2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2008 , 07:07:07 byVeronica

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Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package

The Dodge Challenger will be present at the National Hot Road Association drag-racing competition. Mopar revealed two Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package Cars at the 29th Annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals. Mopar built the first two Challenger Drag Race Package Cars for development and testing for its new Challenger Package Car Program. The carmaker dropped approximately 1.000 lbs off the production Challenger SRT8 by eliminating major production components and systems. To highlight the weight savings, they also feature added composite, polycarbonate and lightweight components designed for drag racing that will be part of the new Package Car Program. The engine now has a different position to improve driveline angle and weight distribution. The first drag-race, factory-prepared package cars built in 40 years, the new Challenger Drag Race Package Car by Mopar builds on the heritage of the limited-edition 1968 HEMI-powered Package Cars. The carmaker will build at least 100 Challenger Drag Race Package Cars. To reduce vehicle weight, major production component and systems will also be eliminated including windshield wiper assembly, complete HVAC system, all airbag components, power steering system, rear seats, and rear bumper beam and rear deck lid spoiler. In terms of power trains, the carmaker offers three options: a 6.1-liter, a 5.7-liter HEMI and a 5.9-liter Magnum Wedge. The output will be sent to the wheels through a manual or an automatic transmission. The Challenger Drag Race Package Car will be eligible to run in three Eliminator categories: Comp, Super Stock and Stock. Each car will carry an identification plate with sequential serial number. The model will be available for order in late August to early September. A toll-free number will be designated for ordering. More information is available on their official website.