For those who want even more, Chrysler brought at the 2013 New York Auto Show the optional 392 Appearance Package designed for the Dodge Charger SRT8. The result? Well, the Charger SRT8 now features custom-designed gloss black “392 HEMI” fender badges with a charcoal grey metallic insert, a roof painted in Pitch Black, new sating black SRT lower-body side stripe with heavy band and accent tracer, side mirrors painted in Pitch Black, 20-inch, split five-spoke Black Vapor Chrome wheels, a rear spoiler painted in Pitch Black, exclusive serialized dash placque showing production build number / 392, “392” engine beauty covers under the hood and five exterior colours: Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, HEMI Orange Pearl Coat and TorRed Clear Coat.
Under the hood, there is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that offers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm). With these numbers, the vehicle sprints from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the high 4-second range, does the quarter mile in the high 12-second range, the 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds and has a top speed of 175 mph or 281 km/h.
Moreover, the car stops from 60 to 0 mph in 120 feet. Also new for 2013MY is the improved adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system that is expanded to three modes: Sport, Track and Auto.
A new for 2013, standard launch control system helps maximize straight-line acceleration. The 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 is built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $45,250 (plus $995 destination) for the SRT8 model and $42,250 (plus $995 destination) for the Super Bee model.
The all-new 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 presents more than 65 advanced safety and security features, which include the standard electronic stability control (ESC) and the Keyless Enter-N-Go, with segment-exclusive Rain Brake Support and Ready Alert Breaking protection features to boost overall vehicle control and operation.
Furthermore, standard full-length side-curtain air bags, front seat-mounted side-thorax air bags, driver’s knee air bag, and front-row reactive head restraints provide significant driver and passenger protection in any accident.
The ready-made Driver Confidence Group adds Forward Collision Warning, SmartBeam headlamps, Rear Cross Path detection, and Blind-spot Monitoring.
Connectivity and infotainment
New Dodge Charger SRT8 promotes a convenient 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon. This sound system provides world-class ingenuity that features a 32-volt Tracking Power Supply (TPS) 12-channel Class D amplifier that produces first-rate acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for both drivers and passengers alike.
The system utilizes a GreenEdge speaker and amplifier technology to provide state-of-the-art sound quality and high Sound Pressure Level outputs with the least energy consumption possible. GreenEdge amplifiers alone outshine traditional amplifier efficiency by around 55 percent, delineating a net efficiency of around 90 percent in some cases. The speakers are fine-tuned for peak performance and flawlessly complements the amplifier output.