The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 has been introduced today equipped with a new 392-cubic inch HEMI V8 powertrain producing 470hp and 470lb-ft of torque. That’s 90lb-ft more torque at 2,900rpm compared to the previous 6.1 liter V8 engine.
New highly damped shocks offer a firm ride. SRT engineers recalibrated the suspension geometry to improve Challenger’s balance, corning ability and steering responsiveness. The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system also has been improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response.
To kick off 2011-model year production, Dodge will build 1,492 Inaugural Edition models of the Challenger SRT8 392, all with exclusive content. On the outside, Dodge is offering customization for those first 1,492 owners. Two colors and new full-body stripe combinations include Deep Water Blue with standard Stone White stripes or Bright White Clear Coat with standard Viper Blue stripes. All Inaugural Edition models will ride on standard 20 inch SRT-exclusive wheels that feature a polished face and satin black painted pockets.
“392 HEMI” badges flank both fenders. Mopar quad exhaust tips deliver the performance exhaust note. A larger front splitter and integrated front fender spats give this Challenger SRT8 392 better overall high-speed aerodynamics and balance. A newly modified front fascia chin spoiler improves aerodynamics and is accent painted for a more aggressive look. The rear decklid spoiler also is completed in matching body color.
The race-inspired interior of the Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition features 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. A serialized “Inaugural Edition 392 HEMI” dash plaque, showing the sequential build number from 1 to 1,492, rounds out the interior content.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is built at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and will arrive in US dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2010. Pricing is not available yet.