Dodge Unveils Charger SRT8 392 Special Edition

392 is the number of cubic inches that equal 6.4-liters of displacement. While all of Chrysler Group's SRT vehicles have had the identical 392-cubic-inch displacement for some time, the only model that brags about it is the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. No longer: SRT announced that it will make a new, 392 limited edition of the Dodge Charger sedan.

Underneath the hood, the Dodge Charger SRT8 392 looks exactly like a regular Charger SRT8--it has Chrysler's 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine making 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The combination is enough for a manufacturer-estimated 0-60 time "in the high four-second range" and a top speed of 175 mph.

Instead of turning up the Hemi V-8's grunt, the 392 package adds some signature SRT flair to the already eye-catching sedan. On the outside, the Street and Racing Technology added full-length side stripes, and cut out a portion on the front doors to read "SRT." The middle of the Charger's hood--which bulges to fit the 6.4--is painted in black to match the grille insert, the roof panel, and the side mirrors. There's also a "pitch black" rear spoiler and "black vapor chrome" 20-inch five-spoke wheels. Just like on the Challenger, there are two "392 HEMI" chrome badges placed on the quarter panels. The whole car is painted in one of five colors: white, silver, purple, orange, or red.

On the inside, there aren't any new major upgrades, except for one thing: a dash plaque with a number between 1 and 392. That's because this appearance package, unlike the Dodge Challenger, is limited to 392 units, at a cost of $2495 more than the base SRT Charger.

If you can't snag the special 392-edition SRT8 Dodge Charger, don't worry, because SRT also added two new features to the Charger line. Starting this year, SRT Chargers (minus the Super Bee) receive standard adaptive dampers with three modes--auto, sport, and track--to balance a firm ride with improved handling. If you're only looking to have fun in a straight line, however, you'll want to use the second new feature, launch control.

Source: Chrysler Group

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