Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Reveal At SEMA : Best collection of Challengers

At the 2008 SEMA show, the Dodge Challenger has made the show all about it. Simply because all tuning companies have done their own customized Challenger. So I'll post them all in one post so you can mark out the differences between them. We first start out with:

1. Dodge Challenger SRT-10 Concept: Tuned by Dodge. It's the only Challenger here without a HEMI. However, it features the monsterious 8.4L V10 from the Dodge Viper. Developing 600hp and 560lb-ft of torque, this is a fascinating combination of absolute power and rock 'n roll '60s muscle car styling. To support all that power, the SRT-10 features upgraded Brembo brakes and BILSTEIN shocks at all four corners to improve handling balance. And to give the SRT-10 a distinctive look, it comes with a fresh coat of Tornado Red paint with a carbon-fiber deck lid and hood. The “shaker hood” is a nostalgic representation of the 1970 HEMI Cuda. If it hits production, expect this to cost around 80,000$. So that puts it as a nemesis to the Mustang GT500 KR. You can also enjoy hearing the V10 in this video!

2. Dodge Challenger Drag Pack: Tuned by Dodge. It's designed by Mopar and specialized for drag races. Its biggest rival is the Mustang FR500 Cobra Jet. However, where the Mustang has to work with a 500hp 5.4L supercharged V8, the Challenger drag car here has three engine choices. A 5.7L or 6.1L HEMI or a 5.9L Magnum Wedge - all V8s, ofcourse. Modifications include a stripped down interior, wide drag wheels and a gigantic hood scoop. Expect prices to start around 55,000$.

3. Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger: Tuned by Mopar. This is a drift car designed for Sam Hubinette, who is a drift-racing driver for Dodge. Ofcourse, it is equipped by the usual drift cars, such as a functional large spoiler, stripped out interior with a roll cage and slick tyres. And to get Sam into the drifting champion, he has 850hp HEMI V8!

4. Mopar Challenger Targa: Tuned by Dodge's best partner, Mopar. The C Challenger Targa was built to campaign in the Targa Newfoundland endurance race. It features a 540hp 5.7L HEMI V8 with 490 lb-ft of torque, a Tremec six-speed manual and a modified rear diff. It wears the same acid green paint you can order on the Viper and also features a KW race-ready suspension with massive Stop-Tech six-piston calipers. And with its mad green paint, black rims and Mopar stickers, this has to be one of the best looking Challengers here.

5. Mopar Challenger Blacktop: Tuned by Mopar. This is a black-on-black Challenger. You'll notice the red accents on the grill's lip as if it has eaten someone. It simply looks like a murdering monster! Sadly, it retains the stock car's 375hp 5.7L HEMI V8 and uses the same six-speed manual gearbox. However, with a Mopar cat-back exhaust and cold air intake, there isn't any car that the looks work with the engine noise in such perfect harmony. So my perfect Challenger would be the Blacktop with Targa power.

6. Classic Design Concepts widebody Dodge Challenger: Tuned by Classic Design. It features appearance modifications including widened fenders, stainless steel mesh grille, and functional aluminum shaker hood. Under the hood, it gets a Vortech supercharger to give power with over 500hp. Other performance upgrades include a Pypes cat-back exhaust system, KW adjustable coilover suspension, and 15-inch Baer brakes. The best thing about this Challenger is the widened fenders, with it it looks more aggressive than the standard Challenger.

7. Group Five Limited twin-turbo G5/R Challenger: Tuned by Group Five. This is one of the rare Challengers that uses twin turbos for boosting the engine rather than a supercharger. With them, you're looking at a Challenger with over 600hp. Visual enhancements include, a mesh grill, black rims, two-toned silver-over-black paint, custom body kit, blacked-out tail-lights. Mechanical enhancements are Eibach lowering springs, cold air induction kits and Kooks headers with Corsa cat-back tuned exhaust systems.

8. Hurst Hemi Challenger: Tuned by Hurst. The Hurst tuning is set to turn the Challenger from a hot rod muscle car into a gentleman's luxury. So it includes a white paint with gold strips and gold rims. Inside, its in total luxury specially with the Hurst Pistol shifter. However, this doesn't mean that the Hurst can't perform. It's available with 2 engine sizes, a 5.7L HEMI and 6.1L HEMI, and you can get your Hurst up to 530hp.

9. Mr. Norm's AAR 'Cuda: Tuned by Mr.Norm. It started out as a standard Dodge Challenger. However, Mr.Norm wants to change the Challenger into a replicate of an AAR 1970 'Cuda. So it includes custom front grill and custom tail-lights to represent the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. However, he didn't leave the engine. Mr.Norm's Challenger had added a supercharger to the 6.1L HEMI, and now produces 900hp! That's right, 900hp! Simply, this is the hottest Challenger/'Cuda you can get.

10. Newport Convertible Engineering Challenger Convertible: Tuned by NCE. This is car that Dodge will never make. Simply because Dodge announced that they won't offer a Challenger convertible. So this car is rather special. All what NCE did to this Challenger SRT-8, is hatch-off the hard metal roof, and gave it a reactable cloth roof. And just for SEMA, they gave this Challenger 21-inch Nitto rims.

So there you have it. These may not be all the Challengers in SEMA, but trust me, these are the worth seeing.

1 comment:

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