Remaining true to its performance roots, the Mopar brand unveiled the next-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a factory-prepped package car specifically geared for drag racing. The vehicle, revealed today at the FCA US LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds, is built on the Dodge Challenger platform and will come with the option of either the brand’s first-ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine.
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Beginning with the 2016 model year production, Dodge will offer matte-finish exterior paint across the color palette making the Viper available in more than 50 million unique configurations, made up from the more than 16,000 unique paint color options and more than 48,000 unique stripe combinations.
“The Anodized Carbon Viper was the first-ever use of this unique metallic matte exterior color by FCA and helped further the trend in automotive matte finish exteriors from the factory,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands, FCA US.
- Debuted at 2008 Chicago Auto Show to honor 60s muscle cars
- Hand-picked fully restored 1968 Dart
- Stroked 472/610 HP Hemi V-8 with dual quad Cross Ram carburetion, aluminum heads and intake
- All-new A833 Hemi-rated 4-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter and Hays clutch
- New Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Sure Grip, rear suspension relocated inboard, Hemi torque boxes
- Control Freak Suspensions front suspension with coilover system, rack and pinion steering, new forged spindles
- Mr. Norm’s/Hurst wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires
- Custom multi-stage paint and interior
The Dodge brand is launching a new U.S. Hispanic advertising campaign for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Dart featuring actor Danny Trejo (“Machete”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Once Upon A Time in Mexico”).
The Spanish language campaign consists of three spots airing in both 30- and 60-second versions. The first spot, “El Trato” (“The Deal”), began airing June 11 and the rest will continue to roll out in the coming weeks across U.S. Hispanic media, as well as digital and social initiatives. All spots will be available on the Dodge brand YouTube channel.
The Mecum Seattle 2015 auction held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center this past weekend achieved $9,517,676 in total sales with all five cars in the headlining John Wickey Collection hammering sold for $630,000 overall.
The auction’s top seller was a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE (Lot S76.1) that brought a high bid of $185,000. A true R-Code Challenger with matching-numbers four-speed transmission, the car had undergone a comprehensive restoration in 2014 and presented beautifully in Plum Crazy paint retaining most of its original sheet metal and the original fender tag. The second highest seller of the auction was a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster (Lot S189) that gaveled at $170,000.
Mopar enthusiasts that feel the need to enhance the look and performance of their new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T can now do exactly that with a new Mopar ’15 performance kit. With just 50 units available, authorized dealerships are now accepting orders for the limited-edition Mopar ’15 kits for an MSRP of $3,550 with delivery to begin in early June.
“Mopar has a long history of delivering to enthusiasts performance and customization in unique and convenient packages,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA. “We are now shifting into another gear and offering a limited-edition kit that will allow customers to really enhance the performance and look of their Dodge Charger R/T.”
American muscle at its best – the Dodge Challenger has become a favorite ride for those who want style, speed and pure muscle! This red hot Challenger turns heads everywhere it goes, not just because of its eye-catching color, but because of its Savini Forged SV28-S wheels that were fitted by California Wheels. To offset its bright exterior, the wheels were finished in yellow and black for a bold statement.
Watch out for this one! This custom widebody Challenger has a menacing stance and the supercharged power to back up the looks. Massive 24×15″ Savini Forged wheels feature a huge 12″ lip, custom matte charcoal finish, and floating center caps. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli 405/25-24 tires. To make room for the massive footprint we built complete composite body panels and reskinned the entire side of the car.
The beast is back! On May 9 Dodge unveiled the latest, and without doubt greatest, Viper ACR – a hand-built street-legal race car that will be available for sale in the US from September of this year. Said Dodge’s Tim Kuniskis: “Our aim is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car that will dominate road courses around the world.” To achieve this, the company has endowed the 2016 model year Dodge with significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, new carbon ceramic brakes with six-pot calipers, and Kumho ultra-high-performance tyres complete with ACR logo embossed on the sidewall.
This unique 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T is a two-owner example that has been with its present owner since 1979. At that time it had been driven 30,609 miles and had a 1973 state inspection sticker on the windshield. It had not been driven since 1974, and had been stored inside out of the weather. The second owner has driven the car sparingly but enough to keep it mechanically supple, adding another 3,500 miles for a total of 33,955 original miles.