Chrysler announced today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show a limited production run of the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and SRT8 392 model, which will feature a special Green With Envy exterior color. According to the manufacturer, the new color pays tribute to some of the firm’s coolest paint colors from the past such as “Sublime” and “Green Go” Dodge Challengers from the 1970’s and more recently, the “Snakeskin Green” Vipers from 2008-2010.
For those interested, the production of the 2011 Green With Envy Challenger models will start in February 2011 and the cars can be ordered not at all Dodge dealerships. Orders for the Challenger R/T Classic models will begin in late first quarter, 2011. The 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Green With Envy will be priced at $35,785 (includes $825 destination).
The new limited edition Green With Envy model features two A-line body-side stripes (in matte black as standard or white as an option), a new set of five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels inspired by the nostalgic Halibrand or “Kidney Bean” style with a modern interpretation.
Inside, the car features Dark Slate Nappa leather seats and center console with Green With Envy accent stitching. The car is powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, featuring a new cold-air induction system for 375 track-tearing horsepower (with standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission) and 372 horsepower (with optional five-speed Auto Stick transmission).
According to EPA, the car is capable to deliver a fuel consumption of 16/25 (city/hwy) for both the automatic transmission and manual transmission models. Regarding the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 featuring Green With Envy, the price starts at $44,875 (includes $825 destination).
This new model comes with unique exterior, dual, full-body black stripes and 20-inch, five-spoke SRT-exclusive wheels with polished face and satin black painted pockets as standard. Inside, the car features standard SRT-branded seats in Dark Slate Nappa Leather with Green With Envy accent bands in front and rear.
The engine delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, and offers Fuel Saver technology (four-cylinder mode) in automatic transmission equipped models, which allows the engine to operate economically on four cylinders or use all eight cylinders when needed.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 gets 14/22 (city/hwy) miles per gallon (mpg) with the automatic transmission model (a 15 percent increase on highway versus 2010 model) and 14/23 mpg with the manual-transmission (a 4 percent increase on highway versus 2010).