Believe it or not, Mopar has been a part of the automotive world for 80 years. Yes, Mopar is celebrating its 80 years of existence this 2017, and as part of the celebrations the original equipment manufacturer for Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is launching the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger limited edition vehicle.
As you may have guessed, this limited edition is derived from the 2017 Dodge Challenger. It may not be as hellish as the Challenger SRT Hellcat or as devilish as the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon, but the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger is something to be excited about. It is more civil than its hot siblings, but it is quite special as it celebrates the brand’s 80th anniversary. Its limited status rises by the fact that Mopar is planning to create only 160 examples – 80 for each of the two color schemes of the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger. It will be the brand’s eighth limited-edition Mopar-modified vehicle since 2010.
Thanks to the Mopar Custom Shop, the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger received two-tone exterior coloring schemes. The first one pairs Pitch Black with Contusion Blue, while the second scheme matches Pitch Black with Billet Silver. The Pitch Black tone dominates the upper portion of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger, starting from the grille to the bonnet, and from roof to the rear decklid spoiler. Of course, these parts are courtesy of Mopar like the Shaker Hood package and the Shaker Hood scoop surround. In addition, the Mopar Design badge on the spoiler is specified to be black-on-black. Moreover, a special Mopar 392 logo is hand-painted on the lower portion of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger.
The exterior appearance of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger is highlighted by the black exhaust tips from the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as well as by the 20-inch x 9-inch aluminum wheels with semi-gloss accents. The center caps of the wheels feature the Dodge logo.
Inside, the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger features performance seats with their seatbacks embroidered with Tungsten Mopar logos. These seats are bordered by Tungsten stitching, which continues the interior of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger.
Powering the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger is a 6.4-liter 392 HEMI engine that delivers 485 hp and 475 lb.-ft. of torque as mated to a six-speed manual transmission – a configuration found in the base Dodge Challenger R/T 392. This limited edition also features a Mopar cold air intake as aided by an air catcher duct system through the headlamp. This upgrade sends an extra dose of cold air into the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger. Further upgrades include Mopar Shaker strut tower braces and caps as well as four-piston Brembo brakes. To highlight the exclusivity of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger, it features a special serialized Mopar '17 80th Anniversary badge under the hood and a special Mopar '17 Owner’s Kit.
The Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger limited edition is available at a price of $56,885, including $1,095 in destination charge.