Big news from my side – we have ordered a brand new 2015 Challenger SRT 392 which is supposed to arrive next week. A warehouse in Germany had 4 SRT’s in stock and there was one which had exactly the features we wanted. So we bought it! Honestly, I just can’t wait for the car to arrive. Initially it was expected to arrive already tomorrow but there are delays with the model certificate in Europe since it’s in fact the first 2015 Challenger SRT 392 anyone has bought so far in Europe!
Why 2015 Challenger SRT 392?
We’ve been fans of the Challenger model since the new ones came out in 2008. Ofcourse I like the old Challengers A LOT but these are some very expensive hobby cars that you won’t drive in bad weather and only take out of your garage when it’s sunny – meaning a couple of times during the Summer here in Estonia! Just like with my Corvette… The new retro Challenger has been an awesome automobile throughout all the years it has been in production. Ofcourse as a fan of fast cars I have only been a real fan of the SRT family since they actually offer what I value in a car. However, a big downside of the Challenger was the interior. I know it’s not a car you should value for what’s inside but hey – if we pay so much money for a car (at least here in Europe) we want something that’s just as nice to sit in as it is to drive it. There was a lot of plastic in the inside of the Challenger and in my opinion it was even somewhat worse than the Jeep SRT8 I have. The Jeep could use some better details but it’s alright for its year
Now for the 2015 model year the 2015 Challenger SRT 392 has changed BIG TIME. I guess it’s safe to say that it’s not the same car it used to be. Everything has been improved, starting with the looks of the car – the front end is different with its retro looking grille and HID headlights with LED DRL’s around the lamps and LED turn signals inside the inner lamps, surrounding the high beams. I personally just love LED lights, they look so modern and if done nicely, they just add more class to a vehicle. So the new Challenger also has new wheels, 6-piston Brembos in the front instead of the 4-piston ones in the previous years. The rear end has been completely re-done and I absolutely love what they did. The single-piece tail lamp element used to be OK but perhaps a bit outdated in today’s traffic. The new lights look so retro, yet the LED light bars certainly give this 2015 Challenger SRT392 a very modern finish. It seems like ALL of the lights have been done in LED, at least I couldn’t find any regular bulbs in images or videos I’ve watched. Perhaps the backup lamps…?
Inside you will find nothing similar to the previous years of Challenger. The interior has been completely redone and Dodge has managed to create a hell of a vehicle indoors as well. Especially in the SRT model the materials seem to be of high quality and there are two color LED monitors, one between the tach and speedo gauges and the other larger touchscreen on the center console. I just can’t stress enough how much I like the improvements.
What exactly did we order?
Our 2015 Challenger SRT 392 comes in the very rare Ivory White Tri-Coat which resembles the original Vanishing Point back in the days, they say. Ofcourse the Vanishing Point car didn’t have the pearl effect but it was darker than the regular white Challengers they nowadays sell. We also got the Brown Laguna Leather interior which they say is made of leather taken from a special cattle in Sweden and it’s supposed to be quality found in yachts and very expensive furniture. Can’t wait to verify on my own. We basically have all the extras you can order on the SRT model except the decal stripes on the body which I am sure I can install myself. It even has the sunroof which is something I certainly wouldn’t have ordered on my own but the particular vehicle had it so what else can you do than just enjoy it!
I will be writing more about the SRT and there will be high quality videos coming for sure. If you have any questions, feel free to write or add comments.