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The car above is the Dodge Challenger 1320 concept car, shown at SEMA in 2009; it’s a street-legal version of the Super Stock Dodge Challenger (Drag Pack) powered by a 426 cubic-inch aluminum, Hemi® V-8 crate engine that generates 556 horsepower and 540 lb.-ft. of torque. For details, see our Super Stock Dodge Challenger page.
The 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and Challenger SRT8® Furious Fuchsia editions, with new Pearl White leather performance seats, are limited-edition Dodge Challengers.
The list price for the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic in Furious Fuchsia Pearl Coat is $35,140, while the high-performance SRT8 model is $45,150 (both prices include $725 destination). Both Hemi-powered cars will be built starting in May 2010, with ordering opening at U.S. and possibly other Dodge dealerships in March 2010.
The Classic includes “vintage” Challenger fender badges, 20-inch aluminum wheels with all season radials, R/T badge, and other exterior features, with exclusive white seats accented with Dark Slate Gray and Furious Fuchsia French-seamed stitching as a factory-installed option. Gray leather performance seats and center console armrest with Furious Fuchsia accent stitching are standard.
When paired with the Tremec six-speed manual transmission, the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Furious Fuchsia edition includes the Track Pak with precision-shift “pistol-grip” shifter, anti-spin 3.92 differential and a performance-tuned dual exhaust with two low-restriction bottle resonators for maximum “throatiness.” And when it’s time to deliver, the Furious Fuchsia R/T Classic can accelerate from 0–60 mph in less than six seconds with its powerful 376 horsepower (280 kW) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque (556 N•m) 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.
The 400 ultra-exclusive 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 versions delivers even more punch with a 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine—with engine block lacquered in original HEMI Orange paint—producing 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque, performance-tuned ride and handling, benchmark braking and race-inspired interior with unique SRT-designed appointments.
The limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT8 in Furious Fuchsia is based on the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and features several standard equipment upgrades, including all-new Pearl White leather SRT performance seats with Furious Fuchsia accented stripe, unique 20-inch SRT forged-aluminum wheels with Satin Black accents, serialized dash plaque indicating the limited production series of 400 and retro-inspired chromed quad-exhaust tips.
The Yellow Jacket is a limited run of the 2012 SRT8, with Stinger Yellow paint, a black grille surround, black body side stripes, and logos; new 20 x 9 five-spoke aluminum wheels with black painted pockets are unique to the car. The cost is around $995 over the normal SRT8 price. Doors have smooth suede dark gray inserts, relieved by silver metal-brush grab handles (the silver is also used on consoel and center bezel). The steering wheel has dimple-embossed leather and satin chrome accents. In front seats are dark gray Nappa leather with perforated suede inserts, with silver-embroidered SRT logos and accent stitching, and bright yellow Stinger accent bands; rear seats are similar in appearance.
The driver’s seat has a fully adjustable lumbar position with seatback tilt, memory and an easy-to-reach release handle, while the front-passenger seat adds tilt and slide with memory. Features include a two-mode active damping suspension, brake knock-back mitigation, adaptive-valve exhaust, anti-spin rear differential, Brembo brakes, new black bodyside stripe and grille surround, HID headlamps, dual exhaust tips, functional hood scoops, and 392 Hemi badges on the front fenders. As usual, a five-speed automatic is standard with an optional six-speed manual transmission.
The original "Yellow Jacket” show car, developed from the 1970 Challenger, was displayed at auto shows beginning in late 1969.
On Friday October 30, Dodge Motorsports unveiled the 2010 Dodge Challenger as the “New Car” for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Dodge will provide support for Penske’s team in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Penske Racing will field two teams in the 35-event Nationwide Series, both running the full-season schedule. The Challenger will run in the four “New Car” races, starting at Daytona in July (the other 31 events will use Chargers). Justin Allagier will be at the wheel of the #12 Verizon Wireless Challenger; in his rookie season in the Nationwide Series, he is currently fifth in the season point standings and the leader among Rookie of the Year candidates. Brad Keselowski will race in the #22 Discount Tire Dodge.
Steve Saleen’s SMS produces a Signature Series SMS 570 and SMS 570X, street-legal cars with a supercharged Hemi.
Mr. Norm’s Challengers produce 637 horsepower with 650 lb-ft of torque (at the flywheel), or a whipping 900 horsepower, with a twin-screw, 2.8 liter supercharger. Both cars are heavily modified.
For the 2008 SEMA show, Dodge showed a Viper V10-powered Dodge Challenger. For 2009, Dodge showed the Challenger 1320, a streetable version of the Drag Pak.
A special edition Challenger R/T Classic was displayed for the first time at the Detroit auto show in January 2009. To be sold in Hemi Orange, TorRed, and (later) B5 Blue, Detonator Yellow, and other colors, the R/T Classic has a “billiard ball” stick-shift knob; the original Challenger script on the sides of the front fenders instead of on the grille; a functional hood scoop; and racing stripes that end with “RT.” The engine will be boosted to 376 horsepower for the manual transmission and 372 for the automatic.
The Hurst Challenger brings up the 1970s Hurst series Chrysler Corporation vehicles, with a white and gold paint scheme reminiscient of the original, powerful Plymouth Fury.
Then there’s the Challenger SE Rallye package.
The “moparized” Dodge Challenger exterior package is a 2010 factory option, including a body-color hood scoop, rear "Go-Wing" spoiler, and strobe-light graphics. A separate, optional interior appearance package includes a T-handle shifter, bright pedal kit (automatic only), bright door-sill guards, special carpet mats, and a vehicle cover. The list price for the exterior package at launch was $1,995; for the interior, $945 for the automatic transmission models and $780 for the manuals. The packages are available only on SE and R/T cars in ToRed, Silver Metallic, Black, and White.
Steve Saleen’s SMS produces a Signature Series SMS 570 and SMS 570X, street-legal cars with a supercharged Hemi. These are formidble cars with extreme horsepower and cornering upgrades.
In 2010, SpeedFactory started selling a six-speed manual, 600 horsepower SF600R Challenger. Mike Brillanti, President, SpeedFactory Cars, said, “This car offers supercharged power in a normally-aspirated, six-speed manual package... or a five-speed automatic.”
The ‘R’ designation in the SF600R indicates the SpeedFactory normally-aspirated 6.1-liter HEMI block bored out to 7 liters (426 CID). This powerplant has an all-forged rotating assembly and features CNC ported aluminum heads with new valves, guides, seals, Bee Hive springs and titanium retainers. A custom Comp hydraulic cam along with an 85mm throttle body works with a CNC machined stock manifold that is port matched with a blended plenum to produce a dyno-proven 595-605 HP on premium-grade 91 octane gasoline.
Photo by Geoff Poss
Additional mods include a CARB-certified high volume air intake, Corsa stainless steel cat back exhaust system, and Centerforce clutch. Cornering is improved through Getrag IRS with 1000 HP half-shafts, performance springs and sway bars, additional front and rear strut tower braces, and 20-inch wheels. The SF600R has a serial numbered plaque and special badging and graphics. Inside, buyers get premium leather seats and door panels, with custom floor mats.
The 2010 SF600R Challenger is priced at $73,900. and is available for immediate delivery. For more information, visit SpeedFactory.
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