This year, Mopar is celebrating its 80th birthday with a limited-edition Dodge Challenger, revealed at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) official aftermarket parts arm, puts together limited-edition models every year, but for 2017, the car doubles as a birthday celebration. Mopar will build just 160 of these cars, 80 of which will be available in Pitch Black/Contusion Blue while the other 80 will come in Pitch Black/Billet Silver.
To make sure this car stands out in a crowd, it comes with a two-tone custom paint job, a hand-painted Mopar 392 logo, a Shaker Hood, 20-inch aluminum wheels with semi-gloss accents and chrome exhuast tips.
Powering the Mopar ’17 Challenger is a 6.4-liter V8 makes 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, sent through a six-speed manual transmission. A Mopar cold air intake is used to help keep this powerplant running at its best, while an air catcher system that sucks air through one of the headlamps, like on the Hellcat models, has also been added.
Mopar strut tower braces are silver power-coated for style, while the rigidity is also increased to help improve handling.
On the interior, performance seats finished with Tungsten Mopar logos embroidered into them provide comfort, while the stitched Mopar logos continue throughout the inside of the car.
Each car comes with a serialized Mopar ’17 edition badge under the hood, while each customers also gets a Mopar ’17 owner’s kit which includes things like a welcome letter, birth certificate for the car, a Mopar ’17 rendering, Mopar valve stem caps and more.
Taking one of these limited-edition cars home will cost $55,790 before taxes and fees. Dealers will begin selling these rare beasts in the second quarter of 2017.
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