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The ultimate muscle coupe

Edward Green ▼ | October 25, 2010
Dodge's ultimate muscle coupe, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, got a big boost in horsepower. It's one of those rare cars that are suitable for a city drive and for speedy racing tracks. And it looks beautiful.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392Dodge's ultimate muscle coupe, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, got a big boost in horsepower. It's one of those rare cars that are suitable for a city drive and for speedy racing tracks. And it looks beautiful.


GGGDodge performance loyalists asked for more power off the line, and the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 answers the call with 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. That's 90 lb.-ft. more torque at 2,900 rpm compared with the previous 6.1-liter V-8 engine. Building on its original mantra of a rear-drive coupe that delivers balance between form and function, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 brings world-class ride and handling.

GGGNew, highly damped shocks offer a firm ride that maintains the feel for everyday commuting while being fully capable for the more challenging situations. 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. The result: the 2011 Challenger SRT8 392 is now more playful while still capable of an incredible acceleration.

GGGTo 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 unique 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.

GGGAll Inaugural Edition models will ride on standard 20-inch SRT-exclusive wheels that feature a polished face and satin black painted pockets. Unique "392 HEMI" badges flank on both fenders touting the historically significant V-8 engine. 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.

GGGThe 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. An exclusive, serialized "Inaugural Edition 392 HEMI" dash plaque, showing the sequential build number from 1 to 1,492, rounds out the exclusive interior content.


 

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