Various sources say that Jeep is developing the SRT8, HEMI-powered version of the Wrangler model. The same reports say that the car is going to be built for the company’s CEO, Michael Manley. The car will most likely get a HEMI V8 6.4-liter engine that develops 470 hp and 637 Nm of torque. There is no information regarding where the powered will be delivered, to the front, rear or all wheels.
Without any doubt, when Dodge considered making the 2011 Challenger SRT8 392, they did not took into consideration the latest trends in terms of fuel consumption. On the contrary, with this new model the powerful Hemi V8 is bigger, measuring 392 cubic inches of raw power. In fact, the power unit is basically a bored & stoked configuration of the V8 6.1-liter SRT power unit that now is available in a 6.4-liter configuration.
The engine now is capable of outputting 470 hp at 6,000 rpm and at 4,200 rpm is offering a massive 470 lb-ft of torque. In comparison to the 6.1-liter older generation engine, this new one offers an additional 45 hp and 50 lb-ft. Also, the peak power is now achieved 200 rpm lower and the max torque is now available at 600 rpm lower, all good figures in our humble opinion.
Although significant changes have been made in the engine department, the gearbox selection remains the same which is not entirely a bad choice. With other words, the car will be equipped as standard with a 5-speed automatic gearbox and optional with a 6-speed transmission for those drivers that want fully control all that power. This new engine will also be available for the 2011 Dodge Charger SRT8.
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Besides all of these changes, the engineers at Dodge equipped the SRT8 392 with new dampers in combination with a revised geometry of the suspension. Maneuvering the car is now more accessible thanks to the quicker steering. The car features a heavy-duty hydraulic pump that offers considerably more feel, especially on-center which the previous generations of the car really needed. These changes are very important when we take into consideration that the car is quite heavy at its two+ tons.
As far as the exterior changes are concerned, you will first notice the “392 HEMI” badges located on the front fenders. A larger chin spoiler rounds up the revised front fascia. The Inaugural Editions of the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 will be the first 1492 units manufactured and will have one of two white-and-blue paint combos, but with various hues: Viper Blue stripes on a Bright White body, Stone White stripes over Deep Water Blue. These cars will also sport a blue-and white interior with blue striping and stitching white leather seats.
Dodge is currently taking orders for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 392 and production will most likely begin this month. The cars will be delivered at the end of the year and once the limited edition cars are sold, Dodge will be manufacturing regular SRT8 392s.
InsideLine brought together two of the coolest cars America makes right now, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The Challenger marks the re-birth of a great classic American muscle car, while the Bullitt is seen by many as the best edition of the 2005 Ford Mustang (and trust us, we’ve seen a few). So, which one is the coolest? Check out the video. Enjoy!
After last week Dodge announced the pricing and the date when they’ll start taking orders for the new Dodge Challenger SRT8, now they released a few teaser photos, showing different angles of the car. In case you’ve missed our previous post, we remind you that the Challenger SRT8 will be priced at $37,995 and Dodge started taking orders on the 3rd of December and reports say that they’ve already received about 6,000 so far and rumors say that, though the initial plan was to build 5,000 Challengers, the number was raised to 10,000.
Today, Dodge announced the pricing for one of the most anticipated cars out there, the Dodge Challenger SRT8. Priced at $37,995, the Challenger will be available with the 6.1 liter HEMI V8 engine and will come in Black, Silver or HEMI Orange color and with numbered dash plaque and ‘carbon-fiber’ hood stripes.
Dodge will start taking order for the limited run Challenger SRT8 on December 3 and the first deliveries are expected in spring. You can see a really cool commercial for the SRT, on Jalopnik. (more…)