The 392 is not dead! Over Christmas weekend, we received a ton of messages on our social media pages asking us if the 6.4-liter 392 cubic-inch HEMI SRT V8, also known as the Apache is not available anymore from Dodge. The answer is YES, it is available.
Many of our viewers pointed us, to a specific YouTube channel that had posted a video on December 21st stating that the person had called six different Dodge dealers in six different states saying that the 6.4-liter HEMI found in the performance Charger and Challenger R/T Scat Pack models was not available for ordering.
We have also contacted our dealer sources from both the United States and Canada and they have stated that this isn’t true. MoparInsiders also receives dealer guides for both the United States and Canada markets and have not seen anything that would lead one to believe that the 6.4-liter HEMI is not available.
We announced on November 21st, that the all-new 6.4-liter 392 HEMI powered 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was now available for ordering through your local Dodge dealer.
It would make no sense for Dodge to discontinue their most popular performance based engine and the most sold performance package with the R/T Scat Pack only after being on the market for three months.
We talked to several dealers from both the United States and Canada about the ordering availability of the 6.4-liter 392 HEMI SRT V8. All of them sent us proof that the engine is available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Dodge Durango SRT, Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack and Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack models, currently.
The 6.4-liter 392 HEMI SRT V8 or “Apache” will continue for another couple of models years in the Charger and Challenger lineups. It will then be replaced by the rumored 7.0-liter 426 cubic-inch HEMI SRT V8 codenamed “Banshee” sometime around the 2021 model year.
Until then, the fastest naturally aspirated HEMI is still the “Apache”.