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Performance Review: Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker - [2017]

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Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker - [2017]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2017 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 6410 cc (391.1 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 186 mph (299.3 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.3 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.4 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 485 bhp (361 kW) @ 6100 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1901 kgs (4190 lbs)
  • Torque: 475 lb-ft (644.0 Nm) @ 4100 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 12.84 secs @ 106.6 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 255.1 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 249.8 lb-ft
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Dodge Challenger Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2017. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport 8.0L W16 Quad Turbo and the 2018 Bugatti Divo 8.0L W16 64 Valve Turbo.This particular Dodge Challenger has a 6410cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

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Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The Challenger shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Challenger's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1901 kgs (4190 lbs) this makes the Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker in the same weight category as the 2019 Ford Ranger Double Cab High Rider 3.2 TDCI or the give or take 50kg.

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The Dodge Challenger shares the same bhp with the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (469 bhp)

In terms of power the 6410cc 16V V8 engine produces 485 bhp (361 kW) @ 6100 rpm similar to the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (469 bhp) or the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (480 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V8 throws out 475 lb-ft (644.0 Nm) @ 4100 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (479 lb-ft) or the 2021 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 (479 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Dodge Challenger you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

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The 2013 Porsche 911 50 Years 911 Edition (280.1 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Dodge Challenger.

The Dodge Challenger has a Power to weight ratio of 255.1 bhp per ton and 249.8 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2017 Challenger competing with the 2013 Porsche 911 50 Years 911 Edition (280.1 bhp per ton) or the 1968 Iso Grifo 7 Litre (280.1 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Dodge Challenger generating around 249.8 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2017 Mercedes G Class 65 AMG 6.0 V12 (274.6 lb-ft per ton) or the 1968 Dodge Coronet Hardtop R/T 7.0L V8 426 (274.5 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.3 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.4 secs, this made the Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker as fast as the 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 992 Model (4.3 secs) the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (4.3 secs) the 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt 5.0 V8 (4.3 secs) the or the 2019 Aston-Martin DBX 4.0 V8 Turbo (4.3 secs). This Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker is also faster than the 2020 Bentley Bentayga 4.0 V8 Turbo (4.4 secs) the 2020 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (4.4 secs) the 2020 Audi A4 S4 3.0 V6 Turbo (4.4 secs) the and the 2019 Jaguar F Type Supercharged 5.0 V8 (4.4 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Challenger and the 1993 Mercedes E Class 60 AMG 6.0 V8 W124

When talking about the performance of the Dodge Challenger on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 12.84 secs @ 106.6 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1993 Mercedes E Class 60 AMG 6.0 V8 W124 (12.80 secs), the 2019 Toyota Supra GR RZ 3.0 Turbo (12.81 secs), and the 2017 BMW X6 xDrive50i 4.4 V8 F16 (12.81 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2017 version of the Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker has a maximum speed of 186mph.

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Top Speed of the 2017 Challenger equals the 2013 Nissan Skyline GT-R Pure Edition R35 (197 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker then how about the 2013 Nissan Skyline GT-R Pure Edition R35 (197 mph), the 2012 Nissan Skyline GTR R35 (197 mph), or the 2012 Audi R8 Plus S-Tronic 5.2 V10 (197 mph).

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