2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy


Because the Challenger is going to be replaced in the next couple of years with an all new car, Dodge is currently releasing some special edition models to make these last years the best in the model’s history. The latest one to follow this trend is the 2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy limited edition model which has been launched back in August and which is expected to go on sale by the end of this year.

Luckily though, the Plum Crazy special edition model does not only come with a new color. It also comes with improvements to the running gear of the car, slight changes on the exterior as well as slight interior upgrades. These are meant to add value to the aging Challenger and also allow it to stay ahead some of its competitors for a little longer until its replacement will be released on the market.

The Engine and Performance

In order to move this massive car, Dodge installed a 6.4 liter naturally aspirated V8 which is not state of the art by any means. However, it is very powerful and quite impressive to drive, especially since it offers massive amounts of torque from really low down the rev range, its only real drawback being the fuel consumption. The output of the engine remained unchanged so it still offers up to 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque which is more than both of its direct competitors.

The engine can be had with either a 6 speed manual or with a new ZF 8 speed automatic which has been first introduced earlier this year. In any case, the car will get to 60 MPH in just under 4.5 seconds and it will go up to a maximum top speed of 182 MPH which is very impressive, especially since it is a naturally aspirated car.

2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy 3

Brakes and Options

The best part of the 2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy is that it comes with a lot of standard equipment which makes it one of the best versions of the Challenger. The Super Track Pak which was previously a paid option is now offered as standard.

This offers bigger brakes with vented and drilled rotors in the front, an upgraded suspension system and a new steering rack as well as a three mode electronic stability control and a new set of Goodyear Eagle F1 tires which will provide at least 20% more grip than those on the usual model.

2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

Design – Inside and Outside look

The exterior is by far the biggest selling point of this special edition model and even though the color can also be had on other models, the complete package is worth every dollar. There is a new 392 HEMI badge on the hood, a bumble-bee logo on the front fenders as well as the unique Shaker hood and scoop which really make this Challenger stand out. The car then rides on the 20 inch aluminum wheels with black accents and a satin finish which really do complete the look.

Interior

The cabin of the 392 Challenger on the other hand is quite similar to the usual Shaker model. This means that it comes as standard with sport seats that are wrapped in perforated leather, Shaker logos on the headrests and two different color options for the upholstery. Things such as satellite navigation, a 7 inch color instrument cluster or even a Shaker dashboard plate which shows the car’s number are all offered as standard.

2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy 2

2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy Price

At this time, the price or the actual release date are unknown but it is safe to assume that the car will not cost more than $50,000, especially since the special edition’s color is also available on the usual Scat Pack model which costs just over $42,000.

Competitors are Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro SS.

2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy 6

One Response

  1. JJ

Leave a Reply

What is 15 + 5 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)