2016 Dodge Challenger SRT
The Challenger SRT comes in two forms for 2016: the naturally aspirated SRT 392 and the supercharged SRT Hellcat.
The 392, named for the cubic inch displacement of the 6.4 liter engine, produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. The Hellcat produces a mammoth 707 hp, which far surpasses the output of any production muscle car from the 60s & 70s era where the Challenger draws its inspiration from. Both engines are available with the 6-speed manual transmission of the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
What sets the SRT models apart from other Challengers include features like upgraded Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers, an aluminum hood with central air intake, upgraded leather seats, forged alloy wheels, and an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
SRT drive modes include Sport, Track, and Default, as well as a Custom setting designed by the driver.
|---- Specifications ----|
|Engine||6.4 & 6.2 liter HEMI V8||Weight||--|
|Aspiration||natural & supercharged||Torque||475 lb-ft & 650 lb-ft|
|HP||485 hp & 707 hp||HP/Weight||--|
|HP/Liter||78.2 & 114 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
|0-62 mph||--||Top Speed||--|
(from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Press Release) The Most Complete Dodge Challenger Lineup Ever Powers The Muscle Car Into 2016
- 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat returns as quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car ever
- Challenger SRT 392 model delivers 485 horsepower best-in-class naturally aspirated horsepower along with adaptive suspension and functional SRT performance cues
Hellcat continues to prowl
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat returns in 2016 as the quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car ever. Propelled by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8, its 707 horsepower rating is highest of any V-8 engine in FCA US celebrated history. The supercharged HEMI engine can be mated with the six-speed manual transmission or the beefy TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic.
This HEMI® Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT’s first application of V-8 supercharger technology, delivering the full brand experience with fresh potency.
This breakthrough supercharged engine features a forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces. The result is a crank so well-engineered it can withstand firing pressures of 110 bar (1,595 psi) – the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each piston, every two revolutions. And its unique, specially tuned crank damper has been tested to 13,000 rpm.
High-strength, forged-alloy pistons – developed using advanced telemetry measurement – are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like-carbon-coated piston pins.
Also returning in 2016 is the Dodge Challenger SRT 392 model with its 392 cubic inch HEMI V-8. Power output remains at a potent 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.
The SRT 392 model also can be mated with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic or the proven six-speed manual transmission.
SRT Drive Modes tailor the driving experience to each individual driver
Whether its on-road or on-track, Challenger SRT owners can personalize their drive experience via the Drive Modes feature. Drive Modes tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, steering (Challenger SRT only), paddle shifters (automatic transmission only), 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