MOPAR Dodge Challenger With Drag Pak
Dodge believes in one core value, all tires must die. If they didn’t believe that so badly, how else could you think about the poor tires that have been roasted on a Challenger SRT Hellcat or a Charger SRT Hellcat.
Well, they are at it again with their Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. We are talking enough V8 power that the rubber on these cars won’t know what hit them.
For more details about the Challenger Drag Pak click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).
What exactly do you get when you purchase the Drag Pak? Under the hood you have the option of a 354-cubic-inch supercharged HEMI engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch HEMI.
Beyond the racing engines you also gets front suspension that sports a unique Mopar K-Member and suspension geometry, with double adjustable compression and rebound struts. At the back of the car is a four-link suspension with Panhard bar, Strange Engineering 4-inch solid axle (which is exactly what you want on the drag strip) with 9-inch aluminum third member, 40-spline gun drilled axles, shocks with adjustable compression and rebound and an anti-roll bar. The rear axle mounting has been strengthened from the previous generation Drag Pak to help the car launch faster and harder.
“Today, we write the next page in our performance playbook with the reveal of the production Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a vehicle that offers, for the first time, a supercharged engine that provides our racers more options,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA. “Our brand is committed to supporting Mopar drivers who compete at all levels. In 2014, we debuted a new Dodge Dart NHRA Pro Stock car that won right out of the gate. In 2015, our new Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car did the same. Now, Mopar is supercharging our Sportsman racers.”
This is not for your cruise around town buyer. These are for series drag racers that compete in NHRA sanctioned events. As such don’t expect to see one of these bad boys driving pass you on the road anytime soon.
“We are extremely pleased with the results obtained during our testing,” said Dale Aldo, Mopar Motorsports Marketing Manager. “In the first runs the new Drag Pak ran consistently in the eights (eight-second range) while improving times at the 60-ft. mark and also performing very well in the quarter mile. Once our customers get the car on the track, we feel it’s going to be a clear winner.”
The Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak will be available to order staring on July 23. This is timed with the start of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals kickoff in downtown Golden, Colorado. The staring price for the naturally aspirated 426 version of the Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is a $99,426, with the 354 supercharged race car staring at $109,354.