2013 Dodge Challenger R/T and SRT8 392
Dodge Challenger R/T and SRT8 models will enter the 2013 model year with the addition of two new exterior colors: Plum Crazy and HEMI Orange combined with full-length dual center stripes. Dodge also offers a series of updates for both the exterior and the interior.
The SRT8 392 version has been further enhanced by the addition of a series of new and improved high-tech performance features, including an expanded adaptive-damping suspension that allows for three-mode selectable suspension tuning. Unfortunately, no updates have been made under the hood, so both the R/T and SRT8 392 versions keep their usual HEMI V-8 engines.
What you will get for the 2013 model year are two new, well, new-old colors: Plum Crazy and HEMI Orange. And just as it should be, these iconic colors are only available in the R/T and SRT8 392 models, so purists won’t have to lose their minds at the sight of a Plum Crazy or HEMI Orange V-6 model…
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T and SRT8 392.
2013 Dodge Challenger R/T and SRT8 392
Transmission:Tremec six-speed manual
Horsepower @ RPM:470 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM:470
0-60 time:4 sec.
Top Speed:182 mph
The 2013 Dodge Challenger will continue to feature the same exterior design elements that were unveiled for the 2011 model year. This means we will see the same trapezoidal front air dam with large openings that provide a better engine cooling, a large "duck bill" front spoiler. In fact, all these design elements have always been a mark of the Challenger model.
For the 2013 model year, Dodge added two new exterior colors for the R/T and SRT8 392: a limited-production run of Plum Crazy available for Challenger R/T Classic and Dodge Challenger SRT8 editions and a HEMI Orange paint offered for Challenger R/T and SRT8 models.
2013 Dodge Challenger R/T exterior features:
- * Fog lamps
- * Automatic headlamps
- * "R/T" grille badge
- * "HEMI" hood badges
- * Rear body-color deck-lid spoiler
2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Adds:
- * Dual throwback A-line body-side R/T stripes in matte black or white
- * Large 20-inch aluminum wheels with polished face and black painted pockets
- * Available forged "Heritage" wheels
- * 3.92 rear-axle ratio
- * "Challenger" fender badges in classic script
- * Heritage "R/T" grille badge
- * Functional hood scoops
- * High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
Entering the car you will notice the same trapezoidal race-inspired instrument panel with four-bomb gauge cluster with chromed accent rings and sport-themed graphics. There is also a three-spoke Dodge steering wheel wrapped in leather and featuring silver metallic painted spokes.
2013 Dodge Challenger R/T
- * Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth
- * Console-mounted USB port with iPod control
- * Auxiliary audio input jack
- * SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 12-month subscription
- * LED-illuminated instrument cluster with 160 mph primary speedometer
- * Instrument panel with mini-carbon bezel
2013 Challenger R/T Plus Adds:
- * Premium Nappa leather seating in Dark Slate Gray or Radar Red
- * Heated front seats
- * Six Boston Acoustics premium speakers with 276-watt amplifier
- * ParkSense rear park assist
- * Power heated mirrors
- * Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with temperature gauge
- * Location specific tire-pressure monitoring and compass
- * Vehicle security alarm
- * HomeLink universal transceiver
- * Remote start included with the five-speed automatic transmission
The R/T version is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while delivering a fuel economy of up to 25 mpg. This engine mates to either a Tremec six-speed manual transmission or an available five-speed automatic.
The SRT8 392, on the other hand, gets a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 470 horsepower and a peak torque of 470 pound-feet. This engine can also be mated to either a Tremec six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic and delivers a fuel economy of 23 mpg on the highway.
R/T Drivetrain Specifications:
|Engine||5.7-liter HEMI V-8|
|0-to-60 mph||5.4 seconds|
SRT8 392 Drivetrain Specifications:
|Engine||6.4-liter HEMI V-8|
|0-to-60 mph||4 seconds|
|0-100-0 mph||15 seconds|
|Quarter mile||12 seconds|
|Top Speed||182 mph|
Suspensions and brakes
For the 2013 model year, the SRT8 392 version has been improved with an expanded adaptive-damping suspension that allows for three-mode selectable suspension tuning. Dodge also installed a new launch control that provides enhanced straight-line acceleration.
Depending on the model, the 2013 Challenger can be ordered with cast-aluminum wheels up to 20-inch with black-painted pockets and black Brembo brake calipers.
The 2013 Challenger R/T starts off at $31,090 and the R/T Plus bumps that price to $33,090.The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic starts out at $33,995 and there is no premium for the Plum Crazy color. The SRT8 392 version at $44,775 and HEMI Orange is a no-charge paint option. The new Plum Crazy will be available starting this spring, while HEMI Orange will arrive in May.
|Challenger R/T Plus||$33,090|
|Challenger R/T Classic||$33,995|
|Challenger SRT8 392||$44,775|
When you want to buy a muscle car, there are basically three models to choose from: Challenger, Mustang or Camaro. Each of them is unique in its own different way, and picking the right one depends just on your taste and expectation.
The 2013 Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 420 horsepower. This output puts it somewhere between the R/T and SRT8 Challenger versions, but the Mustang has the advantage of being a little bit cheaper than the upper-level R/T models: $30,750.
On the other hand, you have to consider that the Mustang is the dream car of any 16-years old kid, so maybe you want to do a little bit better than that.
The Camaro SS is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 426 horsepower — an output that also place it between the R/T and SRT8 versions — but like with the Camaro is also a little bit cheaper that the top R/T trims: $32,635.
And again, if you ask us the Camaro is not quite the right choice for a man who looks for an aggressive car, and we consider the Challenger a more appropriate choice.
The 2013 Dodge Challenger has always been an icon in the American muscle-car market, and, while its true no major updates have been offered for the 2013 model year, it still remain a first choice for people looking for a high-performance car.