At last weekend’s Eighth Annual LX Spring Festival,
SRT head Ralph Gilles
revealed a new appearance package option for the 2013 and 2014 Dodge Charger SRT8
. Dubbed the “392 Appearance Package,” it will be priced at $2,495 and offered on a limited basis for both years.
How limited? Only 392 cars will be built in each year, and each will wear a dash badge proclaiming its build number out of 392. The kit also includes gloss black “392” fender badges; a Pitch Black roof, side mirrors, rear spoiler and hood stripe; a satin black SRT lower-body side stripe; a “392” engine cover and 20-inch Black Vapor Chrome wheels.
Buyers can choose from five exterior colors, including Brilliant White Clear Coat; Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat; Plum Crazy Pearl Coat; HEMI Orange Pearl Coat and TorRed Clear Coat. If you're keeping track, those are the same colors offered up by SRT on its "Core Performance" Charger
, the Super Bee.
Nothing changes under the hood, meaning that 392 Appearance Package cars get the same 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 found in all Charger SRT8 models, rated at 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Bolted to a five-speed automatic transmission, that’s good enough to get the 2013 Charger SRT8 from 0-60 in under five seconds.
Order up a 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 with the 392 Appearance Package and no other options, and the car will run you a total of $48,740 (including a $995 destination charge). Considering that buys you both impressive muscle-sedan performance and a bit of exclusivity, we’d call that a relative bargain.