The Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team of Chrysler Group has revealed an exclusive production run of the special edition 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket models. These special edition models feature Stinger Yellow interior and exterior appointments. They are based on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.
The Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket comes in a Stinger Yellow body color and black grille surround in order to complement the regular black body-side stripes that emphasize the new Yellow Jacket logo on the back fender.
Adding to the unique performance appeal to the vehicles are the new 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets. In the inside, the standard leather seats are accented with an exclusive Stinger Yellow band with silver accent stitching and embroidered Yellow Jacket logo. On the driver’s seat, a full adjustable lumbar position with seatback tilt, memory and an easy-to-reach release handle are available.
Meanwhile, the front-passenger seat adds tilt and slide with memory, making it more convenient for passengers to get in and out of the back seat. The original Dodge "Yellow Jacket" show automobile, which evolved from the 1970 Challenger, was featured at various car show exhibits since late 1969.
Painted with pearlescent Honey Gold, the roadster is powered by the 426-cubic inch HEMI V-8. It also offers a range of popular Dodge “Scat Pack” performance features like a unique front spoiler, heavy-duty suspension and brakes, manual transmission and wider tires. It also comes with the Rallye instrument cluster and shaker hood.
The new 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is fully equipped with ADS. The adaptive damping system provides better shock absorption and is made specifically for the classic American muscle car.
Drivers can select between sport and auto mode function to complement any driving and road condition. The Auto mode is good for daily driving and offers a host of driver and on road utilities. It consists of vertical and lateral accelerations; throttle position, brake torque, steering speed and angle plus the vehicle speed inputs.
The sport mode meanwhile is made for more intense driving. So far, the SRT8 392’s sport mode delivers the most outstanding damping rates than any other SRT models. In fact, this new model has the most intuitive and highly responsive ADS system in the SRT segment today.
On the other hand, Dodge’s high performance car comes with a fully hydraulic steering system with damped steering gear and durable pump. Also, the 2012 Challenger SRT8 392 is less likely to tumble off because it has lower centre of gravity by half an inch compared to Non-SRT models. When it comes to handing, the result shows an impressive .90g capability around the skid pads.
Suffice it to say, that the low riding SRT8 looks a lot more handsome with the standard 5-spoke, 20/9-inch forged alloy wheels. Dodge also offers the 7-spoke, 20/9-inch lightweight rims with pockets painted in matte black finish. Any of these will go perfectly with Goodyear’s standard RSA All-Season tyres or the optional F1 Supercar Three-Season tyres from the same brand.
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT model is also equipped with a high performance braking system. It has the stopping power of 60-0mph in 117 feet. This basically comes from the vented rotors at the front and rear measuring 14.2inches and 13.8 inches respectively. The same slotted rotors come with the red painted Brembo 4-piston brake calipers on it. Last but not the least, the new SRT8 392’s 3-mode electronic stability control with knockback mitigation system has the HSA, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, All-speed Traction Control and the 4-wheel ABS.