November 5, 2019
, Las Vegas, Nevada
Mopar and Dodge//SRT took a wraps off a new, fourth-generation chronicle of a factory-built, racetrack-only Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak automobile currently during a 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
The 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is engineered for grassroots drag racers that contest in diver classes in events authorised by a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA).
Building on lessons schooled with a third-generation Drag Pak, a new fourth-generation Challenger Drag Pak offers racers a choice of shopping a complete, warden package prepared for a lane or a accumulation of modular kits to implement on their possess Dodge Challenger drag car.
“Mopar and Dodge//SRT collaborated to make this bureau production-based Challenger Drag Pak not usually a forced to be reckoned with during a frame though also an present collectable for Mopar enthusiasts,” pronounced Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts Customer Care, FCA – North America. “Our bequest has been won during a lane by a women and group who flow all they have into being a best. This new Challenger Drag Pak gives them a collection to stay in front of a competition.”
Production of a new Challenger Drag Pak will be singular to 50 serialized units. Ordering and pricing sum will be announced in a future.
Heritage-inspired Graphics Signal Performance
Just as a complicated Dodge Challenger turns heads with pattern cues that harken behind to a strange flesh automobile epoch of a 1970s, a red, white and blue tone intrigue on a fourth-generation Challenger Drag Pak displays a complicated flavor, seasoned with nostalgia.
The graphics package is anchored by a blue Mopar trademark and red “dragpak” badging on a entertain panels above a back wheels. The red rope wraps around a back of a car, joining a badges.
A far-reaching blue stripe, with red tracers on any side, runs from a corner of a front fascia, over a roof and by to a back corner of a decklid. The striking highlights a breadth of a Challenger Drag Pak and complements a accumulation of ribbon packages Mopar offers for a Dodge Challenger. A blue rope runs along a reduce entertain of any side of a Challenger Drag Pak, accented by a red tracer line.
“We wish this to demeanour so cold that when a patron buys a Challenger Drag Pak he or she wants to run these graphics given they are so iconic and mountain out,” says Mark Trostle, Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA – North America. “Mopar people are unapproachable of a birthright and a demeanour and they wish to uncover that off.”
Four Generations of Track Experience
Construction of a Challenger Drag Pak starts with a standard-width Dodge Challenger Body-in-White (BIW) unibody built during a FCA Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario. An SFI-specification welded rollcage, rated for quarter-mile runs as quick as 7.50 seconds, is integrated into a body.
New for a fourth-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a Strange back spindle public uses tractable coilover shocks, four-link cessation with wishbone and an anti-roll bar. Wheelie bars and a parachute mountain are integrated into a framework and are standard.
Up front, a singular engine cranky member lowers a core of sobriety and improves weight distribution. The front also includes specific Bilstein double-adjustable struts.
The race-ready 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, powered by a supercharged 354-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 engine, is propitious with a T400 three-speed delivery with a Kwik-Shift primer shifter, lightweight driveshaft, front and back racing brakes, Racetech seats, Racepak Smartwire entirely programmable energy placement core and a new, disdainful Drag Pak lightweight circle and tire package.
Also new for 2020, a Drag Pak hood mimics a pattern of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with intake and feverishness extractors. Front and back fascias use a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat design.
Mopar and Dodge//SRT Package Car Heritage
The Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak’s roots were resolutely planted in a early 1960s with a bureau prolongation of Max Wedge package cars. In 1968, 426 HEMI-powered Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda package cars were unleashed on a strip. Those vehicles continue to contest in a Super Stock/A-HEMI (SS/AH) category of NHRA Sportsman racing and a annual fan favorite Mopar HEMI Challenge, hold during a NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, given 2001.
In 2008, Mopar announced a initial drag race, factory-prepped package cars in 40 years – a initial V-8 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. The 2009 module saw a first-year sell out of all 100 factory-built vehicles.
The 2010 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak module charity racers an accessible 6.4-liter HEMI engine. Then in 2011, Mopar introduced a race-ready V-10 package car, apropos a initial strange apparatus manufacturer (OEM) to offer a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag package car.
The third-generation 2015 Challenger Drag Pak saw a introduction of a initial supercharged 354 HEMI as good as a naturally aspirated 426 Gen-III HEMI and was able of 8.0-second ETs out of a box.
Leah Pritchett prisoner a 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown World Championship, collected 3 wins and accessible a initial central 7-second run in a category with a third-generation Challenger Drag Pak. Geoff Turk gathering his Challenger Drag Pak to a 2018 NMCA Factory Super Cars World Championship and also posted a initial central 7-second run in a class.
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