2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak announced by Mopar

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Production begins this summer for the 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. Notably, this is the second time that Dodge has created a limited-edition Challenger that cannot be used on city roads.

Dodge has removed features that would slow the car down and these include airbags, power windows and an audio system. The American manufacturer removed car parts that total to about 1,000 pounds. The only place that the Challenger could be used is on the drag strip. The car is equipped with a 6.1-liter Hemi V-8 and a choice of a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

Chrysler Group's Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care group, has created the Drag Pak. Last year, 100 cars were produced. For this year, the number of units and the performance figures have not yet been revealed.

Pietro Gorlier, CEO of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, said in a statement that it is proud of its drag-racing heritage and that it will strive to continue support for its drag-race customers.

The car, which is priced at $39,999, features specific drag-race components, including composite lift-off hood with functional scoop, polycarbonate door windows, lightweight cooling module with electric fan, manual steering, special lightweight front-brake assemblies and cable-operated throttle linkage and pedal assembly.

The much-awaited return of the iconic Dodge Challenger delivers what its fans are craving. These include unmistakable design cues evoking that of the original Challenger, superb performance, high levels of ride and handling, as well as benchmark braking. In addition, the new Challenger is available with a wide array of modern amenities and technology that should charm a new generation of drivers.

Mike Accavitti, Director for the Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing at Chrysler LLC, remarked that they engineered the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 deliver everything customers want in a modern muscle car. He quipped that the latest iteration of the Dodge Challengers offers head-turning design, tire-smoking performance and a wide array of available state-of-the-art technology like GPS navigation, a MyGIG infotainment system, UConnect hands-free communication and 'Keyless Go' entry.

SRT, Chrysler's in-house performance engineering organization, engineered the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a focus on the five pillars of every SRT vehicle. First and second, the Challenger should have a bold exterior design resonating with the brand image as well as a race-inspired interior. Third, the new Challenger should offer world-class ride and handling within a dynamic range. Fourth and fifth, the new Challenger should have a standout powertrain and deliver benchmark braking.

The limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is being offered in three colors: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic and HEMI Orange. Powered by SRT's 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers 425 hpof max output and 420 lb.-ft. of peak torque, each unit of the Challenger SRT8 features carbon fiber-like hood stripes as well as a numbered dash plaque.

The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is set to arrive at showrooms this spring with a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995 (including $675 destination). Production of the new Dodge Challenger SRT8 will be done at Chrysler's Brampton assembly plant in Ontario, Canada.

Press Release

Dodge Challenger V10 Mopar Drag Pak

The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Dodge Challenger V10 Mopar Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner's Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, 2010, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11, 2010.

"With the introduction of our new 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, Mopar will be the only place to get a factory-built V-10-powered race-ready drag car," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "Mopar's new Challenger Drag Pak is a race rocket that will appeal to racers, collectors, dealers, and Dodge Viper owners."

Based on the 2011 Dodge Challenger and finished in a Stock Eliminator and Super Stock configuration, the 2011 Dodge Challenger V10 Mopar Drag Pak is the first and only 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car. The car features competition wheels and tires, a Mopar solid rear axle with performance gear ratio, a 2-speed drag race transmission with integrated roll control, a complete competition fuel system with fuel cell, and a complete interior with gauge package.

The Dodge Challenger V10 Mopar Drag Pak features a Bright White paint scheme with color options. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $85,512 and production begins early next year.

Mopar offers three options with this vehicle. First, the Competition Package includes an eight-point roll cage, six-point safety harness and a mesh window net (MSRP: $7,950, part number P5155820). Second, a Mopar logo body wrap (MSRP: $950, part number P5155892) and a range of body colors (MSRP: $6,800, part number P5155893). With the Competition Package, the car is ready to go down the drag strip.

2011 Dodge Challenger V10 Mopar Drag Pak Highlights

  • Identification plate with unique serial number sequence
  • Primed and painted body, color options available
  • 512 cid V-10 engine
  • Unique engine calibration
  • 2-speed automatic transmission with shift assembly and built-in roll control
  • Special body-in-white modified for drag racing
  • No windshield wiper assembly
  • No HVAC system (includes block off plates)
  • No rear seats
  • No power-steering system
  • No underbody heat shields
  • Complete fuel cell assembly
  • Race headers with collectors
  • Modified tunnel for transmission clearance and one-piece drive shaft
  • Raised floor above differential for solid-axle conversion clearance
  • Polycarbonate door windows
  • Smart-glass door window system
  • Solid engine mounts
  • Mopar solid rear axle
  • Lightweight seats to accommodate 6-point harness
  • Special modified K-member with drop-out crossmember
  • Lightweight drag-race only front brake assembly
  • Manual rack-and-pinion steering
  • Front chin spoiler
  • Lightweight cooling module with electric fan
  • Lightweight instrument panel assembly
  • Special cable-operated decklid release
  • Special cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage
  • Race-style wheels and tires

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