Mopar Celebrates 80 Years With Limited-Edition Dodge Challenger
Mopar is celebrating its 80th birthday with the introduction of the limited-edition Dodge Challenger, which will offer an exclusive Mopar Custom Shop and hand-painted exterior features.
The Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger is eighth limited-edition, Mopar-modified vehicle delivered straight from the factory since 2010. The first was the Mopar ’10 Challenger, followed by the Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300, Mopar ’13 Dart, Mopar ’14 Challenger, Mopar ’15 Dodge Charger R/T and Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel.
The Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger will be available with a pair of hand-painted, custom trim options. Only 80 units will be available in Pitch Black/Contusion Blue, with another 80 in Pitch Black/Billet Silver. Both models will feature special Mopar 392 logo, also hand-painted as well as Pitch Black paint across the hood, roof, pillars and decklid.
Power is provided by the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that pumps out 485 hp and 475 lb.-ft. of torque complemented by Mopar cold air intake for an additional performance boost and is aided by an air catcher duct system via the headlamp. There’s also Shaker Hood package by Mopar, which provides performance gains with a hint of vintage styling. To increase rigidity and handling of the Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger, the engineers outfitted the engine with silver powder-coated Mopar Shaker strut tower braces. Helping power transfer to the wheels is the same six-speed manual transmission from the base Dodge Challenger R/T 392, while stopping power comes from four-piston Brembo brakes.
Inside, the limited-edition comes equipped with performance seats, customized with Tungsten Mopar logos and contrast stitching, which continues throughout the vehicle, touching the door panels and additional interior areas.
The limited-edition vehicles will be available in both the U.S. and Canada, with a U.S and each is priced at $56,885. It will arrive at the selected dealerships in early second quarter of 2017.