2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Dodge Challenger 2012
The Dodge Challenger has been recognized by Polk for having the highest Model Loyalty in the Sports Car Segment for the 2010 model year. Challenger takes a history of know-how and puts it into practice. The end result? Laurels that are torn apart during an adamant refusal to rest on them. This cutting-edge piece of modern engineering boasts the DNA of its legendary forefather: flawlessly sculpted with a lean, low profile and menacing dual round headlamps, unmistakable performance hood, and throwback honeycomb grille. But it goes one further. It puts hardcore power on the road, thanks to handling dynamics that were decades out of reach back in the day. The 2011 Dodge Challenger ups the ante with leading-edge technology and modern must-have comforts, such as available Uconnect media systems, heated bucket seats, and proximity entry with Keyless Enter-N-Go with pushbutton start. Hit for the full story of the latest legend. According to Polk statistics for the Sports Car Category in the 2010 model year, Dodge Challenger ranked highest by having the greatest percentage of households return to purchase or lease another Dodge Challenger vehicle.

Some things are more desirable because they brilliantly balance form and function. Others are sought af ter because their quantities are finite. The limited Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition is coveted for both reasons. The first 1,100 201 1 Dodge Challengers to roll of f the assembly line will be numbered and branded with a unique exterior and interior. Available in a choice of Bright White with dual Viper Blue tip to tail racing stripes or the reverse: Deep Water Blue Pearl with dual Stone White tip-to-tail racing stripes. A unique grille surround features body color accent paint while a bold “392 HEMI” badge graces the fender. Other exclusive features include: 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with Black pockets, Mopar quad style exhaust tips, and Dodge Challenger special 392 Hemi engine valve covers.

All Dodge Challenger 392 Inaugural Editions are highlighted by Nappa Pearl leather seating surfaces with a double Blue ver tical stripe. All seats are piped and stitched in Blue and feature the “392” logo for an even more dramatic look. Other unique features include: Pearl inser ts on the door-trim panels; Silver Metal Brush grab handles; Silver Metal Brush center stack and console bezels; Blue accent stitching on armrest, steering wheel, ATX knob or MTX boot; serialized dash plaque; quarter glass decal with Mopar logo; and key fob with “Challenger 392” logo.

2012 Dodge Challenger Review

Challenger ’s aura might be throwback but the interior is all about 21st-century comfort and style. Depending on model, Challenger offers premium cloth or new Nappa leather-surface bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, available heated seats, and a six-way power driver ’s seat. The rear delivers serious space with a standard fold-down armrest and cup holders, and belted seating for three passengers, making it the only vehicle in its class with five-passenger seating capability. Challenger ’s “Four Bomb” gauges and available race-inspired pedals nod to the original, and the interior stays organized with the help of a sliding center console and door map pockets. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats with trunk access easily accommodate larger items and provide entry to best-in-class trunk storage.

2012 Dodge Challenger Review
It pushes back and powers ahead with an impressive 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This power is linked to a high-performance suspension with rear stabilizer bar, performance-tuned steering, antilock 4-wheel disc performance brakes, 245/45ZR 20-inch performance tires, and a choice of 5 speed Auto Stick or Tremec 6 speed short-throw manual transmissions. In short, this gets it done. state of the art high-pressure die-cast aluminum block to full independent dual-cam phasing, sequential por t fuel injection, and high-flow intake and exhaust ports, the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar engine applies some of the most advanced automotive engine technology. The result is an exceptional blend of high torque; fuel efficiency; low emissions; and first-rate noise, vibration, and harshness control. The only thing better than numbers like 305 horsepower and 268 lb-f t of torque with an EPA fuel economy of 18 city/27 highway mpg is the engine’s durability enhancing features like an advanced oil-filter system that helps to eliminate oil spills and to contain an incinerable filter element for more efficient disposal.

Fuel Saver Technology and VVT give this engine stunning power and efficiency credentials. The standard 6-speed manual transmission boasts 379 hor sepower and a whopping 410 lb-f t of torque, while the available 5-speed AutoStick deliver s 372 horsepower and 400 lb-f t of torque. When equipped with Fuel Saver Technology, the computer uses sophisticated algorithms to seamlessly transition from eight cylinders to four cylinders when full power is not required, providing increased fuel efficiency.

 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 models come equipped with four-wheel antilock brakes that are outfitted with vented rotors and Brembo performance aluminum four-piston calipers for even clamping. Air ducts integrated into the front fascia help to reduce brake temperatures under extreme driving circumstances. Brake knock-back mitigation uses the advanced technologies of lateral g-force sensors to prime the braking system, eliminating brake pedal fade and enhancing stopping distances during faster-paced driving. The twin piston, four-wheel disc antilock brake system (ABS) is performance tuned to provide improved ABS response, maximum stopping power, and reduced pedal travel. The standard four-wheel disc brakes bring substantial braking power with antilock and Brake Assist. The results of all this engineering are reduced resistance and enhanced long-term braking performance.

2011-2012 Dodge Challenger features reengineered suspensions that boast revised geometry and retuned shock and bushing rates for improved handling and accident avoidance maneuvers. The independent five-link rear suspension is tuned to provide a comfortable ride and superior handling on rough roads, thanks to lower unsprung mass, which helps maintain bet ter tire contact with the ground and reduces rear road noise. Challenger SRT8 392 models feature a high performance suspension with Bilstein mono tube tuned dampers. The specially tailored spring rates, suspension bushings, and sway bars help Challenger put the muscle to the pavement.

Challenger Rallye builds off the Challenger blueprint while adding its own spin on the details. Standard features include leather seating surfaces, Uconnect Media Center 130 radio with audio jack, one-year subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Uconnect hands-free communication system, and six Boston Acoustics speakers with a 276-watt digital amplifier. The available Rallye Group adds dual center stripes, body-color rear spoiler, and unique 18-inch aluminum wheels. Optional equipment includes: Super Sport Group which adds 20-inch chrome-clad wheels and 245/45ZR20 BSW performance tires; performance tuned steering, suspension, and brakes; and a 3.06 rear axle ratio. Additional available option groups are Electronic Convenience Group and Sound Group II.


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