Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne’s customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 will be auctioned to benefit United Way of Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM), along with a robust Mopar Gen III 426 HEMI V-8 engine. Auction house Barrett-Jackson will host the April 4th auction in Palm Beach, Florida.
“Through the generous support of those who open their hearts and wallets during the Barrett-Jackson auction, United Way can capitalize on the ability to accelerate the impact of its work in three interconnected areas: education, income and basic needs,” said Michael J. Brennan, President and CEO of UWSEM.
However, this is more than just a used Dodge Challenger. This brutal beast is cloaked in onyx black with hand laid, charcoal grey racing stripes. The chassis is lowered with a Mopar coil-over suspension kit, the taillights have been smoked, and huge 20-inch wheels complete the aggressive stance.
Inside, bucket seats are swathed in custom-trimmed black leather and embroidered with SRT and 392 logos. On the dash, there is the SRT Electronic Vehicle Information Center, which provides real time trip information, multimedia information from the Media Center radio, 0-60 mph/60-0 mph braking, and even G-Force measurements.
Marchionne’s Challenger SRT8 392 has a vicious engine — a 392-cubic-inch, 6.4L HEMI V-8 engine that boasts 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, while still maintaining a reasonable 23 MPG highway. Mopar’s newest engine is an equally impressive addition to the auction. The Gen III HEMI powerhouse has an all-aluminum crate and busts out a mindblowing 540 hp and 530 ft.-lbs. of torque.