The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team
announced an exclusive production run of special-edition 2012 Dodge Challenger
SRT8® 392 Yellow Jacket models featuring Stinger Yellow exterior paint and
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
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 exclusivity.”
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 shaker hood.
A limited number of 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow
Jacket models will be built for the U.S. market.
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.
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 maximize performance.
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 transmission.
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 automatic).