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 |  Mar 12 2013, 6:56 AM

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Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne is auctioning off his customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8, with the proceeds benefiting the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

The sports car will be heading to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida on April 4-6, 2013 and features Mopar’s latest HEMI 426 V8 crate engine. The one-of-a-kind Pitch Black Challenger SRT8 has a set of custom mixed “Dark Charcoal” racing stripes hand laid by the designers in the SRT brand design studio. The coupe has also been lowered on Mopar adjustable coilovers and helping the 426 V8 breathe is a Mopar exhaust system. Power output from the crate motor is 540 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque, compared to the factory 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Aesthetic modifications include smoked taillights, 392 HEMI fender badges, and 20×9-inch matte black wheels. On the inside, the cabin sports custom-trimmed black leather seats with SRT and 392 logo embroidered on them. The instrument cluster features the SRT-exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center with performance pages that provide the driver with trip information, multimedia information, and instant feedback for 0-60 mph, 60-0 mph braking, 1/8th- and quarter-mile elapsed time in addition to various G-force measurements.

“It gives me great pleasure to thank Sergio Marchionne and Chrysler Group for their commitment to Detroit and its surrounding communities,” said Michael J. Brennan, President and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. “Through the generous support of those who open their hearts and wallets during the Barrett-Jackson auction, United Way can capitalize on the ability to accelerate the impact of its work in three interconnected areas: education, income and basic needs.”

GALLERY: Sergio Marchionne’s 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

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