Mopar is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger as part of a special Drag Pak for Sportsman racers.
The new race-only V-10-powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter, 512-ci engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. It can be seen at the upcoming SEMA and PRI trade shows.
“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 car also 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, according to a press release.
It is offered in a bright white paint scheme with color options, and MSRP is $85,512. Production is set to begin early next year.