Chicago LIVE: Dodge "Green With Envy" Challenger SRT8 392

While dodge typically uses red to signify its R/T and SRT models, this time around the Challenger gets a special "Green With Envy" paint scheme for 2011.

Just one of many special or new high-performance models to be announced by Dodge during the Chicago Auto Show, the "Green With Envy" colored Challenger R/T and SRT8 392 were revealed today.

This exciting and eye catching new color is exclusive to the 2011 Challenger, but can be had on both the R/T and SRT8 models.

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic goes Green With Envy
The new 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic now features a new performance-tuned suspension with tighter handling, more power from the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and an expanded standard equipment list.

The limited edition Green With Envy model features two A-line body-side stripes - either in matte black (standard) or white (optional). dodge says that the new five-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels are styled in the spirit of the nostalgic Halibrand or "Kidney Bean" style wheels, but with a modern interpretation. On the interior, the premium Dark Slate Nappa leather seats and center console feature Green With Envy accent stitching to tie into the exterior.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine benefits from a new cold-air induction system for a total output of 375 horsepower when mated to the standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission, and 372 horsepower with the optional five-speed Auto Stick transmission.

Fuel Saver technology on the automatic transmission allows for a transition to a higher fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed, and back to a V8 mode when more power is commanded. Because of this technology, Dodge says the manual and automatic transmissions are both capable of achieving an EPA rated 16 city, 25 highway miles per gallon.

Aside from the unique paint and interior stitching, the Challenger R/T Classic in Green With Envy paint features the same content as any other R/T model, and starts at $35,785 plus $825 destination.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 goes Green With Envy
For those seeking some serious power to go with their seriously eye-popping Green With Envy paint, the SRT8 392 is just for you.

In addition to the unique exterior, dual, full-body black stripes and 20-inch, five-spoke SRT-exclusive wheels with polished face and satin black painted pockets are standard. The race-inspired interior of the Challenger SRT8 392 features standard SRT-branded seats in Dark Slate Nappa Leather with Green With Envy accent bands in front and rear.

But pretty paint aside, the most eye-popping news comes in the form of the massive 392 HEMI pumping out 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This new engine means the Challenger SRT8 will enjoy an additional 90 lb-ft of torque at 2,900 rpm compared to the 6.1-liter V8 engine it replaces.

Dodge says that the added torque allows for improved straight-line performance, while new performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle stability and ride control at any speed. Like the R/T Classic, new for 2011 on the SRT8 is the Fuel Saver technology (four-cylinder mode) in automatic transmission equipped models, which allows the engine to operate economically on four cylinders or use all eight cylinders when needed.

The mean, lean and green Dodge Challenger SRT8 will achieve an EPA estimated 14 city, 22 highway miles per gallon with the automatic transmission, or 14 city and 23 highway with the manual.

Pricing starts at $44,875 plus $825 for the Green With Envy SRT8 392 Challenger. If green isn't your color, Dodge will also gladly sell you an SRT8 392 in Billett Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Redline 3 Pearl Coat and Toxic Orange Pearl Coat.

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