By Patrick Rall
This past weekend brought about the 8th annual Spring Festival of LXs and with such a massive group of Charger, Challenger, 300 and Magnum owners located in one SoCal location, the Chrysler Group used the show to debut the new limited edition SRT Charger 392. Unfortunately, this new package doesn’t add any go-fast goodies but for a prospective Charger SRT8 buyer who is looking for a little more exclusivity out of their high performance super sedan – the SRT Charger 392 limited edition package could be ideal.
The new limited edition SRT Charger 392 is predominantly an appearance package, focusing the majority of the upgrade efforts on the exterior of the muscular sedan. The bulging rear-center portion of the standard Charger SRT8 hood has been painted gloss black as has the roof, the rear spoiler and the familiar SRT 20 inch wheels. Running the length of the lower portion of the body is a gloss black split stripe with the SRT logo embedded in this stripe at the leading edge of both front doors and a unique 392 badge finished in grey and gloss black differs from the “6.4L Hemi” badging found on the fenders of the current Charger SRT8. Finally, the SRT Charger 392 gets a serialized dash plaque inside to show off the limited nature of this high performance Mopar sedan.
Mark Trostle, Head of SRT Design had this to say about the new SRT Charger 392:
“It’s a cool package. When you think of old school muscle cars, you think of black accents and this car kind of handles that in a new way. Not the whole hood is black, just a portion of it and we’ve done it in gloss black versus a matte black. It definitely has a presence to it. The stripe and decal complement the black on the upper side of the car really well and ties into the black on the wheels,” said Trostle. “It creates a really cool look. Plus, it has the badging of SRT on the side as well.”
In addition to the TorRed paint option shown in the image above, the SRT Charger 392 will also be offered in Bright White, Billet Silver, Plum Crazy and Hemi Orange. Only 392 examples of this package will be produced and we can expect these special SRT Chargers to arrive later this year. No pricing has been offered thus far but considering that it is really just a paint and decal package, the MSRP increase shouldn’t be too outrageous. However, with only 392 examples being built, buyers may be forced to deal with the stupid *expletive* dealership markup.