• Nov 3, 2010
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 – Click above for high-res image gallery

One of the 1,492 Challenger SRT8 392s that Dodge says it's going to build next year is menacing the corner of the Mopar booth at this year's SEMA show. With a new 6.4-liter V8 offering 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque under the hood, this muscle machine appears ready to tame the road.

The SRT8 392 should prove to perform significantly better than previous Challengers thanks to quicker steering, revised suspension settings, beefier shocks and added downforce. The wheels are also a treat. Plus, you'll get better gas mileage than in the 2010 Challenger – that is, if you manage to scoop one up before everyone else. Have a look at it in the gallery of high-res photos below.



Photos copyright ©2010 Jonathon Ramsey / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a sweet muscle car! This is the time to scoop one up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i see Dodge finally wants to compete seriously in the pony wars..... i hope this turms into a more available car in the future.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It is, thats just the first of the 6.4L / 392 cubic inch SRT8's

        The HP almost seems a touch low for that high torque rating, the only other V8 out there right now with similar torque is the AMG 6.2L with 485 but it peaks out at 518 HP. I know that engine is DOHC but I bet the heads flow similar numbers side to side and the hemi has variable cam timing as well.

        Something is fishy...maybe the underrated HP numbers rumor is indeed true.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Considered by many to be the most impressive of the three "pony car" offerings, this new SRT just makes the Challenger that more impressive. Chrysler products have always had a performance advantage and this Challenger is no different. Posting solid sales increases month in and month out, Challenger has established a loyal following of people who appreciate their muscle car with style, room and dependability unmatched by the competition.
      To say this Challenger is striking would be an understatement. This is the most impressive Challenger yet, and that's saying something. LOVE IT!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      The numbers are very impressive and the style solid for the price. But this is as for the time being(till the new Viper shows) the halo of the Dodge brand cars and yet even as a SEMA show car none of the fenders line up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      +1
        • 4 Years Ago
        Whoops, this was meant in response to MoPar Willy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I reading that right, 255s in the rear?!? I'm thinking this car needs 275s minimum.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Challenger is soooo badass. It could weigh 6000lbs and still be a bad ass.

      I gotta find me one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      392ci Hemi, Nice to see ci back vs liters. By far the best looking of the mussel car trio!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Big power is what these cars are all about if I wanted something smaller lighter and agile I would buy a Subaru WRX STI, something none of these cars can touch in handling! Even a Neon SRT4 or a Focus RS would give these cars a run for there money! Nothing will be more American that BIGci engines and a blower!
        • 4 Years Ago
        muscle car trio? what trio do you speak of?

        mustang and camaro are pony cars.. always have been. challenger is in it's own class with its 4000+ lb curb weight
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Challenger is a much larger car than the Mustang. Comparing a Challenger to a Mustang is like comparing an E63 AMG to an M3.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If by class of its own you mean looks then you would be right!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I got to admit that I haven't drove any of the 2 pony cars and the Challenger. I do have an oppinion on them. Mustang nice design and looks cool on the up side. On the down stroke live rear axle no rear seat space for daily driver. The Camaro just plain ugly and no room either. I don't mind the rear and sides of the Comaro but the front is god awful. It looks like someone grabbed it's upper lip and yanked it down in the middle. The Challenger is a little on the heavy side but it makes up for it in looks space and fit and finish. The 392 is a bit of overkill but ya gotta love it right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm surprised that people are bashing the Challenger's interior. Sure, it's a bit boring visually, but the fit and finish is good overall. There are soft touch plastics throughout the interior including the dash and the heavily side-bolstered seats in the R/T and SRT can't be beat. Hell, the Nav system is good enough for the Ferrari California!

      I love the 392 edition, but the addition of 50 horsepower and a new steering wheel just isn't enough to trade in my '09 SRT Challenger.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The main goal of Chrysler was to upgrade all of the products that desperately needed upgrades. They only have so many engineers and so many hours in a day. The Challenger wasn't as bad... I should know... I have one... Rumor is though that it will get the new interior to match the Charger for 2011... which... will be in 8 short months.

      The curb weight of this car is only about 100lbs more than the much smaller Camaro. This car is based off a large car platform so there isn't much they can do about weight.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, the 2010 Challenger SRT8 is almost 300lbs heavier than the Camaro SS. I can only assume the 392 is even a bit heavier due to the bigger engine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It depends on the trim level:

        Challenger SE 3,720 Camaro LS 3,780
        RT 4,041 LT 3,741
        SRT8 4,132 SS 3,861

        The Challenger is a much bigger car so that is part of the weight difference which makes the Challenger in line if you look at the SE vs the LS. The weight goes up for the V8 Challengers really.
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