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(from Dodge Press
Release) 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 Yellow Jacket Creates
Buzz at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
limited-edition Dodge Challenger SRT8® model features exclusive
Stinger Yellow exterior and interior appointments
• Proven 392 cubic-inch (6.4-liter) HEMI® V-8 engine provides
pulsating 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide
rpm range while also delivering 23 miles per gallon on the
• Two-mode adaptive damping suspension system offers selectable
suspension tuning and automatically adapts to road and driver
inputs for optimal vehicle control
• Exclusive SRT® heated steering wheel features mounted paddle
shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the
• Available 18-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system, with
innovative GreenEdge® technology, offers 900 watts of power
• Arrives in U.S. dealer showrooms in first quarter 2012
November 9, 2011 ,
Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing
Technology (SRT) team today announced an exclusive production run of
special-edition 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 Yellow Jacket models
featuring Stinger Yellow exterior paint and interior appointments.
Based on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Challenger SRT8
Yellow Jacket features a Stinger Yellow body color and black grille
surround to match the standard black body-side stripes that
highlight the newly developed Yellow Jacket logo on the rear fender.
New 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted
pockets provide a unique performance look.
Inside, the standard leather seats feature an exclusive Stinger
Yellow accent band with embroidered Yellow Jacket logo and silver
accent stitching. The driver’s seat also features a full adjustable
lumbar position with seatback tilt, memory and an easy-to-reach
release handle, while the front-passenger seat adds tilt and slide
with memory, which makes it even easier for passengers to get in and
out of the back seat.
“The Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket adds another piece of
performance car nostalgia to our rear-drive muscle coupe lineup in
2012,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and
Motorsports. “The Stinger Yellow paint and interior accents speak
directly to the performance enthusiast who appreciates a memorable
and collectible color that helps deliver even more excitement and
The original Dodge “Yellow Jacket” show car, which evolved from the
1970 Challenger, was shown at various auto show exhibits beginning
in late 1969. Painted pearlescent Honey Gold, the roadster was
powered by the 426-cubic inch HEMI V-8 and carried a number of the
famous Dodge “Scat Pack” performance features, such as a unique
front spoiler, wider tires, heavy-duty suspension and brakes, and
manual transmission, along with the Rallye instrument cluster and
A limited number of 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket
models will be built for the U.S. market. All Dodge Challenger
models are built at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton,
The Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket will be available for ordering
in December at Dodge dealerships nationwide and will be arriving in
U.S. dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2012.
About the 2012 Dodge Challenger
For 2012, the Dodge
Challenger SRT8® 392 adds even more high-tech performance features
to solidify its place as the brand’s ultimate modern American
rear-wheel-drive muscle coupe. With 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft.
of torque from the proven 392 cubic-inch HEMI® V-8, the balanced
performance approach of the Challenger SRT8 392 provides outstanding
straight-line acceleration, world-class ride and handling,
high-performance braking and the most up-to-date technologies that
deliver more driver excitement and control.
The standard Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission and a
dual-disc high-performance clutch are proven performers that were
first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®. Both automatic and
manual models feature a standard limited-slip differential to
The optional five-speed automatic transmission features new,
standard steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters that join the center
console mounted Auto Stick, allowing for a choice of spirited
shifting on both the road and the race track. Both methods give the
driver the ability to manually select specific gears on the
Standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) in automatic
transmission equipped models allows the engine to operate
economically on four cylinders or use the power of all eight
cylinders when needed. The EPA fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg)
(City/Hwy) ratings for the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 are 14/23
for both manual and automatic transmission models.
The adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system is new for 2012 and
tuned specifically for the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. The ADS system
on the Challenger SRT8 392 features the fastest turn-in and most
nimble handling characteristics of any SRT product.
In the “Sport” setting, the system provides the highest damping
rates allowing the driver to push the handling envelope like never
before. In “Auto” mode, a wide range of on-road and driver inputs –
such as vehicle speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque,
throttle position and lateral/vertical accelerations – automatically
tune the suspension for specific conditions.
Drivers can easily choose between settings to quickly change the
shock damping and harshness characteristics from “Auto” for everyday
commuting to “Sport” for more spirited driving situations.
The handling result is .90g capability on the skid pad – the most of
any production Challenger and on par with some of the world’s
best-handling performance coupes.
The standard SRT performance brake package produces world-class
stopping power of 60 to 0 mph in just 117 feet from 14.2 inch
(front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston
Brembo fixed calipers painted red. The three-mode electronic
stability control system with knockback mitigation also includes
four-wheel ABS, all-speed traction control, electronic brake-force
distribution, Brake Assist and Hill-start Assist (HSA).
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 accelerates from 0-60 mph in the
high 4-second range; runs the quarter mile in mid-12-second range
with the automatic transmission (high 12-second range with the
manual); goes from 0-100-0 mph in the low 15s, reaches a top speed
of 182 mph with the manual transmission (175 mph with the
The large front splitter and integrated front fender spats and
body-color rear decklid spoiler provide stable high-speed
aerodynamic balance while the front fascia chin spoiler also
improves aerodynamic drag and is accented in black for a more
Unique “392 HEMI” badges flank both fenders touting the historically
significant V-8 engine that remains true to its high-performance
roots and powers the highest rated Challenger in terms of horsepower
and torque ratings. From the rear, the 4-inch rectangular exhaust
tips deliver the 392’s performance exhaust note while adding the
styling cue of a serious muscle car.
The race inspired and high-performance interior begins with the new,
exclusive SRT® heated steering wheel that features mounted paddle
shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the
race track. All audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering
The trapezoidal instrument panel features a four-bomb gauge cluster
with chromed accent rings and unique SRT graphics. Inside the
cluster, the SRT-exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
with performance pages gives the driver trip information, multimedia
information from the Media Center radio, along with instant feedback
on 0-60 mph acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, G-forces, one-eighth
mile and quarter-mile times.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 features more than 35 advanced
safety and security features, including standard Keyless Enter-N-Go
and three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) with
segment-exclusive Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support safety
features to improve overall vehicle handling and performance.
For maximum convenience and to keep passengers connected, a wide
array of connectivity, infotainment and mobile multimedia options
are available on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8.
New for 2012, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an available
900-watt, 18-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound
system from Harman Kardon. The system offers world premier
innovation, featuring a 32-volt TPS (Tracking Power Supply)
12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and
brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.
The new system uses GreenEdge® speaker and amplifier technology to
offer superior sound quality and high Sound Pressure Level outputs
with minimum energy consumption. GreenEdge amplifiers alone
outperform traditional amplifier efficiency by up to 55 percent,
representing a net efficiency of more than 90 percent in some cases.
The speakers are tuned for maximum efficiency and perfectly matched
to the amplifier output.
The innovative Uconnect® Media Center 430, 430N and 730N radios
integrate a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with a hard drive where
more than 150 hours of music and photos can be stored. Uconnect
Media Center radios also offer two navigation options, including
segment-leading Garmin® Navigation guidance and mapping (Uconnect
Media Center 430N), or premium GPS Navigation with SIRIUS Traffic (Uconnect
Media Center 730N). Both navigation solutions feature SIRIUS Travel
Link, providing real-time weather, fuel prices and more while on the
SRT Track Experience
Owners of any Chrysler
Group SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving
instruction as part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to
maximize their driving knowledge and skills on the street or track.
Sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks.