Drag Pak Challengers back for 2010

Angelo Van Bogart |

Mopar Announces 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Program for Grassroots Racers

– Dodge Challenger Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock, Super
Stock and Comp Eliminator configurations — Priced at $39,999,
production to start this summer — Applications now available at
www.mopar.com — First-year build program in 2009 sold out

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Following a first-year
sell out of 100 factory-built program vehicles in 2009, Mopar announced
its 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak program.

For 2010, the non-street legal V-8 powered, rear-wheel drive Dodge
Challenger is available with the 6.1 liter HEMI® that may be set up
with a 4-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

“We’re proud of our drag racing heritage at Mopar and we will
continue to support our drag-race customers where they compete,” said
Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar Service,
Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Dodge Challenger Drag
Pak program was a success last year, and we’ll be carrying that
momentum into our 2010 build.”

Based on the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8® and finished in a Stock
Eliminator configuration, Mopar engineers eliminated select production
components and systems to reduce vehicle weight by approximately 1,000
pounds. To accentuate weight savings, the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
features unique drag-race components including: composite lift-off hood
with functional scoop, Dodge Viper-style front seats, polycarbonate
door windows, a light-weight cooling module with electric fan, manual
rack-and-pinion steering, a special cable-operated deck-lid release,
special light-weight front-brake assemblies and special cable-operated
throttle linkage and pedal assembly.

The Dodge Challenger Drag Pak features a retro Stone White paint
scheme and is sanctioned for NHRA Stock, Super Stock and Comp
Eliminator drag racing. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is
$39,999 and production begins this summer.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak program commemorated the 40th
anniversary of the legendary 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart and Plymouth Hemi
Barracuda package cars. The ’68 Package Cars were sold as actual
running cars with VIN identification. The 2009 and 2010 Package Cars
are not running cars and do not come with VIN identification.

Orders for the 2010 Challenger Drag Pak must be submitted using the
Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Application which is available now at
www.mopar.com or from the Mopar Direct Connection Tech Line at
888-528-HEMI (4363). Customers should work with their local Dodge
dealer to submit their application.

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