Chrysler Group will be displaying a special edition model – the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket – at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Its paintjob is what makes the car stand out. It uses Stinger Yellow body color, combined with a black grille surround and black profile stripes highlighted by the Yellow Jacket logo on the rear panel.
To emphasize the appearance, Chrysler gave it a set of new 20-inch five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels. When stepping inside the Yellow Jacket, we see a Stinger Yellow accent band with Yellow Jacket logos and silver accent stitching.
The model will still be powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that can deliver 470hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, said that the Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket offers another nostalgic piece to its rear-drive muscle coupe lineup in 2012.
He added that the Stinger Yellow paint and interior accents are meant to appeal to the performance enthusiasts who value a “memorable and collectible color that helps deliver even more excitement and exclusivity."
Chrysler hasn’t announced details about its production but Chrysler said that it will have a limited run. Order books will be opened in December. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2012.
The much-anticipated comeback of the already iconic Dodge Challenger will surely make pony car fanatics thrilled and excited. After all, the new Dodge Challenger SRT8 is designed to provide a terrific performance, superior ride and handling, and benchmark braking. Moreover, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 features a number of design cues that evoke the original Challenger as well as a wide array of modern elements.
As developed by Street Racing & Technology (SRT) -- Chrysler's in-house performance engineering organization -- the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was created and engineered to adhere to the so-called five pillars of every SRT vehicle: 1) bold exterior design echoing the brand image, 2) a race-inspired interior, 3) a world-class ride and handling, 4) a stunning powertrain, and 5) benchmark braking.
According to Mike Accavitti, Director for the Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing at Chrysler LLC, the new Dodge Challenger SRT8 has been engineered to deliver what customers want in a modern muscle car, including tire-smoking performance, head-turning design and a wide array of state-of-the-art technologies. These technologies include 'Keyless Go' entry, GPS navigation and a MyGIG infotainment system as well as UConnect hands-free communication.
The new limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 two-door, rear-wheel-drive coupe will be available in three colors: Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and HEMI Orange.
Each example will have its own numbered dash plaque, carbon fiber-like hood stripes. As powered by SRT's 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers 425 hp of max output and 420 lb.-ft. of peak torque, the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 should be able to sprint from nil to 60 mph time in around five seconds and reach a quarter mile in less than 14 seconds. It could accelerate from zero to 100 mph and decelerate to a full stop in less than 17 seconds.
With a skid pad performance of 0.88 g, the Dodge Challenger SRT boasts of 60-0 mph braking distance of around 100 feet. Scheduled to be built at Chrysler's Brampton assembly facility in Ontario, Canada, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will be available for sale this spring at a US Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995, which includes $675 destination cost.