Mopar revealed two Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package Cars

Posted on Monday, 14 July 2008 , 15:07:29 byEmil

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Mopar revealed two Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package Cars

Mopar revealed two Dodge Challenger Drag Race Package Cars this week-end at the 29th Annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals. The auto is based on the Challenger SRT8 model, but Mopar dropped about 1,000 lbs. off the Challenger SRT8 production by eliminating important production components plus systems.

Accentuating the weight saving, they feature also added composite, some polycarbonate plus lightweight pieces designed to drag the racing that now will be a part of the all-new program: Package Car.

“Today is a great day for Mopar, Dodge, SRT, drag racers and motorsports enthusiasts everywhere. Not made for the streets, our drag-race-only Challengers will be running soon in NHRA competition—the best grassroots racing series in the world,” said Sunil Lahoti, the Mopar Marketing and Brand Manager, Chrysler LLC. “And who better to drive our new Challenger Package Cars on their inaugural track run than ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘Miss Mighty Mopar’—the greatest drag racer of all time and a female pioneer of the sport.”