Dodge Charger SRT 392, The Steal Deal


While the Dodge Hellcat Charger gets the attention for the big bumbers, it’s the Charger SRT 392 that is the steal deal in the market.  Not everyone has a spare $63,995 lying around to get a car.  Even then, there are an awful lot of choices at that price point.

The new Charger SRT 392 model, powered by 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of peak torque.  It also has the same brake package and automatic transmission as the SRT Hellcat, with (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers for outstanding heat management and thermal capacity and longevity and a TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission.

It also has the same killer looks.

The SRT Hellcat and 392 also offer different driving modes.

Drive Modes tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension. Drive Modes are pre-configured for Sport, Track and Default settings, while the Custom setting lets the driver customize the drive experience to their favorite settings.

  • Custom — Allows the driver to personalize the vehicle’s performance
  • Sport — Delivers increased vehicle performance capability over the Default Mode
  • Track — Delivers maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces
  • Default — Activates automatically when starting the vehicle
  • Eco — Maximizes fuel economy with a revised shift schedule, pedal map and second-gear starts

A bonus feature is the Valet mode.

When Valet mode is activated, the following vehicle configurations are enabled:

  • Engine is remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque; limited to 4,000 rpm
  • Transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal
  • Transmission will treat the manual shifter position the same as the drive position
  • Traction, steering and suspension are set to their Street settings
  • Steering-wheel paddle shifters are disabled
  • Drive Mode functions are disabled
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) is enabled to Full-on
  • Launch control is disabled

The price for the Charger SRT 392 can be expected to be around $39,995.  The Challenger Hellcat is $4,000 less than the Charger Hellcat.  Perhaps the same price difference applies to the SRT Challenger 392 and SRT Charger 392.

[via Dodge. 2014. 2015 DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT AND SRT 392 POWER 2015 CHARGER TO NEW LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE [Press Release] Retrieved from]