high-performance look and feel. The door
trim panels also feature silver metal brush grab handles inside
Pearl White door bolsters with unique blue accents.
An exclusive, serialized
"Inaugural Edition 392 HEMI" dash plaque, showing the sequential
build number from 1 to 1,492 rounds out the exclusive interior
(Nov. 2, 2010)