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Dodge unveiled their new limited appearance package for the Dodge Charger SRT8 called the "392 Appearance Package" where only 392 of these models will be built. There are also other special Dodge Charger SRT8 models like the "Super Bee".

Now that Chevrolet has a performance sedan for the American public, do you think they should start looking into doing something like this for the SS?

Would you ever be interested in getting a special Chevrolet SS appearance package, Chevrolet SS performance package or even a combination of both?

Some information on the 392 Appearance Package...

SRT Announces New 392 Appearance Package for Dodge Charger SRT8

• New black exterior accents build upon exclusive 20-inch Black Vapor Chrome wheels with extra dose of menacing appearance for iconic four-door fastback coupe
• Total of 392 units will be built during 2013 and 2014 model years
• Optional package available on five different exterior body colors
• 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque for power across a significantly wider rpm range
• Fuel Saver Technology with active valve exhaust system delivers up to 23 mpg on the highway
• New for 2013, expanded adaptive damping suspension allows for three-mode selectable suspension tuning
• New for 2013, standard launch control provides enhanced straight-line acceleration

The estimated 2,500 enthusiastic attendees who brought more than 1,000 different Chrysler, Dodge and SRT vehicles to the Eighth Annual Spring Festival of LXs' this past weekend in Irvine, Calif. received an exclusive first peek at the latest limited-edition exterior package from the Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand, as president and CEO Ralph Gilles pulled the cover off of the new 392 Appearance Package for the Dodge Charger SRT8.

Designed to offer a modern interpretation of the classic muscle-car styling cues of the Charger SRT8, the optional 392 Appearance Package adds an extra dose of menacing appearance for iconic four-door fastback coupe, with the following new appointments:

• Custom-designed gloss black "392 HEMI" fender badges with a charcoal grey metallic insert
• Center section of power bulge hood painted in Pitch Black
• Roof painted in Pitch Black
• New satin black SRT lower-body side stripe with heavy band and accent tracer stretching from front fascia, through doors to rear fascias
• Side mirrors painted in Pitch Black
• 20-inch, split five-spoke Black Vapor Chrome wheels
• Rear spoiler painted in Pitch Black
• Availability of five exterior colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, HEMI Orange Pearl Coat and TorRed Clear Coat
• "392" engine beauty covers under the hood
• Exclusive serialized dash placque showing production build number / 392

"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 – SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "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 392 Appearance Package option will cost $2,495, and customers can begin ordering in April.

Powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that offers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 N•m) of torque across a wide rpm range, performance numbers for the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.

Even with the high horsepower and torque numbers, up to 23 mpg on the highway is achieved by the use of an active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wide rpm range for efficient motoring or the use of all eight cylinders when the extra power is needed. The active valve exhaust system also allows for straight through mid and rear mufflers for a throaty exhaust note under engine load.

The 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 features an active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing to provide maximum low-end torque for strong standing starts while optimizing high-end power.

The proven five-speed automatic transmission uses standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters or the center console mounted Auto Stick, allowing for a choice of spirited shifting on both the road and the racetrack. Both methods give the driver the ability to manually select specific gears on the transmission.

New for 2013 is an improved adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system that is expanded to three modes and tuned specifically for the Dodge Charger SRT8 to provide an everyday performance ride or a much firmer race track capable damping for more challenging driving situations.

In "Auto" mode, a wide range of on-road and driver inputs – such as vehicle speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and longitudinal/lateral/vertical accelerations – automatically tune the suspension for specific conditions.

In "Sport" mode, the damping system rebound and compression is locked to a higher damping rate. Drivers can easily choose between settings with a press of a button on the center stack to quickly change the shock damping characteristics from "Auto" for everyday commuting to "Sport" for more spirited driving situations.

In "Track" mode, the higher damping rates combine with a performance shifting and gear holding feature that allows the driver full shift control when using the steering wheel mounted paddle controls or AutoStick.

A new for 2013, standard launch control system helps maximize straight-line acceleration.

When the vehicle is at a complete stop, the driver engages the system by pressing the ESC button twice and then with their foot securely on the brake, quickly applies full throttle. Launch control holds the engine at optimal launch rpm (1,825) and waits for the driver to release the brake. Launch control then uses engine torque management to achieve controlled wheelslip for maximum acceleration up to 62 mph (100 kph).

On the inside, the full-color graphic Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with exclusive Performance Pages includes timers for 0-60 mph, one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times, 60-0 braking distance, along with lateral and longitudinal G-forces within the touchscreen display.

The instrument panel's 8.4-inch color touchscreen display – the segment's largest standard display – also has all the same Performance Pages data as the EVIC, and is further expanded to include steering angle, horsepower and torque outputs along with engine gauges. The display is customizable to a driver selectable background.

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More colors would be good. Body kits and stickers, nope!
Depends on the body kit, I find the Holden tuning coming goes a bit over the top with their body kits and aero pieces but I wouldn't mind having a "Mild" aero kit that stays true to the original design, looking clean in the process and helping the SS stay in character and not turning it into something it's not.

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That pic makes me throw up in the back of my mouth.

Keep the stripes.
Give us a manual transmission instead.
Then, maybe a LSA, AWD, and a DCT.
Manual Transmission is on top of my list of key things for the SS to have which it doesn't.

Im afraid they're trying to push automatic transmissions on people now. It might turn out that the first year of production it's automatic only and a year after it's on-sale date, manual becomes available.
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