Functionality Meets Performance: A Look at the Redesigned Exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392

Charger SRT® Profile
 

Whenever the Dodge/SRT® design team begins a vehicle project, two main objectives—functionality and performance — are at the top of the ledger, so it’s no surprise that those two principles served as the roadmap when the time came to redesign the widely popular Dodge Charger SRT 392. 
 
The exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392 was completely redesigned from front to back, using elements from both the design studio and the engineering department. The ultimate goal was to create an even more aggressive and sinister-looking vehicle than the outgoing car. 
 

Charger SRT® Nose
 

“We had a tall assignment in front of us, because the 2012 Charger SRT was pretty successful and pretty aggressive, ” said Nicho Vardis, Design Manager of the Charger’s exterior. “That particular car had a very strong presence on the road, so when we started sketching the design, we went after something that was much more aggressive than what we had. We wanted the Charger to be even more visible from 50 to 100 feet and for people to know exactly what it is.” 
 
Continue reading about the redesigned 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392.


4 Comments

  • Erin
    Posted September 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Great pictures!

  • David
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Is the arc-shaped scallop on the front and rear doors really necessary? I’ll bet the car’s side view would look much better without it. Even more, make the body cutouts for the tires a nice shape (smaller and less circular), add a trunk (i.e., extend the rear another 2 to 3 feet), and install some nice front and rear chromed bumpers. Then redesign the front to remove the ‘cow catcher’ feature and, next, ‘go for broke’ and convert to a two-door hardtop (no B-pillar). Finally, from a Top View, square up all four corners of the car. At this point, the body starts to get my attention. I see no need for further work on Dodge performance engines; if a street car can run a 13-second quarter mile, it has all the horsepower it can use.

  • David
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    In my opinion, the 2015 Charger’s best feature is its taillight section. That’s because it’s a distorted, weak copy of the 1970 GTX’s taillight section design. Imagine how good the ’15 Charger’s taillights would look if they were an exact copy of the ’70 GTX’s taillights. And imagine how truly wonderful the Charger would look if the entire car was an exact copy of a complete ’70 GTX. All the necessary work was completed long ago. There will never be a more beautiful (B-body) car than the ’70 GTX. It is an absolute, immutable standard of automotive beauty and perfection. All that you have to do is copy it (exactly) to faithfully serve God, country, beauty and our nation’s performance car lovers.

  • Robert Dockery
    Posted December 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Can I get one in Green Go?

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