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Droptop Customs Convertible Dodge Challenger Cuda SRT8 Hemi

February 16th, 2011 1 comment

When we saw this car, we had to share it with you… Check out this awesome Dodge Challenger Convertible made by Droptop customs!

Based on a 2009 Challenger, DropTop Customs took it into their own hands to create a Convertible Challenger. Powered by a 6.1 Liter Hemi SRT8, and aftermarket parts such as a Mopar Catback exhaust, Hurst Shifter with pistol grip and a 6 speed manual transmission. Besides being a convertible, the Challenger is fitted with a custom body kit, shaker hood and a HCX retro bumper with a special paint job right from the 70s. They finish it off with a killer sound system featuring a Kicker audio system, and drop it on KW coilovers on 20 inch BBS wheels and Pirelli PZero Tires.

With the awesome sound of a 6.1L Hemi, you can now hear it ever so clearly with the top down. One of our favorite modern day hot rods… what beats a Convertible Challenger?

Buy a drag car – 2011 Dodge Challenger V10 Mopar Drag Pak

October 4th, 2010 No comments

Have an extra $85,512 laying around and have an itch for a drag car? Perfect! Over the weekend Dodge has release information on their new 2011 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak which includes a Mopar V10 and a fully ready Drag Challenger. The car has everything from a V10 that is just waiting to be blown, turbo’d or built, a special 2 speed automatic transmission, solid rear axles, drag only brakes, and other lightweight pieces.

The car is seriously modified, and has no creature comforts which shows that Dodge is serious about this, and wants people to know that this is strictly for drag racing, and not designed to be street legal.

We’re happy that Dodge has taken the initiative on this and is setting the bar for factory purpose built drag cars. We hope that Ford and Chevrolet will follow and revive the pony car wars in a big way.

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Mopar Press Release:

Racers rejoice. Mopar® is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.

The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger 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, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11.

“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 Mopar Challenger V-10 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 Mopar Challenger V-10 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.

Orders must be submitted using the Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak Application, which is available now at www.Mopar.com, the Mopar Direct Connection Tech Line at 888-528-HEMI (4364), or a local Dodge dealer. Customers should work with their local Dodge dealer to submit their application.

2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 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

Mopar-First Features
Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers

Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers

Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format

FLO TV: first to offer live, mobile television

WiFi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot

WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network


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