The SRT team recently stepped out to handle its first-ever vehicle reveal as a stand-alone brand, and naturally chose an enthusiast event for the occasion; it was the 8th Annual Spring Festival of the LXs, where the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 392 was introduced. Celebrating the Chrysler Group rear-wheel-drive performance vehicles that first launched on the company’s “LX” platform—including the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Magnum, as well as the Chrysler 300—the event is the largest of its kind in the world and just wrapped up in Irvine, Calif.
As for the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 that made its premiere there, it was wrapped in an exclusive “392 Appearance Package” that will be offered on a limited number of units over the next two years.
“The Spring Festival is the perfect location to debut our new 392 Appearance Package for the Dodge Charger SRT8 to some of our most dedicated and creative performance enthusiasts on the planet,” said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of the SRT brand at the event. “With its numerous new exterior appointments beyond our exclusive Black Vapor Chrome wheels, not only will this new 392 Appearance Package set the Charger SRT8 apart even further, it also brings another level of exclusivity to our lineup as only 392 cars will receive this special treatment during the 2013 and 2014 model years.”
The car also introduces some new advantages that will be offered on all 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 models. First, engineers developed a new three-mode adaptive-damping suspension, tuned specifically for the Charger SRT8 and now featuring Auto, Sport and Track modes. In addition, a standard launch-control system has been deployed to optimize aggressive starts.