The Charger SRT is one of the sickest sedans available today, there is no question about that. But some buyers just need a little extra aesthetic oomph to make them happy. Well, SRT was happy to cater to these discerning buyers by releasing an all-new Satin Vapor Edition at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show .
There are no performance mods under the hood, so expect the Charger SRT to carry the same 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that gets down with 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of twist. You also get the same 23 mph on the highway, thanks to the active valve exhaust system and Fuel Saver Technology — a mode that mechanically and electrically shuts down four of the eight cylinders.
What this new package does net you is a ton of aesthetic upgrades, including 20-by-9-inch aluminum wheels in a split-five-spoke design and coated in Black Satin Vapor Chrome, a Satin Black Super Bee tail graphic, a Satin Black roof and center sections on the hood, Satin Black mirrors and spoiler, grey "392 HEMI badges," and red Brembo brake calipers. Buyers can choose from four available colors with this package: Bright White, TorRed, Header Orange and Graphite.
SRT didn’t just update the exterior either, as the inside received a healthy dose of updates to go along with the upgraded exterior. These updates include a Nappa leather seats with ultra-suede inserts for superior softness and a Uconnect Media Center with an 8.4-inch LED touchscreen.
This package will set you back an extra $2,330 on the MSRP of the Charger SRT, which totals out to a starting price of $46,715. It’ll hit showrooms in the second quarter of 2014.
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The 2014 Dodge Charger SRT rolls into showrooms carrying a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that punishes the pavement with 470 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 4,300. The power is flung through a five-speed auto transmission with paddle shifters, which is really the weakest part of the mighty SRT Charger — a dual-clutch or manual gearbox would be much better.
Regardless of the weak trans, the Charger can still hit 60 mph in just under five seconds, run the quarter-mile in the high-12-second range and scream to a top speed of 175 mph. All of this is packaged up in a roomy sedan that costs $44,385, plus the destination charge.
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The Charger SRT Satin Vapor Edition offers 20-inch by-9-inch forged aluminum split five-spoke wheels with a Black Satin Vapor Chrome finish, Satin Black Super Bee tail graphic, Satin Black roof and hood, Satin Black mirrors and spoiler, grey 392 HEMI badge and red Brembo calipers. Available exterior colors include Bright White, Billet Silver, TorRed and Graphite.
On the interior, the Charger SRT Satin Vapor Edition features premium black seats trimmed in Nappa leather with ultra-suede inserts and includes the Uconnect Media Center with the 8.4-inch touchscreen LED display.
The Charger SRT Satin Vapor Edition is powered by the same 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque. On the highway, up to 23 mpg is achieved by use of an active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wide rpm range. The active exhaust system also allows for straight-through mid and rear mufflers for a throaty exhaust note under engine load.
The MSRP of the Charger SRT Satin Vapor Edition package is $2,330.