This Dodge packs a venomous sting.
At the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Dodge will be unveiling their new Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket. The special edition muscle car recalls the famous 1970“Yellow Jacket” Challenger show car that wore pearlescent Honey Gold paint and was packed with all sorts of performance and aesthetic goodies along with a 426-cubic inch HEMI V-8.
“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 new Yellow Jacket is a special edition based on the Challenger SRT8 model. The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket features Stinger Yellow exterior paint with contrasting black contour stripes and a black grille. The stripes are similar to those found on the Challenger R/T Classic package, but feature a black Yellow Jacket logo on the rear fender. All four wheels have been replaced with new five-spoke cast aluminum wheels with black pockets that measure 9 x 20 at the front and rear.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket will also boast unique interior features in yellow and black. The standard seats were given special Stinger Yellow accent bands with embroidered Yellow Jacket logos and silver stitching. Facing the driver will be an SRT heated steering wheel with mounted paddle shifters for models equipped with an automatic transmission. Customers can also order an optional 18-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon sound system.
The standard engine found in the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 will be utilized in the Yellow Jacket edition. No performance upgrades have been made to the 6.4-liter engine and it will have an output of 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque while achieving 23 mpg highway. The Dodge Challenger Yellow Jacket will come standard with a two-mode adaptive damping system with selectable suspension tuning.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket will be on display at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. A limited number of models will be produced with orders beginning in December of 2011. Dealership arrivals are scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket Specifications
Displacement: 6.4 liters (392 cu. in.)
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 470
Maximum Torque: 470 lb-ft.
Type: Five-speed automatic or six-speed manual
-Stinger Yellow paint
-Black side stripes with Yellow Jacket logo at rear fender
-Cast aluminum five-spoke wheels with black pockets; 9 x 20
-Leather interior with Stinger Yellow accent band
-Embroidered Yellow Jacket logo
-Standard SRT8 heated steering wheel with paddle shifters (auto trans.)
-Optional 18-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon sound system
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket Gallery