litre HEMI V8
speed automatic, RWD
kg / 4140 lbs
For 2011 Dodge are bringing the legendary 392 cubic inch engine
back to life. In metric terms, that's 6.4 litres of HEMI grunt.
The car which will play host to the monster engine is the new
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.
The original 392 HEMI engine was introduced in 1957 model year
Chrysler and Imperial products, replacing the 354 cubic-inch
version of the original HEMI launched in 1951. The new and improved
HEMI V-8 engine was quickly adopted by drag racers, and following
various historical speed runs on land and water, the engine
soon became affectionately referred to simply as the "92."
The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 puts out 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. Dodge say
that they've sacrificed a bit of top-end horsepower in order
to gain some extra low-down torque from the engine.
Dodge's SRT engineers recalibrated the suspension geometry to
improve the 2011 Challenger's balance, corning ability and steering
responsiveness. Quicker steering ratios and new negative camber
settings are also designed to improve the car's handling.
The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system of
the Challenger SRT8 392 has also been upgraded with a new, heavy-duty
pump and revised gearing to give drivers more direct feel and
For the introductory 2011 model year, Dodge will build 1,492
Inaugural Edition models of the Challenger SRT8 392, all with
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. All
Inaugural Edition models will ride on standard 20-inch SRT-exclusive
wheels that feature a polished face and satin black painted
Unique "392 HEMI" badges adorn the front wheel arches
and advertise the historically significant V8 engine. Mopar
quad exhaust tips deliver the performance exhaust note while
adding a serious muscle car styling cue. A larger front splitter
and integrated front fender spats give the 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 spoiler
also is finished in matching body color.
The race-inspired interior of the Dodge 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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